Holy toledo, Batman! City of Heroes is back!
The instructions for how to play are written here, in detail:
To create an account, first create a forum account for the forum I linked above. Then sign into the forums. Then go to the game account creation page:
Of the five “Homecoming” servers, the one that’s the “unofficial RP” server (aka the new Virtue) is Everlasting. We have C.E.C.I.L. up and running there. Contact @thermocline, @dangerosa or @balanced via global chat to get an invite.
Lots of fun nostalgia in the long-running CoH thread here: https://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=296158