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Live Champions Online interview!

Bill Roper, today, 5pm BST.

Cryptic Studios' star signing and industry veteran Bill Roper will be in the Eurogamer Live Interview hotseat this afternoon from 5pm BST / 6pm CET.

He'll be answering your questions about Champions Online in real-time, as they're asked. You can submit queries an hour before the start, using a feature article we'll publish closer to the time - you won't be able to miss it.

Champions Online launches across Europe tomorrow, crafted by the deft, spandex-clad hands of City of Heroes maker Cryptic Studios. Bill Roper joined the team last November, after his Flagship Studios went down the pan, and took up the position of ultimate responsibility as design director and executive producer. He's the person to ask.

Launching an MMO is a tricky affair; there are many teething problems. And the first impressions of an MMO are crucial, as holidaying gamers can be as quick to leave as they were to arrive - never to come back again.

But Champions Online has spandex superheroes and pedigree, and tussles only with siblings City of Heroes and City of Villains for attention.

The Eurogamer MMO Champions Online review will be here soon, but until then, what would you like to know? How long until the Xbox 360 version arrives? What's the most overpowered powerset? And what about that controversial launch-day patch?

Our Champions Online gamepage has information galore.