It's an awkward time for Champions Online
. After the last State of the Game post
by Chronomancer, things were looking up. The latest patch
was slated to fix Lemuria (colloquially known as Lagmuria, due to the extreme system hiccups), add more power to various power frameworks, nemesis changes, the addition of team looting, and changes to the crafting system. Furthermore, the same State of the Game post announced that Champions
would be getting its first expansion -- Vibora Bay
However, with the deployment of the "kitchen sink" patch, most gamers have experienced more lag in all zones, some characters are locked in Lemuria, unable to log in, and there are issues with the crafting systems. If all of that wasn't bad enough, Cryptic Daeke
has confirmed that Vibora Bay will be a "paid expansion"
which will add more content for levels 37 to 40 -- a move which has sent many members of the community into what can only be described as "a frothing rage."