city of heroes

Official Site: City of Heroes
Studio: Paragon Studios/NCsoft
Launch Date: April 27, 2004
Sunset Date: November 30, 2012
Genre: Superhero Hybrid Themepark
Business Model: Hybrid F2P (Optional Sub, Cash Shop)
Platform: PC, Mac

Our more specific coverage of the City of Heroes revival is also binned here; you can find the tighter chronology of community rogue server posts right here.

The Daily Grind: What is your favorite memory from a shuttered MMORPG?

Free Realms. Warhammer Online. WildStar. Asheron's Call. We've lived through so these and so many other MMO shutdowns over the...
Ah yes, teamwork.

Massively Overthinking: How are MMO players faring through the pandemic?

This week's Overthinking is going to be a bit different from normal. As we've been covering extensively for more than the past two...

City of Heroes Homecoming patches in asymmetrical costume parts and new support powerset

Fresh out of the test server and into the rogue server of City of Heroes: Homecoming comes the most important thing to...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 265: Delusions of Elyria

Justin, Bree, MJ, and Mia discuss Chronicles of Elyria, Guild Wars 2, PSO2, Ashes of Creation, Saga of Lucimia, WoW Classic and Burning Crusade, with adventures in LOTRO, Revelation Online, Don't Starve Together, and City of Heroes, plus mailbag topics on player housing and optional sub servers.

The Stream Team: Sheltering in space in Ship of Heroes

So Massively OP's MJ is confined to home now, but what if she were confined to a giant ship? Ship of Heroes has opened...

Here’s what you can do in Ship of Heroes’ surprise beta right now

Last week, Ship of Heroes' Heroic Games announced a "surprise" beta test round - open to the public - during the COVID-19...

City of Heroes rogue server creates a folding@home team for players to combat coronavirus

"Go. Fold. Kill Coronavirus," mandates the call to action from the City of Heroes: Homecoming team. The devs of the rogue server have...

Ship of Heroes just announced a ‘surprise beta’ for everyone during the pandemic

So here's a fun Friday surprise: Ship of Heroes boss Casey McGeever asked fans what the team - all working from home -...
This is the real magic item.

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the best subscription or loyalty rewards?

A few weeks back on the Massively OP Podcast, Justin explained to me how Neverwinter's exponential subscription works. Basically, instead of just subbing...

Ship of Heroes drops new Street Fighting powerset video and pics

Hey, it's been a bit since we've checked in on Ship of Heroes, but the team is back in action with a brand-new...

SEGS moves its engine and client to City of Heroes Issue 2 assets

Good news for the people following SEGS, as the emulation project is moving both its custom engine and client over to the...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 262: Holly Holly oxen free

Justin and Bree discuss Daybreak's Holly Longdale's departure, City of Heroes' Homecoming video ban, PlanetSide 2's Escalation, Black Desert's birthday, Cryptic's chat nuke, Guild Wars 2's next episode, changing MMO opinions, and MMO automation, with adventures in LOTRO, WoW Classic, and SWG Legends.

City of Heroes Homecoming introduces asymmetrical gloves and boots options to the PTS

Oh, come on, City of Heroes: Homecoming devs! I already spend too much time in the costume creator of the game, and now...

Make My MMO: OrbusVR gets a permanent price cut, Book of Travels talks art

This week in MMO crowdfunding, OrbusVR, one of the few virtual reality MMOs out there, announced and implemented a permanent price cut...

City of Heroes’ Homecoming just outlawed video of their rogue servers

Eyebrows in the air this morning, as the largest group of City of Heroes rogue servers, Homecoming, just announced that they'll be

Massively Overthinking: How could MMOs combat endgame rushing?

Rushers, content locusts, world-firsters: Whatever you want to call them, these folks are both a boon and a bane for MMORPGs. They buy the...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 261: PAX yay, GDC nay

Justin and Bree discuss PAX East, GDC, the coronavirus' impact on gaming, Magic Legends, Population Zero, Marvel Future Revolution, LOTRO and DDO, Funcom and Dune, and City of Heroes, plus adventures in AQ3D, CoH, and SWG Legends, with mailbag topics on everything MMOs and the doom of WildStar.
Cool times.

City of Heroes Homecoming players have racked up over 47 million hours

You know the old adage that superheroes and statistics go together like... well, nothing? That is, unless you're a stat-themed crusader. Actuarial Man or...

Global Chat: Neverwinter is ‘damn good fun’

You know what's an interesting trend among MMO bloggers lately? It seems that many of them are heading back to Neverwinter -- and...

The Daily Grind: Is there an MMORPG you’ve never played and probably never will?

A while back, a few MassivelyOP staff were chit-chatting about alting in MMOs, specifically in Star Trek Online. During the discussion, it occurred...