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.

Ship of Heroes is hitting beta on August 7 – signups open July 31

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If you're still bummed about the fact that indie superhero MMORPG Ship of Heroes had to delay its launch from 2021 to 2022, take...

City of Titans is crushing its sound and music design

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Although City of Titans is lagging far behind where it should be in development (and release) by now, given that it was Kickstarted in...
The yeller.

Perfect Ten: MMOs with the noisiest fanbases

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In my particular neck of the woods, there are a lot of big fans of the Boston Red Sox. There's also something of a...
Sort of?

The Game Archaeologist: Why 2008 was one of the wildest years for MMORPGs

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In the relatively short history of MMORPGs so far, there have been a few years that I would say were watershed moments for the...

Perfect Ten: Worst MMO expansion names of all time

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Back when Daybreak announced that EverQuest's 19th expansion would be titled Rain of Fear, I instantly found myself tripping over the name. I shouldn't...

The Daily Grind: Do you plan your MMO play around bonus experience mechanics?

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Rested experience mechanics are actually one of my favorite systems in online games. They've taken many forms over the years, from Ultima Online's power...
Stationary.

City of Titans previews flight and combat animations ahead of testing

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Not everything goes smoothly when it comes to testing things for an MMO. The City of Titans team absolutely wanted people to be able...

Ship of Heroes calls one and all to its July beta event, postpones launch to 2022

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Ship of Heroes isn't going to launch this year, fam, but that doesn't mean you won't be able to play it. In fact, the...
Well, maybe this part.

Massively Overthinking: Is ‘layering’ tech actually MMO community poison?

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MOP reader ACuriousTanuki left a brilliant comment on a Palia article earlier this month that I thought deserved more discussion. Tanuki wondered about how...

City of Titans shares several music tracks for the MMO’s different areas

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It's pretty clear from a recent Massively Overthinking post that there's a lot of opinion and emotion linked to music in MMOs, which means...

Perfect Ten: 10 MMO prisons where you can do the time of your life

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Chillin' in the clink. Spending time in stony lonesome. Thrown into the slammer. Checking in to the big house. Doing (perfect) 10 to life...

The Daily Grind: Do you roll MMO alts that you never actually level?

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Roger at Contains Moderate Peril penned a fun piece a while back about the lost alts - the alts that get left behind, the...

The Daily Grind: Are there MMOs you’ve dramatically changed your mind about?

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I will never forget that when I first started playing City of Heroes back in 2004, my guild an I didn't last but a...

Superhero MMO City of Titans teases player housing and team base decorating

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If you'd forgotten that City of Titans was planning to offer housing at some point, well, so had I, but we can be forgiven...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 322: New World, old problems

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Justin and Bree discuss New World, FFXIV Endwalker, WoW Classic's backtrack, and City of Heroes streaming, with adventures in WoW, New World, and SWG Legends, plus mailbag topics on guild housing and MMO economies.

City of Titans shares travel power mechanics and video previews

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You will believe a man can fly. At super high speeds. Holy crap, watch out for those trees, my dude. That's some of the...

City of Heroes Homecoming is finally allowing videos and streaming again

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In March of 2020, City of Heroes rogue server Homecoming, the largest of the server groups, put a moratorium on videos and streams created...

Four Winds: Final thoughts on Elyon’s first closed beta test

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Elyon's closed beta test came and went, and boy am I happy with what I played. It was unfortunate that the test fell on...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 320: Guild Wars 2 shakes and stirs

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Justin and Bree discuss Guild Wars 2, EG7 and Daybreak, Soulworker's sunset, and the patch parade of PlanetSide 2, Wizard101, Fallout 76, SWTOR, and Dungeons and Dragons Online, with adventures in WoW Classic, LOTRO, City of Heroes, and SWG Legends, plus mailbag topics on perpetual content in MMOs and toxic positivity in the genre.

City of Titans’ devs offer a brief look behind the scenes of how the team tests combat

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When it comes to superhero MMOs like City of Titans, combat is just going to happen. Unless you manage to create Captain Reasonable Discussion,...

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