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Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« on: December 01, 2012, 06:12:26 pm »
Friday, December 7th is SpikeTV's Video Game Awards, Hosted by Samuel L. Jackson (yes, that one).  As part of it, Entertainment Weekly has set up a poll of 10 games to choose from  (http://ew.com/vga).  Unfortunately, it is only their 10 hand-picked games.  BUT, if you look a little closer, the author of the poll and the Entertainment Weekly article is Darren Franich, and he kindly left his twitter handle:  @DarrenFranich
 
My proposal is two fold:
1.  Go to http://ew.com/vga, but do not vote for one of their titles.  Instead, add a comment:  "Best Game of the Decade: City of Heroes #SaveCoH"
2.  Go to Twitter and tweet to @DarrenFranich :  "Best Game of the Decade: City of Heroes #SaveCoH".
 
We got 21, 845 signatures to a Save CoH petition, even a fraction of that can raise eyebrows, especially on a very visble site like Entertainment weekly.
Edit:  2 requests -- leave the message short and sweet as these are reporters....they'll investigate.  Also, only post/tweet once -- unique messages are what count here.
« Last Edit: December 01, 2012, 06:18:26 pm by therain93 »
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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2012, 07:24:44 pm »
Great idea!  Done.


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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2012, 08:03:16 pm »
Done.

And posted it on all my FB groups.
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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2012, 08:28:23 pm »
Done!
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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2012, 08:34:32 pm »
Pow! Done.

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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2012, 08:46:22 pm »
I don't tweet but comment away. I guess mt facebook is good for something.

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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2012, 08:49:25 pm »
Done!

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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2012, 09:38:02 pm »
Excellent idea! Done!

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« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2012, 09:38:11 pm »
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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2012, 09:43:09 pm »
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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2012, 09:48:31 pm »
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« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2012, 10:05:39 pm »
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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2012, 10:07:22 pm »
Darren Franich ‏@DarrenFranich
I'm totally touched by all the "City of Heroes" love. But our list will not change, even if I drown in passionate tweets.
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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2012, 10:10:01 pm »
Darren Franich ‏@DarrenFranich
I'm totally touched by all the "City of Heroes" love. But our list will not change, even if I drown in passionate tweets.
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Had a computer hiccup.  Meant to add....  He is getting the message.  Don't stop now!  Guy has 4000+ followers and works at a leading industry magazine.  Every time he mentions CoH is good for us.  I mean, don't call him names or annoy him, but keep us in his mind.  Now if we just had Samuel Jackson's twitter feed and could convince him to mention CoH on air.

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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2012, 10:18:23 pm »
Darren Franich ‏@DarrenFranich
I'm totally touched by all the "City of Heroes" love. But our list will not change, even if I drown in passionate tweets.
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I'm not expecting a surprise reveal that CoH wins -- just visibility, and that's fine by me.  Drown him in CoH <3
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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2012, 10:20:10 pm »
Added my own comment, even if they don't change the list.

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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2012, 10:43:39 pm »
Color me done.  8)

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« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2012, 10:53:26 pm »
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« Reply #18 on: December 01, 2012, 10:59:20 pm »
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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #19 on: December 01, 2012, 11:06:20 pm »
Had a computer hiccup.  Meant to add....  He is getting the message.  Don't stop now!  Guy has 4000+ followers and works at a leading industry magazine.  Every time he mentions CoH is good for us.  I mean, don't call him names or annoy him, but keep us in his mind.  Now if we just had Samuel Jackson's twitter feed and could convince him to mention CoH on air.

As stated by Jackson himself on Jimmy Fallon as well as stated on his official website @SamuelLJackson is his official Twitter name. Just thought I'd throw that out there for you guys.

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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #20 on: December 01, 2012, 11:12:12 pm »
and Done.

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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #21 on: December 01, 2012, 11:23:08 pm »
All done, DROWN DARRIN DROWN! 

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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #22 on: December 01, 2012, 11:23:28 pm »
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« Reply #23 on: December 02, 2012, 12:05:20 am »
Done.

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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #24 on: December 02, 2012, 12:10:05 am »
Done :)

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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #25 on: December 02, 2012, 12:49:10 am »
I have the perfect tweet to send them...

I just met you, and this may seem crazy, but City of Heroes was awesome, so mention it on TV maybe?


But it seems creepy coming from a 50 year old guy.

Anyone wanna send it?

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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #26 on: December 02, 2012, 03:13:11 am »
Isn't Entertainment Weekly a magazine?

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« Reply #27 on: December 02, 2012, 03:48:19 am »
Done!  ;D

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« Reply #28 on: December 02, 2012, 03:50:23 am »
Voted :P
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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #29 on: December 02, 2012, 06:54:55 am »
31 pages of comments. I made it thru 5 before I got sick of it. Such a bunch of... It's the Internet. We're being heard, but that stream is like yelling in a wind storm.
They told me there was nothing out there, nothing to fear. But that night I caught a glimpse of something. I've looked for it ever since. I went around the world, searched in all the shadows. And there is something out there in the darkness, something terrifying, something that will not stop until it gets revenge... Me.

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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #30 on: December 02, 2012, 07:20:29 am »
Done.

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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #31 on: December 02, 2012, 09:18:09 am »
Commented and Tweeted. I got a Twitter account today just for COH stuff. This twitter stuff is all new to me.

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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #32 on: December 02, 2012, 09:23:47 am »
DONE
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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #33 on: December 02, 2012, 09:51:26 am »
Commented and Tweeted. I got a Twitter account today just for COH stuff. This twitter stuff is all new to me.
I know how you feel.  I got one about a year ago in order to deal with a problem with CoH Customer Service.  The NC Soft Twitter feed was much faster than any other means of contact.

Haven't touched it since then.

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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #34 on: December 02, 2012, 10:41:33 am »
How sweet of him:

Darren Franich ‏@DarrenFranich
I don't particularly care about "City of Heroes," but I'll always support desperate causes. #SaveCoH

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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #35 on: December 02, 2012, 11:03:37 am »
Done.
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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #36 on: December 02, 2012, 11:13:53 am »
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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #37 on: December 02, 2012, 02:05:13 pm »
Isn't Entertainment Weekly a magazine?
It is and ithosts a software section in some issues.  As it turns out, it is collaborating with the SpikeTV gaming awards this year and EW's poll winner will be announced at the awards ceremony.
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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #38 on: December 02, 2012, 02:20:09 pm »
How sweet of him:

Darren Franich ‏@DarrenFranich
I don't particularly care about "City of Heroes," but I'll always support desperate causes. #SaveCoH
I'm exceptionally pleased that he has decided to support us ( ' :
For those who weren't keeping track, I made the first comment yesterday on page 27.  Since then, the breakdown of comments by page is:
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Total Comments -- 67 votes from 618 comments.   Keep spreading the word ( ' :
 
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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #39 on: December 02, 2012, 02:37:02 pm »
‏I responded to him last night to thank him and maybe ask if we could get a mention, and here's the conversation:

@DarrenFranich:

I don't particularly care about "City of Heroes," but I'll always support desperate causes. #SaveCoH

@TheCharybdis:

@DarrenFranich Thank you for your consideration. We do appreciate it. Any chance at least a mention can be made in print or on the show?


@DarrenFranich:

@TheCharybdis Honestly: Nope! But I really admire your movement very much.

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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #40 on: December 02, 2012, 02:46:13 pm »
Done!

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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #41 on: December 02, 2012, 02:54:38 pm »
Done
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« Reply #42 on: December 02, 2012, 03:57:42 pm »
Done :)

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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #43 on: December 02, 2012, 04:53:37 pm »
Probably, like most people, our Computer deck has not moved much since we set it up. Saying that, for the last 6+ years I have played this Most Fantastic of MMO's, City of Heroes.

Today I took to cleaning the computer nook. That cigar burn, that was the Clockwork King. Those soda stains under the right side, that was my first Rikti Ship Raid.

Each Stain, Marks, Burn, etc. was a Memory of my Battles in CoX. Long live the Heroes I fought with and those Villains I fought against.

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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #44 on: December 02, 2012, 06:03:29 pm »
Probably, like most people, our Computer deck has not moved much since we set it up. Saying that, for the last 6+ years I have played this Most Fantastic of MMO's, City of Heroes.

Today I took to cleaning the computer nook. That cigar burn, that was the Clockwork King. Those soda stains under the right side, that was my first Rikti Ship Raid.

Each Stain, Marks, Burn, etc. was a Memory of my Battles in CoX. Long live the Heroes I fought with and those Villains I fought against.

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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #45 on: December 02, 2012, 07:23:05 pm »
Mission Complete!

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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #46 on: December 02, 2012, 07:29:58 pm »
Added to the passionate-tweet-drowning! ;)

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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #47 on: December 02, 2012, 07:48:08 pm »
As long as you are Tweeting someone...  http://www.cohtitan.com/forum/index.php/topic,6606.0.html

Stephen Colbert is a very big fan of fantasy and science fiction.  He's a geek.  He owns Captain America's Shield.  He has his own super hero animated series.  Tek Jensen.  Okay, so it only ran on his own show and for only six episodes but....

Tweet Him!  It would so suite his style of comedy to mention something about an member of the Axis of Evil (sure, it's not North Korea, but his on air personality is always a little fuzzy on geography outside of the US) trying to destroy American Heroes.

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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #48 on: December 02, 2012, 07:51:56 pm »
I'm leary about bombarding celebrities like Sam Jackson or Stephen Colbert -- in this case, Darren opened the door by hosting this poll and so I feel fine with bombarding him with CoH <3
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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #49 on: December 02, 2012, 08:00:35 pm »
I was joking mostly about Samuel Jackson, but this really is in Colbert's balliwick.  And the Colbert Report twitter feed is Comedy Central, so maybe just send tweets there. 

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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #50 on: December 02, 2012, 08:03:30 pm »
Tweet Him!  It would so suite his style of comedy to mention something about an member of the Axis of Evil (sure, it's not North Korea, but his on air personality is always a little fuzzy on geography outside of the US) trying to destroy American Heroes.

Wouldn't S. Korea, japan, and China be the Asymptote of Evil? Sure, they're not openly seeking the destruction of <insert Western country/region>, but it is a region of serious competition with Western business, particularly for jobs and manufacturing.
They told me there was nothing out there, nothing to fear. But that night I caught a glimpse of something. I've looked for it ever since. I went around the world, searched in all the shadows. And there is something out there in the darkness, something terrifying, something that will not stop until it gets revenge... Me.

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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #51 on: December 02, 2012, 08:27:03 pm »
Wouldn't S. Korea, japan, and China be the Asymptote of Evil? Sure, they're not openly seeking the destruction of <insert Western country/region>, but it is a region of serious competition with Western business, particularly for jobs and manufacturing.
The Colbert Report has a long running joke about the Axis of Evil as quoted by George Bush.  Iraq, Iran and North Korea.

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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #52 on: December 02, 2012, 08:29:04 pm »
I watch the show.
They told me there was nothing out there, nothing to fear. But that night I caught a glimpse of something. I've looked for it ever since. I went around the world, searched in all the shadows. And there is something out there in the darkness, something terrifying, something that will not stop until it gets revenge... Me.

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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #53 on: December 02, 2012, 09:31:34 pm »

My proposal is two fold:
1.  Go to http://ew.com/vga, but do not vote for one of their titles.  Instead, add a comment:  "Best Game of the Decade: City of Heroes #SaveCoH"
2.  Go to Twitter and tweet to @DarrenFranich :  "Best Game of the Decade: City of Heroes #SaveCoH".

Done and done.
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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #54 on: December 02, 2012, 10:04:59 pm »
Mission completed.  ;D

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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #55 on: December 02, 2012, 10:08:16 pm »
And done.

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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #56 on: December 03, 2012, 02:39:21 am »
Thanks for the idea.... Done and Done!!

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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #57 on: December 03, 2012, 07:02:26 am »
Done!
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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #58 on: December 03, 2012, 09:04:52 am »
Done.

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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #59 on: December 03, 2012, 10:48:56 am »
My messages:
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To me it has to be City of Heroes. Plenty of games tell a good story, but CoH was unparalleled in how much players were able to make their own. Only some of the pen-and-paper RPGs offer a similar freedom. With your own characters, quests and buildings/bases you could create your own world in the game. I only know of Minecraft in offering a similar kind of freedom.
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@DarrenFranich Best Game of the Decade: City of Heroes or Minecraft. Nothing else gives the player as much control and freedom.

It's the two games I play, because of the freedom they give. These are my pure and honest opinion.

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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #60 on: December 03, 2012, 12:58:40 pm »
Update:  108 votes in the comments section of 635 total, which is 17% of all comments.  Outstanding job!
Page # - # Votes
27 - 4
28 - 18
29 - 18
30 - 13
31 - 16
32 - 13
33 - 10
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« Last Edit: December 03, 2012, 02:11:40 pm by therain93 »
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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #61 on: December 03, 2012, 01:54:34 pm »
Done :)
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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #62 on: December 03, 2012, 03:56:52 pm »
Done commenting.

Let's hope this sparks something.
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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #63 on: December 03, 2012, 05:23:58 pm »
Did the post thing, but I've boycotted Twitter for years now and won't post there.  Sorry.

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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #64 on: December 03, 2012, 05:31:45 pm »
Done :)

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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #65 on: December 03, 2012, 06:09:51 pm »
Finished on my end.

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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #66 on: December 03, 2012, 06:22:01 pm »
Done.
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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #67 on: December 03, 2012, 07:12:37 pm »
Did the post thing, but I've boycotted Twitter for years now and won't post there.  Sorry.
No worries, I hope it goes without saying, do what you're comfortable with, including how you vote ( ' :   I am merely pointing out another venue to voice ourselves ( ' :
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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #68 on: December 03, 2012, 07:56:09 pm »
I don't know if I would call City of Heroes the absolute best game of the past decade, but it at least deserves a spot on the list; which is more than I can say for just about every game on the list EW presented.

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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #69 on: December 03, 2012, 08:07:54 pm »
Done!

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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #70 on: December 03, 2012, 08:28:49 pm »
They're coming out looking a bit spammy like it's a bot doing it because they're so short and in a lot of cases impersonable.

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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #71 on: December 04, 2012, 05:31:52 am »
Did the post thing, but I've boycotted Twitter for years now and won't post there.  Sorry.

i can feel for you, i personally refuse to use both FB and twitter

twitter i dont see the point outside what we been doing here, and FB because i dont feel my information is very secure there

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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #72 on: December 04, 2012, 05:47:16 am »
This would make for a great side plotline in an episode of Bi Bang Theory.

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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #73 on: December 04, 2012, 05:49:21 am »
I think we can make a bigger impact if on the entertainment weekly we also go and like or thumbs up every ones or a selected post about COH and save Coh. so it shows more impact that we spend time on their site to like all that agree with us.

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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #74 on: December 04, 2012, 08:16:53 am »
When I left my comment, I was a little long winded...

" City of Heroes should be here. As an MMORPG, this game pioneered many new ideas you still don't see with even new games.

A massive Costume Creator matched by no one, you truly could create you own character not just in powersets, but appearance.

So many power combinations that a single account with paid VIP subscription could not hold every possibility, and new powersets were being introduced every few months.

Architect Entertainment allowed you to create your own mission content.

The Super Group Base allowed you to completely create a space for not just your characters, but those in your supergroup. The customization level of this was on par with maybe Minecraft and above The Sims franchise.

Teaming: As a player you could solo, or team with as many as 8 for mission or AE content. With a league you could push the boundries further by Teaming Teams. I was on one League with 32. What's more, the Super Sidekick system allowed the whole group to be at the level of the mission holder (if too far below, they'd be one level lower) which helped friends with new alts still team with each other no matter what character was being played.

The game was still viable after 8 years with a playerbase around 100k. Number of unique characters created... 43 million... and that was not the cap possible with the customization allowed.

There was so much more to CoH, and I am sad that NCSoft shut down this work of love and disbanded one of the best group of developers in the business. We still hope for a hero to swoop in and save the day, but though the lights have been turned off, our community is still strong and our voices raised high in tribute to this great game.

#SaveCoH"

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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #75 on: December 04, 2012, 08:32:27 am »
Kheprera...what a wonderful and eloquent post! You truly represented for our community.
Listen to the 'mustn'ts'. Listen to the 'don'ts'. Listen to the 'shouldn'ts', the 'impossibles', the 'won'ts'. Listen to the 'you'll never haves', then listen close to me... Anything can happen . Anything can be.

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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #76 on: December 04, 2012, 01:16:47 pm »
I liked that one. I've gone through a few pages, "liking" any that weren't just the copy and paste short post. (I'm guilty, there, too.)
They told me there was nothing out there, nothing to fear. But that night I caught a glimpse of something. I've looked for it ever since. I went around the world, searched in all the shadows. And there is something out there in the darkness, something terrifying, something that will not stop until it gets revenge... Me.

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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #77 on: December 04, 2012, 01:35:23 pm »
Update:  126/719 votes, amounting to about 17% of all comments.
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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #78 on: December 04, 2012, 03:00:36 pm »
Done!

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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #79 on: December 04, 2012, 09:41:06 pm »
DONE!
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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #80 on: December 05, 2012, 02:29:00 am »
Okay... I put in a comment.
But, like a few others, I'm a FB/Twitter luddite.  sorry.

Here's my comment...  I'll admit, it's a little amped, but hopefully not in a bad way.   :P

You're kidding me, right?
With the popularity of superhero movies, you only have one (lame) superhero video game on the list?

City of Heroes was the first and longest running superhero MMO of the decade.  How could you not include it?

The game was groundbreaking on so many levels.

It broke the "gear grind" mold by creating a system to build powers separate from your costume/gear.

This, in turn, gave rise to an incredibly robust character and costume creator the likes of which has not been replicated in any other game (no, not even CO).

This, in turn, allowed players to connect with the characters they created on a level that other MMOs and video games just don't even come close to.

Speaking of players connecting to their game, CoH encouraged this in so many ways: character creation, the ability to write a character biography, customized character battle-cries, player created missions, supergroups and bases (omg... the bases), power customization...

And about powers... holy mother of choices... Batman wishes he could have 1/10 the power choices in CoH.

As for content, the word "plethora" comes to mind.

Have I mentioned the chat system? OMFrellinG. In what other game can you have a dozen channels up and running?... that's in addition to the standard system channels.

City of Heroes may not have had the player numbers that some of those other games had, but just because something is a "blockbuster" doesn't necessarily mean it's a quality product.

City of Heroes was a quality game.  At the very least, it deserves an honorable mention.

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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #81 on: December 06, 2012, 12:54:21 am »
Also commented.
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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #82 on: December 06, 2012, 03:09:44 am »
Done (a bit long winded here as well)...

"Best Game of the Decade: City of Heroes (and Villains) #SaveCoH

No other game has the gameplay, engaging stories and community  robust enough to keep engaged everyone in the family from 6 - 46.  Our entire family could create whatever character we thought up in our imaginations with whatever concept we wanted and it would be OURS, rather than trying to shoe-horn us into playing a set character from existing lore (as in DCU, Marvel, WoW or the countless other grind-fests do).  Not only that, but we could play *together* regardless of play styles, experience of character "level" and still have an entertaining time.


This game has a positive, supportive community and robust controls to ensure a "safe" gaming environment.  Only in CoX do we feel safe allowing our kids to play without our needing to be constantly nearby as the community in the game would look our for and even go out of their way to help our kids learn the ropes and keep them "virtually safe".


Like many, I have "alt-itis", or the chronic, impulsive need to try out new powerset, character combinations and concepts.  The game has never let me down, and I have developed (as have so many others) a unique stable of characters (or 'toons' as we call them) that fit many different styles of play for many different needs, from solo play heroes (or villains), task force speed runners, and jack-of-all-trades utility characters, to aggro-holding damage sponges, enemy lockdown controllers, epic masterminds and high-damage blasters.


Whether we are patrolling the streets of Paragon City keeping Atlas Park free from the Hellions, causing wanton descrution during a bank robbery in the Rogue Isles, or even fighting altenate dimensional invaders in Praetoria, City of Heroes has an impressive amount of stories, lore and exciting gameplay.  No other MMO is like it, nor will one ever be in the future!"

Now to make a pass and "Like" all of those that were more than just the twitter tag :)

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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #83 on: December 06, 2012, 03:13:48 am »
Done! 

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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #84 on: December 06, 2012, 12:42:27 pm »
Just did some reviewing -- we now have 19.8% of all comments (150 of 756) advocate for City of Heroes.   Truly outstanding!
Here's the breadown:
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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #85 on: December 06, 2012, 02:57:58 pm »
Maybe if the list had been compiled on merit instead of politics...
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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #86 on: December 06, 2012, 03:19:10 pm »
Maybe if the list had been compiled on merit instead of politics...

That's just CRAZY talk!!!
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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #87 on: December 06, 2012, 04:50:26 pm »
Done!

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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #88 on: December 06, 2012, 10:35:23 pm »
Done
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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #89 on: December 07, 2012, 02:51:22 am »
done~

I made sure to vote and leave a message. Hope they make a mention of it though.

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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #90 on: December 07, 2012, 04:46:08 am »
Another vote for the underdog. :)

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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #91 on: December 08, 2012, 03:15:27 am »
I'm going to call it at this point as the awards show is on and the comment section at evga is getting overrun with live commenting
First, I'd like to congratulate everyone -- we pushed out 167 comments across the first 820 (41 pages) for over 20% of all comments.  Even with live comments during the show, we have still have over 18% of all of them.
The final tallies:
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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #92 on: December 08, 2012, 03:43:11 am »
I'm not watching the show but....did we "win" this?

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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #93 on: December 08, 2012, 03:44:55 am »
No, Half Life 2 officially won best game of the decade (just announced).  And, if there was ever an opportunity to have given a shout out to us, well, let's just say that Tenacious D decided to make jokes about Bass Duel/Duo, or something, when announcing the award.
C'est la vie and thank you all for your effort  ( ' :
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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #94 on: December 08, 2012, 06:00:07 am »
We still made a stand, as heroes do.

And to be fair, Half Life 2 is pretty deserving of this award. Go figure, it was also released in the same year as CoH.

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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #95 on: January 07, 2013, 08:20:58 pm »
So I must say this and I will take any negative remarks. I was corrected on multiple occasions when identifying COH as a videogame, many got upset (offended even) and stated that COH is NOT a videogame! So this show is for videogames so best videogame of the decade right? COH doesn't apply if it isn't a video game? So I am confused by this thread it is a great way to get the word out but it can also come off as desperate IMHO! Anyway feel free to throw your tomatoes and lettuce heads and shout BOOOOOO!! Oooo and watch the awards tonight I probably wont but I will read about it tomorrow! :)

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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #96 on: January 08, 2013, 03:37:26 am »
That was a month ago.  Dec. 7th.  Not Jan 7th.  Totally missed it, sorry, dude.
 
Also, yeah, CoH is a videogame.  I don't know why anyone would argue that point.  Sure, it's an MMORPG, but that doesn't make it any less a Game that is using Video to be played.  If it were the old Champions system, then sure, argument can ensue.
 
It's a tad bit of semantics, to be sure.  Like Trekkies and Trekkers.  I'm definitely NOT the latter, but I could get grouped into those by those who don't know or care to know the difference. "You are one of them Trekkers, yeah?"  And reverse to them Trekkers: "Y'all are one of them Trekkies, right?"
 
And I would not care if I were called either, much... I'd just say "Yep, likin' the Trek." and move on with life, grinnin' like a dog, wanderin' aimlessly.
 
/But the point?  You missed by a whole month.  Nice necro. :)

 

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Re: Call to Action: Entertainment Weekly -- Decade's Best Game
« Reply #97 on: January 08, 2013, 04:10:42 pm »
Oh oops!! Oh well hope the turn out was good!!! Thank you for responding though. :)