Sunday, November 30, 2014

November 2012 -- Never Forget

I'm still quite angry at NCSoft for shutting down the game City of Heroes, which was not losing money and was quite robust and in active development, and by the way was a unique MMO with many features not found anywhere else, and with a great community that made the game a joy to play.  I'm even angrier that they refused to sell or license the product to anyone else -- they're the little kid who gets mad at his playmates and takes the ball home and refuses to let anyone else play because it's his ball and he can do it.

Fuck that little kid.  I want to kick him in the crotch.

Anyway, NCSoft is a big corporation that doesn't care what anyone else thinks, which is why you should never place any trust in big corporations.  People can be trusted, you can have relationships with people.  Corporations cannot be trusted, you can't have a relationship with a corporation.  A corporation is not a person, no matter what the U.S. Supreme Court thinks -- or if it is a person, then it's the most vile, selfish, sadistic, emotionless, self-centered kind of person possible.

Anyway, there are a lot of games in the works that are taking many cues from City of Heroes, and I hope one or more of them will succeed and will prove to be half as enjoyable to play, but for my money there was only one City of Heroes game.  I don't expect to ever find another that equals it.

Tonight I'm holding up my virtual torch to salute CoH and the players who played it.  You are not forgotten.

(And I promise that some day I'll repost my "Zero to Awesome 2" thread.  I still have it!  Honest!)