City of Heroes’ seventh anniversary is today -- which is amazingly convenient as this is an article about the 7th Anniversary of City of Heroes and isn't it neat how that all worked out so well? Gosh it is hard to believe that seven whole years have passed since we donned our first hero costume and rushed off to save the day, but there you have it!
Over the course of that 7 years we have seen and experienced 20 Issues of unfolding story lines and millions of players who have created more than 40 million Heroes and Villains and still counting. Players around the globe have earned more than 15 billion experience points in their journey to save the world or conquer it, with those experience points earned by playing more than 1,600 missions, 40+ task forces or raids, and more than 375,000 user-generated Architect missions -- enough content that it would require a single player to spend 3,900 complete days to play through it all!
(For the superlative-impaired, this is where you are supposed to be very impressed)
City of Heroes broke new ground when it launched in 2004 as the first successful comic-book inspired MMO, and the innovations it delivered set many standards in the MMORPG industry. Super-Sidekicking, user-generated content, virtually limitless character customisation, action-packed battles against groups of enemies, Epic Archetypes, a story-driven morality system, and most recently an inclusive and accessible End Game system to challenge the most experienced players are just a few of the numerous benchmarks the franchise has set.
Seven years later, City of Heroes continues to be the world’s most popular super heroic MMO! Of course the success it enjoys is largely based upon the love of the millions that have played the game -- we must not overlook that as it is an important element to the success of every MMO!
All of that is why we are completely stoked to tell you that beginning today, and continuing over the course of the next few weeks, Paragon Studios (them is the blokes what makes the game don't you know?) will be rolling out special anniversary offers and opportunities, including a chance to jump back into Paragon City with the Seventh Anniversary Reactivation Week where all accounts in good standing are activated for free starting Tuesday, 3rd May up through Tuesday, 10th May!
Dedicated gamers -- and those who wish to be -- should keep an eye out for some amazing special offers in the game, including substantial discounts on Booster Packs, Anniversary Badges, Loyalty Emotes, epic in-game battles in which you must help save the Earth from the invading Praetorian Army, and a personally autographed pair of Clark Kent's underwear! (OK we made that last one up, but wouldn't that be cool?)
For more information on City of Heroes and the seventh anniversary activities check out the official website over at www.cityofheroes.com.
In other news, we are reliably informed that Prince William is quite thrilled about his upcoming nuptials and we wish him well!
Posted: 28th Apr 2011 by CMBF
Tags: City of Heroes, PC, MMO,