Fans Determined To Save Their MMO
Despite NCsoft recently reiterating their intention to close City Of Heroes on November 30th, the dedicated fan campaign to save the venerable MMO hasn't given up yet. After managing to attract celebrity support and over 20,000 petition signatures, the Save Paragon City initiative plans to 'increase the pressure' on the publisher, and imply that perhaps NCsoft isn't putting much effort into finding their virtual home a new home of its own.
"I do not believe that NCsoft has exhausted all options to ensure continuity of City of Heroes," campaign coordinator Tony Vasquez told Dealspwn. "In my experience, when a business wants or needs for something like this to happen, it happens; it's just matter of willingness. Especially since they own the property, it seems strange to me that they would make this claim."
"I also want to reiterate that we have not exhausted all of our possibilities, and I intend to launch a new round of campaigns to increase pressure on NCsoft, to convince them that they need to stop looking for reasons not to sell City of Heroes and focusing more on the reasons it would be a good idea so that we can make positive progress."
If you want to know more, Vasquez pointed to a sizeable response to NCsoft's recent statement.
Once again, we wish the Save Paragon City campaign the very best of luck, but I have to temper this with a note of despondency. With each day that passes, the likelihood of finding a new home for City Of Heroes lessens and the chance that Paragon Studios personnel will find new jobs increases. Considering the effort and momentum behind the initiative, however, we hope that their hard work pays off.