The Daily Grind: Now that NCsoft has licensed City of Heroes servers, will you go back to play?


When the City of Heroes rogue servers first went public back in 2019, a lot of MMO players were very vocal about not wanting to play on them. Even though it soon became clear that NCsoft knew about them, was allowing them to stay online with minimal interference, and was even considering granting some of them a license to stay up, some players simply didn’t want to deal with the frustrations and concerns of a rogue server – not when the past 25 years of emulators and rogue servers have proven that stability and security aren’t always at the top of operators’ priority lists.

But with yesterday’s news that NCsoft has officially licensed the operation of City of Heroes servers to the player-run soon-to-be-NPO Homecoming, those concerns are… well, not completely eliminated, but certainly significantly diminished as the servers are legal. “I’ll probably start playing a lot more since I won’t have the constant feeling that it’s all going to get yeeted away,” MOP reader Bryan remarked, echoing other commenters and even folks on our own staff.

How about you? Now that NCsoft has officially licensed a group of City of Heroes servers, will you go back to play?

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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