City of Heroes Closure Stirs Emotions; Massive Fan Reaction

Posted by Amerist (58 posts) -

As we all know by now NCSoft is closing City of Heroes and disbanding Paragon Studios.

This is actually something of a hugely emotional event for many of the fans of the game. People who have played it since launch and even survived the transition to free-to-play (only a year or so ago.) As a result of the announcement, Facebook pages have appeared, petitions have surfaced, even some celebrity authors have gotten behind trying to save it -- Mercedes Lackey and Neil Gaiman both have thrown in their support.

Let me know if you play City of Heroes and tell me what you think about the closure.

#1 Posted by Amerist (58 posts) -

As we all know by now NCSoft is closing City of Heroes and disbanding Paragon Studios.

This is actually something of a hugely emotional event for many of the fans of the game. People who have played it since launch and even survived the transition to free-to-play (only a year or so ago.) As a result of the announcement, Facebook pages have appeared, petitions have surfaced, even some celebrity authors have gotten behind trying to save it -- Mercedes Lackey and Neil Gaiman both have thrown in their support.

Let me know if you play City of Heroes and tell me what you think about the closure.

#2 Posted by Jrinswand (1695 posts) -

What do Mercedes Lackey/Neil Gaiman have to do with City of Heroes?

I've had the game sitting on my shelf for years and have never once installed it. I guess now I never will.

#3 Posted by Amerist (58 posts) -
#4 Posted by welshguy (40 posts) -

I've been playing this game for six and a half years and its one of my favorites. Its easy, not demanding for a casual player like, has one of the best character creation systems, there's a lot of freedom and honestly one of the best communities I've encountered in an mmo as well as having an interesting and fun world to play in. I used to play it every day (time and job dependent) but since that annoucement at the end of August, I've been on there once and got so bummed out I couldn't bring myself to stay on. I said my goodbyes to the supergroup I had joined and gave a heartfelt speech in the general chat that incredibly no-one mocked or criticized. And that is what made city of heroes so special; its players. I truly loved this game and the time I spent on there, I love my characters (my superman rip-off mainly) and played regularly with a lot of good people. What was amazing was that so many players expressed not just sadness at their game being shut down but grief for the developers too who had put so much time and effort into making the game what it was.

From what I understood, Paragon Studios had a lot of ideas in the pipe-line and there always seemed plenty of players on when I was on, so it seemed incredible that NCsoft would shut the studio down and kill the game. When they announced its closure I couldn't believe it at first, then disbelief turned to sadness that it was going. I won't be logging in on the final day as it will just be too damn sad.

So yes, I will miss city of heroes and quite honestly NCsoft can go fuck themselves as I will never play another one of their games.

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