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« Save the City Videos | Main | Cover of the Day - September 4, 2012 »
Saturday
Sep082012

The fight to Save City Of Heroes is ON!

A movement to save COH is starting on several avenues.  

1) Multiple online Petitions.  The main one at Change.org is over 15,500 signers so far.

2) Write in campaigns -  A well coordinated one by COHTitan strives to send positive preferably hand written registered letters to the heads at NCSoft. 

3) In Game protests -- Today at a rally to save the game was scheduled for 5PM Eastern time.  Objective was to fill Atlas with as many zones as possible.  When I got on at 4:40, there was already 25 FULL versions of Atlas Park.   While I waited in Zone 26, we went all the way to 31 when the Server maxed out.  The event then overflowed into FREEDOM and then other servers.     Meanwhile all the chat channels were passing information around.  Twitter was going crazy -- (Look for tags #SaveCoH and @NCSoftGames), so much so that it started trending as people tweated server counts and what they were seeing in game.  Pictures of people at the steps of City hall were seen galore.   Check out this private video (Can't embed it.)

The CoH community has always been strong, creative, and devoted.   I think the decision to close the game down by Korean executives may COST them much more in negative publicity than it will ever save them.    Meanwhile there is some buzz about some of the Paragon staff in "talks"  with someone else to save the game.   

 

 

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