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MMORPG | Genre:Super-Hero | Status:Cancelled  (est.rel 04/27/04)  | Pub:NCSoft
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City of Heroes Forum » Paragon City Hall (General) » WTF City of Heroes is DEAD !

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  slygamer1979

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Posts: 80

 
OP  6/29/13 7:07:29 PM#1

what in the blue hell happened to this game i found out not long ago that they shut down last sept i thought it was doing pretty good.  

I found out when i was checking in i wanted to login and play some and BAM game is shut down :-/

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  shaddy33

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Posts: 77

6/29/13 7:11:03 PM#2
I feel your pain brother.
  Notimeforbs

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Joined: 6/28/13
Posts: 297

6/29/13 7:12:00 PM#3
It was live for like 11 years or so.  It had a good run.  There's no shame in putting an old dog to rest.
  Yizle

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Joined: 4/24/10
Posts: 530

6/29/13 7:12:32 PM#4

Woke up from a coma?

But yeah it does suck they closed it down and screwed over its subscribers like they did.

Was a fun game.

  sholo635

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Joined: 9/04/12
Posts: 13

6/29/13 7:12:58 PM#5
right in the feelings... :(
  Drakynn

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6/29/13 7:20:04 PM#6
Originally posted by slygamer1979

what in the blue hell happened to this game i found out not long ago that they shut down last sept i thought it was doing pretty good.  

I found out when i was checking in i wanted to login and play some and BAM game is shut down :-/

Have you jsut come back from deployment or something ?Because this was pretty big news late last year.The game was still profitable but not profitable enough for NCSoft apparently who wanted to shift resources elsewhere.

Whilst I don't begrudge NCSoft the right to do what it wants with it's IPs,the way they went about it was pretty shitty.The fien folk at paragon found out they were out of a job at the same time as it was announced to the world,at the tiem they were working on the next issue still.

Some of the paragon devs and fans are working on something called the Phoenix Project which is planning a kickstart in Spetember if your interested.

http://phoenix project missing worlds media

http://missingworldsmedia.com/forums/

  MMORPGtester

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6/29/13 7:25:48 PM#7

This is what NC soft does with ALL there games once there revenue drops below a set threshhold. This is also why it is not wise to invest any time or money into a game they produce. This is sad because some of there games that were terminated were simply ahead of there time.

(RIP)

Auto Assault NetDevil MMO Closed August 31, 2007. Dungeon Runners NCSOFT MMO Closed January 1, 2010. Dragonica (Korean Server) Gravity Corp. Casual MMO Closed July 13, 2011. Exteel NCSOFT (E&G Studios) TPS Closed September 1, 2010. Point Blank (Korean Server) Zepetto FPS Closed July 13, 2011. Tabula Rasa Destination Games MMO Closed February 28, 2009. City of Heroes Paragon Studios MMO Closed November 30, 2012

 

  Artair83

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Joined: 10/03/06
Posts: 47

6/29/13 7:28:23 PM#8
Yeah this was a sad situation the story wasn't over or anything. It wasn't really a planned shut down so much as an out of the blue investor closing. NC use to be my favorite mass mmo publisher but they definitely lost a lot of my respect that day.
  slygamer1979

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Joined: 1/07/11
Posts: 80

 
OP  6/29/13 7:36:13 PM#9

No on the coma i was just playing other mmo's and forgot about it for awhile but i was playing DCUO and remembered CoH was better and wanted to play that again. 

too bad i miss my lvl 50 stalker >_< 

they should've figured out a way to give that game a single player to play offline

but other crap mmo's are doing just fine >_<

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  TheScavenger

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6/29/13 7:38:00 PM#10

Favorite MMO ever, Auto Assault...killed by NCsoft

 

Second favorite MMO ever, Tabula Rasa...killed by NCsoft

 

Third favorite MMO ever, City of Heroes...killed my NCsoft

 

they make my favorite MMOs, but kill them and then beat up the corpse to a bloody pulp.

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  Yizle

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6/29/13 7:39:07 PM#11
Well from all the financials posted by Paragon CoX was doing fine financially so NCSoft screwing it over was a shock to all. But yes this was major news gaming wise for a number of months.
  User Deleted
6/29/13 7:54:40 PM#12

This is the site of the other "spiritual successor" to CoH.

 

http://www.heroes-and-villains.com/phpb/home.php

 

It's sounding like a loose CoH clone. I hope they realize that and make some adjustments so NCsoft doesn't try to sue them for copyright infringement.

  M1sf1t

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6/29/13 7:59:41 PM#13


Originally posted by MMORPGtester
This is what NC soft does with ALL there games once there revenue drops below a set threshhold. This is also why it is not wise to invest any time or money into a game they produce. This is sad because some of there games that were terminated were simply ahead of there time.

(RIP)Auto Assault NetDevil MMO Closed August 31, 2007. Dungeon Runners NCSOFT MMO Closed January 1, 2010. Dragonica (Korean Server) Gravity Corp. Casual MMO Closed July 13, 2011. Exteel NCSOFT (E&G Studios) TPS Closed September 1, 2010. Point Blank (Korean Server) Zepetto FPS Closed July 13, 2011. Tabula Rasa Destination Games MMO Closed February 28, 2009. City of Heroes Paragon Studios MMO Closed November 30, 2012 


I'm am in by no means a NCSoft fanboy as most of their games do not appeal to me. However I'm pretty sure this isn't just a NCSoft issue. If a company cannot find a way to profit off a game they will shut it down. NCSoft isn't the first company to do this after all and MMO's are business in the end.

PS. Having tried and played Auto-assault and Tabula Rasa I can say with a fact that they were both games that had good premises but horrible execution at launch by the developers who made those games. They died because they were not profitable and were not gaining any subs and thus no publisher or developer would justify pouring money into a product that effectively failed in the marketplace.

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  Yizle

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6/29/13 8:08:27 PM#14
Originally posted by M1sf1t

 


Originally posted by MMORPGtester
This is what NC soft does with ALL there games once there revenue drops below a set threshhold. This is also why it is not wise to invest any time or money into a game they produce. This is sad because some of there games that were terminated were simply ahead of there time.

 

(RIP)Auto Assault NetDevil MMO Closed August 31, 2007. Dungeon Runners NCSOFT MMO Closed January 1, 2010. Dragonica (Korean Server) Gravity Corp. Casual MMO Closed July 13, 2011. Exteel NCSOFT (E&G Studios) TPS Closed September 1, 2010. Point Blank (Korean Server) Zepetto FPS Closed July 13, 2011. Tabula Rasa Destination Games MMO Closed February 28, 2009. City of Heroes Paragon Studios MMO Closed November 30, 2012 


 

I'm am in by no means a NCSoft fanboy as most of their games do not appeal to me. However I'm pretty sure this isn't just a NCSoft issue. If a company cannot find a way to profit off a game they will shut it down. NCSoft isn't the first company to do this after all and MMO's are business in the end.

PS. Having tried and played Auto-assault and Tabula Rasa I can say with a fact that they were both games that had good premises but horrible execution at launch by the developers who made those games. They died because they were not profitable and were not gaining any subs and thus no publisher or developer would justify pouring money into a product that effectively failed in the marketplace.

 

Actually from the financial reports released by the company CoH was turning a profit.

  frogtown

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Posts: 59

6/29/13 8:11:35 PM#15

This is the first time I have heard of the new project. I really hope they can pull it together. I miss City of Heroes/Villians. It was probably the MMO I invested the most time in.

All the newer MMO's are trying to think outside the box which is great, but sometimes I miss my old favorites. That is the biggest downside to MMO's is that once they shutdown you basically lose the game forever. Hell I'm sure I have an old pong game still collecting dust somewhere.

  steamtank

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Posts: 390

6/29/13 8:50:49 PM#16

right in the feels...

 

the scars were just forming... new wounds all over again

 

the 3 superhero games on the market right now are bleh at best

 

i want CoH back so badly =(

ideally on a new engine with updated graphics... but hell ill take it as is... just turn the servers on

  madazz

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6/30/13 10:44:58 AM#17

I loved City of Heroes. Was in beta, got the special sprint graphic they later gave to anyone anyways, and played for years. I came back quite a few months before the game was canned, and they made a mess of it. The early stages were all refined and quite nice, but the end game was a huge grindy mess. It felt more like work than anything else. I wouldn't be surprised if the publisher/devs noticed that towards end game their retainment rate severely dropped off.

A good end game is not "do this before you can do this so you can go back to do this before doing this part which opens up this part for you so you can complete 1/7 things you need before you can compete in such and such".

  CthulhuPuffs

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6/30/13 10:55:48 AM#18

CoX was a great game. Played from CoH Beta through CoV Beta up until about 8 mo before it died.

Still have all the physical print CoH Comics (in plastic) they used to send out every month.

I miss being able to log in to my Fire/Fire Blaster and roasting some baddies

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  TeknoBug

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6/30/13 3:48:17 PM#19

Same, long time CoH/CoV player and after it went F2P I played a little less because I didn't feel obligated to spend more time on it due to no sub required.


I miss the game quite a bit, I don't even like DCUO and Champions Online shouldn't even exist.


  Sukiyaki

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6/30/13 3:52:55 PM#20
Originally posted by Yizle
Originally posted by M1sf1t

 

I'm am in by no means a NCSoft fanboy as most of their games do not appeal to me. However I'm pretty sure this isn't just a NCSoft issue. If a company cannot find a way to profit off a game they will shut it down. NCSoft isn't the first company to do this after all and MMO's are business in the end.

PS. Having tried and played Auto-assault and Tabula Rasa I can say with a fact that they were both games that had good premises but horrible execution at launch by the developers who made those games. They died because they were not profitable and were not gaining any subs and thus no publisher or developer would justify pouring money into a product that effectively failed in the marketplace.

 

Actually from the financial reports released by the company CoH was turning a profit.

Actually from the financial reports released by the company its not possible to see CoH was turning a profit. Neither reasonable profits,nor straight profits. So you might stop claiming that.

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