Farewell, from all of us at Paragon Studios

Agent White



This morning we announced that Paragon Studios will be taking to the skies of City of Heroes for the last time.

In a realignment of company focus and publishing support, NCsoft has made the decision to close Paragon Studios. Effective immediately, all development on City of Heroes will cease and we will begin preparations to sunset the world’s first, and best, Super Hero MMORPG before the end of the year. As part of this, all recurring subscription billing and Paragon Market purchasing will be discontinued effective immediately. We will have more information regarding a detailed timeline for the cessation of services and what you can expect in game in the coming weeks.

The team here at Paragon deserves special praise for all that we have accomplished over the last 5+ years. These developers are some of the most creative and talented people in the gaming industry. By now, we’ve all been given this news internally, but to anyone who may be reading this message after the fact; know that your hard work and dedication has not gone unappreciated or unnoticed. To any potential studios looking to grow your team; hire these people. You won’t regret it.

To our Community,

Thank you. Thank you for your years of support. You’ve been with us every step of the way, sharing in our challenges, encouraging us to make City of Heroes better, more than everyone else thought it could be. We couldn’t have come this far without you. I implore you all, focus on the good things of CoH and Paragon Studios. Don’t dwell on the “how” or the “why”, but rather join us in celebrating the legacy of an amazing partnership between the players and the development team.

Thank you, and I’ll see you in the skies, one last time.

Andy Belford
Community Manager
Paragon Studios.

Andy Belford
Community Manager
Paragon Studios



Is this some sort of bad joke?!

M.A. Arcs
Intended for high level play: The Primus Trilogy (Arc #s 10931, 283821, 283825), "Freakshow U" (Arc #189073), Purification (Arc #352381, Dev's Choice! )
Intended for low level play: "Learning the Ropes" (Arc #100304), "Cracking Skulls" (Arc #115935), "The Lazarus Project" (Arc #124906)



I feel sick. So long, and thanks for all the fish.



Adding my own bafflement.

All signs was that you guys were doing very well. What happened? Likely not buying another NC Soft game again if they don't give a better reason then "we want to go in a new direction and to hell with all of you"



Come on.....
Like wth...

And i just like came back....



No, thank you. Thank you all. For the last Seven and some years (since Eu launch, more or less) this has been the place I've always come back to. All the others I either play seldom or left by the wayside. This has been my entertainment and my inspiration. I met a crowd of good friends, my spiritual Little Sister, and have been part of the most awesome gamer community I've ever seen.

You built and maintained this amazing world where we could get together, low of steam, have fun and tell some awesome stories. We built amazing people in the world and with the tools you created.

We salute you. We will miss you. But we will never forget you. In fiction, at least, the things you have done here will live on.

Hail Paragon, and Farewell.

Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.



Wow... really?

@Tax E - RIP CoH 2012



I really don't understand, I thought the game was in good health since Freedom...

Really sad, I have no words...

Arc "Save the TV, Save the World!"


Cheerleaders, ninjas, vampires, zombies, ETs, time travellers, Spartans... all is here!

ID - 79690



In a realignment of company focus and publishing support?? How warm and sentimental of them - i can't believ this at such short notice



I don't get it. The game was going fine, or so we were told. How the heck do you go from "Working on Issue 24" to "Suddenly we're closing down"



Whew. CoH was my first MMO, and still something worth saving.
Of course, no chance of any release of IP, sadly. NCSoft will kill CoH before freeing it, as we see.

On Justice:
Dr Ion - lvl41 Elec/Dev/Force
Ebon Vector - lvl31 MA/SR
S H C - lvl26 fire/fire self-PL machine. (tanker)
Logica Scura - lvl21 3D
Nehemiah Strong - lvl25 Claws/Regen
Eclectic Lughebu - lvl20 Necro/Dark
(and assorted under-20 alts)



Well, that royally blows.



Damn, this is grim news.



I'm... not massively suprised, but I am disappointed. Farewell. I joined with Issue 2, and it's been a hell of a ride.

Soul of Virtue