Join MOP in Paragon Chat for Friday’s City of Heroes anniversary bash

    
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Beloved superhero MMORPG City of Heroes turns 13 years old tomorrow, and what better way to celebrate than in Paragon City? That’s exactly what we’ll be doing on Friday, and we invite you to join us.

The Hero Events Resource Committee over on the Titan Network puts together an annual event every year for the anniversary, stuffed full of races, costume contests, minigames, and trivia contests, all in coordination with The Cape Radio, to which you can listen even if you don’t want to or can’t attend.

This year’s event begins at 3 p.m. EDT on Friday, April 28th, and runs until 11 p.m. that evening. You might be wondering how exactly you’ll get to Paragon since the game is no more. It’s easy! The event takes place in Paragon Chat, which is basically a partial emulator of the game world. You can create characters, run around, use travel skills, map-hop, listen to the music, and talk to other people in areas of the game. (There’s no combat or questing, though, so it’s sort of like a visual chat client with costumes, plus that wonderful-awful happy-crying feeling of nostalgia.)

Members of the Massively OP team will be streaming the tail end of the event on Friday night beginning at 9 p.m., so we’ll catch the last couple of costume contests as we chat about the game and super jump until we’re dizzy. We might even pull MJ out of the costume creator in time to actually stream! We’d love to hang out with our readers who also want to celebrate the amazing game and the players who keep the spirit alive all these years later.

If you’d like to join in, all you’ll need to do is get yourself a copy of the Issue 24 Beta client, a Titan Network account to use to log in, and the bootstrap files on the wiki, then follow the instructions to get yourself set up and in the game. MOP’s Justin had it all up and running in about 20 minutes the other day, so make sure you give yourself a little bit of time to download and troubleshoot.

Be there with capes on, and let us know if you’re planning to attend!

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Justin Olivetti

I did whip up a quick post talking about installing and logging into Paragon Chat the other night if anyone’s interested: https://biobreak.wordpress.com/2017/04/25/back-to-city-of-heroes-with-paragon-chat/

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ailyara

I’m going to try to make this event but I will be coming as a super villain not a hero, just a heads up.

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Monsoon

I’ll probably show up for at least part of this event. Hardly a day goes by that I don’t wish I could still be playing this game.

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camren_rooke

Nostalgia is a helluva drug.

But in general people only remember the good about things and not the bad.

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camren_rooke

Silver Needle shall be in attendance if at all possible.

Also, the edited costuming should be something to see. Some folks have figured out how to modify specific costume files and make some pretty kick ass outfits.

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BigAngry

/em holdtorch

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BalsBigBrother

I hope you have a permit for that? Make sure it is the right permit too can’t have you using a fire torch permit when you are holding an electric torch or any other torch type as that would just be irresponsible.

Here look just fill out these forms I will be sure to fast track you through the system to ensure you have the right torch carrying permit.

Should be with you *looks at watch* um, *licks finger and holds it in the air to test wind direction* well sometime around the year 2023 and that is only if we really pull out all the stops and cut corners.

Hehe :-)

(Non of this is really for me but I hope anyone who gets involved has fun)

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[Fires off a long, rambling diatribe deconstructing superheroes and vigilantism, with an unfocused, poorly-informed sidebar about liberal/libertarian/conservative politics, that requires three self-replies because the comment system has a 10,000 character limit per post.]

tl;dr: F*** THE SYSTEM, MAN! /em holdtorch

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BalsBigBrother

Well sir I must warn you that in order to engage in coitus with the system there is a whole other set of forms that you will have to fill in.

Sadly I do not think I can fast track those for you in the same way as I could with the torch permit so you may have to wait a little while before you engage in the act you refer.

Let me know how you wish to proceed and I will ensure the correct paperwork is forwarded to you in due course.

:-)

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System Coitus would make a great band name.