paragon studios

The former studio behind City of Heroes.


Global Chat: One MMO gamer is trying to finish Fallen Earth before it’s gone

When you know that your beloved MMORPG is about to be shut down, what do you do? If you're the blog 24 Hours...
It ensues.

The Daily Grind: Do you actually engage with player-generated content in MMOs?

Two videos inspired today's Daily Grind. One is a recent episode of Extra Credits about player-generated content in games - what we've always...

Ship of Heroes’ character creation tool donor beta is set for November 1

Just an hour ago, we joked that City of Titans and Ship of Heroes were just about to have a big ol' showdown...

Perfect Ten: Kickstarter MMOs that raised the most money

The rise of crowdfunding in the mid-2010s swept a large wave of MMORPGs our way that might never have happened otherwise. For a while...

The Daily Grind: Should MMOs do away with stat armor entirely?

While I'm all about progression and acquisition for my MMO characters as they journey through the levels, I'm less and less enthused about collecting...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 241: The MMO industry reshuffles its deck

Justin and Bree are joined by Gamigo's Merv Lee Kwai aka Khrolan for a sponsored interview on ArcheAge Unchained, plus news on Guild Wars 2, Funcom's Tencent investment, Red Dead Online on PC, Raph Koster's new MMORPG, and adventures in WoW and City of Heroes.

Choose My Adventure: Figuring out the crazy train of Torchlight Frontiers’ Railmaster

So it turns out that the CMA readership would really like to see me run around with a murder train following me. This...

Ship of Heroes will let players save and share a costume file

"Okay, so which blue is it again?" "The third one down." "Down from the top?" "Yes, Frank, that's what down means." "Okay, is this good?" "...dammit, Frank, no, you...

Into the Super-verse: Why Ship of Heroes’ character customization tool is so important

What kind of hero are you going to be today? In most MMOs, that question and its possible answers are watered down and homogenized, but...

City of Heroes: Homecoming patches in the third part of Issue 26 with new stories and powers

At long last, City of Heroes players who have been aching for new story content have an option for exactly that with the...

City of Heroes’ Homecoming announces Issue 26 Page 3, Halloween content, and collab with other rogue servers

City of Heroes' Homecoming servers, rogue or not, are pushing forward into legitimacy. As we've been covering, the servers, which have been
We got it back, after all.

City of Heroes’ Homecoming rogue servers are now blocking copyright-infringing characters

Players on the City of Heroes Homecoming servers enjoyed a privilege they were never afforded during the game's pre-shutdown run time: While NCsoft was...

The Game Archaeologist: The day Dungeons and Dragons Online dropped the free-to-play bomb

By 2009, the MMORPG genre had firmly established a norm for its business model. For over a decade, a monthly subscription -- usually $15...

City of Heroes Homecoming is now banning accounts for… real-money trading

If you thought you could get away with a bit of gold-selling or gold-buying on the side while participating in City of Heroes'...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 238: Ten years of free-to-play

Justin and Bree discuss DDO, Bless, Book of Travels, Star Trek Online, City of Heroes, WoW Classic & Retail, Guild Wars 2, and LOTRO, with mailbag topics on static endgames and genre labels.
It can later become unreal, of course.

The Daily Grind: Are you a fan of dodge and joust mechanics in MMOs?

Deep in the bowels of a Reddit thread about WildStar vs. WoW Classic a while back, several people mentioned WildStar's combat as being...

TonyV leaves City of Heroes NCsoft negotiations, resigns from Titan Network

Over the course of the last few months, following the revelation of working City of Heroes server code out in the wild and...

City of Heroes: Homecoming plays with Rage crashes, PvP stuns, and Tanker powers on the test server

The PTS for the City of Heroes Homecoming servers is looking to tweak the knobs of the rogue MMO a bit. Yesterday's...
Oh, please be all right.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 237: Fallen Earth’s final glorious sunset

Justin and Bree tackle Fallen Earth's sunset, WoW Classic, going back to Guild Wars 2, LOTRO, Astellia Online's monetization, CCP's new MMO, City of Heroes, and a mailbag question on swatting.

City of Heroes Homecoming asks players what they want from a licensed server

Now this is an interesting development, and very possibly a hint at things to come, though there's no official confirmation of legitimacy one way...