Hey all, here's a really quick and easy one. Gaming news outlet Massively has posted a Fight for City of Heroes or Let It Go
poll. For easy typing in your in-game chat windows, you can also access it at tinyurl.com/savecohpoll.
Voting takes about as long as popping a blue, but I ask you to do more. Spread the word. Share it on Facebook and Twitter. Tell your friends. Broadcast it in-game. Set it to your supergroup message. Massively is a BFD. Winning in this poll isn't even close to being good enough. I know it's not any kind of scientific poll, but the impression things like this makes counts. We need it stacked so heavily in our favor that whoever asked the question will think, "Wow, what was I thinking?"
Don't let people make claims up out of thin air like, "City of Heroes wasn't making money," or another nasty one, "It's past it's prime, let it go with dignity." Ugh. Tell them to read the financial reports and study business concepts such as strategic alignment and resource allocation. Tell them that these are legitimate reasons to take actions like what NCsoft did, even if
City of Heroes is in the black, which it was. Point out that for most practical purposes, World of Warcraft is the same age as City of Heroes (technically, CoH predates WoW by seven months). If City of Heroes is long in the tooth, does that mean that World of Warcraft is too? Should Blizzard be shutting down their flagship game just because someone has this weird notion that at eight years, it's time for your swan song?
Try to appeal to people who just go with, "Meh, I never liked the game anyway." The short answer is, so? I don't like World of Warcraft, but I'm not champing at the bit to see it destroyed and its community stripped of the hard work and effort they have poured into the game. I think that would be absolutely heinous, and it boggles my mind that someone would want a game with a thriving community shut down simply because they don't care for it. In short, okay, you don't like it, but what did we do to you to make you actively want to kill it?
Read my post "Call to Action Information: Our message
" for more thoughts on how to approach different audiences and make them care about City of Heroes.
But more than anything, go there and vote
, and spread the word