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

Massively OP Podcast Episode 238: Ten years of free-to-play

Justin and Bree discuss DDO, Bless, Book of Travels, Star Trek Online, City of Heroes, WoW Classic & Retail, Guild Wars 2, and LOTRO, with mailbag topics on static endgames and genre labels.
It can later become unreal, of course.

The Daily Grind: Are you a fan of dodge and joust mechanics in MMOs?

Deep in the bowels of a Reddit thread about WildStar vs. WoW Classic a while back, several people mentioned WildStar's combat as being...

City of Titans offers a look at the landmarks of Alexandria from inside the game’s world

While we've gotten a look at landmark locations a couple of times in City of Titans before, the latest preview post...
Oh, look over there! It's MELT DISNEYWORLD.

DC Universe Online is going live with its most Metal update today

Yes, today is the day when DC Universe Online truly goes metal. Not because the update brings with it new headbanging mechanics and a...

TonyV leaves City of Heroes NCsoft negotiations, resigns from Titan Network

Over the course of the last few months, following the revelation of working City of Heroes server code out in the wild and...

City of Heroes: Homecoming plays with Rage crashes, PvP stuns, and Tanker powers on the test server

The PTS for the City of Heroes Homecoming servers is looking to tweak the knobs of the rogue MMO a bit. Yesterday's...
Oh, please be all right.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 237: Fallen Earth’s final glorious sunset

Justin and Bree tackle Fallen Earth's sunset, WoW Classic, going back to Guild Wars 2, LOTRO, Astellia Online's monetization, CCP's new MMO, City of Heroes, and a mailbag question on swatting.

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...

Make My MMO: Star Citizen’s alpha 3.6.2 is live, but some features have been postponed

This week in MMO crowdfunding, Star Citizen finally pushed out alpha 3.6.2 after a bit of delay - and that's not all...
Rebuild. Rise.

City of Titans has slimmed down its costuming program, bringing it closer to a test state

Costumes in a superhero game are a big deal, something the City of Titans team is well aware of. But system resources are also a big...

Massively Overthinking: Do you ever feel guilty about ‘freeloading’ in a free-to-play MMO?

A few weeks back, Massively OP's Ben Griggs made an observation that I bet some readers can relate to. He mentioned that in his...

City of Heroes Homecoming players have rolled almost a million toons to date

I've always said that if I could do one thing in video games - you know, besides what I already love and do -...

Ship of Heroes pushes character creator beta to later in 2019, says its toons are more advanced than City of Heroes’

With summer drawing to a close, Heroic Games is barreling ahead on Ship of Heroes' character creation tool beta, which was originally

Massively OP Podcast Episode 236: Guild Wars 2’s dragons and Vikings

Justin and Bree discuss Guild Wars 2, WoW Classic, ArcheAge Unchained, PlanetSide Arena, Peria Chronicles, SWTOR, Conan Chop Chop, Last Oasis, Caravan Stories, and Champions Online, with a mailbag question on improving boring MMO tasks.

Perfect Ten: Ten weird things I’m relearning with WoW Classic

It's been a strange week. No - it's been a strange year in MMO gaming, all things considered. As I'm going through old

City of Heroes Homecoming adjusts snipes and Dominator powers with the latest patch

Just because City of Heroes' current servers are still rogue server doesn't mean their content will be locked in perpetuity. Case in point:...
Huh.

Make My MMO: Zenith’s Kickstarter, Ashes of Creation’s battle royale, and Elite’s next big thing

This week in MMO crowdfunding, cyberpunk MMORPG Zenith joins our list; it's already blasted past its original $25,000 Kickstarter ask with a whole...

Today’s City of Heroes’ Homecoming patch future-proofs the rogue servers for Mac players

It's patch day for the largest batch of City of Heroes rogue servers, as the Homecoming team has pushed live part of...
Doom approaches.

Vague Patch Notes: How time distorted what ‘hardcore’ means for WoW Classic

There's a contingent of players looking forward to the launch of World of Warcraft: Classic next week that is vocally thrilled about one...

Ship of Heroes previews the ritzy night club that’ll launch with the character creator beta

So who's excited about the upcoming character creator beta in Ship of Heroes? For those of you curious about what to expect, Heroic...

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