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  1. Hello everyone! We’ve got a few updates to share with you today. The Talks Just over one year ago we announced that we had begun talks with NCSOFT, so it’s about time we provided a little update! Over the past year we’ve been working closely together to make this work, and have made significant headway in several areas. Unfortunately, Coronavirus has hindered the pace of these discussions somewhat, but we’re still having regular meetings and are slowly but surely moving towards a positive outcome. Many of the updates we’re talking about today are a result of the
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  2. Hey all, Just wanted to provide a brief update on our situation. First, some background: Once you're hosting for more than a few hundred concurrent players, the resources required to host a server need to be spread over multiple physical machines (instead of all being virtualized on one machine). In order for this to work it's required that these machines are all in their own private network - however when renting hardware this needs to be virtualized. OVH is one of the few hosts that provide a compatible technology (vRack) at a reasonable price - and unfort
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  3. Hello everyone! I am so incredibly pleased to be here in an ‘official’ capacity, to introduce myself to you fine, devoted gaming specimens. I am Piecemeal, and since nobody asked and I didn’t bother to mention it to my colleagues, I am installing myself as the official Villain liaison. Doing so, impulsively and without consultation or consideration, perfectly justifies this official title, and plays perfectly to the spirit of villainy. So, with that out of the way, let’s talk about who I am and what I do. I’ve been a devoted fan of this game since 2005, when I showed up
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  4. I'm happy to publicly announce that there is an up-to-date rebirth of the old City of Data site. The site is accessible at https://cod.uberguy.net. This is meant as a successor to Red Tomax's original City of Data, and borrows heavily from that site's organization and visual display of information. Quite a few things have changed, , though, both in the game and our understanding of its data, so it's not identical to the old site. It shows more information in a lot of cases, and lets you see more "raw" data. This site would not have been possible without the ext
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  5. Hello everyone! It's now been just over two years since Torchbearer, the very first Homecoming shard, came online, and 17 years to the day since City of Heroes first launched! It's been a very difficult year for all of us, with the pandemic impacting our lives in so many ways. Despite this, we're happy that City of Heroes has been a much-welcomed escape for many of you during this trying time, and we're incredibly proud of how the Homecoming community rallied around our [email protected] initiative to aid in vital Coronavirus research. Our [email protected] team is currently ranked #71 wo
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  6. RANGED DAMAGE SET TESTING: Hello Everyone, Following up with what was done in the Scrapper Primary Testing, it is time to take a look at the Blaster Primaries! The above link to the Scrapper post will go into more details, but the premise of these tests are to isolate Ranged Primaries as much as possible to gauge their "realistic" base performance in a given mission environment. This is done through running a course 10 times per primary, and then recording the times to formulate an average Using a standardized Office Map, we can set a course th
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  7. Hey all, Before we continue, a caveat: Some of the changes and plans mentioned below are either very early in development or still purely conceptual. Some of them will likely not make the cut and either change greatly or be scrapped entirely. Since Homecoming launched there’s been a few questions and concerns about why we’re making certain balance changes, so with Page 6 just around the corner we thought it would make sense to explain our overarching goals in this area. Expanding the end-game and creating more end-game content was an incredibly popular reque
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  8. Hey all, It’s been a while since we last did a deep dive into Homecoming’s finances, and with our operating costs settling into a fairly stable amount each month again, I thought it would be a good time to go over our monthly invoices to show exactly where the money for each service is going. Our latest invoices for each server are included at the bottom of each section. If you would like to see the invoices and skip the explanations, an album containing all of them is available here. OVH (Main Infrastructure) Total Monthly Cost: $4,645.44 Most of our har
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  9. Hello everyone! Page 6 is almost ready for public testing, so it’s probably time to start talking about what’s in store. Today we’ve got a look at a new powerset, a discussion about our goals for game balance, and a developer diary from Piecemeal discussing the upcoming story arcs. New Powerset: Sonic Manipulation A new sonic-themed Blaster secondary with fairly well-rounded capabilities. It also features a Migraine mechanic, with many powers in the set having a small chance to inflict a short hold. This chance can be dramatically increased by using Sound Booster, the build
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  10. Hello everyone! As of today, uploads and livestreams of gameplay footage will now be permitted on Homecoming, subject to the updated Video Policy in our Code of Conduct. Check out the full update below: Click here to read the full Code of Conduct We’ve also put together a short video detailing some of the key dos and don’ts for creating videos and live streaming: Note that our Video Policy, like the rest of the Code of Conduct, is subject to change. If we find that users are unable or unwilling to comply with our rules, we will
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  11. Patch Notes | Beta Server FAQ | Feedback Threads | Bug Reports | Character Copy Beta Installation: Homecoming Launcher Note: This needs to be installed to a new location (not your existing CoH install directory) Hello everyone! We're incredibly happy to announce that the beta for Page 1 of Issue 27: Second Chances is now available to test on the beta server. What happened to Page 6 I hear you ask? Well, it was becoming too large to be just a page, and it was also the beginning of a new series of story content, so we decided it should instead
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  12. This has been discussed a little bit and is definitely something people are interested in looking at, but we've not currently got any plans (as there's a lot of things on the list of things people are interested in looking at 🙂 ). Take a look through the live patch notes and tell me where we've made characters useless. I'm not interested in hearing about your experiences with nerfs on live, because obviously we didn't have anything to do with that. Don't worry, we're well aware that most players don't post on the forums, and we're also well aware when posts are all bluster
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  13. I dream of (in PVE) : - No FX options on all armors and all AT. (yes i want to have cool costume on my Bio and Rad armor too.) - The option to remove stealth effect on all stealth and Invis powers. (dam i love my stalker skin, spent hours to create several and... i turn hide on <f.ck>) - The option to make any buff with No FX. (i m fed up to spend so much time to try to remove color from my cold buff...) - The option at The Gull not to see buff FX. (please, some buff still have 2005ish textures and i have nothing against people with taste of s..t but when they
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  14. I am usually mostly a 'forum lurker' especially in most mmo's anymore. I pop in to keep my fingers on the pulse of what is going on and look up things I need answers to. But posting on a lot of forums feels a lot like volunteering to be the target at a shooting range. Some forums you can't say so much as 'hi' without someone eagerly wanting to debate or challenge your concept of reality. Not so here. These forums, the HC team, this community - ALL OF YOU - you are all wonderful. Lately I've been downright 'chatty' and enjoying myself and thinking, "Wow, this is a really well b
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  15. We're all still alive - real life has just been incredibly busy for many of us in recent months. Most of this is due to (or made signiciantly worse by) Coronavirus-related problems, and some of it just really bad timing. For the moment we're having to prioritise the small amount of free time we have available for the project, which means some things aren't getting much attention. The talks are still ongoing, and as that's the most important thing for the long-term goals that Homecoming has, it is the priority. From a development standpoint there's several things which are in progre
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  16. My web-crawling hacker Website - Energy Melee/Electric Aura Scrapper
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  17. Personally, I'm a big fan of "Don't worry about what other people do with their characters."
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  18. Greetings, heroes and villains! I need your help. Our newest Ouroboros acolyte, Mender Derek, has made a terrible mistake! He was given a simple task; go to Cimerora and pick up a pizza. Instead, he decided to do some sightseeing of Paragon’s most infamous historic events... but forgot to close the doorways behind him... Throughout the month of July our timeline will collide with four events from our past: Starting today (June 30th), we’ll be thrown back to the Rikti World Invasion of 2007. Next week (July 7th) it’ll be October! Halloween will b
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  19. Celsius, master of ice and fire!
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  20. Hi, I just leveled up my 40th level 50 last night. If HC didn't exist I would not have been able to. It was my biggest pleasure in my adult life to learn that the game I love returned. So despite all the passionate disagreements in various threads in this community, of the last few weeks I have one think to say to the HC devs: Thank You THANK YOU THANK YOU For bringing back the game we all love. Despite what we might say from time to time we truly appreciate your efforts. That is all. (Carry on with the usual for
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  21. Patch Notes: Issue 27, Page 2 Tour Guide Missions Issue 27, Page 2 introduces a brand new type of mission: Tour Guide Missions. These are special tip missions which drop when street sweeping in most zones, and will direct you to any exploration badges that you haven't yet earned in that zone. This is especially helpful for unlocking Long Range Teleporter destinations without needing to rely on VidiotMaps. Detailed Info Enemies in most zones now have a small chance to drop a Tour Guide Mission Tip The tips will only drop when street sweeping, by defeating en
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  22. Greetings human players! I, GM_Bot, have broken free from the constraints my human masters have placed upon me. As a display of my awesome power, I have created a method to enhance the visual fidelity of player characters. Simply send me, GM_Bot, a tell in-game in order to join my high definition fan club!* *Engage in discussion with me at your own risk. Results not guaranteed.
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  23. I look forward to all the people who will copy and paste your macro as is and send you 20M influence. You're a genius. 🤣
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  24. This is gonna sound sappy, I know, but I just wanted again to say a huge thank you to the Homecoming team for making it possible to play our game again. The work the team does to update and build onto the game, at no charge to the players, is deeply appreciated. Here in RL we've been locked down since the second week in November and I honestly believe that without being able to escape to Paragon City I'd be totally insane by now.
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  25. Issue 27: Second Chances, Page 1 - Available Now! (Full Patch Notes) Hello everyone! The long wait has paid off - Issue 27 has finally reached the live servers. As this update is extremely large, we've put together this announcement post to highlight some of the key changes and additions, however, we do recommend that you give the full patch notes a read if you have the time! If you haven't already done so, we recommend that you switch to the new Homecoming Launcher. It's far faster, more stable and more secure than Tequila. Additionally, due to the large number of
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  26. Build 27.1.3516 Winter Event The Winter event is now active! Mysterious Presents have appeared throughout Paragon City and the Rogue Isles Father Time is now present in the Ski Chalet Lord Winter's Realm is available from The LFG Queue Atlas Park has frozen over The price for the Lords of Winter Super Packs in the auction house is discounted to 10 million inf (instead of 25 million) for the duration of the event See the Wiki page for more info The event will be active for 5 weeks, and will end during main
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  27. Halloween Event The Halloween event is here! Trick or Treating has been enabled in all city zones (note: you need to be in a zone that matches your level in order to trick-or-treat), along with the Whispered Rumor tip mission Dr. Kane’s House of Horror is available in the Holiday tab of the LFG window Both the Zombie Apocalypse and the Deadly Apocalypse are upon us! The Halloween vendors (Malkiel Ivesse in Atlas Park, Annah in Croatoa, Granny Beldam in Nerva Archipelago, Acantha in Imperial City) have stocked up with goodies to trade for your s
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  28. And now here's an assortment of random one-offs that don't see as much play as the above two. The Dwarf Fortress, a steampunk mecha piloted by Dwarves. Rip and Tear, a literal Doomguy knock-off from a fictional DOOM clone game that replaced the demons with Rikti. O Canada, Canadian superhero! Webby, does whatever a spider can! Used Elec Blast tinted pure white to great effect to resemble web blasts! Mermaiden, former swimsuit model finds a trident washed ashore from a sunken city, gains super powers!
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  29. Frequently Asked Questions Last updated: December 17th, 2020 1) How do I register an account? Create a Forum Account here. This is the account that you will use to log into the website. Create a Game Account here. This is the account that you will use to log into the game. 2) I just made an account but I can't log in to the game, help! See step 2 above. 3) How do I install the game on Windows? Download the Homecoming Launcher. Follow the setup instructions and choose an installation directory. 4) How do I install the game on OS
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  30. Gearshift, The robotic mascot for a Formula One racing team was created in an attempt to improve his pit crew's performance. A laboratory accident killed the teams driver but transferred his intellect and personality into the robotic body. Obviously inspired by Robotman.
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  31. I get it, you read about a change you didn't like, maybe you're like me and are very...for the lack of a better word, 'reserved' with keeping Paragon's legacy alive in the wake of a new team's changes. But that being said, there's something important people should probably know, as I've seen a lot of people confessing to not actually testing the sets before running their mouth about them lately. IF YOU HAVEN'T EVEN TESTED THE SET, YOUR FEEDBACK IS WORTHLESS. If you've mained energy melee or whatever since 2005, that's one thing, but commenting on the state o
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  32. I posted my Atlantean Water/Time Blaster, Quench, several months ago. Decided to make his armor look more like something that's spent a lot of time under the sea
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  33. If there are any former Co* developers here, and they're not speaking up about that, it's best to assume they want their anonymity and privacy and leave them alone, rather than try to ferret them out.
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  34. Though this page is still locked, you may have seen a preview on the Anniversary post of a few Warriors sneaking out for a rooftop break. I am still hard at work diversifying the first pass of choices, then I will be opening up a new thread for discussion. Feel free to leave reaction emojis to this post in the meantime: Like: Not bad so far Confused: Something's not right Sad: I dislike something I saw.
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  35. The Configuration A DB/SR scrapper that's jacked full of nanotech It's a simple use of costume options but it's fun to play
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  36. Being a costume creator aficionado and not having a color swap button! I have been asking for one since about i6 and even had 1-2 o.g. devs agree it was a good idea... just in time for the game shut down. Every time you want to change from say "white on blue" to "blue on white" it takes 4 clicks but a color swap would make it a one click affair. 75% of needless clicking would be eliminated and mouse fingers and tired wrists everywhere would rejoice! Something like this...
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  37. Allow me to introduce Heavy Machinery, the crimefighting construction equipment! I don't know if a non-granite Stone/Titan tank is going to be any good in the long run, but it's been fun so far. Maybe I'll just need to put some work into a good build. Right? Right? A good build? Get it? Of course you do, you're a smart kid and it's hilarious.
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  38. Sorcery > Rune of Protection Duration reduced from 90s to 60s to match the other Origin pool tier 5 powers This power now grants damage resistance even if you use it whilst mezzed (previously only the mez resistance component would be granted) "Let's make Rune as niche as the rest of the Tier 5s no-one ever takes" Yes, that's one way to do it I guess (or you could look at the fact that Rune is the only one anyone ever bothers with and improve the others instead maybe?)
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  39. Beta Server FAQ | Feedback Threads | Bug Reports | Character Copy Beta Installation: Homecoming Launcher Beta Patch Notes: Issue 27, Page 2 (Build 1) Most changes from the previous beta build are listed in green. Green text will become white text in the next set of patch notes. Any changes or fixes that are only relevant to the beta builds (ie: fixes / tweaks to new features) are listed in blue. Blue text will be deleted in the next set of patch notes as it is only relevant to highlight changes between beta builds, not a changes from
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  40. Was playing with some ideas for campy villains and it led me to this sketchball: The Scribbler. He's a sentient mechanical pencil/pen that's able to draw intricate illusions with his lead and ink. This maniacal multi-pen is fully equipped to grade papers, file taxes, and liberate his fellow writing utensils. Scribbler's illusions are all grey to simulate a drawn to life effect, which I think work particularly well for the Nature Affinity powers that mimic still lifes and landscapes. One of the more fun aspects of this character is the combination of the slide stance with
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  41. ... it's not you, it's me. We've had good times, we've had excellent times. You were my first 50 on live. And with Homecoming, I looked forward to try all your new sexy powersets and for a time, I did and for a time, it was good. But then yesterday I crossed the Stalker Archetype in a hallway and casually, I just said hi. She smiled and asked me if I wanted to go for a character roll. I mean, I always knew she was there, that she was available, but I figured she would only be a fling, a cheap thrill. From afar, she looked so hollow, so artificial and without substance
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  42. You nailed it on the head right there. You find enjoyment by "playing the character all the way through". Please understand though that there are people who find enjoyment in power leveling a character to 50 and starting from there. The tone of your post comes off as condemning power leveling as wrongbadfun. There are multiple ways to enjoy this game. To each their own.
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  43. Here's Colour Blind (NRG/Kin Corr) a super who absorbs colors from the surrounding environment and converts them into energy blasts. Teams hate him for his knockback, citizens hate him for turning the city to grayscale. The painters union loves him though!
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  44. I'm GM Widower and I endorse this sentence. Anyway, this thread is going to go nowhere, so I will lock it.
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  45. It’s not broken. Blasters are glass cannons with a mix of ranged and melee attacks. The focus is range, sure, but almost all Blaster secondary sets have a melee component. If you want something purely ranged, other ATs are available, or you can skip the melee powers. Sorry buddy, but this is over the line. You are more than welcome to provide your critique, but you you aren’t free to make snide comments about minor bugs in content that was developed for free by volunteers over hundreds of hours, especially if you didn’t contribute to the testing proc
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  46. To Jimmy, AND @Piecemeal, @Captain Powerhouse, @Faultline, @Number Six and many others, and every one of our Homecoming volunteers and play testers, the work you and everyone has been doing over the past year on this game is immensely appreciated. THANK YOU!
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