Leaderboard: Which of the City of Heroes spiritual successors are you looking forward to?

    
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A few years ago, we counted basically three City of Heroes successor games, all made by indie studios. In 2017, we still have three core titles on the way — it’s just a slightly different three. In light of that, MOP reader Pepperzine proposed today’s Leaderboard: Which of the five City of Heroes spiritual successors are you looking forward to the most?

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Which of the five City of Heroes spiritual successors are you most looking forward to?

  • City of Titans (43%, 374 Votes)
  • Valiance Online (10%, 85 Votes)
  • Ship of Heroes (32%, 276 Votes)
  • Heroes & Villains (1%, 8 Votes)
  • Redside (0%, 2 Votes)
  • I'm not looking forward to any CoH spiritual successor (8%, 69 Votes)
  • No response / elf butts / view results (6%, 48 Votes)

Total Voters: 862

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Rob Meyer

Really sad to me that the one game that has a playable version available to the public, and is actually listening and engaging with the community, Valiance, is so far behind the others. I think those supporting CoT and SoH are going to be sorely disappointed if they think they are going to get something even remotely close to the greatness of CoH. At least Valiance is trying to stand out from the crowd and move the idea into the future in terms of features and storylines. The other two seem like they’re just trying to mimic CoH, and lack real depth and creativity.

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Noyjitat

Mimicing coh is what’s needed since that’s what stolen from us. There’s already 3 other new age superhero games (dcuo, champions and marvel heroes) Champions just needs a developer that gives a shit, dcuo needs more tools for the solo player to advance in power and more options for group play and marvel was just a mistake.

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Noyjitat

Wish the smart types would just make a damned emulator already. Nearly what 5 years ago the game was shutdown and we’d easily have pvp and the arena to hold us over until the pve content was mostly ready to play by now… :(
These 3 mmos could be great but are only going to be competing with each other to keep players with one being the game everyone goes to for that drug fix. They’re “spiritual successors” meaning they won’t be anything close to what we lost but just enough to say “hey this is like city of heroes”.

know the legal beagles will be here to talk about legal bullshit but just stfu no one cares. There would be no emulators for any game out there if everyone took your unwanted advice.

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Suikoden

The sad thing is that Champions Online could have been that game. It’s there, it had the foundation, it just needed a little more direction, and some streamlined processes.

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Oyjord Hansen

I’m most interested in whichever I can actually play first.

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Mewmew

There was a time when one was announced and I thought I’d like to try it. Then it split off into two. Then another appeared. Now there are a few more. It’s got ridiculous really. There are so many different ones I don’t follow any of them, I’m just waiting to see which actually come out and will try them as they’re released.

I don’t know the differences between any of them. I can’t help but feel that there isn’t room for all of them and it would be better for some to combine their resources. Anyway as I said I’ll try whichever of them get released and go from there :D

Or maybe as they get closer to coming out I’ll worry more about the features and looking into them.

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MagmaFist

Valiance Online if the next patch shows some forward movement unlike the move from pre-alpha to alpha. So many things need work from the login screen to missions to graphics. City of Titans in some recent videos showed some great interiors but I still haven’t seen enough to make a decision yet. I’ve donated to both but have been leaning more toward VO ever since one of their contracted animators showed an example of his work that may make its way into the game.

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Ken from Chicago

CITY OF TITANS only because it was first so it’s the one I’ve been looking forward to the longest, so by the cumulative property it’s the one I’ve most looked forward to. I like the in-depth lore and costume design. It’s been slow going because the devs have day jobs and this is a labor of love and I love what I’ve seen and heard.

However I’m impressed how far VALIANCE ONLINE has advanced in game play and game mechanics. It’s already posted early access / beta / alpha on Steam. Impressive, most impressive indeed.

That goes double for SHIP OF HEROES coming out of seeming nowhere earlier this year. Plus, the setting, superheroes on a space ship, combines my love of superheroes with my favorite genre, science fiction, and favorite subgenre, space opera.

This all reminds me of the 90s when the tools for game mods were released and suddenly the creative talents of players were unleashed vs the slower pace of game development of the 80s. . I figure the same is true with the widespread development of game engines, Unreal, Unite, Frostbyte, etc. Despite the dominance of the superhero genre in movies, tv and online, the offerings by mmo publishers is shockingly anemic. Nice to see independent devs, players and fans have the resources to fill a need that the publishers are woefully underserving.

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Melissa Tatom

I was excited for CoT. Then they got a ton of money and just basically sat on it. VO didn’t really spark my attention even though I checked it out. Then up pops SoH, saying “we are tired of waiting, too!” and they make as much progress in a year as the others have in 4 years, and they start it out of pocket. The other companies see this and go “oh crap, we better get working faster!”

They talk to their fans, constantly asking what we want, and implementing what they can. They cancelled KS because *we* asked them to let us donate a different way. I’ve never seen any company listen to its customers this much. I can’t wait to play!!

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taradyne

I’m waiting for CoT. I never played CoH but was incredibly moved by the commitment, passion and stories of the folks who were committed to building its spiritual successor, so I backed the Kickstarter. Really looking forward to seeing what happens. :)

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Utakata

You know…I am starting to get to the point where I wish all the interested parties here merge together and build one big singular hero MMO that would blow DCUO and CO (their current competitors) out of the water.

I can understand why these folks want to recreate the magic that was CoH. I too experience that magic when it was alive…and sorely missed it when the rug was needlessly and disingenuously pulled out from underneath that game. But really, it’s time to move on…and develop a way better hero game than there is out their now. That would be really magical! And one hopefully void of lockboxes!

Or tl,dr: /Elfbutts and their /buttcapes. >.<

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Nathaniel Downes

What would each have to surrender in order to do so? That is truly the question. Each one of the games have something they cannot surrender. City of Titans cannot surrender the promises made for the Kickstarter, for example.

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Utakata

…as I said, it is a wish.

Although, if one of them are left standing…I guess I could start from there. o.O