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.

City of Heroes players have released a security-centric, server-inclusive launcher called Sunrise

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Back in 2019, when the City of Heroes community was still squabbling over who got to be in charge of what once a...

City of Heroes rebuild project SEGS expects to have an alpha by the end of the year

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Back in the long long ago, before last year's City of Heroes revival, there was a group trying to bring back the game...
I'm purely idiotic!

Make My MMO: Titan Reach and Ilysia head to Kickstarter

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This week in MMO crowdfunding, Titan Reach kicked off its Kickstarter, seeking $428,000 US to fund a modern take on an "old-school" MMO...

City of Heroes Homecoming emphasizes player-created content, bars ‘controversial political content’

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City of Heroes' most popular rogue server, Homecoming, is a fount of player activity these days, and the dev team wants to...

Ship of Heroes talks class picks, chaotic fights, and more beta events this fall

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If you were following Ship of Heroes this past summer, you know that Heroic Games ran several beta events for backers and looky-loos...

One Shots: When nerfing goes too far

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We've all seen classes and gear hit with the nerf bat from time to time in MMOs -- hey, it's a fact of life!...

Massively Overthinking: How we deal with burning out of MMOs

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Back in August, MOP's own Justin wrote a piece on his Bio Break blog about moderation in gaming that resonated with me. He...

The Stream Team: It’s raining invasions in Ship of Heroes

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What is Ship of Heroes up to these days? Invasions! Today the devs are doing a special event for players (backers or not!),...

Superhero MMO Ship of Heroes opens its doors to all gamers for this weekend’s invasion test

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Ship of Heroes is gearing up for yet another test of its large-scale invasion content this weekend, and it's inviting you. Yes, you....

The MOP Up: EVE Echoes racks up one million players

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It looks like CCP's newest mobile game is already a smash hit. According to the studio, EVE Echoes has already crossed one million...
Not a sharknado.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 284: Mommy, don’t let them take my Fortnite away

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Justin and Bree discuss Final Fantasy XIV 5.3, City of Heroes Homecoming, Daybreak buying Cold Iron, WoW Shadowlands' prepatch, EVE Echoes' launch, Epic's lawsuit, and the passing of Meridian 59's Brian Grene, with adventures in Valiance Online, LOTRO, and The Sims 4, plus a mailbag topic on industry stress for devs.

Valiance Online has extended its open beta event another two weeks

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PlayNYC, the newly digital games con in New York, ended yesterday, which means Valiance Online's brief open beta whereby anyone could play should...

Make My MMO: Crowfall extends its beta as the superhero MMOs vie for testers

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This week in MMO crowdfunding, Crowfall blasted into beta, becoming the latest crowdfunded MMORPG to break through that barrier. In fact, it's even...

Into the Super-verse: Early impressions of Valiance Online

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When I heard that Valiance Online was going to be running an open beta this week to coincide with the PlayNYC convention, I...

The Daily Grind: Do you play MMOs with ‘rested experience’ in mind?

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Let's talk about rested experience in online games this morning. MMOs call them all sorts of things, but World of Warcraft's has stuck...

City of Heroes Homecoming confirms NCsoft talks continue, plans new name, domain, and launcher

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Of all the City of Heroes rogue servers to spring up over the last year in the wake of the 2019 reveal...

Ship of Heroes is gearing up to test its ‘big battle capabilities’ this weekend

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Valiance Online isn't the only superhero MMORPG in full testing mode right now: Ship of Heroes is also rearing its head this...

After a brief delay yesterday, Valiance Online has kicked off its one-week open beta

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Do you want a taste of the next generation of superhero MMORPGs? From now through August 16th, anyone who would like to see what...

Superhero MMO Valiance Online’s beta is opening up for PlayNYC this week

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City of Heroes-inspired superhero MMORPG Valiance Online surprised everyone when it announced a few weeks back that it'd be opening up its...

Unpredictable aliens are invading Ship of Heroes next weekend

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City of Heroes veterans no doubt fondly (or not-so-fondly) recall the numerous Rikti invasions that happened in Paragon City over the years.

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