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
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The Super Entity Game Server (SEGS) continues to push forward with its version to bring a full-featured open source emulator of City of Heroes to the public. Before that happens there is a lot to be done, of course, as it is no small project to resurrect this game from the dead and reintroduce it in the grey arena of emus. For those cheering SEGS on, there’s a great reason to rejoice this week. The team oh-so-casually posted a development screenshot this week with the instructions to look at the lower right — where there just so happens to be icons and menus for two of City of Heroes’ classic powersets. Looks like a major breakthrough has been made! As a fun aside, it’s interesting to note that the City of Heroes subreddit is far more active than some of the subs for MMOs that are actually operating! Excited about the SEGS emulator? Cautious or worried? Let us know below! Source: RedditSHARE THIS ARTICLE … [Read more...] about City of Heroes emulator SEGS cranks up powersets
Last week our City of Heroes group assembled once more, this time for adventures in Nova Praetoria. That’s actually an area/expansion that I hadn’t ever encountered in the MMO to date, as it came out when I was on a break from the game. Unlike the “blueside” content of the Heroes and the “redside” content of the Villains, “goldside” exists in an interesting state of limbo that was a fascinating direction for the game with Going Rogue came out in 2010. Giving players the ability to switch allegiances and explore the more murky grey areas of comic book superheroes provided a much-needed third angle to the title — and one that I don’t see any of the upcoming superhero MMORPGs addressing. Just getting to Nova Praetoria was a bizarre experience of going through The Underground — a network of sewers and subway tunnels that I had never seen before either. Along the way, I bumped into these grotesque cyborgs that raised all … [Read more...] about City of Heroes: Welcome to Nova Praetoria!
I met up with my best friend last night, because for the last few months she’s been letting me use her basement to store some of my old junk — DVDs, CDs, boxes of books and comics and the like — and I was finally picking it all up. We don’t get to see each other all that often now, with me living downtown and her up in the suburbs, but there’s a reason why out of all my girl friends she’s my best friend, and why we stayed close even after so many years. She’s into a lot of geeky things just like me, and it was fun being able to catch up and talk about our interests. This made me realize, that even though my site is called “MMO Gamer Chick”, most of the time I don’t actually feel like I’m blogging from a “girl’s point of view”. I mean, I’m female, but that fact has little to nothing to do with how I experience games, and for the most part I think my posts have been pretty gender-neutral (all right, … [Read more...] about Girl Gamer Thoughts: Why Do I Feel Like A Quirk In Real Life?
Update September 2016: I included the latest biome, Jurassic Jungle. Update September 2015: I finally found the time to update all the pictures! There had apparently been enough complaints about some biomes being difficult to tell apart because the colours looked too similar, especially on the borders of the world map. At some point, biome-specific icons were added. You can now see them on my pictures as well! :) The world in Trove features different biomes and they all have a specific colour on the map. Sometimes, I want to farm some specific items that drop in specific biomes, but I have a hard time remembering which colour is for which biome, so I decided to make a list with screenshots. Having a blog, of course, I will not keep that list only for myself but share it with you here instead. :) You can also just use the picture on the left which shows all biomes in one single image (click on it to see it bigger or right-click and choose “save image as…”). Each … [Read more...] about Trove: Biomes and their map colours