There are two OP posts see the second one for even more information (stupid character limits)
is now live go swing there's also a pack of extra weapons that is currently free go get it!
We play on Virtue it's pretty swell if you like to team with people.
on new power sets, character creator interface, new power information
What Issue 21 Freedom
has brought us.
Paragon Rewards info
Looking for a trial or coming back? See the second post.
Hey I heard this game was going free to play, what's all that about?
OP shamelessly stolen from so many people... sooo many
It's free to play right now, if you have never played before now's the time to try it, if you used to play and have been thinking about coming back now is also a great time and you get some bennies those new free players don't. Just about everything that is known can be found here.
New Giant Monster Event
Free to play (incarnate content not included with free to play)
powerset proliferation out the wazoo
Three new powersets, Time Manipulation, Street Justice, Beam Rifle with more to come
A completely revamped Tutorial
Brand New low level content
to replace the old Vet Reward system
City of Heroes Going Rogue / Issue 18 - Shades of Gray
What's in Going Rogue?
Explore the alternate dimension of Praetoria and partake in level 1-20 content spanning four new areas. Become a member of the Resistance and fight Cole's empire or join the Loyalists and protect what Emperor Cole has created. There is no black and white here, only gray.
The Moral Alignment System by Narbus
- Nova Praetoria(Level 1-10)
The heart of Emperor Cole's dominion, Nova Praetoria houses Cole Tower, the Praetoria Police Department Headquarters, the Ministry of Technology, the Ministry of Information, Cole Transit Authority and the Civic Center.
- Imperial City(Level 9-15)
Imperial City is the commercial and entertainment hub of Cole's dominion.
- Neutropolis(Level 16-20)
Neutropolis is the industrial center of Praetoria and home to Dr. Raymond Keyes' revolutionary anti-matter reactor. It also houses Neuron's Tower and Lambda Sector, the training facility for Praetoria's military.
- The Underground(Level 1-20)
The Underground started as a means of transporting the vital materials of Praetoria without tarnishing the utopian look of the streets above. Since then it has become a staging area for members of the Resistance as well as a home for freakish Ghouls.
Once you reach level 20 you have the opportunity to make use of I18's Tip System and (if you own Going Rogue) the Morality System. Any time you kill a foe who is above level 20 (even if it cons grey to you) there is a chance to get a Tip about something interesting happening in the area. Tips are located in your contact window under a special "Tips" tab. You'll also notice five circles in this window. Each time you do a Tip mission, one of those circles fills up with an icon to show how your responded to the mission. These icons also serve as timers, as you have to wait 20 hours for them to reset and allow you to do another tip mission. Effectively this means you can do a maximum of 5 tip missions every 20 hours.
When you read these tips you will be presented with a morally ambiguous situation, and you will have to choose how you will solve it. For example, the terrorist Hollow Point may have kidnapped several people. You can either try and Heroically save the people he kidnapped, or ignore them and take down Hollow Point and the threat he represents because you're such a Vigilante. Or perhaps you hear about a mystical artifact that can supercharge the ice powers of whoever holds it. You can either Villainously steal the artifact to empower yourself, or Roguishly destroy the artifact because you can't rob banks when someone has buried them and you underneath an avalanche.
As you complete Tip missions, the morality bars in your Tip tab will fill, depending on how you are choosing to complete these missions. When one of the bars are full (10 Tip Missions of that alignment) you are eligible to take a Morality Mission. These are gotten the same way as normal Tips. The next tip that drops from killing enemies will be a Morality Mission. The Morality Mission does NOT have a choice. If your "Hero" alignment bar is full, you will be given a mission that proves you are a Hero no matter the cost. If your Vigilante bar is full, it will show that you're willing to cross the line, etc. Once you complete one of these missions, your morality will be changed to whichever type of Morality Mission you did.
As a Rogue or Vigilante ('Tourist' in the parlance) you will be able to move between the Rogue Isles and Paragon at will, through the Midnighter Club, Pocket D, the Rikti War Zone, or a submarine connecting Sharkhead Isle and Independence Port. You will be able to start Task Forces and Trials, and take Radio/Newspaper missions as well as Safeguard/Mayhem missions. However, you will be unable to speak with normal NPC contacts or start any story arcs.
As a Hero or Villain, you can start story arcs for contacts of your morality, and you can reaffirm your morality in order to earn Alignment Merits, which can be spent on Rare (Luck of the Gambler, Numina's, etc) and Very Rare (Purple and PVP) recipes. The first time you reaffirm your morality, you will be given 50 reward merits. Each time after that you will be given one alignment merit. You can also, once every 20 hours, convert 50 Reward Merits and 20 million Influence into one alignment merit. This is done at the box behind the B.O.T.L.E.R. in Fort Trident in Atlas Park for heroes and in the Trash Can behind the scavenger dude in The Crucible in Cap Au Diable for villains. Those locations are also where you trade in Alignment Merits for recipes.
These merits are only available to FULL heroes and villains. If you change your morality then you will lose any alignment merits you have
and will be unable to get more until you are a hero/villain again.
NOTE: Ouroboros is NOT a co-op zone. If you are a Hero or Vigilante, you will go to the Hero version of Ouroboros, and have access only to hero zones. If you are Villain or Rogue you will go to the Villain version of Ouroboros and have access to villain zones. You cannot move between Paragon City and the Rogue Isles via Ouroboros.
Ransim's Access Table
Do I look like the sort of man who'd go and find unsuspecting Japanese schoolgirls in short skirts and white panties and ask them if they want to see my "Cthulu Special"?