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Exploring City Of Heroes' Mission Architect Tools
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

The Escapist has posted a new article on the Mission Architect, a feature of NCSoft and Paragon Studio's superhero themed MMO, City of Heroes. The article offers comments from developers and players on the impact the tools have had on the game.

The Mission Architect tools are both robust and user-friendly, with the ability to add customized heroes as NPCs, choose from different settings like office buildings or caves and even instruct NPCs to call people out by name. For a storyteller/roleplayer who started out having to juggle playing multiple parts in a single evening and recruiting friends when she couldn't be in two places at once, this sort of automation is refreshing. Even better, once you publish a mission, it's available 24/7 all around the world, flatly resolving the common complaint of missed events due to time zone differences.

Authors not only use the Mission Architect to tell isolated stories, but flesh out and advance the backgrounds of characters or supergroups. Eric "Arch Mage" Recla, for example, creates weekly stories for his super group but still manages to sneak a bit of personal storytelling into his busy schedule.

"I have a villain that I try to tailor my missions around to make him seem larger than he actually is," says Recla. "It's hard to take over the world in this game, but it's easier to at least give the impression you're trying."
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