Ok, first, the big news. Cryptic and NCSoft have announced the first expansion for City of Heroes, called City of Villains. It is still in development, and the official announcement will be made at E3 this year. If you want to check out the press release, you can find it here.
Now, one of the first things that the community did was explode into a group of whiny little girls saying that they were going to cancel their account because they didn’t want to be subjected to PvP. So before you get your knickers in a bunch, allow me to quote Executive Producer Jeremy “Gaffer” Gaffney:
I’m travelling right now, so no time for a big update, but just as a quickie from a glance at the boards – City of Villains will have PvP but it will NOT force PvP on everyone as a free-for-all. If you want to be a hero who never once sees a player villain, that’s perfectly possible. Jack will probably have some more details later.
For other details, ya gotta wait for E3 Thanks again for the beta fun, all –
So there you have it. Awesome stuff in the works, so let’s just wait to see what innovative PvP Crytpic and NCSoft come up with to handle PvP and villains.
The other thing I wanted to touch on today was the official CAD CoH server. We’re all going to be playing on the Justice server, and we are forming a super group. I’ll have a site/message board up for it sometime in the near future.
In the meantime, if you want to join, or group up with us, once you get the game just drop me a message. Preferrably in-game. I’ll be posting my character name on Sunday morning.
In the meantime there is a thread on the CAD forums for discussing CoH. You can find it here.