paragon studios

The former studio behind City of Heroes.

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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...

The Daily Grind: How can MMO devs make tank classes more interesting?

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Sometimes Daily Grind topics blossom from extended conversations in the Massively OP office. And indeed, the other day we were tossing back and forth...

The Daily Grind: What’s the most unloved class in your favorite MMO, and how would you fix it?

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I was trundling around playing on my Lord of the Rings Online server the other night when someone advertised for a Burglar for some...
It's not nothing!

Massively Overthinking: Have you ever returned to an old MMO and fallen in love?

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Earlier this month, MOP's Eliot penned a WoW Factor that doesn't quote but certainly does evoke the ol' Heraclitus quote about how you cannot...
Not so much.

Vague Patch Notes: Queues do not tell the story of an MMO’s success

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It's time to talk about queues to log in to a game, and you know what game we have to talk about in this...
Have you heard?!

The Daily Grind: What’s the weirdest activity you’ve charged MMO currency for?

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As City of Heroes Homecoming tests long-awaited recycling rules for abandoned names and characters, I've been contemplating what to do with some of the...
Effing OOPS

Perfect Ten: The MMO studios that keep whiffing on new projects

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Everyone makes mistakes, and that's all right. That's not necessarily a big deal. Yes, this is true when it comes to MMO studios too....

Massively OP Podcast Episode 386: Lord of Lord of the Rings Online

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Justin and Bree discuss LOTRO's mini-expansion and IP rights, Dual Universe, Mad World, Wrath Classic's prepatch, Alganon's return, and Guild Wars 2's Steam launch, with adventures in LOTRO, CoH, SWGL, and RIFT, plus a mailbag question on Ultima Online New Legacy.
I'm purely decorative!

City of Heroes Homecoming’s Issue 27 Page 4 goes live with its new music-wielding powersets

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The testing phase has ended, and the live update is now available for the Homecoming rogue server of City of Heroes. Issue 27 Page...
Ladies.

Vague Patch Notes: The perils of comparing MMOs to each other

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So the other day I read perhaps the worst Tower of Fantasy review I could have possibly read. It was most certainly not the...

The Daily Grind: Is the MMO genre thriving in scarcity?

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I want to talk about the MMO genre in the meta sense for a sec this morning. Every time I see another game pivot...

Valiance Online says it’s building ‘a solid foundation’ but hasn’t showed any progress this year so far

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While the City of Heroes rogue servers continue to roll and spiritual successors such as City of Titans and Ship of Heroes are vocal...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 384: The World of Warcraft we’ll never see

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Justin and Bree discuss Blizzard's financials, the canceled WoW mobile MMO, LOTRO remastered, the Riot MMO, and Legends of Aria's monetization, with adventures in RIFT, LOTRO, City of Heroes, and Fallout 76, plus a voicemail wishing for an MMO amnesia button.

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG offers the best leveling curve?

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Last weekend I logged into a City of Heroes rogue server to take my kids for a round of radio missions. I let my...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 382: Wrath Classic forecasts a frosty September

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Justin and Bree discuss New World's server merges, Wrath Classic's September launch, LOTROs 33.1, Pantheon's investment, and Chronicles of Elyria's mess, with adventures in RIFT, City of Heroes, and Fallout 76, plus mailbag entries on single-player games, rhythm-based MMO classes, and Firefly.
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The Soapbox: Why diversifying your MMO gaming is the smart thing to do

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Allow me to indulge in some retrospection for a moment as I sit back on my rocker, squint into the fading afternoon light, and...

Fan site compiles a list of every MMORPG rogue server and emulator still running

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Not every emulator project is as popular or as well known as Star Wars Galaxies Legends or City of Heroes Homecoming. To help bring...

City of Heroes: Rebirth rogue server adds cel shading and four new powersets

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City of Heroes is dead; long live City of Heroes! The superhero MMO's post-cancellation career has proven to be quite interesting indeed, with many...
This be he

Vague Patch Notes: Themepark MMOs need open spaces, too

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Let me start off this particular column with a story about Star Wars: The Old Republic. I've mentioned before how this was a game...

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