Back in March, we covered a new patch that had just gone in testing for the test server for City of Heroes’ Homecoming rogue servers. (Yes, emulators with proper test servers. It’s a weird period in the MMO genre.) Anyhow, that patch is finally live for all Homecoming players today, and it includes some hefty changes, most notable among them a huge update to the way travel powers work, plus the new tour guide missions that are tailor-made for badge junkies.
The so-called “Tour Guide Missions” hook into the existing alignment tip system to promote special missions that’ll help street sweepers collect exploration badges, for a total of 288 new exploration missions.
And as for the travel powers, well, you won’t feel compelled to skip them and use the freebie runs and jetpacks any more, as the original travel sets have been buffed to make them worth the power pick. They’ll stack with other movement powers; slotting will matter much more; and they’ll be way more powerful.
Definitely check out the patch notes, as there are several other tweaks buried in there, including changes to animation rooting, stealth powers, the map, LFG, and PvP.