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’s the best MMORPG for obsessive completionists?

I have been a lot of things in MMORPGs over the years. Raider. Roleplayer. Cat-herder. Merchant. Even killer. But one thing I've never really...

Perfect Ten: Helpful tips for returning to City of Heroes in 2019

With the (community-led) rebirth of City of Heroes in 2019, a rather interesting problem has arisen for this superhero title: Namely, players who...
Nope, you just sucked.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 221: Classic Warcraft flavor

Justin and Bree discuss WoW Classic, City of Heroes, Blade and Soul, Star Trek Online, Square Enix, and Dungeon and Dragons Online, with mailbag topics on how WoW Classic fits into the MMO genre and getting back into City of Heroes.

City of Heroes: All the public servers we know of, plus Reddit’s launch and Homecoming’s name release

A new City of Heroes rogue server has joined the chat: Specifically, it's the Reddit-backed server, and it's called Pleiades. It went...

City of Heroes: Homecoming concurrency, Rebirth and Reddit’s i24 servers, and the future of basebuilding

I had wondered whether the slow-drip release of World of Warcraft Classic this week would dampen enthusiasm for other games' rogue servers and...

Fight or Kite: Features MMOs could borrow from successful esports titles

This week I wanted to try something a little different in our PvP-centric Fite or Kite column and take a look at a...

Ship of Heroes is hoping to roll out its character creation beta in July

Ship of Heroes may be the youngest City of Heroes spiritual successor, but it's also the most likely to hit beta first:...

One Shots: Look – but don’t throw

It's pretty common to be frustrated by MMOs showing you things that you can't ever touch or play. Whether it be fantastic races that...

Lawful Neutral: What DMCA exemption victories really mean for MMO preservation

You might remember back in October, we covered how the US Library of Congress granted expanded DMCA exceptions for preserving online games. The...

City of Titans’ primer gets you up to speed on this superhero MMO

With City of Titans picking up development steam, the team figured that this would be an opportune time to put out a...

City of Heroes: Homecoming’s new home, EU players, multiboxing, SEGS, and… piglets

Good news for players of City of Heroes' Homecoming rogue servers: The planned server moves - from The Netherlands to new destinations...

Into the Super-verse: Getting to know City of Heroes all over again

It has been well over a decade since I played City of Heroes with any regularity, and yet when I saw that familiar...

City of Heroes rogue server teams activate i24 PTS, prep for tomorrow’s Homecoming server moves

Earlier this week, we covered one of the true-neutral City of Heroes rogue server groups, Ouroboros, and its efforts in restoring the...

City of Heroes community forms Round Table as Homecoming rogue servers count over 56,000 players

Multiple City of Heroes groups now say they're working under yet another initiative to bring the rogue server community together. "The Round Table has...

One Shots: What am I looking at here, exactly?

I guess I was asking for pure nightmare fuel when I issued a challenge last week to create the most disturbing and deformed avatars...

City of Heroes Homecoming delays move, plans EU server, offers XP boots, and battles toxicity

Remember how we were all preparing for an outage for the City of Heroes rogue servers run by the Homecoming team this weekend?...

Massively Overthinking: Do you play MMO characters you like – or characters that are objectively good?

Earlier this week, some Massively OP writers were hanging out in team chat talking about favorite City of Heroes powersets from back in...

City of Heroes’ Homecoming servers port to Canada this weekend, server status page is live

The City of Heroes Homecoming servers are packing up their bags and moving to new hosting this weekend, so you should probably expect...

City of Titans slips on some spandex while Valiance Online gets combative

While the Valiance Online team continues to be quiet on its website, behind the scenes work is progressing on the superhero MMORPG. At...

Leaderboard: Would you donate for a City of Heroes rogue server?

Last night's public announcement that the City of Heroes Homecoming team was changing its stance on donations and felt "comfortable" accepting them now...

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