In the latest major free expansion for City of Heroes / City of Villains, Issue 9: Breakthrough, a new crafting system was introduced to players. Appropriately dubbed the "Invention System", players can now collect special salvage and recipes in order to make everything from new costume pieces to new powers and abilities.
Invention System (Heroes and Villains)
Using the highly anticipated Invention system, players acquire and collect â€œlootâ€ in the form of Salvage and Invention Recipes. These are used together to invent uber-enhancements, costume pieces, and more. This creates a world of new activities, rewards and character evolution!
Auction Houses (Heroes and Villains)
Where better to buy and sell all of these new items than in the new auction houses! Wentworthâ€™s Fine Consignments have sprung up throughout Paragon Cityâ"¢ while the villains prefer to do their bidding alongside â€œblack-marketâ€ trucks placed throughout the Rogue Islesâ"¢.
Statesmanâ€™s Task Force (Heroes only)
This high-level PvE content allows eight heroes to team up in order to face and defeat Paragonâ€™s greatest enemies! Completing this difficult challenge results in some of the gameâ€™s rarest loot!
New Hamidon Encounter (Heroes and Villains)
Not only do villains get their own end-game raid encounter with the â€œHamidon,â€ but the new experience is also brought to the Heroes side where players must use new tactics to bring down one of the â€œCity ofâ€s greatest threats.