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The former studio behind City of Heroes.

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City of Titans recaps efforts on music, powers, multiplayer, and more

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MMO superhero fans have been watching a slew of Kickstarted and fan-funded MMO ventures ever since City of Heroes was sunsetted - City of...

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite MMO public transport system?

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We talk about mounts an awful lot in this space, but what about the other ways that MMOs help us get around? Most all...

The Daily Grind: How often do you change your MMO characters’ outfits?

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One of the nice things City of Heroes' rogue servers did for the community was open up all the costume slots for everyone. Obviously,...
You know what Aymeric and Raubahn look like. Fill them in mentally.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 316: Talkin’ trash with MMO Fallout

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Justin, Bree, and MMO Fallout's Connor discuss April fools' day around the MMOverse, FFXIV's patch and PS5 beta, WoW's 9.1, Trove's Switch port, and Elyon's closed beta, with adventures in RuneScape, Wild Terra 2, Magic Legends, WoW Classic, and City of Heroes, plus mailbag topics on starting fresh in WoW Classic and irritating season passes.

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG has the worst ‘wealth gap’ between old and new players?

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Folks, I want to talk about money - video game money. I was surfing the City of Heroes subreddit a while back when I...

The Daily Grind: What argument does your MMO’s community have that would make no sense in other MMOs?

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I don't think it's possible to go a day on a City of Heroes server, back in the old days or now on the...
Small steps.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 315: The Wrath Baby strikes back

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Justin, Bree, Chris, and Tyler discuss Magic Legends' soft launch, World of Warcraft's price hikes, WoW Burning Crusade's beta, Elite Dangerous' Odyssey alpha, Raph Koster's virtual world manifesto, and Monster Hunter Rise's launch, with mailbag topics on when subs aren't worth it and why MMO currencies are just the worst.

The Daily Grind: What are some MMOs where ‘bringing the player not the class’ really works?

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Back during BlizzConline, I wrote a piece on Overwatch 2 that mentioned offhandedly that it sounded like Blizzard was creeping toward a "bring the...

The Daily Grind: What classes in your current MMO desperately need some love?

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So a while back I was thinking of rolling up a new Mastermind on the City of Heroes rogue servers I play, and so...

The Daily Grind: Are you a fan of ice physics and mechanics in MMOs?

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RPS had a fun headline a while back that made me let out a laugh while I was strolling through my feeds: We must...

Aliens Fireteam devs discuss City of Heroes’ lasting popularity and Cryptic’s canceled Marvel MMO

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Earlier this month, we finally got some hard info on Cold Iron's Aliens Fireteam, the Alien-franchise shooter that's been under wraps for six years...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 313: Hope you saved your game!

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Justin and Bree discuss the RIFT layoffs, OVH fire, Saga of Lucimia drama, Elder Scrolls Online and Guild Wars 2 patches, LOTRO's roadmap, and Ashes of Creation's delay, with adventures in WoW Classic, ESO, SWG Legends, and City of Heroes, plus mailbag topics on onboarding returning players, crafting MMOs, and Last Oasis.

One of City of Heroes’ rogue servers, Sanctuary, has apparently been taken out by hackers

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It appears as though City of Heroes' Sanctuary rogue server has suffered what could turn out to be a catastrophic outage. The troubles began last...

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite MMO bonus for not-playing?

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So I've been playing a lot of City of Heroes lately, and I've roped in my son to play with me, which is always...

City of Heroes’ Homecoming begins testing exploration missions, travel power buffs in i27p2

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City of Heroes' Homecoming players have a bit to look forward to this weekend, as Page 2 of Issue 27 has dropped on the...

Massively Overthinking: Picking the ‘wrong’ MMORPG class

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Last month, the MMORPG subreddit slept on a good thread about picking classes in MMOs. Let's wake this sucker up. "Am I the only...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 312: Written in the stars

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Justin and Bree discuss Elder Scrolls Online Flames of Ambition and Update 29, WoW Classic, Daybreak's Aliens Fireteam, and City of Heroes, with listener mails and recordings on MMOs that are more fun to play than watch, a 2010 time capsule, Blizzard's Mac thing, and out-of-touch pockets of MMO fans.

Whatever happened to superhero MMO Valiance Online?

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As one of the original community-led "Plan Z" superhero MMORPGs that sprung up in the wake of City of Heroes' original demise, Valiance Online...

Interview: Camelot Unchained lays out its innovative alchemy system

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One of the major slices of content being worked on in this current 90-day quadrant of Camelot Unchained development is its crafting system, specifically...

The Daily Grind: What’s your primary reason for alting in MMORPGs?

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Last weekend, I fell back into City of Heroes rogue servers as I do now every few months, and instead of making a beeline...

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