[City of Villains] The biggest problem I had settling in to City of Heroes (and now City of Villains) is that I have a hard time settling on a concept for a player I can really get wrapped up in. This has lead to many characters, but none I really play often.
This morning I came up with a concept for a villain and it really took hold. I already had made a character with the name I wanted so I knew that I would be able to use that name by deleting the character first.
I had some time before work so I logged in and deleted the name holder. Then I started creating my new character. It spent a little extra time getting the costume just right. And finally I was ready.
I entered in the name and then I get the message, server disconnected. WTF?
I head to the game’s website and check the server status. All are down. I check the forums, nothing about downtime. I check the login again and no mention of downtime.
So I hit the support section and do a search for “downtime”. And there it is; servers are offline EVERY DAY from 8am to 10am CST. OK, this is kind of important information. Why is this not plastered all over the login screen? So, now I am at work and hoping nobody grabs my name.