So I have been in the preview (beta) of Champions Online for a few months now, but I actually played the game for the first time today. Let me 'splain you. The Champions preview sessions were running 5 pm to 9 pm Pacific Time, Wednesdays and Fridays. This ain't super convenient for someone on the East Coast, with young kids, who also has to get up early in the morning. (And Friday night is movie night in my house.) Anyway, I jumped in one Wednesday evening some time ago, and played around with the character creator (I'd tell you all about it, but I can't). Then the login server crashed, and I lost my character. Sigh! I considered going back in a number of times, but never did.
Until today, when I realized that they started running the scheduled preview sessions earlier! (One of the perks of game development: you can play games at work.) Looks like they started running longer preview sessions back in May, but I hadn't noticed. Oopsie. The game is, well...I look forward to posting some impressions when the game is open to the masses!
(HINT: superheroes are awesome.)