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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

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City Of Heroes: Going Rogue Features Revealed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story has posted a new article exmamining some of the upcoming features in Going Rogue, an expansion for NCSoft and Paragon Studios' super hero themed MMO, City of Heroes. In the expansion, hero and villain characters will become immersed in the new parallel universe known as Praetoria, which is governed by Tyrant, the evil incarnation of the game's main protagonist, Statesman.

To start out, there will be a new starting area called Praetoria which will run content from around 1-20. Players who create new characters can choose between Hero, Villain, or Praetorian, but Praetorian characters will ultimately have to make a choice as to whether they want to be a Hero or Villain. There will be ample opportunities for Praetorian characters to sample both sides throughout their progress, as well. Praetoria is also designed from the ground up with entirely new assets. They've built new roads, buildings, etc for the zone and it looks nothing like previous City of Heroes zones, including the lack of war walls!

There are also two new factions that players can actually join in Praetoria. The first are the Resistance, who are a steampunk-themed group fighting against Cole's (Tyrant) Empire. Praetorian characters who join this faction will be on their path to becoming a hero, and they will also recognize some familiar faces from City of Heroes/Villains in The Resistance, not the least of which is Ghost Widow, everyone's favorite ethereal super villainess.

Going Rogue will also introduce many new graphical upgrades in what is being called "Ultra Mode". Ultra mode is a fully optional mode that players with higher end rigs can run City of Heroes in to experience the game in a whole new light. Praetoria, as well as older City of Heroes/Villains zones will get major improvements to reflections, shadows, and water.

Of course, how can we forget about the new powersets? Demon Summoning (Masterminds) and Dual Pistols will be two new powersets to make their debut in Going Rogue, and the latter was actually demo'd at HeroCon. Needless to say if you're a fan of John Woo movies or gunkata moves, you're in for a treat! Dual Pistols players will also be able to select from several different ammo types including: Cryo, Incendiary, Chemical, and Normal.
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