Care to see what’s next for the rogue server of City of Heroes? Then get thee hence to the game’s test server for a look at a new Origin power pool, a new Support powerset, and some new IO sets. After you get over the awesome weirdness that is realizing City of Heroes is getting actively updated again.
The new Origin power pool is known as Experimentation, which actually is a pool that was being tinkered with by Paragon Studios back in the day and has been brought back by the Homecoming team with their own polish. The power pool involves using experimental toxins, injections, and other related science-y ephemera to either buff yourself or hinder others. (Everyone can use this pool, but you can only dip into one such special pool at a time.)
Defenders, on the other hand, are being treated to a new Shock Therapy powerset that utilizes the benefits of electricity (comic book logic) to heal and buff allies (don’t think too hard), with the added wrinkle of managing a Static resource. This powerset is available only to Defender primaries while it’s being tested, but the devs say they’ll port it to the other support-esque archetypes “after testing and feedback.” Check out the power breakdown:
Finally, there are new IO sets to try out on the high end of things, some adjustments to the Dark Melee powerset, and a few other miscellaneous adjustments as well. The latest beta patch notes have all of the information you need. Also, read this to get started on joining the test server itself.