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.

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City of Heroes: Homecoming starts its holiday event and improves long-range transport

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Oh, there's no place like City of Heroes: Homecoming for the holidays, for no matter how far you should roam... you can always get...

Ship of Heroes’ latest video talks mission creation and likely 2021 launch

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How do they make the sausage when the sausage is an MMORPG? Generally, gamers are quickly made to regret that question, but Heroic Games...

Make My MMO: Star Citizen offers a free-fly while Elite Dangerous is just free

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It's been a weird couple of weeks for MMO crowdfunding: Book of Travels teased a big update coming next week, Valiance Online and...

Massively Overthinking: Gratitude for the devs of the MMO genre

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Thanksgiving conveniently falls on a Thursday every year, which means it's the perfect topic for our regular Thursday Massively Overthinking roundtable. I've asked our writers what they're grateful for in and around the MMO genre the last couple of years - and now we're gonna do it again.
Not paying attention is not a mark of honor.

Perfect Ten: 10 MMO blessings to be thankful for in 2020

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There is no doubt that this has been a much more difficult year than most in many respects, almost to the point where it's...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 298: The one with the chocobo

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Justin and Bree discuss WoW Shadowlands, LOTRO, Guild Wars 2 Truce, Final Fantasy XIV, and Wizard 101, with adventures in New World and City of Heroes, plus mailbag topics on WoW marketing and our defining MMORPGs.

Ship of Heroes outlines its mission creation process, promises about 40 hours of content for an alt

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While the fact that Ship of Heroes is working on missions isn't anything exactly new, there is a dev blog posted...

City of Heroes Homecoming Issue 27 with its major enhancement overhaul is live today

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So it seems I picked the right week to head back into City of Heroes' Homecoming rogue servers, as the patch that's...
Sometimes it's about tweaking the right people.

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite ‘oh shit’ button in an MMO?

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Last summer, I put up a Daily Grind on how people feel about "oh shit" buttons in MMOs - you know, those long-cooldown...

Ship of Heroes previews new superhero costume options entering the beta

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While the devs of Ship of Heroes are certainly busying themselves with putting mission content together, it doesn't mean that they're not...

Superhero MMO Valiance Online apologizes for radio silence, discusses status of beta server

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Crowdfunded superhero MMORPG Valiance Online saw a flurry of activity earlier this year when it opened up a beta in conjunction with the...

Massively Overthinking: No-thank-you bites in MMO gaming

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One of the things I always try to have my kids do is take a no-thank-you bite of new foods. They have to at...
Nothing to add.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is seemingly cracking down on orgs and ‘politics’ in-game

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Back in October, we reported on a move by Joe Biden's presidential campaign to create an island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons,...
Yes, you all meet in a tavern.

Perfect Ten: The 10 qualities of MMO sandboxes

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What is a sandbox MMO? At first glance, it seems like a pretty easy question to answer, especially if you're going by Kickstarter projects,...

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite crowd control class in MMORPGs?

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I know that crowd controllers as a standalone class have long since fallen out of fashion - most MMORPG players don't even remember when...

Make My MMO: Wagadu funds, Project Gorgon eyes mid-2022 launch

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This week in MMO crowdfunding, we got a blast of good news courtesy of Project Gorgon player Drew, who got a tentative release...
Blessed not be.

Betawatch: Spooky scary Bless Unleashed closed betas

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Yes, I know, Bless Unleashed isn't scary... except for the specter of the original Bless that hovers in the background. Oooh, there's...

MassivelyOP’s 2020 guide to Halloween across the MMO world

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Take a pro-tip from a Halloween gaming expert: If you shout "Bloody Mary" three times at any MMO login screen, you'll unlock a secret...

Ship of Heroes shows off a Halloween-themed peek at its mission content in new video

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Sure, Ship of Heroes hasn't technically released yet, but that doesn't mean the game can't get in on some of the Halloween fun!...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 294: Butterfly in the sky, I can game twice as high

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Justin and Bree discuss SWTOR, New World, WoW, City of Heroes, and LOTRO, with adventures in Torchlight III, WoW, and SWG Legends, plus a mailbag topic on working in the games industry.

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