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Missing COH

waynejr2waynejr2 Member EpicPosts: 7,768
edited March 2018 in The Pub at MMORPG.COM
Today I find myself missing City of Heroes after watching this old video:

 

http://www.youhaventlived.com/qblog/2010/QBlog190810A.html  

Epic Music:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAigCvelkhQ&list=PLo9FRw1AkDuQLEz7Gvvaz3ideB2NpFtT1

https://archive.org/details/softwarelibrary_msdos?&sort=-downloads&page=1

Kyleran:  "Now there's the real trick, learning to accept and enjoy a game for what it offers rather than pass on what might be a great playing experience because it lacks a few features you prefer."

John Henry Newman: "A man would do nothing if he waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault."

FreddyNoNose:  "A good game needs no defense; a bad game has no defense." "Easily digested content is just as easily forgotten."

LacedOpium: "So the question that begs to be asked is, if you are not interested in the game mechanics that define the MMORPG genre, then why are you playing an MMORPG?"




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  • BeyornBeyorn Member UncommonPosts: 345

    I’m missing it as well.  I don’t have a go to mmo anymore :(.

    I want my masterminds dammit!!!






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  • ArglebargleArglebargle Member RarePosts: 2,838
    Every day.....
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  • Po_ggPo_gg Member EpicPosts: 5,206
    Haven't seen that video in years... awesome find :+1:
    The moment when he praises the Cryptic logo and gets run over - epic.
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  • MargraveMargrave Member RarePosts: 1,229
    Miss it often. It's was great. It's left a hole.
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  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 13,302
    CoH was lagging its player numbers, but also Blade & Soul and Guild Wars coming out 2012, NCsoft was clearing the decks of internal competition.

    Real shame, in a league of its own as best supers MMORPG.
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  • NycteliosNyctelios Member EpicPosts: 3,815
    Scot said:
    CoH was lagging its player numbers, but also Blade & Soul and Guild Wars coming out 2012, NCsoft was clearing the decks of internal competition.

    Real shame, in a league of its own as best supers MMORPG.
    I think it's more about "just hold on the things that give us more money" and "that failed to achiev the sucess we aimed".

    They shut down MxM, they don't have intern competition for that. 
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  • Moxom914Moxom914 Member RarePosts: 731
    was my first mmo
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  • WarlyxWarlyx Member RarePosts: 3,045
    edited March 2018
    yup , count me in , miss creating new and weird (stupid) builds , teleporting around just for fun :smile: , doing group events , or just standing around atlas checking customes and what not
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  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 13,302
    Nyctelios said:
    Scot said:
    CoH was lagging its player numbers, but also Blade & Soul and Guild Wars coming out 2012, NCsoft was clearing the decks of internal competition.

    Real shame, in a league of its own as best supers MMORPG.
    I think it's more about "just hold on the things that give us more money" and "that failed to achiev the sucess we aimed".

    They shut down MxM, they don't have intern competition for that. 

    I agree, it was about flagging numbers first and foremost. But they were launching two new MMOs that year, how many can one stable have before they are seen as competing with one another?
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  • NycteliosNyctelios Member EpicPosts: 3,815
    edited March 2018
    Scot said:
    Nyctelios said:
    Scot said:
    CoH was lagging its player numbers, but also Blade & Soul and Guild Wars coming out 2012, NCsoft was clearing the decks of internal competition.

    Real shame, in a league of its own as best supers MMORPG.
    I think it's more about "just hold on the things that give us more money" and "that failed to achiev the sucess we aimed".

    They shut down MxM, they don't have intern competition for that. 

    I agree, it was about flagging numbers first and foremost. But they were launching two new MMOs that year, how many can one stable have before they are seen as competing with one another?
    I understand your point, but I think it's more about aiming for a higher scope than anything else. If they aimed to keep and support their current playerbase from their current titles they could adjust their staff/cost to said scope and even with internal competition they would get their lunch money.

    But that's what kills most "next World of Warcraft" or "the Next big moba hit". They aim to the stars placing all bets on their premium horse instead of making something like GGG does to Path of Exile: They don't aim to steal Blizzards playerbase, they aim to keep the niche market they are in - so they  adjust the costs/staff to avoid getting broke.

    I think that's what really happened. They aimed to be top something and shut down any title that wasn't near that or lost its place in mainstream gaming lists.

    MxM was my favorite moba, I enjoyed that even more than my beloved Gigantic. But they were quick to shut it down once nobody said "Next LoL killer". Shitty way of dealing with marketplace if you ask me.
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  • cheyanecheyane Member EpicPosts: 7,209
    Me too I used to always love how characters would get moved by stuff like vehicles and other players. What a great game it was /sad
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  • AmatheAmathe Member LegendaryPosts: 7,364
    CoH rocked. I miss it too.

    Ship of Heroes is being developed. Might also be fun. 
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    EQ1, EQ2, SWG, SWTOR, GW, GW2 CoH, CoV, FFXI, WoW, CO, War,TSW and a slew of free trials and beta tests

  • UngoodUngood Member EpicPosts: 4,214
    I hate to say it, but when I see all these people talk about missing CoH, and I know for a fact they closed the game down simply because it was not making money. It can't but think, where were all these people when the game was dying off?
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  • BeyornBeyorn Member UncommonPosts: 345

    Ungood said:
    I hate to say it, but when I see all these people talk about missing CoH, and I know for a fact they closed the game down simply because it was not making money. It can't but think, where were all these people when the game was dying off?
    I was there,  I paid a year in advance for my sub and bought stuff from the store
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  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 13,302
    Ungood said:
    I hate to say it, but when I see all these people talk about missing CoH, and I know for a fact they closed the game down simply because it was not making money. It can't but think, where were all these people when the game was dying off?

    How many years did you expect us to play it for? On and of I think I did three, two years CoH and one year CoV. In a world of gaming butterflies I don't think that's too bad, and I am sure others played it longer.
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  • maskedweaselmaskedweasel Member EpicPosts: 10,639
    Scot said:
    Ungood said:
    I hate to say it, but when I see all these people talk about missing CoH, and I know for a fact they closed the game down simply because it was not making money. It can't but think, where were all these people when the game was dying off?

    How many years did you expect us to play it for? On and of I think I did three, two years CoH and one year CoV. In a world of gaming butterflies I don't think that's too bad, and I am sure others played it longer.
    I played it off and on, accumulated about 3 years myself over the lifetime of the game, but near the end, it was looking pretty dated, especially after newer superhero games released. 

    CoX might have had a greater chance of lasting longer had they done an overhaul at some point, but I think they always believed they would make a sequel. 

    Lots of upcoming superhero games now... well.. potential superhero games as they are all indie companies, but maybe one of them might scratch the CoX itch.  

    Personally though, I think my desire for that kind of combat and game layout died with CoX. I'm happy with more action oriented games now and hope to see more action oriented hero games too.
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  • syltmackasyltmacka Member UncommonPosts: 404
    its like missing stolen years of my youth. bit fun tho.
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  • AlBQuirkyAlBQuirky Member EpicPosts: 6,234
    Ungood said:
    I hate to say it, but when I see all these people talk about missing CoH, and I know for a fact they closed the game down simply because it was not making money. It can't but think, where were all these people when the game was dying off?
    I played pretty much straight through for 2 years (paid sub) and then off and on after it went free to play, again paid sub. Towards the end, I was more "off" than "on", though. My Super Group (guild) had kind of fallen apart by then. I couldn't bring myself to log on that last day and watch it die, like so many other players did.

    I miss the players as much as the game. This was the only game where when a group was wiping, we'd all argue over who would stay and keep the baddies busy while as many as could tried to run to a safe area. At least the players I grouped up with :)
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  • VengeSunsoarVengeSunsoar Member RarePosts: 6,590
    I don't remember it going free to play.
    Just because you don't like it doesn't mean it is bad.
  • AmatheAmathe Member LegendaryPosts: 7,364
    Ungood said:
    I hate to say it, but when I see all these people talk about missing CoH, and I know for a fact they closed the game down simply because it was not making money. It can't but think, where were all these people when the game was dying off?
    Just because the game closed doesn't mean the people who miss it weren't playing. 
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  • cujo603cujo603 Member UncommonPosts: 103
    My first MMO, only mmo where people teamed up from tutorial to max level.  Remember the taxi bot super group helping newbies get around ?
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  • EdinazzuEdinazzu Member UncommonPosts: 5
    These guys have been promising to bring it back for the last 4 years. I've finally given up hope but I always was a CoV fan. http://www.heroes-and-villains.com/phpb/home.php
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  • TheocritusTheocritus Member EpicPosts: 7,663
    I remember trying it and it didnt do it for me...i think Im more of a fantasy setting person than a superhero person.
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  • NycteliosNyctelios Member EpicPosts: 3,815
    Ungood said:
    I hate to say it, but when I see all these people talk about missing CoH, and I know for a fact they closed the game down simply because it was not making money. It can't but think, where were all these people when the game was dying off?
    They were playing it. Quite obvious if you ask me. The whole point we are making is that for the publisher that wasn't enough.
    waynejr2wingood
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  • UngoodUngood Member EpicPosts: 4,214
    Scot said:
    Ungood said:
    I hate to say it, but when I see all these people talk about missing CoH, and I know for a fact they closed the game down simply because it was not making money. It can't but think, where were all these people when the game was dying off?

    How many years did you expect us to play it for? On and of I think I did three, two years CoH and one year CoV. In a world of gaming butterflies I don't think that's too bad, and I am sure others played it longer.
    I dunno, the fact that you all seem to miss it.. says to me that you didn't play it long enough.
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