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.

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,...

City of Heroes’ Rebirth server adds new Guardian archetype and powersets with first Issue

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Rebirth might be one of the smaller rogue servers in the City of Heroes community, particularly compared to the largest batch; according to its...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 319: A sadness prison for addicts

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Justin and Bree discuss Destiny 2's tmog, Elite Dangerous Odyssey, PSO2's New Genesis, RuneScape and Albion on mobile, and Jeff Kaplan's farewell, with adventures in Guild Wars, City of Heroes, and SWG Legends, plus a mailbag discussion on Blizzard's downfall and future.

Massively Overthinking: How much are you spending on MMOs every month right now?

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A while back, MOP's Justin joked that his wife, who loves econ PvP in MMOs, was funding a year of his play on Classic...

City of Heroes’ Homecoming buffs travel powers and adds tour guide missions in today’s i27p2 update

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Back in March, we covered a new patch that had just gone in testing for the test server for City of Heroes' Homecoming rogue...

City of Titans recaps efforts on music, powers, multiplayer, and more

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MMO superhero fans have been watching a slew of Kickstarted and fan-funded MMO ventures ever since City of Heroes was sunsetted - City of...

Massively Overthinking: The 2021 MMORPG outlook is good, actually

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Early this week, I saw a mainstream gaming headline in my feeds about how we should all just give up on 2021 since it's...

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite MMO public transport system?

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We talk about mounts an awful lot in this space, but what about the other ways that MMOs help us get around? Most all...

The Daily Grind: How often do you change your MMO characters’ outfits?

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One of the nice things City of Heroes' rogue servers did for the community was open up all the costume slots for everyone. Obviously,...
You know what Aymeric and Raubahn look like. Fill them in mentally.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 316: Talkin’ trash with MMO Fallout

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Justin, Bree, and MMO Fallout's Connor discuss April fools' day around the MMOverse, FFXIV's patch and PS5 beta, WoW's 9.1, Trove's Switch port, and Elyon's closed beta, with adventures in RuneScape, Wild Terra 2, Magic Legends, WoW Classic, and City of Heroes, plus mailbag topics on starting fresh in WoW Classic and irritating season passes.

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG has the worst ‘wealth gap’ between old and new players?

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Folks, I want to talk about money - video game money. I was surfing the City of Heroes subreddit a while back when I...

City of Titans releases Mac avatar builder, improved menu system

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The big spring release has arrived for City of Titans, and while the metropolis' boundaries remain closed to players, this patch represents another stride...

The Daily Grind: What argument does your MMO’s community have that would make no sense in other MMOs?

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I don't think it's possible to go a day on a City of Heroes server, back in the old days or now on the...
Small steps.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 315: The Wrath Baby strikes back

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Justin, Bree, Chris, and Tyler discuss Magic Legends' soft launch, World of Warcraft's price hikes, WoW Burning Crusade's beta, Elite Dangerous' Odyssey alpha, Raph Koster's virtual world manifesto, and Monster Hunter Rise's launch, with mailbag topics on when subs aren't worth it and why MMO currencies are just the worst.

The Daily Grind: What are some MMOs where ‘bringing the player not the class’ really works?

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Back during BlizzConline, I wrote a piece on Overwatch 2 that mentioned offhandedly that it sounded like Blizzard was creeping toward a "bring the...

Ship of Heroes talks up new missions and locations, plans its next open beta event for April or May

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The next couple of months could potentially be very interesting ones for followers of the in-development superheroic MMORPG Ship of Heroes. The devs at...

The Daily Grind: What classes in your current MMO desperately need some love?

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So a while back I was thinking of rolling up a new Mastermind on the City of Heroes rogue servers I play, and so...

The Daily Grind: Are you a fan of ice physics and mechanics in MMOs?

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RPS had a fun headline a while back that made me let out a laugh while I was strolling through my feeds: We must...

Aliens Fireteam devs discuss City of Heroes’ lasting popularity and Cryptic’s canceled Marvel MMO

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Earlier this month, we finally got some hard info on Cold Iron's Aliens Fireteam, the Alien-franchise shooter that's been under wraps for six years...

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