Editors note: Today is the final day of our review of the past, present, and future of City of Heroes. Be sure to check out parts one and two where we reviewed the 12 things other MMO’s still can’t get right that CoH nailed.
First, let’s start off with a reward.
That comes courtesy of Doc Leo who I first originally saw published on Twitter and Nethergoat’s site here. I do so love our community. Still handing out badges despite not being actually working anymore.
Speaking of badges, the new Lore document for the year is up and this one is a doozy. For those that don’t remember Positron opens up a google doc for questions and then chases down the old dev team and answers them. It’s always great to get some old bits and pieces filled in but this year’s doc is particularly good for two reasons. For one thing, Chris Behrens aka Baryonyx, dove deep into the cosmology of the CoH universe and provided some really great back story on how the universe was formed, who the Battalion (our next major threat) was trying to defeat, and just some good general stuff about the world. Also, we got a second badge out of the experience, originally rewarded to Positron himself.
Tim Sweeny is Black Scorpion and the stunt he pulled off was masterful. The entire lore document is here and worth the time if you’re a City of Heroes buff.
But now it’s time to talk the future. First of all, if you haven’t seen this video yet, why aren’t you paying attention?
This is the latest teaser trailer for City of Titans, one of the many spiritual successors to City of Heroes. The examiner.com has an article up about the latest and greatest news from the game, including updates about the costume creator, character importer hinted at from the Titan Network, and the reveal that powers are now being coded into the game as we speak. Additional press for the game came from Massively here. It was a good week for City of Titans fans to be sure.
Not to be passed over though, another game in development called Heroes and Villains is also underway. I haven’t featured much about it in the past but they are further along on the development of their game then was previously thought. Check out the full site for updates and news on their progress.
Another game, Valiance Online, also claims to be a spiritual successor to City of Heroes. While I haven’t had a chance to see much of this game, the reports I’ve read are that it’s a different kind of game but still about super heroes and all the fun stuff associated with them. I’ll be keeping an eye out for all 3 of these games and their progress in the future and I will let you know what I learn about them as time goes on.
And that’s about all we’ve got for the future of City of Heroes this week. Solid work by solid teams on all the various properties. I hope you enjoyed this look at the “state of the game.” I’m so proud of the community and the way it keeps chugging along despite losing our home. I can’t wait to see the future and where it leads us. See you there.