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Fissur
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interesting, that sounds awesome!
Kheldarn
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I suppose you could call it that, yes.

We have a petition up on Change.org. We're using #SaveCoH on Twitter. We have a SaveCityofHeroes group on Facebook. Gaming news sites are covering what we do. There have been podcasts (including one on Blistered Thumbs). Blog entries. Physical letters written to NCSoft America and NCSoft Korea. A Unity Rally on the Virtue server. A donation drive to buy dinner for the staff of Paragon Studios at a restaurant that they were known to visit as a group. We have celebs who are telling them it's a bad idea. Felecia Day said it made her cry. Troy Hickman will miss his virtual home. Mercedes Lackey, after cyring, decided that she would offer to endorse ANY NCSoft product, for free, for the next 5-10 years (minimum/maximum), and wrote them a letter saying so. Neil Gaiman feels it's wrong of NCSoft to do this, and has said he supports the players.

And TonyV, head of the Titan Network, has been in discussions with NCSoft to get them to reverse the decision, or sell the rights to the game.

We Are Villains. What's Ours Is Ours. We Are Hereos. This Is What We Do.
Fissur
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oh? is there like a huge online protest going on?
Kheldarn
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We're not taking it. We're fighting back. We Are Heroes. This Is What We Do.
Fissur
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well they have to be patriotic... right?
Kheldarn
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The big problem is that NCSoft is now owned by Nexon, and we all know they hate non-Koreans. Just look at Maple Story for proof.
Fissur
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well that does sound about right...
Kheldarn
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Except the game was doing great. It was making money, and everyone was happy. NCSoft just decided to be big babbys and cancle CoH because it's not a Korean MMO.
Fissur
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Yeah I was quite sad to hear that they will be closing shop... sometimes there just isn't enough man power or money to keep a good game afloat.
Kheldarn
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(Original Announcement)

Aug 31

Farewell, from all of us at Paragon Studios

This morning we announced that Paragon Studios will be taking to the skies of City of Heroes for the last time.

In a realignment of company focus and publishing support, NCsoft has made the decision to close Paragon Studios. Effective immediately, all development on City of Heroes will cease and we will begin preparations to sunset the world's first, and best, Super Hero MMORPG before the end of the year. As part of this, all recurring subscription billing and Paragon Market purchasing will be discontinued effective immediately. We will have more information regarding a detailed timeline for the cessation of services and what you can expect in game in the coming weeks.

The team here at Paragon deserves special praise for all that we have accomplished over the last 5+ years. These developers are some of the most creative and talented people in the gaming industry. By now, we've all been given this news internally, but to anyone who may be reading this message after the fact; know that your hard work and dedication has not gone unappreciated or unnoticed. To any potential studios looking to grow your team; hire these people. You won't regret it.

To our Community,

Thank you. Thank you for your years of support. You've been with us every step of the way, sharing in our challenges, encouraging us to make City of Heroes better, more than everyone else thought it could be. We couldn't have come this far without you. I implore you all, focus on the good things of CoH and Paragon Studios. Don't dwell on the "how" or the "why", but rather join us in celebrating the legacy of an amazing partnership between the players and the development team.

Thank you, and I'll see you in the skies, one last time.

Andy Belford

Community Manager

Paragon Studios.
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