Thursday, September 27, 2012
Not quite super-heroic
I consider myself to be a moderate and realist. But by being that, if one is faced with a huge load of unjustified optimism, idealism, and illusions of grandeur, one always ends up looking like a terrible cynic. I don't dislike City of Heroes. But if I read that the huge "Save City of Heroes" campaign managed to get a whopping 19,000 online signature on their petition, I can't help but snortle. In a market where a game with 200,000 actual *subscribers* is regarded as a failure, how is any company going to be impressed by 20,000 non-committal online signatures? If each of these 20,000 people would have sent $100 to NCSoft, that wouldn't have been enough to save City of Heroes.