It was a rough weekend for many. Friday, November 30 of 2012, City of Heroes was finally shut down by NCSoft. Here, I’ll just leave a set of links to the news generated and some of the videos involved.
No doubt, I’ll be writing some formal articles on this matter for various outfits; but right now, the death of one of my favorite MMOs is just too close.
End of a Gaming Era – spyral of DestinyInk.com wrote a solemn blog post about the end of City of Heroes and her experience watching the servers shut down for the last time.
City of Heroes: The Final Hour on MMO Anthropology YouTube -Released the raw footage from the live stream of the end of the event. All footage takes place during the final 5 hours of City of Heroes on the Champion server.
A Mild-Mannered Reporter: Remembering my time in City of Heroes on Massively – “Even now, after having played the game consistently for several years, I'm still amazed at the number of different things players can do at any given juncture. There's just so much stuff, things to explore and stories to experience, something that comes only from years of development devoted to player choice and ease of play.”
Other videos have been made about the end of the era, and how it will affect so many in its wake: Sundown for City of Heroes and a Fan Petition to Keep it from Setting.
LOST CONNECTION TO MAPSERVER.
For the final time.