Paragon Chat now features City of Heroes supergroup base building, complete with import

    
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If you’re wondering what that sound is echoing over the horizon, it’s just every City of Heroes fan freaking out about the return of one of their favorite MMO features to Paragon Chat. What used to be a mere chat shell that used the former game as a hangout keeps expanding its roleplay and social featureset — including the brand-new addition of player bases.

That’s right, supergroup bases are back in Paragon Chat, and the best thing is that if you happened to have saved yours from City of Heroes before it shut down, you’ll be able to import it into the game.

Base creation, importing, and editing is here with Paragon Chat’s Issue 2. The team stresses that since the program doesn’t have supergroups, the bases are associated instead with characters and accounts. Also, functional items cannot be used, although the team hopes to implement teleporter functionality in the future. That said, there’s a lot of potential and options for making, copying, and visiting bases without any worry of cost.

Need some base building tips? The team has you covered!

Source: Paragon Chat, tips. Thanks Way Too Late, Tahquitz, Captain Electric, and Yrys!
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Duane_Does_not_check_email

Thank you whoever built this for the COH community….Contrary to some of the comments below your efforts are appreciated. ….I am curious if these bases are vanity for a single person to build or actually allow multiple people to enter. I have not looked at paragon chat in a while, but will check it out :-)

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Bree Royce

It looks like both – you can make your own personal bases and bases for groups, and friends can enter both. ;)

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packagegrope

neat, but segs for life. paragon chat is cool for what it is, but when there’s an emulator being worked on that will eventually let us play rather than pretend, it’s hard to get excited about anything paragon chat related.

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NeoWolf

On one hand we have superbases included.. definite plus.

But then on the other we have importable COH bases? which means the base building system is the now six years out date base building system in a game meant for current audiences? hmm.. i certainly hope they have made some improvements as for its time that base building system was okay, but by todays standards it is an anachronism.

I mean I have made this point before, but if all these games (not just this one but all three of successor titles in the works) are looking to do is re-produce City of Heroes, then these games are going to fail…because City of Heroes as much as we all loved it failed. They have to be more than CoH and better than CoH not the equivelant of.

on the whole though a positive thing :)

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Aluminum Man

This isn’t a successor game – this is a re-activation of sorts of the actual CoH code. So no, there are no improvements – it’s the game as it existed in its final form.

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NeoWolf

As I say COH was awesome we loved it, but it died anyway. Remaking COH even in its final form would not be enough to change that otucome. They need to look at why it failed and address that, not repeat the same thing and hope for a different result.

The definition of insantiy is repeating the same act over and over and expecting a different result…

Like I said these games need to go above and beyond what came before because what came before was not enough to keep it alive.

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Psi

Your opinion is in direct opposition to the point of Paragon Chat and all of the people that use it.

It’s specifically meant to let us relive just a bit of the magic of CoH exactly as it was. There is a reason the program is as popular and news worthy as it is.

That is not to say I’m not hopeful for the new games, or any new superhero oriented MMO, really. But Paragon Chat’s purpose is specifically to be CoH as-it-was.

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NeoWolf

My opinion is just that “my” opinion, people aren’t required to share it ;)

Like I said these games need to capture all CoH got right but add to it, improve upon it. Stagnation is death.

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Yrys

NeoWolf, perhaps you’re confusing Paragon Chat for another game? This is not a commercial effort, it’s a hobby project by a very small team.

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NeoWolf

Possibly Yrys there are so many in the works successors and COH emulatorsthese days its hard to keep track lol

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Tee Parsley

CoH died because NCSoft needed a monetary boost charged to that particular quarter. They never really understood the game anyway. So the big takeaway is, don’t be controlled by NCSoft or the equivalent.

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camren_rooke

Wonder if you can still do the whole multi level thing by stacking stuff? I never could get that to work right.

But good on ya Paragon Chat!