Perspective from a year later

Image borrowed from http://www.savecoh.com

Image borrowed from http://www.savecoh.com

November 30th, 2012.

Yes, dear friends, it’s now been a year since the closure of City of Heroes.

Today marks the anniversary of the last day of the live servers.

It’s been a rough year.

Thus far, NCSoft has proven totally intractable on City of Heroes, however, the fight to see it liberated is ongoing.  Corporations, when talking about dollars listed in “millions of”, tend to take a LONG time to come to a decision.

Also, we’ve lost several good friends and family members over the last year to accident and illness.  Heroes all, we mourn our fallen, cleaving even tighter to the path, simply because they’re no longer able to.

However, this year hasn’t been a TOTAL downer.  We’ve had proof that the CoH community just isn’t going to take “no” for an answer.  Earlier this month, a Kickstarter for the community-based City of Titans closed at 211% of it’s initial goal!

So yes, there’s a market for this sort of thing.  One DC Online and Champions Online can’t fulfill, and one NCSoft refused to continue fulfilling.

And if you do not listen TO HELL WITH YOU!    – Conan

Additionally, due to the massive contributions of several programmers in the CoH community, we now have access to the CoH costume creator and at least a minimal ability to access game maps and move around in them.  Can a basic, community-written shard service be far off?

So, for all of you out there, look back.  But don’t just feel the pain of our loss.  Look back and see the strides we’ve made.  And know that it can only get better.  The World ended.  Yet we’ve survived.  We’ll continue on.  We WILL win.

We’re heroes.  This is what we do.