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.

Massively Overthinking: The best cooking in MMORPGs

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You probably thought tonight's Massively Overthinking would have a gratitude theme, what with the holiday and all. Nope, not this time, although it's sort...

The Daily Grind: What’s the least appealing weapon in MMOs?

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A few weeks ago, MOP reader Bruno was joking with me about how crap it was that Hobbit Champions in Lord of the Rings...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 395: The grandma who stole Halloween

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Justin and Bree discuss WoW's Dragonflight prepatch, New World's fresh start, Ashes of Creation, Secret World's community mess, and AQ3D's Elvira event, with adventures in WoW, SWG Legends, and City of Heroes.

Choose My Adventure: Running face-first into the brick wall that is Neocron

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It's not often an MMO makes me ragequit, but hoo baby did I ever do that with Neocron. I'll digest on why I think I...
It's less of a secret now.

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite MMO conspiracy?

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You probably don't know this about me, but one of my hobby subjects is pseudoscience and conspiracies and why people fall for them. I've...

The Stream Team: Savoring the spooky season in City of Heroes Homecoming

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There's still a little bit of Halloween goodness left in City of Heroes and MOP's Chris is eager to get his fill! He's got...

Massively Overthinking: Do you have a love/hate relationship with specific MMO content?

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This week's Massively Overthinking is inspired by one of Justin's Daily Grinds, ironically. It was the one about the best online card game you've...
Alchemist!

Vague Patch Notes: Defining classic servers and progression servers for MMOs

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Something that I've been thinking about a lot over the past few days - for no particular reason - is the idea of classic...
Muahahahaha

Massively OP Podcast Episode 394: To pre-patch or not to pre-patch

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Justin and Bree discuss New World's Brimstone Sands, World of Warcraft's Dragonflight prepatch, LOTRO's inbound QOL improvements, City of Heroes Homecoming's big balance patch, and FFXIV's 6.25, with adventures in LOTRO, WoW, and CoH, plus a mailbag topic on useless inventory clutter in MMOs.

City of Heroes’ Homecoming rogue server has Halloween goodness on offer until November 1

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Just in case you weren't already aware, the Homecoming rogue server of City of Heroes has been rocking the creepy season all month long...

Aura Kingdom, Skyforge, and City of Heroes Rebirth celebrate Halloween

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Like a kid charging up and down the street to knock on every door and gather all of the candy, we're continuing to cast...

Perfect Ten: 10 MMO haunted houses to explore – if you dare….

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Happy Halloween! Or if you prefer, Happy Scare-Related Holidays featuring the Stylings of Ed Casbar and His Electric Teeth. It'd be the best of...

City of Heroes Homecoming has unleashed i27p5’s massive balance and powers level update

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It's patch day for the Homecoming, the largest of the City of Heroes rogue servers. Issue 27, Page 5 is rolling out to the...

First impressions of Embers Adrift, the Kickstarted MMORPG once known as Saga of Lucimia

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Those who know me will attest that I am not an old-school MMORPG player by heart. Every time I thought about getting into EverQuest...

Global Chat: Landing boots on WoW Classic’s Wrath shores

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With WoW Classic's Wrath expansion officially out, plenty of veterans of the Northrend Wars of '08 returned for another tour of duty. Among these...

One Shots: Fresh from the portal of death

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When he stepped through the portal and toward a brand-new world, this Dwarf didn't realize that he'd be disintegrated -- and an identical copy...
Now, this is important to state: I would also like more robots.

After weeks of teasing, the City of Heroes SEGS Engine project has released its ‘very alpha’ build

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Over the past while we've been covering the progress of the Super Entity Game Server (SEGS) Engine, a fan-run project that's trying to rewrite...

Ship of Heroes ‘doubles’ costume pieces and enhances its character creator

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It's been a while since we heard a super-peep from Ship of Heroes, as the project's been relatively quiet since its housing beta this...

The Daily Grind: How many MMO toons can you juggle at once?

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I may have overdone it with the City of Heroes toons. I'm currently working on a project to level several dozen characters up so I...
This is how we fall.

City of Heroes fans have (mostly) restored the game’s original 2012 forums

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Looking for a forum-based blast from the past out of City of Heroes? Maybe you want to re-read some of the story threads, look...

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