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City of Heroes is No More

by Jennifer KibbleSeptember 1, 2012

has announced that they are shutting down Paragon Studios, which means the servers for the super hero , will be shutting down roughly around November of this year. City of Heroes first started out back in 2004 and went free to play a few years ago. Those who wished to continue to pay and play would receive perks and players could always purchase  packs online.

Personally, I enjoyed City of Heroes up until it went free to play. Sadly, it was only a matter of time before another MMO would disappear.

Those who still play City of Heroes were greeted with an official statement from their website:

This morning we announced that Paragon Studios will be taking to the skies of City of Heroes for the last time.

In a realignment of company focus and publishing support, NCsoft has made the decision to close Paragon Studios. Effective immediately, all development on City of Heroes will cease and we will begin preparations to sunset the world’s first, and best, Super Hero before the end of the year. As part of this, all recurring subscription billing and Paragon Market purchasing will be discontinued effective immediately. We will have more information regarding a detailed timeline for the cessation of services and what you can expect in game in the coming weeks.

The team here at Paragon deserves special praise for all that we have accomplished over the last 5+ years. These developers are some of the most creative and talented people in the industry. By now, we’ve all been given this news internally, but to anyone who may be reading this message after the fact; know that your hard work and dedication has not gone unappreciated or unnoticed. To any potential studios looking to grow your team; hire these people. You won’t regret it.

To our Community,

Thank you. Thank you for your years of support. You’ve been with us every step of the way, sharing in our challenges, encouraging us to make City of Heroes better, more than everyone else thought it could be. We couldn’t have come this far without you. I implore you all, focus on the good things of CoH and Paragon Studios. Don’t dwell on the “how” or the “why”, but rather join us in celebrating the legacy of an amazing partnership between the players and the development team.

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Jennifer Kibble
Jennifer has been playing video games since the young age of four when her parents got her a Nintendo Entertainment System. Jennifer has published her first book, Phoenix Element Normality Twisted, which can be found on Amazon, among other sites. It is a young adult fantasy adventure series that is great for all ages. You can check out what Jen is currently playing via Raptr and she is highly active on Twitter (@Next_Jen), with tweets about games, Doctor Who and other random silliness.