History YMMV / CityOfHeroes

3rd Feb '18 8:53:30 PM ThallianGold
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** Minds of Mayhem trial: An NPC ally will offer to revive any defeated players, at the cost of shortening the time limit to complete the trial by 30 seconds. Virtually every raid leader opens their instructions with "If Desdemonia offers to rez you, refuse".

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** *** Minds of Mayhem trial: An NPC ally will offer to revive any defeated players, at the cost of shortening the time limit to complete the trial by 30 seconds. Virtually every raid leader opens their instructions with "If Desdemonia offers to rez you, refuse".
** In general, any signature or high-level character is canonically an archvillain/hero or elite boss, making them strictly better than the player's character. This is true no matter the character's significance to the story, how many times you have defeated them in the story, or even their health in the story. This gets truly irritating toward end-game for City of Villains, where players may have to team up to defeat the Vindicators, TeenTitans [[{{Expy}} expies]], making it the equivalent of LexLuthor summoning the LegionOfDoom together to defeat Beast Boy.
30th Dec '17 12:51:58 PM Peridonyx
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* EvilIsCool: Lord Recluse, natch. InUniverse, he even receives RootingForTheEmpire (see below).
18th Nov '17 2:29:54 AM Nyte
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** Some fans view the seemingly arbitrary cancellation and shutdown of the game by NC Soft as this.
7th Nov '17 6:50:40 AM DarkStorm
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** Behavioral Adjustment Facility trial: In the second phase of the trial, [[UnexpectedGameplayChange gameplay changes]] from traditional MMORPG to TowerDefense, with the players acting as the towers. (This was usually handled by just havign everyone summon their Lore Pets, putting them on aggro, and letting them go to town. Other summon powers and ground-targeted abilities were recommended)

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** Behavioral Adjustment Facility trial: In the second phase of the trial, [[UnexpectedGameplayChange gameplay changes]] from traditional MMORPG to TowerDefense, with the players acting as the towers. (This was usually handled by just havign having everyone summon their Lore Pets, putting them on aggro, and letting them go to town. Other summon powers and ground-targeted abilities were also recommended)
5th Sep '17 3:13:48 PM Warwolf
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* ItsPersonal: Fans of C.o.H. ''still' speak of NC Soft in absolutely scathing terms over the loss of the game.

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* ItsPersonal: Fans of C.o.H. ''still' ''still'' speak of NC Soft in absolutely scathing ''scathing'' terms over the loss of the game.
5th Sep '17 3:13:24 PM Warwolf
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* ItsPersonal: Fans of CoH ''still' speak of NC Soft in absolutely scathing terms over the loss of the game.

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* ItsPersonal: Fans of CoH C.o.H. ''still' speak of NC Soft in absolutely scathing terms over the loss of the game.
5th Sep '17 3:12:51 PM Warwolf
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* ItsPersonal: Fans of CoH ''still' speak of NC Soft in absolutely scathing terms over the loss of the game.


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** Some fans view the seemingly arbitrary cancellation and shutdown of the game by NC Soft as this.
* NeverLiveItDown: City of Heroes is ''still'' remembered fondly by its playerbase, and NC Soft has never fully recovered from the blow it took to its image as a result of their shutdown of the game. The fact that their hope in seeing those players migrate to their other games didn't pan out pretty much ''at all'' has lead many to think they will never be forgiven for it by players of CoH. Given the vitriol they still get to this day, that theory may well be correct.
31st Aug '17 11:25:52 PM DarkStorm
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** Behavioral Adjustment Facility trial: In the second phase of the trial, [[UnexpectedGameplayChange gameplay changes]] from traditional MMORPG to TowerDefense, with the players acting as the towers.

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** Behavioral Adjustment Facility trial: In the second phase of the trial, [[UnexpectedGameplayChange gameplay changes]] from traditional MMORPG to TowerDefense, with the players acting as the towers. (This was usually handled by just havign everyone summon their Lore Pets, putting them on aggro, and letting them go to town. Other summon powers and ground-targeted abilities were recommended)



** TPN Campus trial: During one phase of the trial, any time you're moving around outdoors you've got a chance to be one-shotted by the trial boss -- a boss that, in all his appearances in other content, is a C-list villain at best. As a bonus, if you're the only one outside (say, because you're running back from the hospital after being one-shotted), guess who said villain will target?

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** TPN Campus trial: During one phase of the trial, any time you're moving around outdoors you've got a chance to be one-shotted by the trial boss -- a boss that, in all his appearances in other content, is a C-list villain at best. boss. As a bonus, if you're the only one outside (say, because you're running back from the hospital after being one-shotted), guess who said villain will target?target?
*** The fact that the mind-controlled protestors can kill you just by throwing rocks (even though they're supposed to be just normal humans while you're literally a godlike superbeing), but you're not allowed to fight back against them or your ratings go down (you need ratings of 500 to finish a phase), was also a very unpopular mechanic.
*** Also the boss himself, who in all his appearances in other content, is a C-list villain at best. He's literally just a normal human with normal handguns. But here, with no explanation, he's suddenly strong enough to take on entire groups of Incarnates (even one-shotting them with some of his skills), and you have to beat him three times before he stays down.
7th May '17 2:34:36 AM UltimateLazer
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* AmericansHateTingle: ''City of Heroes'' never took off in South Korea, with the full game release actually being [[NoExportForYou cancelled]] there after the beta failed miserably. Considering that its publisher [=NCSoft=] was ''based'' in South Korea, and are first-and-foremost looking after the Korean market, this is believed to be a major factor in the eventual shutdown of the game.
17th Apr '17 9:13:22 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Nemesis is either a brilliant schemer with a hand in friggin' ''everything'', or an egotistical blowhard who keeps trying to take credit for other people's work.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Nemesis is either a brilliant schemer with a hand in friggin' ''everything'', or an egotistical blowhard who keeps trying to take credit for other people's work.
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