Or: My time as a Pseudo-Super Villain.
Fist, I have to say, I loved the City. It was a beautiful place to rome and seek out adventure. From Rogue isles to Paragon City, and even Praetoria, I roamed everywhere that I could to find excitement.
But one thing always bugged me...
Why does my "Super Villain" feel like a petty thug? All my missions, every thing I do, seems to revolve around beating people up to protect my rep, or knocking over banks for non-existant cash. Once in a while I saw a mission that focused on gaining personal power.
Where were the grand schemes for world domination? The grudge matches against heroes who have foiled me time and again?
Even with my most powerful Rogue, who had begun unlocking the secrets of the Well of Furies, I still felt like a second stringer. No plans of my own, always reacting to what other people were doing.
I want to be able to create my own path, not have to wait for some outside impetus to give me something interesting to do. If I'm a villain, let me be a VILLAIN dammit. Let me plot and scheme. Let me hold the city for hostage, or at least a building. Let me make things happen! The reactive life is for heroes, I want to make thigs HAPPEN!
If Brute Force doesn't work, you aren't using enough of it!