History VideoGame / CityOfHeroes

8th Jan '17 10:42:43 AM nombretomado
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** "Hail of Bullets" from [[GunsAkimbo Dual Pistols]], a perfect example of a [[TheLastStarfighter "Death Blossom" attack]].

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** "Hail of Bullets" from [[GunsAkimbo Dual Pistols]], a perfect example of a [[TheLastStarfighter [[Film/TheLastStarfighter "Death Blossom" attack]].
7th Jan '17 3:04:30 PM nombretomado
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** An odd case of Meme-turned-extra: During the Closed Beta of ''City of Villains'', A player on the Beta feedback message boards had posted confusion as to why your character didn't jump from gang to gang, using the already established villain gangs set up in City of Heroes. It was pointed out to them that a lot of groups (Freakshow, Devouring Earth, etc.,) would be ''impossible'' to quit, and some posted a few comical stories about a made-up incompetent trying to quit each different gang in ''City of Heroes/Villains'' with comedic results. More people followed suit, and eventually the "quitter" was given the nickname "Jenkins", and it stuck. (Which is possibly a ''[[WebVideo/LeeroyJenkinsVideo World of Warcraft]]'' reference, or an incredible coincidence.) Jenkins quickly became popular on the Beta boards as a sort of meme, rather than an actual extra. Later, the programmer behind the character Black Scorpion posted that he had just read the thread and found it to be hilarious. The very next update to the Beta had added "Jenkins", an Arachnos incompetent, to the opening tutorial wherein the villains PC has to save him in order to escape from prison.

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** An odd case of Meme-turned-extra: During the Closed Beta of ''City of Villains'', A player on the Beta feedback message boards had posted confusion as to why your character didn't jump from gang to gang, using the already established villain gangs set up in City of Heroes. It was pointed out to them that a lot of groups (Freakshow, Devouring Earth, etc.,) would be ''impossible'' to quit, and some posted a few comical stories about a made-up incompetent trying to quit each different gang in ''City of Heroes/Villains'' with comedic results. More people followed suit, and eventually the "quitter" was given the nickname "Jenkins", and it stuck. (Which is possibly a ''[[WebVideo/LeeroyJenkinsVideo ''[[Machinima/LeeroyJenkinsVideo World of Warcraft]]'' reference, or an incredible coincidence.) Jenkins quickly became popular on the Beta boards as a sort of meme, rather than an actual extra. Later, the programmer behind the character Black Scorpion posted that he had just read the thread and found it to be hilarious. The very next update to the Beta had added "Jenkins", an Arachnos incompetent, to the opening tutorial wherein the villains PC has to save him in order to escape from prison.
30th Dec '16 11:25:45 AM nombretomado
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** Additionally, one of the pieces of salvage you can gather for crafting invention origin enhancements, the Conspiratorial Evidence, reads: "[[{{DCAU}} Who knew that the simple aglet's true purpose was so sinister?]]"
** And of course, [[TheSimpsons The Inanimate Carbon Rod]], another piece of invention salvage. Its description simply reads: "In Rod we trust".

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** Additionally, one of the pieces of salvage you can gather for crafting invention origin enhancements, the Conspiratorial Evidence, reads: "[[{{DCAU}} "[[Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse Who knew that the simple aglet's true purpose was so sinister?]]"
** And of course, [[TheSimpsons [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons The Inanimate Carbon Rod]], another piece of invention salvage. Its description simply reads: "In Rod we trust".
23rd Dec '16 4:57:18 PM Gosicrystal
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[[HopeSpot All is not lost, however,]] as a large group of fans are starting work on a SpiritualSuccessor called ''VideoGame/CityOfTitans'' (after a successful Kickstarter campaign), with two other projects also in the works: ''[[http://www.heroes-and-villains.com Heroes and Villains]]'' (by a splinter group from the City of Titans project) and ''[[http://valiance.shogn.net Valiance Online]]'' (by a separate company that is also simultaneously working on a fantasy-genre MMO). And on top of that, fans continue to try to find groups to buy the original game and bring it back, with a fourth attempt being underway at the time of writing. There's also ''VideoGame/ChampionsOnline'', another SpiritualSuccessor by Cryptic Studios whose team incorporates many former Paragon employees.

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[[HopeSpot All is not lost, however,]] however, as a large group of fans are starting work on a SpiritualSuccessor called ''VideoGame/CityOfTitans'' (after a successful Kickstarter campaign), with two other projects also in the works: ''[[http://www.heroes-and-villains.com Heroes and Villains]]'' (by a splinter group from the City of Titans project) and ''[[http://valiance.shogn.net Valiance Online]]'' (by a separate company that is also simultaneously working on a fantasy-genre MMO). And on top of that, fans continue to try to find groups to buy the original game and bring it back, with a fourth attempt being underway at the time of writing. There's also ''VideoGame/ChampionsOnline'', another SpiritualSuccessor by Cryptic Studios whose team incorporates many former Paragon employees.



* LostForever: Formerly the badges from the tutorial missions. Ouroboros was added to the game for the explicit ''purpose'' of averting this trope; by the time the game closed, only the anniversary badges can truly be considered to be LostForever.
** Due to the game's demise, EVERYTHING is LostForever.
18th Dec '16 9:52:15 PM Ryulong
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An expansion titled ''Going Rogue'' was released in 2010, and introduced a GrayingMorality. Super-powered individuals in the MirrorUniverse Praetoria are tasked by the Emperor Marcus Cole to stop a terrorist cell trying to overthrow him, but the terrorists reveal that the Emperor, who is otherwise known as Tyrant, is not the benevolent leader the Praetorians are led to believe. The player decides to either be a Loyalist to the Emperor or join the Resistance, and along the way ultimately decide if they are a Hero or a Villain (after which they join the main areas of the game). Players of existing characters also unlocked the ability to change their alignment, opening up a Vigilante path for Heroes to fall down and become Villains, and a path for Villains to become Rogues before redeeming themselves as Heroes.

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An expansion titled ''Going Rogue'' was released in 2010, and introduced a GrayingMorality. Super-powered individuals GrayingMorality storyline set in the MirrorUniverse Praetoria are tasked by the Emperor Marcus Cole to stop a terrorist cell trying to overthrow him, but the terrorists reveal that the Emperor, who is otherwise known as Tyrant, is not the benevolent leader the Praetorians are led to believe. The player decides to either be a Loyalist to the Emperor or join the Resistance, and along the way ultimately decide if they are a Hero or a Villain (after which they join the main areas of the game). Players of existing characters Praetoria. It also unlocked the ability to change their alignment, opening opened up a Vigilante path paths for Heroes to fall down and become Villains, and a path for Villains to become Rogues before redeeming themselves as Heroes.
change alignment.
18th Dec '16 9:48:18 PM Ryulong
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''City of Heroes'' was complemented and paralleled by a villainous counterpart, ''VideoGame/CityOfVillains''. Players of ''City of Villains'' assume the role of a freshly escaped super-powered convict who may fit into a prophecy about a "destined one" whom it is said will rise to threaten even the most powerful echelons of the Rogue Isles villain factions. The two games overlap in select areas, including [=PvP=] zones and a [[GoodGuyBar no-conflict nightclub]] in another dimension called "Pocket D". The two games, originally separate subscriptions, were eventually combined, allowing players who hadn't bought [=CoV=] to make villain characters, and vice-versa.

An expansion titled ''Going Rogue'' was released in 2010, and allowed characters to change alignment and added a third starting location called Praetoria, originally a simple MirrorUniverse featured in a few high-level story arcs.

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''City of Heroes'' It was complemented and paralleled by a villainous counterpart, ''VideoGame/CityOfVillains''. Players of ''City of Villains'' assume the role of a freshly escaped super-powered convict who may fit into a prophecy about a "destined one" whom it is said will rise to threaten even the most powerful echelons of the Rogue Isles villain factions. The two games overlap in select areas, including [=PvP=] zones and a [[GoodGuyBar no-conflict nightclub]] in another dimension called "Pocket D". The two games, originally separate subscriptions, were eventually combined, allowing players who hadn't bought [=CoV=] to make villain characters, and vice-versa.

An expansion titled ''Going Rogue'' was released in 2010, and allowed characters to change alignment and added introduced a third starting location called Praetoria, originally a simple GrayingMorality. Super-powered individuals in the MirrorUniverse featured in Praetoria are tasked by the Emperor Marcus Cole to stop a few high-level story arcs.
terrorist cell trying to overthrow him, but the terrorists reveal that the Emperor, who is otherwise known as Tyrant, is not the benevolent leader the Praetorians are led to believe. The player decides to either be a Loyalist to the Emperor or join the Resistance, and along the way ultimately decide if they are a Hero or a Villain (after which they join the main areas of the game). Players of existing characters also unlocked the ability to change their alignment, opening up a Vigilante path for Heroes to fall down and become Villains, and a path for Villains to become Rogues before redeeming themselves as Heroes.
3rd Oct '16 3:04:39 AM Aribter-Nelson
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* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:Romulus]] and potentially anything and anyone related to Nictus/Kheldian storyline, including players. Hamidon did this to himself and his AnimalWrongsGroup in the backstory.

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* OhCrap: The player-base reaction to [[spoiler: The death of Statesman by Darrin Wade.]] Blue-Side lost one of it's strongest pillars, Red Side on the other-hand was far more horrified of their characters being in the same hemisphere as Lord Recluse when he found out. Sure enough both fears were fully valid in the end.
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:Romulus]] and potentially anything and anyone related to Nictus/Kheldian storyline, story-line, including players. Hamidon did this to himself and his AnimalWrongsGroup in the backstory.
2nd Sep '16 7:17:15 AM Peridonyx
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* RealityWarping: Some Power Sets, such as [[GravityMaster Gravity Control]] and [[TimeMaster Time Manipulation]], have wide varieties of physics-bending options.
10th Jul '16 10:02:07 AM nombretomado
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* KarmaMeter: But not of the {{Bioware}} sort. Rather, each alignment (Hero, Vigilante, Rogue, and Villain) has their own bar, and completing Tip Missions will give you an alignment point for the respective bar. After filling up the bar by doing 10 missions towards that alignment, you'll end up with a Morality Mission that will allow you to make the hard switch to that alignment.

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* KarmaMeter: But not of the {{Bioware}} Creator/BioWare sort. Rather, each alignment (Hero, Vigilante, Rogue, and Villain) has their own bar, and completing Tip Missions will give you an alignment point for the respective bar. After filling up the bar by doing 10 missions towards that alignment, you'll end up with a Morality Mission that will allow you to make the hard switch to that alignment.
4th Jul '16 12:13:12 AM arbane
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** Infernal, the heroic trainer, summons demons. And Malaise and his mind control, but since he's basically [HeelFaceBrainwash brainwashed], he may not count.
** And of course, once ''Going Rogue'' hit, Masterminds with demon-summoning or necromancy powers, or any Corruptors, Brutes, Dominators, or Assassins could become heroes.

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** Infernal, the heroic trainer, summons demons. And Malaise and his mind control, but since he's basically [HeelFaceBrainwash brainwashed], [[HeelFaceBrainwash brainwashed]], he may not count.
** And of course, once ''Going Rogue'' hit, Masterminds with demon-summoning or necromancy powers, or any Corruptors, Brutes, Dominators, or Assassins Stalkers could become heroes.
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