I was reading Ysharros’ recommending reading around the closing of CoX. I just realized I have never blogged about this, but I did play City of Heroes/Villains for two stints, and really enjoyed the game. The first time Vanguard pulled me away (lol) and the second time EVE did.
And let me say I enjoyed the article and understood the background behind the argument that closing CoX is the best thing for NCSoft. I do get a little bit of business strategy even if I do not operate in that sphere in real life.
But what stood out to me the most was this tangential line in the post:
If the money might be better off going to ArenaNet (you bet NCsoft wants Guild Wars 2 to an incredible success) or Carbine Studios (Wildstar is on its way) than staying with Paragon Studios, then it makes sense to divert the cash.
Let me be the first to predict: Wildstar will be an unmitigated failure of a game. A disasterous underperforming WoW clone of the worst order, arriving on the MMO scene about five years too late. That is not an argument for saving CoX, that’s just something I need to put out there because if I hear another person glowing over how “great” that game is going to be, I may scream.