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Victoria Victrix

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Re: Current position/Update
« Reply #120 on: November 13, 2012, 03:11:02 AM »
Yeah, I guessed that - I was just wondering if any new proposal might have included an offer to cover NCSoft's costs for running the servers for 1-2 months while a transition was made, to help keep the core community together.

I don't think even a tentative decision for that could be made quickly enough, just based on my experience working with businesses. 
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Re: Current position/Update
« Reply #121 on: November 13, 2012, 03:19:14 AM »
I am standing by, ready, willing, and able, to do whatever i can to help this out! 

*Prays and hopes REALLY hard this plan works.*


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Re: Current position/Update
« Reply #122 on: November 13, 2012, 07:15:32 AM »
Quinch, Ammon, Rae and I are working on a crazy-but-it-might-work plan.

I like the cast; looking forward to seeing the first trailer!

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Re: Current position/Update
« Reply #123 on: November 13, 2012, 09:45:42 AM »
Yeah, I guessed that - I was just wondering if any new proposal might have included an offer to cover NCSoft's costs for running the servers for 1-2 months while a transition was made, to help keep the core community together.
At this present point we would all like them to accept any offer that doesn't end up in the accounts being closed, and this offer is even above that. But I'm all behind it.
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Re: Current position/Update
« Reply #124 on: November 13, 2012, 01:39:45 PM »
The only losing move is to not go on playing/trying. Basic game theory. ^_^
Well, as long as you're not playing in a casino. There, the only losing move is often continuing to play.

However, that's not the game we're playing! So keep it up, keep going!

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Re: Current position/Update
« Reply #125 on: November 13, 2012, 03:10:56 PM »
All right people.  I want you to put THIS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2H5uWRjFsGc on heavy rotation on your music player of choice.  Enjoy the last days until the shutdown and know that we are not even close to being finished.

Quinch, Ammon, Rae and I are working on a crazy-but-it-might-work plan.  A sideshoot of that same plan (we can use the same pitch to both places) is one my husband Larry Dixon is working on.  We should be ready to hit you guys with what you can do in a few days.  This is new stuff for me, I have never worked on a marketing pitch of this magnitude before, but the worst that can happen is that we'll be turned down.

And I have heard from Brian Clayton and expect to talk to him on the phone on Wednesday (he has been out of the country at a family wedding, and unfortunately tried to get hold of me while I was out of the country at World Fantasy.  I'll bring him up to speed and with luck we can recruit him, and maybe some of the devs, as well.

TUBTHUMPING!
*sighs* Youtube doesn't want me to watch that one apparently... *mutters rude things about regional restrictions*
Can't wait to see more of the plan though!

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Re: Current position/Update
« Reply #126 on: November 13, 2012, 04:49:55 PM »
All right people.  I want you to put THIS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2H5uWRjFsGc on heavy rotation on your music player of choice.  Enjoy the last days until the shutdown and know that we are not even close to being finished.

Quinch, Ammon, Rae and I are working on a crazy-but-it-might-work plan.  A sideshoot of that same plan (we can use the same pitch to both places) is one my husband Larry Dixon is working on.  We should be ready to hit you guys with what you can do in a few days.  This is new stuff for me, I have never worked on a marketing pitch of this magnitude before, but the worst that can happen is that we'll be turned down.

And I have heard from Brian Clayton and expect to talk to him on the phone on Wednesday (he has been out of the country at a family wedding, and unfortunately tried to get hold of me while I was out of the country at World Fantasy.  I'll bring him up to speed and with luck we can recruit him, and maybe some of the devs, as well.

TUBTHUMPING!

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Re: Current position/Update
« Reply #127 on: November 13, 2012, 06:25:22 PM »
I think, at this point, we should step up the non-polite methods, as we've given them all the chance they'd need with polite, and they blew it.  We can no longer get back exactly what we had before, with all of Paragon Studios in other jobs/seeking jobs.

This is not just about the game, it never was; it's about the community, the family, the WORLD we all collectively built, worked on, lived in, grew up in, and loved, these past 8 years.  To let up, to GIVE up, would not only be a disservice to ourselves, but to all of our sweat, blood, and tears that the Devs and us have put in.


Apologies for any incoherency, I'm kinda just thought-streaming here.  :-\

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Re: Current position/Update
« Reply #128 on: November 13, 2012, 06:44:14 PM »
Here is the thing - relentless positive efforts will do 2 things for us:

1. Increase our own morale - very important if the game closes without a new owner in sight.

2. Increase the pressure from other sites. If we move to nasty business it will alienate a lot of people. The fact we have stayed above the fray and fought as heroes should is gaining us respect every day. Companies spend millions of dollars to try and create a game with loyal passionate fans. The fact that a company has exactly what others struggle to find the recipe for and is willing to just toss us on the trash heap, really leaves the gaming community stunned.

The unique ability to customize characters, powers and the very world we live in makes this a game like no other. You literally could never travel out of a single zone and yet create your own world in the AE and live within your own minds vision. No one has ever made a world online with this much power.

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Re: Current position/Update
« Reply #129 on: November 14, 2012, 01:27:23 AM »
Anything I can do to help?

ALL OF YOU are going to be part of this plan.  In fact, we are counting on you. 

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« Reply #130 on: November 14, 2012, 01:34:50 AM »
ALL OF YOU are going to be part of this plan.  In fact, we are counting on you.

Will it be violent? :P
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Re: Current position/Update
« Reply #131 on: November 14, 2012, 01:39:18 AM »
ALL OF YOU are going to be part of this plan.  In fact, we are counting on you.

Ok I'm totally the kid that opens Christmas presents early and reads the last chapter of the book first, I cannot sit in anticipation long at all sooooooooo....

What is this super duper uber awesome secret plan?????

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Re: Current position/Update
« Reply #132 on: November 14, 2012, 01:46:56 AM »
What is this super duper uber awesome secret plan?????
Secret, of course. :)

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Re: Current position/Update
« Reply #133 on: November 14, 2012, 01:50:16 AM »
ALL OF YOU are going to be part of this plan.  In fact, we are counting on you.

You have no idea how excited I am by this news.  I have felt so useless, reading and watching and waiting.  To be fair, in the beginning, I sent the e-mails, did the FB and Twitter stuff, but it always seemed to be a lot like The Flee vs. The Giant; annoying but not overly effective in changing his course of action.

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Re: Current position/Update
« Reply #134 on: November 14, 2012, 01:52:01 AM »
Secret, of course. :)

Can I get anything out of you so I can at least stop twitching?

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Re: Current position/Update
« Reply #135 on: November 14, 2012, 02:12:57 AM »
Can I get anything out of you so I can at least stop twitching?
I can't prescribe drugs you know! :D

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Re: Current position/Update
« Reply #136 on: November 14, 2012, 02:35:52 AM »
You have no idea how excited I am by this news.  I have felt so useless, reading and watching and waiting.  To be fair, in the beginning, I sent the e-mails, did the FB and Twitter stuff, but it always seemed to be a lot like The Flee vs. The Giant; annoying but not overly effective in changing his course of action.

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I understand how you feel Stellar, been seeing a fair number of people express the same feeling. Part of the problem is that the results from individual efforts by people like us are very difficult to percieve.

I think of it like advertising where a company spends a lot of money in order to attract the attention of a lot of people. In this case however, we are getting a lot of people to attract the attention of a company - and it is costing the company a lot of money  :)

Individually we count for little but in a co-ordinated effort we can exert a great deal of pressure. We just have to keep it going long enough.

Also the people who are out there trying to make deals and keep our community going need us. They can prove the worth of saving City of Heroes by pointing to the number of people on this forum or the number of people who post protests on the NCSoft Facebook page. All of these efforts, while small, add up to a greater whole.
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Re: Current position/Update
« Reply #137 on: November 14, 2012, 02:42:19 AM »
I can't prescribe drugs you know! :D

I'm fully prepared to bribe you with baked goods.

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Re: Current position/Update
« Reply #138 on: November 14, 2012, 02:53:45 AM »
I'm fully prepared to bribe you with baked goods.

Maybe some combination of the two? ;)
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Re: Current position/Update
« Reply #139 on: November 14, 2012, 03:17:38 AM »
I can't prescribe drugs you know! :D

No need for a prescription in Washington & Colorado. >.>
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