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Re: How are you handling the loss?
« Reply #580 on: July 17, 2013, 09:35:58 AM »
Yeah, even now I keep having moments where I'm looking at a screenshot and going "Hey, I remember that map. I should log into the game and... dammit."

I know it was "just a game", but there's still a gaping hole in my life where a creative and social outlet (as well as frustration release valve) used to be. I still haven't found anything that completely replaces it.

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Re: How are you handling the loss?
« Reply #581 on: July 17, 2013, 10:34:36 AM »
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I know it was "just a game", but there's still a gaping hole in my life where a creative and social outlet (as well as frustration release valve) used to be. I still haven't found anything that completely replaces it.

Pretty much exactly my feelings as well. Sure, it's just a game. But it's also a game I spent almost every moment of my free time playing, for five and a half years. No one willingly does anything that much for that length of time without developing some serious emotional attachment, no matter how important it is or isn't in the grand scheme of things.

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Re: How are you handling the loss?
« Reply #582 on: July 17, 2013, 07:00:18 PM »
If CoH was "Just a game", this site would have closed at the end of November last year - and HaV wouldn't exist at all.
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Re: How are you handling the loss?
« Reply #583 on: July 17, 2013, 07:54:58 PM »
No for me CoH was not just a game. I lived vicariously through the characters I created. I was a resident of Paragon City. I soared through the skies, sped through the streets, and leapt through the neighborhoods of the city that was as much as a home to me as the real city I live in. I've attended weddings, went to parties, and hung out at countless Cape Radio shows.

So, How am I handling the loss? Frankly not well. I mourn the loss of my alter ego's and many of the friends I made during my time in Paragon City. I yearn to log and go back home. Maybe someday I will be able to do so.

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Re: How are you handling the loss?
« Reply #584 on: July 18, 2013, 05:07:18 AM »
One would think the songs I was listening to the last night of the game's existence would bring up special memories.  They don't--nothing out of the ordinary.

But listening to "Stop Crying Your Heart Out" yesterday hit me hard, for some reason.  I started thinking of COH mid-song, and it hit me.  :(

I still miss City of Heroes.  I still discuss it with my friends who played, and I've even sparked conversation about it with a new friend on Marvel Heroes who played on a different server.  The game was certainly special to me and my friends.

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Re: How are you handling the loss?
« Reply #585 on: July 18, 2013, 05:26:25 AM »
 Not well. I miss the community, my friends. I been playing dcuo, and even tho i been a dc comics fan for years, it is not the same.
 The other day i was in my car listening to the radio, when the song "is always a good time" was playing; i remembered this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0U6gs9d0Kkk
Then i hit me how much i miss the game (my home away from home), my friends, and how social friendly coh was.
 No other game has that, and is what i miss the most.

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Re: How are you handling the loss?
« Reply #586 on: July 22, 2013, 09:16:36 AM »
I put "just a game" in quotes for a reason. It was not just a game to me, but when I try to explain why I miss it so much, that's the usual response.

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Re: How are you handling the loss?
« Reply #587 on: July 24, 2013, 06:20:59 AM »
I Want to thank you Super Firebug for your post. I've been around but posting elsewhere. I did mean Missing World's Media. I worked with them for about 4 months. It was fun but some RL badness happened I couldn't reup.

TonyV thank you for the cup of hope. I'll wait. What choice do I have?

Codewalker - as always, Thanks for Icon. It's the Methadone to my Heroin addiction.

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Re: How are you handling the loss?
« Reply #588 on: July 24, 2013, 07:05:56 AM »
... But you know, I have learned two important things in all the time I have spent circling around the sun on this little rock.

First, is that the future really is what we make of it. Yeah, it can be hard to face sometimes, but we can either accept a fate that others think they can impose upon us, or fight for what we believe in. I have fought quite a bit in my life so far, for myself and, more importantly, those that I love and the things that I care about. I've made it this far... I'm not about to give my enemies (whoever they might be) a reason to celebrate!

And second... The world has this amazing ability to not only get you down, but to just repeatedly kick you while you're down there. But no matter how hard it does, just manage to laugh through it all and tell them 'You kick like a wuss...'  ;D

Seconded (albeit belatedly). To quote Captain Dylan Hunt, from "Andromeda": "Pessimism is not a survival trait."
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Re: How are you handling the loss?
« Reply #589 on: July 24, 2013, 07:22:37 AM »
I Want to thank you Super Firebug for your post. I've been around but posting elsewhere. I did mean Missing World's Media. I worked with them for about 4 months. It was fun but some RL badness happened I couldn't reup.

TonyV thank you for the cup of hope. I'll wait. What choice do I have?

Codewalker - as always, Thanks for Icon. It's the Methadone to my Heroin addiction.

I'll hang in there as long as there is still hope.

You're very welcome, TDYK. I wonder if Energycrush is still around; his post still shows only one message posted from him. I hope he knows that we're not sunk yet.
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Re: How are you handling the loss?
« Reply #590 on: July 24, 2013, 05:00:47 PM »
I don't think he ever saw our replies based on his active times. But he had to give an email address and maybe when things change Titan can get in touch with him.

It's weird to me that he didn't know. But when I think about it, not everyone is connected to the net as much as some of us are.
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Re: How are you handling the loss?
« Reply #591 on: July 25, 2013, 01:19:46 AM »
Today, I got nostalgic, and fired up some music from Mercy Island and Atlas park.  I'm not sure whether or not I regret the decision.  What I am sure of, is that I genuinely broke down and cried.  There's not a lot of games, or game music, that can make me that sentimental.  The last game to ever do it to me was Mother 3.

It doesn't help that I've been on a rather huge nostalgia-trip in general lately, playing a lot of really old, but really good games.  Super Mario Bros., Mega Man 2, System Shock 2, Black & White, Dungeon Keeper 2, Freedom Force, Morrowind... I love 'em all and I love periodically revisiting them, just to remind myself of where I've come from when it comes to video games.

But... there's a part of my video gaming history, a very important part, though I didn't realize it at the time, that I can't revisit now, thanks to NCsoft.  That being City of Heroes.

Also, since the last time I posted in this thread... Dungeon Fighter Online was shut down on this side of the Pacific.  So now I've lost my Berserker too, the weaponized-blood madman that was there for me when CoH shut down.  If that wasn't bad enough, a couple servers I played on for other games closed up too.

I'm starting to wonder if I'm cursed.

... I want my office in Cap Au Diable back.
« Last Edit: July 25, 2013, 02:02:25 AM by Kaiser Tarantula »

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Re: How are you handling the loss?
« Reply #592 on: July 25, 2013, 03:14:36 AM »
Keep hope, Kaiser Tarantula. You're among friends and friendly strangers who know exactly what you're going through when you type these things. But there's also another benefit of being in this particular community that other people don't have.

Heroes never quit, villains never stop. Of course it's easy to believe that in the best of times. But even in the worst of times, you have to keep believing this, no matter what. They can lay on us a mighty blow, but they cannot beat us. City of Heroes is down, but I don't believe it's down for the count and you couldn't convince me otherwise. Think about everyone this game brought together over the years. Some of the smartest, most talented people ever to share one hobby. No one tells a group of people like that to sit down and shut up and gets away with it. People like that persevere. The last word will always be ours.

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Re: How are you handling the loss?
« Reply #593 on: July 25, 2013, 05:51:48 AM »
Also, since the last time I posted in this thread... Dungeon Fighter Online was shut down on this side of the Pacific.  So now I've lost my Berserker too, the weaponized-blood madman that was there for me when CoH shut down.  If that wasn't bad enough, a couple servers I played on for other games closed up too.

I'm starting to wonder if I'm cursed.

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Re: How are you handling the loss?
« Reply #594 on: July 25, 2013, 05:57:56 AM »
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Re: How are you handling the loss?
« Reply #595 on: July 25, 2013, 04:08:45 PM »
I just listened to the last song I heard while in City of Heroes. It was after the servers had been shut down, and the only refuge left was the Beta Test server. I had logged into my namesake and was in Atlas park for the last time ever, and all the while Lily Allen’s “F*ck You” was playing over the radio. I still get tears.
I miss all my CoH friends, but none more so then those I made on Infinity. I want them to know I still think of them fondly.

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GATE-keeper
Ad Astra
Asgardian Blade
(Pretty much the whole Infinity TF crew, whose names I have unfortunately forgotten)
Taxibot Bella
My Wife’s Character (Sundew)
Ironblade
Turbospeed

The countless dozens who joined me on my Incarnate Trial badge runs.
I would give much to have us all back together for a Master of Lambda. Or anything really.

Not handling this well. Nope.

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Re: How are you handling the loss?
« Reply #596 on: July 26, 2013, 06:26:18 AM »
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Re: How are you handling the loss?
« Reply #597 on: July 27, 2013, 05:26:14 PM »
I dreamed about playing CoH last night. I don't remember whether the game had been brought back up or whether it has simply never gone down, but for whatever reason I hadn't played in a while, and I was really excited to be playing my old characters again.  After leveling up my newer characters, I was just logging into Thunder Glove when I woke up.

I still miss it.  I will always miss it, until and unless it comes back.  The spiritual successors will definitely help, but I'll still miss CoH.
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Re: How are you handling the loss?
« Reply #598 on: July 28, 2013, 12:12:22 AM »
Here's a weird one. I had a dream last night where I walked in on my mother of all people playing a revived CoH. Which is odd, because she never once played it in real life. Looked a little different, like the same game with different zones and content but it was definitely CoH. If I remember rightly, I promptly demanded to know why she hadn't bothered to tell me the game was back.

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Re: How are you handling the loss?
« Reply #599 on: July 28, 2013, 05:23:44 AM »
Looked a little different, like the same game with different zones and content but it was definitely CoH.

She was probably playing HaV ;)
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