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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Requiem for a Dream

On 3:04 am Eastern time, the Guardian server of City of Heroes shut down forever.

There were many people in CoH that I loved, and more than a few that I outright hated. But never once did I feel apathy for this game or the people in it. They were my family in spandex. 

I will cherish the memories of the good times, and keep close those friends whom I met in game.


All those moments will be lost in time... like tears in rain... Time to die.


Just got a Facebook message from a friend:
You know how in literature they always have that symbol that's like "the loss of innocence?"  THIS IS MINE.


Yeah. I feel ya, dude. 

8 comments:

Falnfenix said...

i ran a TF with possibly the best team i've ever played with, and none were from my SG.  that actually bums me out a little.  the guys who got me into the game 7 years ago couldn't be bothered to hop in, even for just a few minutes, to watch the world burn.

Kylaia - my first toon, my first 50, and my favorite overall - stood guard on top of Atlas' globe in Champion when it all went dark.  i like to think she's still standing there, surrounded by her imps. 

and yes, i teared up a little when the server message came through.  i had hopes there would be a battle, at least, or some sort of cutscene.  no, those assholes had to turn off the servers instead.  i hope they realize how much money they've lost.

Linoge said...

I saw attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion...  

Sorry, no real actual input on this - I never played the game - but that is one of the best film monologues *ever*.  

Alexander Osias said...

Always meant to try this out, but I somehow never got the right time / tech setup to do so. And now it's gone.


Sorry to hear about this -- but the world will always need heroes.

The Jack said...

You forgot your dove.   I won't give my "normal" heat-death, center cannot hold.  Just a hope that the plans to start CoH on another host pan out.

On a tangent...  Is it "c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate."  or "seabees glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate."?
Part of me really gets a kick out of the idea of   these guys being all glittery
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seabee_%28US_Navy%29

Brigid said...

I"m so sorry to hear that.  My gaming was limited to asteroids at the laundromat in the late 70's,  different generation, but I know how important it is to so many folks.  Big hug, my friend.  You still have a lot of friends out there, different, "game inept"  perhaps but still friends. 

David Henderson said...

I did five years of CoH/CoV and loved it all. Had some great friends and played with one of the great SGs. Even if I have not played in a while, I am very sorry to see it go.

Oddball said...

Thought you'd like to know that the closing of CoH has also been hurting NCSoft's reputation back home.  The Korea Times recently ran an article in the *business* section entitled "'Unethical' Game Closure."  They site that this move makes no sense since it was still profitable, and the CEO has declared that they wish to move further into the global market place.  Oh, and they tag a wonderful statement on at the end saying that NCSoft's stock is now less than half of what it was before the announcement.

http://koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/biz/2012/12/602_126197.html

Erin Palette said...

Yes, I've been cackling wickedly while watching their stock fall. Couldn't have happened to a nicer company...

Regarding their desire for a global market:  I have no idea how they plan to do that, since they have closed their North American and European offices, firing everyone who worked there, and basically declared that all "Western" properties no longer fit with their corporate vision. 

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