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Note to CoH/V fans: this is not your usual "loosely based on a concept" type of novel. Where possible, I tried to follow actual missions as closely as I could in telling this story. Actual monologues of NPCs have been woven into dialogues, where it was possible and where it furthered the story. Some dialogue from players has been included, although I have changed the names. Starfire was a real SuperGroup on Liberty server, and the members gave me their permission to write this novel and include both their characters' names, and to write about their personalities as best I could.
Having just discovered Paragon Chat, Jon, Lin, and a "cast of thousands" will be appearing there randomly. ;-) See Paragon Chat information at the bottom of this page.
What is Paragon Chat? It's a program that resurrects the City of Heroes program as a zombie of itself. It "wakes up" the original program and attaches it to an XMPP server so it can be used as a 3D chat environment.
What you get:
Character Creation, and the ability to save characters.
(If you saved characters with Titan's SentinelPlus, you can salvage costume information and use it)
(If you "Save"d any costumes at Icon, those may re-appear in Character Creation, and at Icon)
The ability to enter zones and other maps without a mapserver.
The ability to see other PC users in your maps, and they can see your toon in theirs.
The usual CoX style chat with other PC users.
Travel powers: Flight, SuperSpeed, and SuperJump (they are still working on Teleport).
Tunnels and other zone doors work.
Some doors work, such as doors into Icon and stores. Icon itself is fully operational.
Ten costume slots, and a never-ending supply of costume tokens.
What you do not get:
No mob spawns.
Contacts are there, but don't talk to you.
My Hints for installing Paragon Chat
updated June 8, 2016; originally uploaded January 1, 2013