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

Into the Super-verse: A possible glimpse into City of Heroes 2

In 2010, popular video game network MTV noted that NCsoft had filed an interesting trademark for a possible City of Heroes 2....

The Daily Grind: Have you ever forgotten about an MMO character you played?

MOP's Tyler dropped an amusing remark in our work chat a while back about forgetting stuff in MMOs - in his case, an MMO...
Guess who's back. Back again.

Perfect Ten: How Final Fantasy XI shaped my MMO preferences forever

Your first experience with something has an outsized importance. This feels like one of those statements people really want to argue with sometimes but...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 229: Adventures in Albion Online

Justin, Samon, and Bree discuss Daybreak, the new LOTR MMO Amazon is co-developing, EVE Online's comms blackout, Caravan Stories, and City of Heroes, with a sponsored segment on Albion Online's Percival update.

Choose My Adventure: The ‘hard mode’ of City of Heroes in Going Rogue

Disaster! Our plucky Praetorian has plunged into a pit of perilous despair! The challenges of this bold new world are mounting, and the pint-sized...

No, Ship of Heroes is not officially launching on July 4, 2020

Our inbox lit up this morning over a redname post on the Ship of Heroes forum that appeared to tell a player that...

Make My MMO: Albion Online’s Percival, Dual Universe’s alpha 2, and Elite’s next big thing

It was an oddly quiet week for crowdfunded MMOs, probably owing to the short holiday week prior, but the news we did get was...

The Stream Team: We’re gonna rob a bank in City of Heroes Homecoming

You asked for it, and so now you have to live with it! Massively OP's crew are getting together for more City of Heroes:...

Choose My Adventure: Behold! The MOP Hunter-Killer arrives to the City of Heroes

A new automaton of outrageous and awesome ability has arrived! This pint-sized power plant bears skills never seen by human eyes! A far-flung futuristic...

Catching up with City of Heroes’ Homecoming rogue servers as NCsoft negotiations continue

It's been a while since we checked in on the flourishing City of Heroes rogue server community, but it's been busy indeed, with...

One Shots: Pointy things in space

Congratulations! You are now the proud owner of a multi-trillion credit starship that's in absolute mint condition! As you drive it off the lot,...

The Daily Grind: Would you pay a sub for complete access to all cosmetics in an MMO?

Last month on the MOP Podcast, we tackled a question from a reader named Aaron who was musing on whether modern MMOs could...

Ship of Heroes celebrates Independence Day with a new auction hall video

You folks wanna know how hard the Ship of Heroes people are working? They put out a new video on the Fourth of...
You made it sing, all right.

Into the Super-verse: A quick-and-dirty guide to picking the right City of Heroes archetype – Redside edition

The fun thing about City of Heroes is... well, there are lots of fun things. But one of the fun things is that...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 227: Your letters, our answers!

Justin and Bree dip into the mailbag for a full clean-out! Topics include City of Heroes and sunsets, offensive names, player housing, returning to MMOs, MMO associations, memorabilia, Hytale, modding, and whether early access would've saved WildStar.

Choose My Adventure: TERA and the argument in favor of ‘just OK’ gaming

When TERA was voted as the choice for this past month's Choose My Adventure subject, I pretty much went in to the...

One Shots: Intergalactic tourists

Do you ever get that feeling that you spend all of this energy and time in MMOs trying to get to the next zone...
It ensues.

The Daily Grind: Two months in, have you tried the resurrected City of Heroes?

So I spent a bunch of time over last weekend playing City of Heroes again. The game died seven years ago, but like...

Vrooooooom: Ship of Heroes demos its superspeed travel power

Superspeed: It's probably the first travel power that most superhero MMO players pick up. And now it's in Ship of Heroes, per the...

Massively Overthinking: Always be achievin’ (in MMOs)

A while back, my husband and I were idly chatting about MMO achievements. Neither one of us is much of an achievement hunter, or...

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