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.

The Daily Grind: How long do you trial a new MMO class before deciding whether it’s for you?

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I've been playing City of Alts... er, City of Heroes lately, and it's inspired today's Daily Grind. See, I like to maintain a list...

Ship of Heroes shows off player-made houses ahead of this weekend’s housing beta test

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This coming weekend will see a beta test focused on player housing in the developing superheroic MMO Ship of Heroes, and while there was...

Stream Team: MOP celebrates City of Heroes’ anniversary

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Does a game have to be live to celebrate the anniversary of its creation? No! But it is pretty great if there is still...
Never gonna get it, never gonna get it.

Perfect Ten: Things that turn me off from trying your MMO

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Hey, designers, we need to talk. So, if you haven't noticed, I like MMOs. And you're making an MMO. This should be a good...

The Daily Grind: Are you more likely to delete or bench an MMO toon?

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I'm sure I'm not the only one, but I hate deleting MMO toons, even when I'm positive I'm never going to play them ever...

Ship of Heroes is running a player housing beta test in May – here’s how to play

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Ship of Heroes brings glad tidings this fine Friday: The in-development superhero MMORPG is launching another beta period, this time focused entirely on its...

City of Heroes Rebirth rogue server introduces over 800 new costume options in Highflyers update

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Yesterday, the City of Heroes: Rebirth rogue server decided to take character creation, which was already full of enough choices at base to make...

DC Universe Online unleashes ‘suffering’ with this week’s Dark Knights patch

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"Suffering descends upon the multiverse," DC Universe Online ominously announced in association with this week's Dark Knights release. The new episode pits heroes and...

Massively Overthinking: The ideal MMO server setup

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Over the last year, we've seen multiple major MMO and expansion launches, and most of them went awry in some way or another. Final...
It ensues.

The Daily Grind: Has a patch ever saved an MMO for you?

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A while back, I penned a Daily Grind about expansions that sent MMOs wildly off course. Today, I want to do the opposite and...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 367: Day of the Long Charr

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Justin and Bree discuss April Fools' Day around the MMO world, Black Desert's Eternal Winter, FFXIV's Newfound Adventure, E3's cancelation, World of Warcraft's expansion rumor, and dwindling hope for RIFT, with adventures in LOTRO, DDO, Guild Wars 2, and City of Heroes, plus mailbag topics on epic MMO combos and the future of New World.

The Stream Team: Fighting against the Dreaded Mapserver in City of Heroes

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Just because April Fools' Day has come and gone doesn't mean that we can't take part in some seasonal silliness! For instance, the Homecoming...

The Daily Grind: Which MMOs are you hoping to play later this year?

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I keep telling myself, there are never enough hours in the day to do everything I want to do -- including playing all of...

April Fools’ Day around the MMO world, 2022 edition

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Whether you love it or dread it, April Fools' Day is happening everywhere, specifically to annoy copyeditors who have to fix that dang apostrophe...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 366: A blunder and a blunderbuss

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Justin and Bree discuss Guild Wars 2's next expansion, New World's latest patch, Gamigo's layoffs, Black Desert, and Elyon, with adventures in LOTRO, DDO, GW2, and City of Heroes, plus mailbag topics on MMO longevity and volunteerism in MMOs.

The Daily Grind: What’s the best gearing system in an MMO?

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Let me say something bold: I think the best gearing systems in MMOs are the systems that don't get hung up on gear at...

Ship of Heroes teases challenge missions and its 20-mile-long spaceship

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When a dev blog begins with "Massive Plasma Cannons!" you know you're in for something explode-y. So begins Ship of Heroes' latest entry, in...

Choose My Adventure: Why does The Secret World feel so bad to play?

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The Secret World is a good game. A great one, even. It’s worthy of all of the praise and adoration it gets from its...
NOW PUNCH! YOUR FRIEND! PUNCH, PUNCH YOUR FRIEND! GET OUT ON THE FLOOR AND PUNCH YOUR BEST FRIEND!

Vague Patch Notes: Pretty is boring in MMOs

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So NCsoft unveiled Throne and Liberty and it looks... pretty? I guess? But it looks pretty in the worst way. It looks pretty in the...
I love the nightlife, I love being marched in front of an enemy...

Massively Overthinking: How do alts fit into MMORPGs in 2022?

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Last weekend, my play group took a second batch of Guild Wars 2 alts to Cantha, and we found ourselves a bit grumbly about...

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