The Daily Grind: What kind of superhero do you want to make in an MMO?

While City of Heroes is long gone, you can’t keep a good cape down. With a couple of superhero MMORPGs out on the market right now and a trio of them on the way, there are at least five titles for players to live out their heroic fantasies.

For those among our readers who have boundless ideas for superhero characters, from the majestic to the goofy, there is nothing stopping any of them from planning out what kind of powered-up vigilante they want to create.

So if you had all options available to you, what kind of superhero would you want to make in an MMO? What would be your character’s powers, theme, name, and backstory? Would you be a flier, a jumper, or a web-slinger? As a bonus question, do any of the five MMOs we’re tracking look to be the best arena for you to create your dream character?

Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering the question posed in today’s Daily Grind!
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ihatevnecks
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ihatevnecks

One that isn’t limited by MMO trinity mechanics.

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Bryan Correll

All of them!

ultorius
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ultorius

Iron man and superman.Downloading DCUO , hope i can make one of those without sub for starters.

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Dug From The Earth

Ever since the first super hero mmorpg was hyped… my desire was to be able to create a hero with my OWN selection of powers.

That has yet to actually happen. Instead, every super hero game has gone with archetypes and power “kits”. Dont get me wrong, I love super hero games, but I feel they would have been much more successful if the powers in the game had the same level of customization as the costumes.

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Nordavind

I’d be the Inciter of Violence. Power: Flagging other players* for PvP.

*Mostly people mouthing off in chat, but sometimes just flagging random peeps because I can.

Duane_Does_not_check_email
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Duane_Does_not_check_email

The beauty of the hero genre has been there is now wrong answers. Over the years the limitation for characters has only been the imagination of the person and the technology involved.

Something with cowboys fighting aliens and zombies.

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Richard de Leon III

First is usually an Iron Man knock-off, second is a Summoner, third an archer

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MrNastyButler

Depends what the power sets are really. If I see one I like, I’ll build a character around that. If I had my choice, good old demon summoner from CoV.

Veldan
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Veldan

None. As much as I like Marvel movies and series, I actually find it a completely uninteresting setting for an MMO.

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Witches

I would prefer if i could have almost infinite options, i’m thinking X-Men verse or Legion of Superheroes, with too many options to name.

A superhero MMO should be alt heaven, i may want to play a costumed non superpowered vigilante one day a giant robot (totally not a transformer) the next and a plant man (not related to the swamp thing) the next.