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.

Make My MMO: The biggest MMO crowdfunding news of 2020

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Welcome to a special edition of Make My MMO, Massively OP's weekly and sometimes biweekly recap of the big news in crowdfunded MMOs. If you're...

Massively OP’s 2020 Awards: Most Anticipated MMO

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MassivelyOP’s end-of-the-year awards for 2020 continue today with our award for Most Anticipated MMO, which was awarded to Book of Travels and Torchlight Frontiers...

Ship of Heroes presents a nightmare after Christmas with new holiday video

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While Apotheosis City isn't open for business -- not just yet! -- Ship of Heroes is nevertheless laying the groundwork for spectacular holiday events...

The Daily Grind: What MMO abilities make you feel like a rock star?

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I'll admit that there's a shade of vanity that prompts me to bust out my best and most noticeable skills whenever I'm in an...

Into the Super-verse: A heroic year of superhero MMO development

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As we get ready to tuck 2020 into the annals of history and venture into the wilds of 2021, it's a good time for...

One Shots: Memories in crystal

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We don't just take screenshots of MMOs to impress each other but to cement memories that would otherwise fade away to the ravages of...

Massively OP’s 2020 Awards: Biggest MMO Surprise of 2020

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MassivelyOP’s end-of-the-year awards for 2020 continue today with our award for Biggest MMO Surprise of 2020, which was awarded to the revival of City...

Winter holiday events around the MMO universe, 2020 edition

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Ho ho ho, it's Santa's younger brother Derrick here to do all of the jobs that Nick can't be bothered with this holiday season!...
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Vague Patch Notes: The verbs of MMOs

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Even if you don't like crafting, you should care if your MMO of choice has meaningful crafting. And you should especially care if it...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 301: Hurtling into Oblivion

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Justin and Bree discuss Elder Scrolls Online's Gates of Oblivion, Crimson Desert, Elite Odyssey, Ark 2, Black Desert, WoW Shadowlands, PSO2, LOTRO, EverQuest, and FFXIV, with adventures in WoW, SWTOR, and CoH, and a mailbag topic on CoH Brutes that spirals into meta and endgame discussion.

Massively OP’s 2020 Awards: Best MMO Character Customization

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MassivelyOP’s end-of-the-year awards for 2020 continue today with... what's this? A brand-new award? Yep! This year we're debuting a new formal award for Best...

The Daily Grind: What was the best MMO emulator or rogue server in 2020?

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Fun fact: We came up with "rogue server" last year in an attempt to disambiguate the word "emulator" and remove some of the whitewash...

Ask Mo: The hits and misses of MassivelyOP’s 2020 predictions

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Last December, when we sat down to write out our annual MMO predictions for 2020, I don't think anyone had "biggest global pandemic in...
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Vague Patch Notes: Defining the vague mass that is the MMO community

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The community is important when it comes to talking about an MMO. This is an established fact; I wrote an entire column about how...

Massively OP’s 2020 Awards: Most Underrated MMO

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Welcome to Massively Overpowered's formal end-of-the-year 2020 awards! Every year, we poll our writers on the best and worst MMOs, stories, studios, and trends and...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 300: It’s beginning to feel a lot like Daybreak

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Justin and Bree discuss the Daybreak sale, World of Warcraft, SWTOR, City of Heroes, Skyforge, and min-maxing in MMOs in this live-recorded 300th podcast.
Venting prevents ex-plo-si-on.

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG has the best graphical appeal in 2020?

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OK, graphics snobs, this unofficial annual award is for you. Now, I will play an old, clunky, beloved sandbox for a really long time. And...

Massively Uplifting: Giving while giving thanks as ARK, Ashes of Creation, Rainbow Six Siege, and more support charity

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Around these parts, November highlights giving thanks (though no country has a monopoly on the practice!), and this past month not only gave us...

LOTRO Legendarium: What Daybreak’s sale revealed about LOTRO

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Just when I thought we were getting to a quieter point in the year where I could engage in a leisurely wrap-up of the...
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City of Heroes: Homecoming starts its holiday event and improves long-range transport

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Oh, there's no place like City of Heroes: Homecoming for the holidays, for no matter how far you should roam... you can always get back...

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