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Very true.  The availability of internet access, combined with social media give anyone unprecedented ability to get the word out about anything quite effectively.  However, it still takes a degree of effort to get it in front of the target audience.  Creating a petition, and advertising on sites where there is still a die-hard presence is a good start, but there is so much of the following that have scattered to the winds in the last 5 years.  If more effort had been directed at reaching them, the signature count could would have been in the high hundreds of thousands.  Perhaps even above a million!  As it is, I applaud the idea, but ultimately it feels like...like tears, in the rain.

It wouldn't have gotten nearly that high sadly, the petition to save the game right after the shutdown was announced got just over 20k when attention on it was at it's highest and it's extremely unlikely that anything will exceed that now that the urgency has died.

No official word to send.  In the last 5 years the number of door knobs who have had "information" have taken the liberty to rile the coh community  up with their nonsense and zilch has come from disclosure except further distraction and community disenfranchisement... I hope whoever Is doing attempt #4 has the sense to keep a lid on it until something  legally binding is signed.
"Wake me up when there's news" isn't a newsletter.  It's there if a development occurs with NCSoft.  If someone wants to spearhead a "Street Team" thread on Task Force Hail Mary and use the Subscribe button to follow it, by all means.  (The difference would be consent: a Street Team would know in advance that this is the kind of message they'd be getting.  The others may not be on board, or see messages like this as an umbrella road to "ads" and unsubscribe to stop it.)

HERC and full time work has me too busy to try something like that... That, and social networking seems to be faster than anything we put on the boards.
Exactly, random calls to arms without anything new to justify them will only dishearten people or annoy them making them less likely to check or respond to things down the road. Honestly I don't know what the person who started this one hoped to accomplish by doing this now, or why they decided that this was a good time for a new petition particularly given that now that they are using the IP in MxM they are less likely then ever to sell it.
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Activities / Re: Costume Contest Thursdays in Atlas Park
« Last post by Tahquitz on Today at 05:02:58 PM »
Results from July 20th:

@powerzone


@RedAznable


TUNE IN NEXT WEEK: When our theme will be Summer Sports!  Bring in your hackey-sack kicking, ultimate frisbee flinging, volleyball hitting, bodysurfing, and wind sailing enthusiasts!

Also, remember, the start of Player's Choice Month commences the following week on August 3rd!  Check out the themes picked by you, the players, and get ready in advance!
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Other Games / Re: Star Trek Online
« Last post by Thunder Glove on Today at 04:19:22 PM »
Just bought another APU Cruiser on the Exchange for 125k, so this time I immediately put it back up for 2 million (the lowest price on there otherwise, though one weisenheimer put one up for 1,999,999).  If it doesn't sell, I'll give it to my Romulan alt.

Oh, and, yeah, it was the Crystalline Absorption Matrix console I picked.  (I kinda like the idea of the one that just shoots at everyone - the Automated Defense Turret but it's really not that powerful-looking, so I decided to wait until when and if I get a third Rare token.  Today's was only an Uncommon)

Edit: Also, Console does actually have lifetime subscription.  It's 16,750 Zen ($167.50) right now, though that's a sale price.  I'm not sure it's actually a "subscription" so much as just unlocking all the vet awards and other bonuses, like inventory sizes (including dry dock and banks), number of characters, and so on.
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Task Force Hail Mary / Re: New efforts!
« Last post by Power Gamer on Today at 03:36:33 AM »
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Task Force Hail Mary / Re: New efforts!
« Last post by Victoria Victrix on Today at 01:59:47 AM »
Meh. Chuck's an overrated fundamentalist bigot. Friggin' Jackie Chan is more hard core than he is.

And Jackie Chan's brand new World Endurance Car team took first and second place in their class at Le Mans a few weeks ago, and second all-podium place (there are multiple classes at Le Mans; Jackie's team is LMP2 class, an LMP1 team with a hugely faster car to all-podium first place).  This is unheard of for a first-year team.
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Task Force Hail Mary / Re: New efforts!
« Last post by Tyger42 on Today at 01:55:40 AM »
At the end of the day, I miss my RP. I miss my creative outlet. My SG, Codex from Virtue, had a bit of a forum revival that has fizzled out since, and now I'm feeling the loss even more. I had characters that I still adore, stories that still have so much more to tell. I don't have the talent to, say, write a book, though. So I'm adrift again. No other MMO offers the same comfortable world feel that I felt right at home with. I need a semi freeform forum for RP with a modern setting with some magic/superheroes/whatever thrown in.  :'(
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Task Force Hail Mary / Re: New efforts!
« Last post by Tyger42 on Today at 01:48:48 AM »
Meh. Chuck's an overrated fundamentalist bigot. Friggin' Jackie Chan is more hard core than he is.
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"Wake me up when there's news" isn't a newsletter.  It's there if a development occurs with NCSoft.  If someone wants to spearhead a "Street Team" thread on Task Force Hail Mary and use the Subscribe button to follow it, by all means.  (The difference would be consent: a Street Team would know in advance that this is the kind of message they'd be getting.  The others may not be on board, or see messages like this as an umbrella road to "ads" and unsubscribe to stop it.)

HERC and full time work has me too busy to try something like that... That, and social networking seems to be faster than anything we put on the boards.
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Other Games / Re: Star Trek Online
« Last post by Xev on Yesterday at 08:00:59 PM »
Probably their way to compensate for Console players not being able to sub or buy LTS.  I remember sub fees were a major hangup for XBox and PS terms of service when CO was first aiming for XBox release.  Now CO is so dependent on MT it couldn't hope to go that route.

Sometimes it's like Console is a whole other game. We already had the new KM on PC. I've seen Phoenix boxes twice already since I started playing. Someone in Fleet said recently that we're due for another round of Phoenix boxes soonish is why I got all excited.
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Other Games / Re: Star Trek Online
« Last post by Tahquitz on Yesterday at 07:48:51 PM »
Curse you, Console & PC Differences! There are no Phoenix Prize Packs on PC yet... This is probably my favorite STO loot due to even if you 'lose' you win due to you can get those uber Phoenix upgrade kits that require no Dil and that give tons of upgrade xp to items. Turn your rares into commons for them when you run out of rare stuff you want.

Probably their way to compensate for Console players not being able to sub or buy LTS.  I remember sub fees were a major hangup for XBox and PS terms of service when CO was first aiming for XBox release.  Now CO is so dependent on MT it couldn't hope to go that route.
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