City of Heroes Homecoming asks players what they want from a licensed server


Now this is an interesting development, and very possibly a hint at things to come, though there’s no official confirmation of legitimacy one way or the other: The devs of the City of Heroes Homecoming servers, one of several rogue server sets in operation by players since this past spring, are seeking suggestions on what they want out of an officially licensed and legitimate server.

The thread opens by mentioning that the thread’s intention is not a Q&A and questions won’t be answered. It also bears repeating that this is not an announcement about the devs earning the City of Heroes license; the rogue servers are still rogue. The team says it is “primarily looking to gather everyone’s thoughts and feedback about what they’d like to see from [them] going forward – both operationally and for the game itself.”

Even if this doesn’t mean that a deal has been struck in the ongoing negotiations with NCSoft, it does at the very least let players voice their dreams for new things to be added to the Homecoming servers themselves, so that’s at least worth delivering your opinion.

In the spring of 2019, gamers uncovered a secret City of Heroes server running using the sunsetted game’s original code, which was ultimately turned over to the community. There are now multiple public and private servers for the beloved superhero MMORPG, with over 100,000 people on Homecoming alone. NCsoft has not commented publicly or taken legal action on them and is still in talks with players regarding the game’s future as of September 2019.
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