Eight years is an eternity for an MMO, and Lead Designer Matt Miller
is exceedingly proud that City of Heroes
has flown the distance. "I love the community that City of Heroes
has built, and watching it over eight years ebb and flow with new voices being added to replace departed ones, and those voices being welcomed with open arms instead of open hostility that they might find elsewhere," he writes in an anniversary address
Miller reflects on a few of the highlights of the journey for him, from his getting hired on to the team in 2003 to the insanity of the head start to the beginning of a bug hunting tradition among the playerbase. He also uses this address to promote the near future of the game, including Issues 23 and 24.
As part of the anniversary celebration, Paragon Studios
has handed out a free respec token
to each character in the game (the tokens do not stack with other respec tokens, however). Don't miss out on our own Massively celebration of the milestone, as our own Eliot Lefebvre has shared his thoughts
on what this anniversary means
for the game.