Discovering Champions Online's evidence and investigation systems

Another series of community-supplied questions and answers is sitting on the Champions Online website just in time for the weekend. As usual, Cryptic cherry-picked a nice variety of inquiries that vary from how much non-combat content the game would have, to whether or not in-game social gathering locations an events were planned.

Social spots/events are being facilitated in a big way, so no surprises there. Although you may find yourself a little surprised concerning non-combat in Champions Online. Combat? There's a lot of it - shock! But that doesn't mean Cryptic is blind to the fact that some superheroes do much more than pound faces until they look like a bowl of meat pudding.
In-game right now is an evidence system allowing players to collect villainous breadcrumbs and turn them into the authorities for increased reputation and consequently deeper resources. It sounds like a good start, and that's just what it is: a beginning. Eventually, Cryptic wants to turn their evidence system into an investigation system that's aptly named -- as it involves the creation of missions based on strings of player-found evidence.

While this feature won't make it for launch, we hope it surfaces early rather than later as anything at adds variety to an MMO is most welcomed.
This article was originally published on Massively.