The long-awaited Issue #9 City of Heroes patch has been released. This patch includes the revamp to the Hamidon encounter, an Invention System that allows you to Salvage and use Invention Recipes - allowing you to invent uber-enhancements, costume pieces, and more. You can also find Auction Houses in both CoH and CoV areas, as well as new high-level PvE content - Statesman's Task Force - which is for Heroes only.
"We are thrilled to announce the release of Issue 9: Breakthrough, for City of Heroes and City of Villains!
Breakthrough is the ninth free expansion to City of Heroes since its release in April 2004. Issue 9 adds a whole new layer of game play to City of Heroes and City of Villains with the introduction of the highly-anticipated Invention System. Heroes and villains can collect “loot” in the form of Salvage and Recipes, and use it to craft new Enhancements, costume pieces, or temporary powers!
I9 also brings you Consignment Houses (Wentworth’s Consignment House for heroes and the Black Market for villains), a new Hamidon Encounter for both sides, and the high-level Statesman’s Task Force for heroes.
Check out Issue 9: Breakthrough today, and soar to new heights in Paragon City and the Rogue Isles!"