Although City of Heroes is not coming back (I think we all need to come to terms with that), many successors are waiting in the wings with their own vision of how a superhero MMO should be. Valiance Online, City of Titans, and Ship of Heroes all have claimed inspiration from City of Heroes and claim that they will be replicating some elements of what made that title work so well. But what did work well about City of Heroes? Why did it succeed when Champions Online, a title modeled after it and created by the same studio, failed? Why is City of Heroes so beloved, even years after its demise? Let’s hash it out today in the comments. Break down City of Heroes for us and see if you can’t put your finger on what made this particular MMO fly high. Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at … [Read more...] about The Daily Grind: What made City of Heroes work so well?
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Are you missing City of Heroes this week, what with the 14th anniversary of its launch and all? We are too. Earlier this month, we wrote about one of the many brilliant homages to the game, Super Entity Game Server (aka SEGS). But instead of being a brand-new game in the City of Heroes spirit or a combat-free (and relatively safe from legal action) client like Paragon Chat, SEGS is a straight up emulator that intends to restore the whole shebang. And apparently, the team is hunting for more folks to help speed up development. “We want to extend a invitation to those who have some C++ coding skills as we head towards our second release, and would be interested in volunteering to help out,” the SEGS team told Massively OP by email this weekend. “While the internet is a big place, it’s also not as easy to get a message out. Hence why we’re making sure we offer this to anyone who could be interested. As for people who have no coding experience, there is room … [Read more...] about Missing 14-year-old City of Heroes? The SEGS emulator is looking for coders
Celebration might not be quite the right word to use when referring to the City of Heroes anniversary, but that doesn’t mean fans don’t want to gather and commemorate the occasion. That’s exactly what the MOP family will be doing. Come listen to favorite stories and memories as the gang hangs out in Paragon Chat. Join us live at 8:00 p.m. to fly, super leap, and sprint back in time to remember… What: City of Heroes Who: Bree Royce and MJ GuthrieWhen: 8:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday, April 28th, 2018 Enjoy the show! Having trouble with our live feed or chat? Visit the OPTV channel on Twitch in your browser or on your mobile device. Missed a part of the show? Don’t worry; we’ll post the complete stream here when it’s over, and you can always check out past streams and playlists posted in our videos collection! SHARE THIS ARTICLE … [Read more...] about The Stream Team: Partying in Paragon Chat to celebrate City of Heroes’ anniversary
If you’re feeling the burning desire to reminisce in City of Heroes and hang out with other people who understand why it was so damn magical, today is your day. The HERC crew at the Titan Network have put together their annual shindig, running today from 3 p.m. EDT for about eight hours, so you can swing by as time permits or camp out the entire day. Organizers say there will be several costume contests again, this time themed around the different origins, as well as a character biography contest. A lot of folks don’t know what Paragon Chat is, so let me explain a bit: It’s basically a version of the City of Heroes client that you can use to log into a very scaled back version of the real game complete with other people. You can roll and customize characters, chat with other players, fully tour the maps, and make use of some nostalgic travel skills. The main thing you can’t do? Fight. The baddies and combat skills aren’t in there. If you’d like to … [Read more...] about Here’s how to Celebrate City of Heroes’ 14th anniversary in Paragon Chat today
Former City of Heroes players have plenty of options to try to fill the void of their favorite MMO. There’s a chat shell that uses the original client, there are superhero MMOs out right now, there are multiple superhero MMOs in development, and now, there’s a City of Heroes emulator for those who don’t mind walking on the grey side of legality. The project is Super Entity Game Server (or SEGS for short), which allows fans to run their own City of Heroes server. SEGS has just put out its first public release and compares itself to SWGemu in focus and goals. Right now the client is fairly limited, allowing players to make characters and walk around Atlas Park, but the team hopes that it will be expanded to include all of the content that City of Heroes had when it closed down. “Basically, SEGS will be a full server for the CoX game,” the team said. “You’ll be able to play missions, interact with NPCs and collect badges and such. Just like … [Read more...] about City of Heroes emulator pumps out its first public release