I was under my desk today (don't ask) and I saw it.
I just found my original City of Heroes/Villains box, complete with DVD and a big map of Paragon City.
The case was pretty beat up from having been stepped on a couple times and was showing its age, but the map was crisp. I don't think I had ever taken it out. And the DVD is in perfect condition.
I almost put the DVD in to install it without thinking, then remembered why the game isn't installed already. And of course I had to unfold the map and check it out, complete with the little scribbled notes on it.
"Beware the Babbage", "Sally sightings confirmed", "What is Adamastov?", and so on.
It's the same feeling as finding a piece of your childhood, or a time capsule with some long lost family heirloom in it. It's literally got me at a loss for words how to describe the feeling. A freakin' video game has no right to affect people this way.
Anyone that never played would probably never understand.
I look forward to seeing City of Titans come to fruition.
I just had to get all that out.