Twelve years ago, heroes answered the call to defend Paragon City against aliens, bandits, and nefarious sewer zombies. City of Heroes launched on April 27th, 2004, ushering in a new type of MMO that embraced the superhero lifestyle. And though City of Heroes was closed down by NCsoft in 2012, fans still congregate around its birthday to hold a vigil for this once-great MMO. This year, the folks at Titan Network are holding a birthday celebration in the Paragon Chat application on Thursday, April 28th from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. EDT.
The event has grown in scope considerably in the last few weeks since we first reported on it; participants will take part in multiple costume contests, a trivia contest, a treasure hunt, group photos, and rumors of special developer guests. Various DJ personalities have already signed up to get music blasting during the day too.
To attend, you’ll need access to Paragon Chat. It helps if you still have the old client, but there are ways around that too. What if you haven’t got Paragon Chat or can’t get it to work? You could attend the simultaneously meetup inside Champions Online, hosted by Paragon Dawn — head to the globe statue in Millennium City Hall to hang out beginning at 6 p.m. EDT on Thursday.