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‘City of Heroes’ Welcomes User-Generated Adventures
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by Tony Walsh on April 28, 2008 @ 2:06 pm
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City of Heroes Lead Designer Matt Miller revealed today that players of the four year-old massively-multiplayer superhero game will soon be able to craft and deploy their own adventures using a built-in toolkit.

Miller wrote to the CoH community:
Similar in concept to our character creator, it allows you, the players, to create missions and story arcs for your characters and others to participate in. You’ll be able to pick the map, villain group, and objectives, as well as write the dialog and any clues needed for the missions. When you are satisfied with it, you can upload it and have other players across all servers play it and rate it. Fame will come to the players whose stories rate the best overall.
Overall, it's great to see CoH publisher NCSoft invest in this function--certainly for a four year-old game it's one of the few ways to freshen it up aside from injecting in-game ads into the comic book world. I wonder how the user-submitted content will be moderated: will NCSoft be able to stop users from creating inappropriate or IP-infringing content? Who determines what's inappropriate? And can NCSoft avoid another Marvel-esque lawsuit?
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