For the first time ever in MMORPG history, players have the power to craft their own missions courtesy of NCsoft's City of Heroes. Avaialable now as the "Issue 14: Architect":
"We are very excited for City of Heroes to be the first-ever MMO to offer this revolutionary new system to our players," said Brian Clayton, general manager and executive producer of the franchise. "Within two weeks of opening the beta version of Mission Architect to our community, players published an astounding 5,000 custom stories, representing up to 25,000 user-created missions. Such a steady in-flux of fresh content offers the capacity for endless adventures to City of Heroes subscribers."
Available of course to both Mac and PC players, login if you haven't already to begin hopefully what's to become a trend in the MMO world. Full features listed after the cut.
City of Heroes Mission Architect Issue 14 Trailer
You can create stories at any of our Architect Entertainment facilities spread throughout Paragon City and the Rogue Isles. Every facility has a host of Mission Architect Computers located either in the Main Studio or in our 'no powers' Studio B.
Local Stories are stories you're currently working on or that you don't want to share with the world at large. You can have as many local stories as you want.
While working on your Local Story, you can test it as if you were actually playing the missions. You can even have a team of up to seven other heroes and villains accompany you. While testing no one gains experience, earns tickets or any other type or reward except for 'Testing' specific badges.
You can publish up to three stories and share them with others. Each story can have up to five missions and each mission can have up to 25 goals. When a story is published others are able to see it, play it and rate it. The better rated your story becomes the more tickets you'll earn.
You can play the stories created by other players through the Mission Browser on the Architect Computer. The Browser offers a number of sorting options and filters to help get to the stories you want to play. While playing these player-made adventures, you'll earn equivalent experience as you would outside of Mission Architect. You'll also earn Tickets that you can take to a Ticket Vendor and redeem for other rewards, including unlockable content within Architect. When you're through with the adventure you'll be able to rate the story and leave a comment for the author.