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Re: Call to Action: Thank the media
« Reply #60 on: September 05, 2012, 04:39:49 PM »
Could someone copy/paste the headline for this one so that I can add that to the twitter feed?  (The site is blocked at work because it's categorized as a "gaming" site." Boo!)
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Paragon Studios in Discussions to Save City of Heroes
Though it just links to http://n4g.com/news/1074625/paragon-studios-in-discussions-to-save-city-of-heroes that links to http://www.gamerzines.com/mmo/rumour-paragon-discussions-heroes.html

Not to discourage, just to mention it's not fresh new coverage, just passing.
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Re: Call to Action: Thank the media
« Reply #61 on: September 05, 2012, 04:47:32 PM »
Ah, that's good to know.  Thanks.  :)
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Re: Call to Action: Thank the media
« Reply #62 on: September 05, 2012, 05:19:17 PM »

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Re: Call to Action: Thank the media
« Reply #63 on: September 05, 2012, 05:35:14 PM »
on this thread of the forums someone has contact with some san jose news stations

http://boards.cityofheroes.com/showthread.php?t=296806

feel free to add what you can

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Re: Call to Action: Thank the media
« Reply #64 on: September 05, 2012, 05:56:55 PM »
I haven't played CoH in in a while, it's been one of those instances where real life must take a priority even though I still pay my subscription to maintain my status as an active player.  To hear CoH being shut down is at once maddening, disheartening and totally incomprehensible.  It is like finding out you are about to lose your best friend, for it is more than just a game, it is a chance to spend time with friends who have become like family.  I sincerely hope that NIC has a change of heart and realizes that there are millions of us who have become not just family within this game, but a part of THEIR family through Paragon Studios.  Should they not, I for one doubt sincerely that I will ever take a chance by investing my time, money, energy and self in an NIC game for fear of seeing history repeat itself and I will gladly boycott any NIC games regardless of how many recommendations, positive reviews or whatever they might receive.  Loyalty is a two way street and to the millions of us who have remained loyal to a game and the people we've come to know and love, this is a slap in the face.

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Re: Call to Action: Thank the media
« Reply #65 on: September 05, 2012, 07:26:47 PM »
Not sure if this was posted but.......

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-837330?ref=feeds%2Flatest

CNN!

go to the bottom and vote to keep this on the website that it deserves to be there!

go go go !! =)

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Re: Call to Action: Thank the media
« Reply #66 on: September 05, 2012, 07:33:33 PM »
Anyone seen this?

http://www.examiner.com/article/efforts-underway-to-save-city-of-heroes

My apologies if it's been posted.

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Re: Call to Action: Thank the media
« Reply #68 on: September 05, 2012, 09:13:37 PM »
Another link to another article:

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Paragon-Studios-City-of-Heroes-MMORPG-Andy-Belford-NCsoft,17315.html
This article is actually misleading, their "update" is the press release of the official CoH site News ...
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Re: Call to Action: Thank the media
« Reply #71 on: September 06, 2012, 02:43:25 AM »
i think that also makes the 8th place which has written a very nice article for us so far

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Re: Call to Action: Thank the media
« Reply #72 on: September 06, 2012, 02:57:11 AM »
I have someone contacting Linkara for us. Hoping he'll cover it too. Also, Is there a donation pool or are we waiting on that?

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Re: Call to Action: Thank the media
« Reply #73 on: September 06, 2012, 03:41:27 AM »
i think we are still holding off on donations for now until we determine if we need it and how much we will need


also i found another very quotable line from someone on the forums:

"Together we entered a city of strangers, we made it a city of friends, and we leave it a City of Heroes."

(originally posted here: http://boards.cityofheroes.com/showthread.php?t=296738)

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Re: Call to Action: Thank the media
« Reply #74 on: September 06, 2012, 03:57:48 AM »
Okay, so I thought I'd give Tony a hand and compile all the links for press info about articles that we've seen in this thread.  Sorry for the weird formatting, but I couldn't get my hyperlinks as nice as Tony's.  I've double checked all the links and verified that I didn't duplicate anything, but if someone sees an error, please correct me.  Thanks. 

    Can Social Media Make A Real Difference? City Of Heroes Players Hope So (Addicting Info)
    http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/09/03/city-of-heroes-being-shut-down
    Keep City of Heroes Online Petition Nears 10,000 Signatures (GamerZines.com)
    http://www.gamerzines.com/mmo/heroes-online-petition-nearing.html
    City of Heroes Shutting Down: Ordinary Gamers Make Effort to Save the MMORPG (Game & Guide)
    http://www.gamenguide.com/articles/3164/20120904/city-heroes-shutting-down-ordinary-gamers-make.htm
    City of Heroes Gamers Fight to Save Their World (CNN iReporter)
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-837330
    Fans Fight to Save City of Heroes (Game Politics)
    http://www.gamepolitics.com/2012/09/04/fans-fight-save-city-heroes
    Efforts Underway to Save City of Heroes (Examiner.com)
    http://www.examiner.com/article/efforts-underway-to-save-city-of-heroes
    City of Heroes Players Fight to Save Their Home (OnRPG)
    http://www.onrpg.com/MMO/City-of-Heroes/news/City-of-Heroes-Players-Fight-to-Save-their-Home
    City of Heroes Fans Rally to Try to Save the Game (Massively)
    http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/09/05/city-of-heroes-fans-rally-to-try-to-save-the-game
    The Daily Grind: Do you view MMO's as disposable entertainment? (Massively)
    http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/09/04/the-daily-grind-do-you-view-mmos-as-disposable-entertainment/
    Paragon Studios closing, City of Heroes to sunset before the end of the year (Massively)
    http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/08/31/paragon-studios-closing-city-of-heroes-to-sunset-before-the-end/
    We want your most creative City of Heroes character (Massively)
    http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/09/04/we-want-your-most-creative-city-of-heroes-character/
    A Mild-Mannered Reporter: Requiescat in Pace, City of Heroes (Massively)
    http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/09/05/a-mild-mannered-reporter-requiescat-in-pace-city-of-heroes/
    City of Heroes is Shutting Down - Blogger Reactions (MMO Melting Pot)
    http://www.mmomeltingpot.com/2012/09/city-of-heroes-is-shutting-down-blogger-reactions/
    NCSoft Shuts Down City of Heroes (The Escapist)
    http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/119398-NCsoft-Shuts-Down-City-of-Heroes
    'City of Heroes' MMO Shutting Down by the End of the Year (Comics Alliance - a NON gaming site!)
    http://www.comicsalliance.com/2012/09/04/city-of-heroes-shutting-down/
    Rumour: Paragon in "Discussions" to Save City of Heroes (Gamerzines)
    http://www.gamerzines.com/mmo/rumour-paragon-discussions-heroes.html
    Save City of Heroes! (John C. Wright's Journal)
    http://www.scifiwright.com/2012/09/save-city-of-heroes/
    City of Heroes - Will We Let the Villains Win? (Joe DeRouen)
    http://joederouen.com/?p=314
    Paragon Studios To Be Disbanded (IQU)
    http://iqu.com/blog/paragon-studios-to-be-disbanded
    Paragon Studios in Discussions to Save City of Heroes (Gaming-Centrum)
    http://www.gamingcentrum.com/2012/paragon-studios-in-discussions-to-save-city-of-heroes/
    Bummer: City of Heroes Closing By Year's End (Tom's Hardware)
    http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Paragon-Studios-City-of-Heroes-MMORPG-Andy-Belford-NCsoft,17315.html
   

A few quick thoughts.  An impressive list of articles so far, including a mention on CNN.com and Comic's Alliance a non-gaming website (though still in the genre).  Not sure how much of this can be leveraged in discussions but is worth keeping in mind.

I'll try to pop in as time permits and if I see any more links add them to the list.  I'll also PM Tony and let him know that a bigger list then what's on the first page exists.

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Re: Call to Action: Thank the media
« Reply #75 on: September 06, 2012, 04:42:31 AM »
A new one from onRPG:

Gamers Rally to Save City of Heroes
http://www.onrpg.com/MMO/City-of-Heroes/news/Gamers-Rally-to-Save-City-of-Heroes
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Re: Call to Action: Thank the media
« Reply #76 on: September 06, 2012, 05:06:19 AM »
theres a really good player testimonial type thing here in this thread

http://boards.cityofheroes.com/showthread.php?p=4383552

im sure it could help in any media story

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Re: Call to Action: Thank the media
« Reply #77 on: September 06, 2012, 05:29:32 AM »
You know what also is conveniently appearing on sunday night? the robot chicken DC comics special

if someone were to get a hold of adult swim it could be possible they could mention save coh in one of their little "bumps" during commercials

i found some resources which might be useful:
adultswim [bump] builder: http://www.adultswim.com/bumps/
adultswim contact info: http://www.adultswim.com/footer/contact/index.html

its a longshot to be featured but hey it will theme well with the robot chicken special which i know i will definitely be watching anyway


edit: i have submitted an email to adult swim asking for them to feature our movement in a bump when they air the robot chicken DC comic special, here is what i wrote:

Last Friday City of Heroes was declared to be shut down by NCSoft out of nowhere even though City of Heroes was a doing fine and still has a very loyal fanbase.  City of Heroes is the first and best superhero themed MMO on the market and with a risk being shut down is gonna dishearten superhero fans everywhere. 

Since the DC Comics Special of Robot Chicken was going to be airing this Sunday, August 9th.  I would deeply request that a message be put out in the form of bumps about the plight of the fans of City of Heroes.

There has been a petition circulating to help keep the game alive (source: http://bit.ly/savecoh) as well as a massive spearheading effort by TonyV and the Titan Network who have been running the ParagonWiki as well as numerous other resources (source: http://www.cohtitan.com/forum/index.php/topic,4882.0.html).

You can be a hero and help support our cause by featuring a bump on this subject!
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Re: Call to Action: Thank the media
« Reply #78 on: September 06, 2012, 06:38:09 AM »
GENIUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I will support this!
What they said.  If this works it'd be beyond helpful.

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Re: Call to Action: Thank the media
« Reply #79 on: September 06, 2012, 07:14:05 AM »
Wow!  I came here a day or two ago and there was two sites now there is many more!  I have left a unique and thankful comment on every site (Well did the best I could to lol)  Keep up the good work everyone we are making some real progress!