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Re: City of Heroes
« Reply #60 on: September 01, 2012, 01:03:15 PM »

I heard Aion tanked royally as well.
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Re: City of Heroes
« Reply #61 on: September 01, 2012, 01:07:00 PM »

"So another theory on the Paragon closure is that apparently when Cryptic and Paragon split, they only licensed CoH to NCSoft for a five year period. Five years are up this year and Perfect World, who now owns Cryptic, doesn't want  NCSoft to renew the license and have it compete with their own super hero MMO (Champions Online)"

From a friend of mine, but I don't know anything about how accurate it could be.

This honestly makes the most sense to me. Why else would NCSoft shutter an MMO with basically zero notice like this?
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Re: City of Heroes
« Reply #62 on: September 02, 2012, 12:57:48 PM »

The game was and is profitable
Maybe it wasn't actually as profitable as you were led to believe? Or maybe the suits didn't see the studio breaking even overall and just decided to dissolve it.

According to their own reports, the ones that posted the $6m overall loss in Q2, Paragon Studios and City of Heroes posted a $2.5m profit in Q2.
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Re: City of Heroes
« Reply #63 on: September 02, 2012, 01:10:22 PM »

Maybe the executives saw that Bioware had just gutted the TOR staff and they thought it was a good idea.

We can only speculate at this point.
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Re: City of Heroes
« Reply #64 on: September 02, 2012, 01:15:54 PM »

Could be they're trying to clear out staff to entice a buyout.
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Re: City of Heroes
« Reply #65 on: September 06, 2012, 04:19:52 PM »

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Re: City of Heroes
« Reply #66 on: September 06, 2012, 04:46:10 PM »

Wait, Lineage II is older than City of Heroes! What the FUCK is this SHIT

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Re: City of Heroes
« Reply #67 on: September 06, 2012, 05:10:42 PM »

Hahaha I have never actually watched that whole video until now. The other guy's reaction at the end is :perfect:
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Re: City of Heroes
« Reply #68 on: December 01, 2012, 05:10:39 AM »

Good night, Sweet Prince.

Seriously, I am sad that this game is gone, and I loathe NCSoft for removing it.

The alternatives in the market right now just don't play right.
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Re: City of Heroes
« Reply #69 on: December 01, 2012, 10:10:57 PM »

Did anyone do anything for the shutdown?
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Re: City of Heroes
« Reply #70 on: December 01, 2012, 10:37:48 PM »

I uninstalled it from my hard drive.
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