City of Heroes Says Goodbye Forever Tonight

Illustration for article titled emCity of Heroes/em Says Goodbye Forever Tonight

More than eight years old, City of Heroes says goodbye tonight. In five hours—at 3 a.m. EST Saturday—NCsoft will pull the plug on both the superhero MMO and its developer, Paragon Studios.

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If you still have an active account, there will be a final Unity Rally in one hour (11 p.m. U.S. EST) at Atlas Park, taking place on every server in the game.

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For those without access, Massively is livestreaming the final hours of this venerable franchise.

Goodbye Paragon, so long to all the villains, and farewell to the world's finest heroes.

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Adam Porter

I'm surprised it took this long for the game to die. It's been well past its prime for a while. The introduction to being able to create either a hero or villain was the only thing I really found great, and that wasn't even possible at launch. DC Universe, while not having a huge population or as robust character creator (though it looks tons better), seemed to learn a lot from CoH, and is my superhero MMO of choice now.