Former City of Heroes developers talk design chaos, sequels, and the MMO’s enduring legacy

Last night, I happened to log into City of Heroes Homecoming just as the team was posting up the promised mega Q&A with former...

Massively Overthinking: Does challenging solo content belong in MMORPGs?

Star Wars The Old Republic's plan to implement new solo challenge content called Ventures in its Desperate Defiance patch raised more than one eyebrow...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO companies care about game preservation?

With game preservation back in the news thanks to Ubisoft's The Crew criming and the Stop Killing Games initiative, I thought it would be...

City of Heroes rogue server Sanctuary, which was hacked and sunsetted in 2021, is coming back

If you can stretch your mind back into the long, long ago of 2021, back when the open revival of City of Heroes was...

The Stream Team: Celebrating City of Heroes 20th anniversary in Homecoming

The big 2-0. Not many MMORPGs reach this anniversary in live status. However, some -- like City of Heroes -- can fight their way...

Homecoming celebrates City of Heroes’ 20th anniversary with a Paragon Studios dev Q&A

Believe it or not, this week marks the 20th anniversary of the launch of the original City of Heroes - and naturally, the officially...

City of Heroes Homecoming unveils huge community-driven base building initiative

If you've been enjoying our tours of our favorite City of Heroes supergroup bases and portal hubs on the officially licensed Homecoming servers, then...
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Into the Super-Verse: What to pick for your Incarnate powers in City of Heroes

Last week in Into the Super-Verse, I offered a quick explanation for how you can get started with the process of sorting out the...

Into the Super-Verse: How to get started with Incarnates in City of Heroes

It wasn't so long ago that I mentioned how pleased I was about City of Heroes matching my different intensity and goals after I...
City again.

Perfect Ten: MMOs that experienced a surprising comeback

It's hard to pass up a really good comeback story. We love it when a beloved something or someone is counted down and out......

The Daily Grind: What’s your most-used consumable in MMORPGs?

I've been thinking a lot of about economy problems lately - economy problems in MMORPGs, that is. It's a confluence of discussions, really: my...

Working As Intended: 10 more City of Heroes Homecoming base builds you need to see

Back in February, I revived Working As Intended to run a flurry of City of Heroes articles on the heels of Homecoming's formal license,...

The Daily Grind: What’s your current backup MMORPG?

I'm really enjoying what I'm considering my second wind in MMORPGs, fam. I had a rough spot in the mid-teens after the original Star...
they don't know i can't kill a basic boss

The Daily Grind: What’s the most expensive item you’ve ever seen someone buy or sell in an MMORPG?

I'm talking about in-game currencies, not cash-shop crappies, mind you! Last night, I attended a posh auction in City of Heroes Homecoming on the Everlasting...
When the lights go down in the city.

Into the Super-Verse: What kind of legs does City of Heroes have in the longer term?

So it's time to start talking about the future of City of Heroes. To be fair, I'm not talking about it from a financial...

Over 42,000 people played City of Heroes Homecoming in the last month

Last night, the City of Heroes Homecoming team posted some intriguing numbers on player operating systems that got speculation about the current playerbase size...

The Stream Team: Backseat Streaming visits creative supergroup bases in City of Heroes Homecoming

We already know that the playerbase of City of Heroes: Homecoming is extremely talented when it comes to creating portal hubs with the MMORPG's...

City of Heroes: Homecoming patches numerous fixes for power sets and Advanced Task Forces

It's been only a few weeks since City of Heroes' newly legitimate Homecoming servers saw the i27p7 update roll out, but there's another update...

Into the Super-verse: How City of Heroes shows its flexibility with how I’ve changed

When City of Heroes waved farewell in 2012, I had an army of alts who were, at most, in their mid-30s. And I loved...

City of Heroes fans celebrate new players with a Halloween haunted house and giveaways

If you've been enjoying our articles on City of Heroes' sprawling base-building systems, then you're in for a treat... or possibly a trick... thanks...