Paragon Chat invites City of Heroes refugees for a holiday soirée

Paragon Chat has put out the batsignal to City of Heroes fans still missing their favorite MMO — saying that they don’t have to miss it alone. This Saturday, December 16th, the exiled City of Heroes community will be gathering together for a holiday party in the chat client.

The first-ever HERC Holiday Hullabaloo begins at 2:00 p.m. EST in Pocket D at the ski chalet in the City of Heroes chat client. Fans can recreate their own iconic CoH characters (or make up new ones) and enjoy the lasting remnant of this MMO.

According to the description, the party contains “merriment, costume races, joy, snowball fights using temporary powers, cheer, a City of Heroes-themed Christmas carol contest, a surprise, and all of the ‘fa la las’ you can handle.”

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Denice J. Cook

As glad as I am that Paragon Chat is putting on consistent events, I am as irritated as ever that I always seem to be scheduled for work when they occur, so I always miss them completely. Oh well.

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Dug From The Earth

at this point, for me, this is just just more salt on the wound.

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Humble DG

This honestly sounds depressing. “Let’s hang out and wish this was a game we could still play.”

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camren_rooke

While it has a tinge of sadness, it still is great fun to roam around the old stomping grounds of Paragon City.

They HERC folks did a scavenger hunt one Halloween and costume contests. All things that were going on in City before it closed.

They have badges too. Not sure if there is anything else but the folks working on it have done a lot.

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Humble DG

OK. I wasn’t aware that the city was also available to hang out in. I thought it was just the chat, and that would have been disappointing. I can see the value in getting to explore the city again but I just wish that when games sunset like this, that the developers just release the content to the community as open source and let other folks host on their own.

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jay

this would be great in a Utopian world, but we live in the world of reality. If a company was to ever release the code to open source like you suggest, they are potentially giving up all rights to that IP (Which even after sun setting can be worth decent capital).

IE. if they ever wanted to reboot it, or make a squeal, etc. They would have to slog it out in court for the IP rights to be made private again. On top of that there is the tech behind the game that is also still viable after sun setting, and can be worth decent capital to license or sell off, or even used in future games under their own umbrella.

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Bree Royce

Yep! It’s surprisingly fun. Travel skills work too. I log in sometimes just to jump. The costume contests are epic!

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IronSalamander8 .

I so miss this game. It sure had issues, mostly how grindy it got at high levels but I had so many characters and was active on the forums for most of its life. It was shut down so abruptly that even the devs were caught off guard.

I had at least 72 characters between heroes and villains and while only 3 were at level cap I had bios for them all; from sad to silly and in between. I especially loved the animations, the customizations, and some of the sound effects; Super Strength for example was amazing with the thundering BOOMS! when you hit mobs. I know some of the animations didn’t fit the power name (like Haymaker for example), but I didn’t care!

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camren_rooke

I know it was universally hated but Handclap was freaking awesome!

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MagmaFist

I miss Fault the most on my Stone/Fire tanker but also loved Handclap. It did not have the same utility as Fault but damn it sounded good, looked good and it was funny when your foes went flying. And who can forget a Fulcrum Shift + Foot Stomp. /sigh