Yesterday I suggested that City of Heroes needed to shake things up to fight the upcoming onslaught of Champions Online and DCUO — competition is good for the blood, after all. Following that, the team over at Paragon Studios pulled an all-nighter due to that intense blogging pressure and released the first news of their second expansion — City of Heroes: Going Rogue.
Okay, that’s not as catchy as “City of Villains” or anything, but it definitely appeals to stealth-playing characters. What? It’s not talking about dual-wielding dagger cheaters? Oh. Guess I’m misinformed.
Actually, any solid info about this expansion is minimal — what we do know is that there will be a mirror universe (where brown becomes grey, and grey becomes brown!), that players will be able to change their alignment from hero to villain (and vice versa), and that backstab will grant you a 200% crit, but only if you do it from stealth.
Good for them, really. I’m still pumped for Champions, but it’s always exciting to see MMOs expanding, especially after so many years. They darn well better add more than just new zones and the ability to flip sides — players will expect new powersets and playable features as well. But the faithful CoX players now have something to cheer about other than meow missions.