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OMEGA System, Microtransactions Unveiled

Posted by Michael Bitton on Jul 16, 2009  | Comments

OMEGA System, Microtransactions Unveiled -

In this newest State of the Game address posted on the official Champions Online website we get the skinny on the microtransaction system to be available in Champions Online, as well as details on the endgame OMEGA System.

First let's look at what Microtransactions will mean in Champions Online:

The Skinny on Micro-transactions

Champions Online will support micro-transactions, but contrary to the concerns of some people, the game is not ‘based’ on them. There are the basic tenets for our micro-transactions:

  • The vast majority are aesthetic items, such as costume pieces, action figures, emblems, etc.
  • A very few are account-level management tools, such as being able to rename a character
  • Micro-transactions should never limit your ability to enjoy the game or reach the level cap
  • Any micro-transaction that has a game effect can also be earned in the game through play

It's important to note that all purchases are account wide, so whatever you purchase at the Champions Store will be available to all characters you create.

So what is the OMEGA System all about? The OMEGA System is Champions Online's answer to end-game content. Each day UNITY will alert heroes to five different global hot spots of criminal activity. These hot spots will require superpowered teams to quell; and once all five areas have been taken care of, a sixth secret mission will be revealed. Upon completing this mission players will receive commendations that allow them access to special upgrades, or even access to certain challenging end-game areas that also contain proportionally awesome rewards.  The address also reveals the that there will be rewards for the Crafting system, PvP, and Perks that can be earned through the OMEGA system.

Also mentioned in the address is the fact you'll be able to make at least 8 characters, with more earned through play, and likely through the Champions Store as well. A new PvP mode called B.A.S.H. is now available in beta, though no details are provided, and finally the Nemesis system has returned to the beta for players to mess around with.

For the full State of the Game Address, go here.

Michael Bitton / Michael Bitton / Michael began his career at the WarCry Network in 2005 as the site manager for several different WarCry fansite portals. In 2008, Michael worked for the startup magazine Massive Gamer as a columnist and online news editor. In June of 2009, Michael joined as the site's Community Manager. Follow him on Twitter @eMikeB
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