City of Heroes (CoH) is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game based on the superhero comic book genre, developed by Cryptic Studios and published by NCsoft. The game was launched in North America on April 28, 2004 and in Europe (by NCsoft Europe) on 4 February 2005 with English, German and French language servers.

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City of Heroes is now allowing user created quests.

Posted by Henley on Apr 9th, 2009

User made content rocks, there is no doubt in my mind. I'm quite sure the other 300,000 ModDB members would agree as well. The problem is this content can only be found through word of mouth or if the content is officially supported like Steam Works content. Wouldn't it be great if more companies could see that creating the tools for their community to create content would increase the longevity of the game they are trying so hard to support themselves?

Enter City of Heroes, a MMO for the PC which just released a new update that now allows users to create their own missions and share them online with the other 100,000 people that inhabit Paragon City. The content can be made by anyone and can be used by anyone using their custom hero on any of the City of Heroes servers. Not only will characters be rewarded for participating in the quests but will be rewarded for creating them.

NCSoft wrote:First City of Heroes set a new standard for player creation and customization in MMOs with its Character Creator. Now, with Issue 14, this game takes another giant step, allowing players to design their own missions and story arcs to share with the entire City of Heroes community across all of our live servers. Using an intuitive interface, players can browse through other player created missions and create their own missions from the ground up. Players will determine details ranging from environments, mission objectives, and enemies, to written fiction and character dialogue; giving their stories nearly infinite depth and personalization.

Hey it might not be a full SDK, but anything that can allow people to create games of any kind is great in my books. Who knows this could be the gateway people need to discover a love for modding.

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Inquisitor_Lowean Apr 9 2009, 8:10pm says:

Wow. thats really cool. I wonder if free players can participate..

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Nickelpat Apr 10 2009, 12:29am replied:

Well uh, the only free player is a 14 day trial, I doubt they will be able to do it.

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Arxae Apr 10 2009, 5:49am says:

probably requires a certain level :)
i actualy hope there is some sort of quality controll :p

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General_Atrox Apr 10 2009, 7:33am replied:

Thats okay lol, since i have 2 level 50 Characters on both Heroes and Villains.

Also got a pile of other characters ranging from level 10-45 if i remember rightly lol.

Good times playing this game.

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jamro1149 Apr 10 2009, 4:28pm replied:

wow really? I got bored after I hit about level 32... Good game though, just gets old fast.

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