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City of Heroes is back ?

delete5230delete5230 Member EpicPosts: 5,678
edited April 21 in City of Heroes

I don't know much but apparently City of Heroes has a possible comeback.
This video was posted on 20 April.


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  • ScorchienScorchien Member LegendaryPosts: 6,782
      There is a couple threads about this already Delete , But, NCSCF will be very aggressive in C&D orders/shutting down and prosecuting ..
  • AlbatroesAlbatroes Member LegendaryPosts: 6,319
    Scorchien said:
      There is a couple threads about this already Delete , But, NCSCF will be very aggressive in C&D orders/shutting down and prosecuting ..
    Exactly, which is why I dont get why people are getting so excited. I guess people are hoping that so many get known about it that it will force NCSoft's hand to re-open the game but I honestly doubt that'll happen.
    Scot
  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 11,514
    I hope all those getting their hopes up do not have them dashed, who ever is doing this has painted a big target on their backs.

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  • cheyanecheyane Member EpicPosts: 6,321
    edited April 21
    Scot said:
    I hope all those getting their hopes up do not have them dashed, who ever is doing this has painted a big target on their backs.
    It is my sincere hope that seeing as other game developers like Blizzard (vanilla WoW) and Funcom (Anarchy Online 2019 server as launch day state) have brought their games back that NCSoft does the same. Then they can shut this effort down and to be honest most people want to play on official servers without the threat of the servers being shutdown but may be in this case since it is NcSoft that threat may still linger on.  :p

     I believe seeing the support for this game they would actually seriously consider countering this development without a C&D but with the announcement that they themselves are bringing the game back. Wouldn't that be something?
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  • ScorchienScorchien Member LegendaryPosts: 6,782
    edited April 21
        Ive always thought that NCSCF should of offered a package similar to SOE/DBG All Access, they could include ....

      COH , Tabula Rasa, Dungeon Runners, Wild Star , Auto Assault, Aion , and L2  for a monthly sub fee(say 19.99) , IMO would hold its own and be great for PR and make a little money , unfortunatley it has not been received well ..

    And as a shareholder ive discussed it , but there is little movement and they will defend these IPs aggressivley ..

  • DMKanoDMKano Member LegendaryPosts: 20,648
    edited April 21
    Scot said:
    I hope all those getting their hopes up do not have them dashed, who ever is doing this has painted a big target on their backs.

    There is a hosting provider that ignores almost all cease and desist request - this is where many illegally run MMOs are hosted from.

    Hint - it's where Wikileaks is hosted from. 

    On top of that there is a country that does the same with DNS registrations so nobody can take those down either- again many illegal sites use this DNS registrar for the same reason. 

    So the only thing that is left is payment providers - this is the easy part as once notified most banks will stop processing payments for sites deemed running stolen IP, but with prevalence of cryptocurrency this can also be bypassed. 

    Yes all of this is from folks at different MMO companies who have battled 3rd party server hosting for years.

    Bottom line - if you want to host a game illegally and be out of reach of legal takedowns - it can be done relatively easy. 

    Payment process is the tricky part unless resorting to cryptocurrency 

  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 33,283
    DMKano said:
    Scot said:
    I hope all those getting their hopes up do not have them dashed, who ever is doing this has painted a big target on their backs.

    There is a hosting provider that ignores almost all cease and desist request - this is where many illegally run MMOs are hosted from.

    Hint - it's where Wikileaks is hosted from. 

    On top of that there is a country that does the same with DNS registrations so nobody can take those down either- again many illegal sites use this DNS registrar for the same reason. 

    So the only thing that is left is payment providers - this is the easy part as once notified most banks will stop processing payments for sites deemed running stolen IP, but with prevalence of cryptocurrency this can also be bypassed. 

    Yes all of this is from folks at different MMO companies who have battled 3rd party server hosting for years.

    Bottom line - if you want to host a game illegally and be out of reach of legal takedowns - it can be done relatively easy. 

    Payment process is the tricky part unless resorting to cryptocurrency 

    My.guess is this first server which has been stood up hasn't taken the routes you've descibed to stay in.the dark.


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