‘Save Paragon City!’ movement formed, online petition nears 12,000 signatures.
Last Friday the City of Heroes community was dealt a shocking blow when NCsoft announced that the free-to-play comic-book MMORPG would be put out of service on November 30th and that its developer Paragon Studios would be closed, but it appears all is not quite lost yet.
A senior admin on the game’s official servers has confirmed in a server-wide discussion with fans that Paragon management are holding discussions with NCsoft and its investors.
“Sorry guys but I don’t have any new update. I know Paragon management is having discussion[s] with NCsoft and investors,” stated an admin known as Alpha Wolf. “Get people to sign online petitions, post on game forums, and just continue to make noises so NCsoft cannot ignore players.”
What those “discussions” actually entailed hasn’t been revealed hence the rumour tag on this story, but it would be easy to assume that they involved keeping City of Heroes servers live long after the proposed November 30th closure date.
Since the initial closure announcement the City of Heroes community has galvanised itself into the ‘Save Paragon City!’ movement which is currently in the process of organising in-game events, mass letters to NCsoft and other ‘Calls to Action’ in order to bring attention to their cause – including an online petition which at time of writing is nearing 12,000 signatures.
It’s clear there is some action behind the scenes at NCsoft, and we’ve reached out to the MMO publisher for comment.
It’s impressive to see a community band together to save something that they truly care about, and frankly we’d be immensely surprised if NCsoft wasn’t paying attention to this ground swell of support for what seems to be one of the MMO genre’s most beloved games.
If you care about City of Heroes, be sure to lend your signature to the aforementioned petition, linked here, and head to the official forums for the ‘Save Paragon City!’ movement to find out how you can help.
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