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

The Daily Grind: What dead MMO needs more coverage?

One of the humorous awards we've given out in the past - but didn't in 2018 - was our award for the dead game...
It's never quite gone.

Paragon Chat is already planning an event for the City of Heroes anniversary on April 23

This year would have been a big one for City of Heroes as the game's 15th anniversary. Of course, the fans aren't about to...

Superhero MMO Ship of Heroes shows off group combat and shopping

Ship of Heroes just keeps on churning out the content videos! This week's entry in Heroic Games' long list of previews (26...

MapleStory 2 interview: The Soul Binder, PvP, music, the western front, and battling pay-to-win

MapleStory 2 charmed our previewer, our podcasters, even our writers when it came time for picking out the underdog MMO...

Make My MMO: The biggest MMO crowdfunding news of 2018

Welcome to a special edition of Make My MMO, Massively OP's regular recap of what's going on in crowdfunded MMOs, which we do...
Be here now.

City of Titans shows off its landmarks and moguls

In the City of Titans environment system, the buildings are divided between two separate yet equally important groups: The landmarks that serve as designer-created...

Ship of Heroes looks ahead to improved character editor and leveling tests in 2019

It's only natural to want to cheer on a group of superheroes, especially if they're making an MMORPG to fill the gap of one...

The best Massively OP streams of 2018

Massively OP's long-running Stream Team, unquestionably captained by MJ and her sidekicks Larry and Andrew, got a welcome surprise this year: Our newest writer,...

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v2.0

While The Game Archaeologist columns take up the most time of any project I do here at Massively OP, I absolutely love doing...

City of Titans delays Issue 0 launch into 2019 – ‘We’re still here. We’re still fighting’

You'd probably guessed it already, but Missing Worlds Media project lead Chris "Warcabbit" Hare has now confirmed the news: Kickstarted superhero MMORPG City...

The MOP Up: Echo of Soul returns

Korean MMO Echo of Soul is now back on Steam early access after the title was shut down back around 2015 and...

The Stream Team: Dog pile on Ship of Heroes!

Ship of Heroes is conducting another test, this time focusing on logging in a large chunk of players at once. It sounds like a...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO ability makes you feel ultra-awesome?

"Ultra." I'm bringing it back, people. You'll thank me later. In any case, a skill or ability that makes you feel incredibly awesome is all...

Massively Overthinking: Our favorite MMO stories of 2018

We've got a lot of awards going out over the next couple of weeks about the "best" and "biggest" of this and that. But...

Perfect Ten: MMOs to watch in 2019

The MMO genre is in a strange and uncertain place right now -- but also one that is quietly thrilling. We've long passed the...
Excitement? Not exactly.

Ship of Heroes opens registration for its first login test

It's uncommon for a development team to describe an upcoming test phase as "boring," since the goal is usually to get fans excited and...

Ask Mo: The hits and misses of Massively OP’s 2018 predictions

As we do every year, today we're going to peek back at the horrifying outcomes of last year's MOP staff predictions for the genre and the games within it to determine how well we did. After all, what would be the fun of making predictions if we couldn't giggle over our guesses a year later? So did we nail it or fail it? And did you fare better? Let's find out.

Ship of Heroes honors City of Heroes’ deathiversary with a support toon video

Six years ago today, the sun set on City of Heroes for the last time, but the game's not been forgotten. Among the title's...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 198: Manatee… in… spaaace!

Justin and Bree discuss Blizzard, LOTRO, Fallout 76, Star Citizen, H1Z1, City of Heroes, Elite Dangerous, Legends of Aria, and computer upgrades.
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Ship of Heroes talks plainly about its FPS testing from a technical side

It's very important to keep an eye on the FPS performance of an MMO, but it's also something that tends to not be discussed...

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