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: Picking the ‘wrong’ MMORPG class

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Last month, the MMORPG subreddit slept on a good thread about picking classes in MMOs. Let's wake this sucker up. "Am I the only...

The world is vanishing, and only DC Universe Online heroes can help

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No matter what your level of stoic cynicism is these days, I think we can all agree that having the world vanish is a...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 312: Written in the stars

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Justin and Bree discuss Elder Scrolls Online Flames of Ambition and Update 29, WoW Classic, Daybreak's Aliens Fireteam, and City of Heroes, with listener mails and recordings on MMOs that are more fun to play than watch, a 2010 time capsule, Blizzard's Mac thing, and out-of-touch pockets of MMO fans.

Whatever happened to superhero MMO Valiance Online?

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As one of the original community-led "Plan Z" superhero MMORPGs that sprung up in the wake of City of Heroes' original demise, Valiance Online...

Interview: Camelot Unchained lays out its innovative alchemy system

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One of the major slices of content being worked on in this current 90-day quadrant of Camelot Unchained development is its crafting system, specifically...

The Daily Grind: What’s your primary reason for alting in MMORPGs?

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Last weekend, I fell back into City of Heroes rogue servers as I do now every few months, and instead of making a beeline...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 311: The day the MMOs died

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Justin and Bree discuss Anthem Next's demise, Defiance and Gamigo's MMO purge, DDO's big news, Black Desert's free-play, Riot's MMO, and mobile Warcraft, with adventures in LOTRO, City of Heroes, WoW Classic, and Elder Scrolls Online, plus mailbag topics on post subs, Valheim, and MMOs as they used to be.

Massively Overthinking: Are MMO chat bubbles the best thing ever or an interface eyesore?

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One of the more unassuming threads to blow up on the MMORPG subreddit lately was one that asked about - wait for it -...

The MOP Up: World of Warships comes to the Epic Games Store

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Big boats need a big harbor, and Epic Games Store certainly can provide that. Wargaming announced this past week that World of Warships is...

The Daily Grind: Would you (or do you) play as a villain in an MMO?

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Our recent Massively Overthinking discussion on being heroes in MMOs got me, well, thinking. I'm just not one who really cares for labels like...

The Daily Grind: Would you play an MMO with randomly generated characters?

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MMORPGs are traditionally games where people spend a lot of time designing their characters. Even in titles where there's not much to character creation,...

Into the Super-verse: Will we ever get a Marvel MMORPG?

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While DC Universe Online is coasting high on its success in Year Ten, it feels a shame that there's no Marvel MMORPG to match...

The Daily Grind: Do you reroll the same MMO classes over and over?

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There's a whole group of MMO players who have always fascinated me: the type who keep rerolling the same characters over and over. For...

Massively Overthinking: Retaking Quantic’s survey to determine our ‘gamer type’

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Five years ago - yes, it's been that long! - we did an Overthinking in which our staff all took Quantic's survey to see...

The Daily Grind: Has anyone ever accidentally ruined an MMO for you?

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A few weeks ago, I was happily joyscrolling about home improvement ideas for my new house when I bumped into a comment that keeps...

Massively Overthinking: What MMO were you hoping to hear much more about this past year?

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So 2020 wasn't exactly the year a lot of us probably thought it was going to be in early January. Every bit of our...
Sort of?

The Daily Grind: What do you remember differently about older MMOs from what was true?

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Let me tell you, going back to an old MMO after a very long time away can be a shock to your memories. I...

City of Titans shares new video, screenshots, and 2021 update plans

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A retrospective of the last year's work by City of Titans is full of the looking back that one comes to expect out of...

One Shots: A friend closer than a brother

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When you are heading out to the dangerous wilds where dismemberment, face melting, certain death, or even experience loss might be around every corner,...
Hope for light.

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"MMOs are dead!" "MMOs are dying!" "We didn't get any good MMO releases this past year!" While I won't argue with the last one there,...

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