Archive for September 30, 2012

Kuddle with Kronos

September 30, 2012 Comments off

Tonight there was a bit of a special event on Defiant Рa league fight with multiple Kronos Titans.  Kronos class Titans are giant robots from the Malta group, which spawns when the mission leader enters a zone again after completing a certain mission.

What had been done here was that multiple players has completed the mission, but did not exit the mission the normal way, but instead move to Ouroboros and Pocket D, two zones that are excluded from the list of possible zones that the Kronos Titan will spawn in. Then everyone who did not have the mission move to Talos Island and with everyone in place the mission holders travelled to Talos Island from their “safe zones”.

The result was a large group of Kronos Titans spawned in one place (and two stray ones a bit away from the big group) and from then on the big fight started. The big group contained 9 Kronos Titans I believe – plus the two stray ones to a total of 11 of them. It was quite a different and fun event! Thanks to @Defcon Kid and @Gully RX for organizing the event, much appreciated!

Categories: City of Heroes

Get the word out

September 30, 2012 Comments off

Although things look quite bleak, the work to try to save City of Heroes continues.  Unless you have not checked it out yet, look at the SaveCoH web site, which provides a a pretty good summary and view of different things going on in the efforts to save the game. In a recent State of Titan report, TonyV of Titan Network reports on the efforts going on from Titan Network.

As Tony states there, the chances that NCSoft will reverse their decision are very small and other options are looked at – e.g. various options to acquire the game from NCSoft. That is a troublesome road as well, there is bound to be licensing issues that might be complicated even with reasonable staffing. But it is probably a better chance for that to happen, at some point.

One event that I think many people can support is the Extra Life charity event on October 20-21st. This is an event that has run before within the City of Heroes community to raise support for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. Be a hero.

If you have not looked at it already, the blog City of Heroes Tube is one that has sprung to life again with more frequent posts sinc the sunset announcement – a number of people of people have contributed videos to show their support for the game, as well as express their feelings about the situation.

Categories: City of Heroes

NCSoft and City of Heroes shutdown

September 30, 2012 Comments off

About four weeks after NCSoft decided to pull the plug for City of Heroes development and cease all billing, they finally decide to tell this to the players. Of course, many players knew this already – either through gaming websites, through the City of Heroes website or though in-game friends. But this is the first time they actually communicate this in a way that is bound to reach all players – at least assuming that they sent out this to all players.

In this case they refer to VIP players, so I am not actually sure if something was sent to everyone. But I hope they did. The tone in the email is better than the limited communication NCSoft has made up to this point; although I do not think it makes up for the past four weeks. Hopefully someone has realized it might be a good idea to try to treat their customers somewhat nice at least.

So far they have not really encouraged people to play for during the final times and it is noticeable – there are fewer people around than in quite a long time. A game like this that has been around for more than eight years deserves better I think, if it is shut down.

Categories: City of Heroes