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  • Blaze_RockerBlaze_Rocker Member UncommonPosts: 370
    Edinazzu said:
    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


    You won't get a game out of Golden Girl and her farce of a game project. I was with them for four and a half years before realizing I'd been duped. https://www.shipofheroes.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=15&start=330#p7837

    My best friend even warned me about it after I joined it but I had too much hope in me to see what he was telling me. I really feel like an idiot for believing in that #%@!.

    waynejr2

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  • waynejr2waynejr2 Member EpicPosts: 7,768
    Beyorn said:

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

    I want my masterminds dammit!!!







    I loved my masterminds and would love to have them back!
    AlBQuirky
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    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?"




  • waynejr2waynejr2 Member EpicPosts: 7,768
    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.

    The newer super hero mmorpgs just never felt the same or as good to me.
    wingoodScotAmatheAlBQuirky
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    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?"




  • waynejr2waynejr2 Member EpicPosts: 7,768
    Warlyx said:
    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

    You could spend hours creating fun looking characters.
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    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?"




  • waynejr2waynejr2 Member EpicPosts: 7,768
    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?

    They were still in the black when they decided to shut it down.  But they were making room for something that had a much higher roi.
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    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?"




  • waynejr2waynejr2 Member EpicPosts: 7,768
    cheyane said:
    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

    And cool things like knockback.  Ragdoll was nice when that was added.  All the cool powers.
    wingood
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    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?"




  • waynejr2waynejr2 Member EpicPosts: 7,768
    Amathe said:
    CoH rocked. I miss it too.

    Ship of Heroes is being developed. Might also be fun. 

    I hope it comes out.
    Amathe
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    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?"




  • wingoodwingood Member UncommonPosts: 33
    I had such fond memories of CoH/V. I remember all the friends that I made in the game, all the various character concepts that I was able to come up with, and the fun that came with it. I still think about all the good times that I had playing this game even as the years continue onward.

    Looking at the video from the OP reminded me of another video from years back that I had saw on YouTube:


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  • cheyanecheyane Member EpicPosts: 7,209
    My best memories of City of Heroes were the people I met and grouped with. Random people that I met who had concepts for their characters and were serious about roleplaying. This provided so much content to roleplay.

    The groups that even after so many deaths with huge debt were willing to still complete the mission. I recall a task force that dwindled down to just three by the last boss but we finished even though it took us 30 -40 minutes to take the last boss down because we had insufficient DPS.

    I know it is dumb to say that players are not like that any more but I sincerely think people who play nowadays have changed about how they view games and back then it seemed people were more loyal even to total strangers. They were willing to take the debt and play to complete something they started.
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  • AlBQuirkyAlBQuirky Member EpicPosts: 6,234
    I don't remember it going free to play.
    I think it was about a year or so before it shut down, kind of like a last ditch effort to keep it going.

    Ah! Here it is from Wikipedia:
    "On June 20, 2011, Paragon Studios announced that they were going to switch to a hybrid subscription model called City of Heroes: Freedom, adding in a free-to-play game model."
    waynejr2

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    Personally the only modern MMORPG trend that annoys me is the idea that MMOs need to be designed in a way to attract people who don't actually like MMOs. Which to me makes about as much sense as someone trying to figure out a way to get vegetarians to eat at their steakhouse.
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  • astoriaastoria Member UncommonPosts: 1,677
    I miss it too. I am still FB friends with some of the people I played with. 

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  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 13,302
    Well I suppose there's some consolation as we have so much supers in TV and film now.

    As for the community, like that of most MMOs it got replaced by Twiiter, so a big win there. :(
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  • KnightFalzKnightFalz Member RarePosts: 1,135
    I don't remember it going free to play.
    It did for awhile before the closure. F2P characters could level to 50, but not access the Paragon system. I believe it was a last ditch effort by NCSoft to increase the level of profits from the game to a point where they could justify continued investment in it.

    If so, the subsequent closure of the game would suggest that the increase in revenue from the change in marketing model ultimately fell short of what was hoped for.

    Be that as it may, I still miss the game a great deal myself, but not to the point where it cripples my enjoyment of other titles. It is best to not let what one has lost in the past blind one to what can be found now, or in the future.
    Blaze_RockerScot
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