Category Archives: City of Heroes

Dear NCsoft

  1. “Security questions” are the most silly, least secure solution to account safety. I will forget what I typed in here if half of your questions don’t apply to me, and most others are vague enough that several answers are possible. The few remaining ones are probably easy enough to find out if somebody actually is serious about stealing my account.
  2. A limitation of 12 characters to your user names is very restricting. I had to try many times to find something I would be able to remember that wasn’t taken yet.
  3. For the love of god, if you ask me a lot of useless information, including a captcha, don’t throw away all of that information if you tell me that my account name was already taken by someone else.

Seriously. Did you ever hear about this thing called “usability”? I heard it’s pretty awesome, you should look it up.

Yes, I managed to create an account in the end. Though I’m not even sure I want to try out your game still, seeing how much time that has taken out of my evening.

City of Heroes Doesn’t Want Me (At Least Right Now)

The other day, I felt a bit bored, and couldn’t decide which game to play. Naturally, that meant I wanted to try out yet something new. I pondered Runes of Magic shortly, but then decided being a super hero would be so much more fun.

I never had looked much into CoH. The super hero genre is something I like in small doses. I would probably have tried the game for a bit, then wandered off, not to return at any time this year. Maybe once.

Alas, it seems CoH is in a limbo right now.

Nothing to see here. Please check back later, though!

I am pretty sure CoH used to have a free trial. The link also points into that direction. But it seems that in preparation for making the game “free” (note quotes) to everyone, they shut down the free (note no quotes) trial. That’s a shame, and I’m not really sure why that would be necessary.

Oh well. CoH, you had your chance with me. Judging from experience, you’ll have your next around Summer 2012.

(And in the end, I read a book for a couple of hours, then went to play LotRO.)