We’re living in a golden age for superhero stories. With all the great new superhero-based comic book series, TV shows, and movies coming out, lots of people are getting interested in the genre and trying out Champions Online.
That means that it’s the perfect time for us to take a fresh look at our tutorial and what new players experience in Champions Online. We’re making some changes to provide better immersion, faster flow, reduced friction points, and clearer explanation of game mechanics. These changes are now live on PTS for Gold players to playtest.
We wanted to wrap this revised tutorial around an established setting in the Champions universe. The Ravenswood Academy is a private school that secretly trains young superhumans on how to use their powers. Taking the old Qularr Invasion tutorial and re-vamping it as a virtual training exercise for Ravenswood Academy is a great way to incorporate our streamlined new user experience into a new story context. We’ve also built a new Ravenswood Academy campus in Millennium City between Renaissance Center and Westside -- we hope you enjoy role-playing at this new venue!
If you’re a long-time player of Champions Online, we’d love to get your feedback on what more we can do to improve the experience for new players. If you’re new to the game, you can download the client for free, build your hero, and give our game a try!