I just had a look at the city of hero's website (I know it is not a cryptic game anymore) and it states that it is:
"City of HeroesŪ: The World's Most Popular Superpowered MMO."
Isnt this a bit cheeky? and I thought there where laws against making such sweeping statements.
It can pretty much be proven false, as almost ALL MMO's have characters that have superpowers (ie: super strengh, magical abilitys) and COH is FAR from the most poplular MMO.
Not really a big issue, but I wondered what other people thought of it
Yes there are laws regarding this, but they are not international. I'm not quite sure how the laws relate to online advertising, but i know in some countries, if you decided to make a magazine advert or TV advert making claims like this would not be allowed.
I'm not a lawyer (local, national, international, or otherwise ), but my understanding is that so long as the claim of superiority is in quotes ("") and they aren't specifically promising anything (like a free pony), then they are allowed to say anything they want. Take it from me, "The Biggest Know-it-All, Who Knows Less Than Others in STO."