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CoH probably not purchased. Twitter is dumb.
« on: January 15, 2013, 07:52:42 AM »
Just some moments ago I read this:

John ‏@Dieselmayne

@MMODesigner A billion dollar korean gaming company just bought City of Heroes ! #SaveCoH #LIFE !!!!!!!
« Last Edit: January 15, 2013, 08:02:20 PM by Codewalker »

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Re: CoH probably not purchased. Twitter is dumb.
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2013, 07:53:55 AM »

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Re: CoH probably not purchased. Twitter is dumb.
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2013, 08:33:29 AM »
Too vague to be trusted sorry... doesn't even list WHAT company bought it

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Re: CoH probably not purchased. Twitter is dumb.
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2013, 08:49:07 AM »
An unnamed billion dollar gaming company... uh huh. Just how many of those are there?

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Re: CoH probably not purchased. Twitter is dumb.
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2013, 08:54:19 AM »
Looking at this guy's other tweets, I highly doubt this is legit. He's trolling us.

I wag my finger at you for calling this news. We have eyes and ears here that would know better the specifics of CoH being sold.
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Re: CoH probably not purchased. Twitter is dumb.
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2013, 09:35:36 AM »
Damn! Was too good to be true!  :-[

/em sad

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Re: CoH probably not purchased. Twitter is dumb.
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2013, 10:40:09 AM »
The guy only has eleven tweets total, most of them sounding like your typical slack-jawed CoD pubby.  I fail to see how this guy would somehow be aware of the purchase of CoH when a whole forum of rabid fans of the game, including some very, very intelligent and well-connected people, have not.

Unless he can provide some further info, I'm calling this guy's tweet a pile of unicorn doo.

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Re: CoH probably not purchased. Twitter is dumb.
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2013, 10:42:40 AM »
Unicorn poo is at least sparkly.

Don't insult unicorn poo.
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Re: CoH probably not purchased. Twitter is dumb.
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2013, 10:47:53 AM »
Unicorn poo is at least sparkly.

Don't insult unicorn poo.
Unicorn doo is the most sinister of all doo, precisely for that reason.

Most doo is innocuous, matte, and earthen-colored.  Aside from sometimes being particularly... 'fragrant', it doesn't actively do much to offend the senses.  It generally isn't a problem so long as it's not directly in your path and you wind up stepping in it as a result.

Unicorn doo, however, sparkles and is brightly colored.  You might mistake it for clay, until the odor hits you (which is a whole 'nother kind of pungent).  You can't ignore it visually, either, unless it's in a very dark place.

As a result, I think my comparison is quite apt.  This tweet is something that at first seems really appealing and shiny. Then you examine it a little closer and realize you're scrutinizing a pile of dung.

I rest my case.

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Re: CoH probably not purchased. Twitter is dumb.
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2013, 11:31:00 AM »
I call

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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« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2013, 12:42:34 PM »
I rest my case.

Taking exception with your note of dark places aiding in failing to detect (anyone with an advanced degree in Arcane Biology would know unicorn poop glows) I concede to your point.
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Re: CoH probably not purchased. Twitter is dumb.
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2013, 12:54:48 PM »
Still curious about this, the fact that it doesn't fit his other few tweets makes it even more odd. Stranger things have happened, maybe his Dad works for a company in the know? Anyone tried contacting him?

Edit: sent a reply tweet, will post results. Not expecting anything, but why not try.
« Last Edit: January 15, 2013, 01:00:47 PM by Lightslinger »

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« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2013, 01:00:22 PM »
Unicorn poo is at least sparkly.

Don't insult unicorn poo.

Haha!  Yeah.  This.

Just ignore the trolls.  I still harbor a secret dream that Valve will bust into NCSoft and somehow convince them to sell COH someday....but outside of that, we do have dreams of a compatible server to keep us going.  Let's not forget that, nor the people who tirelessly work on that as well.  Thanks, unsung heroes!


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Re: CoH probably not purchased. Twitter is dumb.
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2013, 01:31:00 PM »


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: CoH probably not purchased. Twitter is dumb.
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2013, 03:12:37 PM »
This thread should really be renamed. I got really excited in the split second between clicking on this and viewing its contents.

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Re: CoH probably not purchased. Twitter is dumb.
« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2013, 03:28:25 PM »
Nice to know Unicorn Poo glows... I'll start hunting them at night!

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Re: CoH probably not purchased. Twitter is dumb.
« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2013, 03:54:48 PM »
For the sake of the community: please stop the cultural "research" in your attempt to put blame on the game's cancelation.

It's sickening to see the community sink that low. It's worse to see the community does not get it.

I'm signing off and taking a break, blindly hope things change.

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Re: CoH probably not purchased. Twitter is dumb.
« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2013, 04:00:32 PM »
...but...but...I saw it, and I was...and now... epic sadface :(

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Re: CoH probably not purchased. Twitter is dumb.
« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2013, 04:22:50 PM »
Until I can sign in and get back to my corner of Atlas Park.... I'll refrain from squee.
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« Reply #20 on: January 15, 2013, 04:44:54 PM »
Until I can sign in and get back to my corner of Atlas Park.... I'll refrain from squee.

Wait.. We can get our own corners? How do I sign up?

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« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2013, 05:09:23 PM »
It reminds me of a post I read in the Star Wars Galaxies forums in the fall of 2005.  The guy claimed he had an "uncle" who worked for Sony Online Entertainment.  The poster claimed the game would reduce the professions to eight, make Jedi a starting profession, totally rework combat to make it "twitch based," and rework the entire crafting system.

We all thought he was nuts.  "How could they do that before the launch of a major expansion?," we said.  Until, of course, it actually happened.

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Re: CoH probably not purchased. Twitter is dumb.
« Reply #22 on: January 15, 2013, 05:11:29 PM »
Wait.. We can get our own corners? How do I sign up?

Probably need to buy one at a corner store.


Seriously though, I wouldn't just automatically believe people who say things like that, until they show some proof. Either proof that what they said is true, or proof of who the person is and why they can be trusted just on their word. Cause there are a whoooole lotta unicorns out there who think that messing with people is funny, and even more people who will hear a rumor and spread it around thinking it's true.

Maybe we're wrong here and this person's for real... but I'm doubtful. Anyone with access to that kind of inside scoop, probably isn't going to go around splatting it all over the internet.

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Re: CoH probably not purchased. Twitter is dumb.
« Reply #23 on: January 15, 2013, 05:15:22 PM »
It reminds me of a post I read in the Star Wars Galaxies forums in the fall of 2005.  The guy claimed he had an "uncle" who worked for Sony Online Entertainment.  The poster claimed the game would reduce the professions to eight, make Jedi a starting profession, totally rework combat to make it "twitch based," and rework the entire crafting system.

We all thought he was nuts.  "How could they do that before the launch of a major expansion?," we said.  Until, of course, it actually happened.

I'm shocked that guy's post was not inmediately moderated out.
For the sake of the community: please stop the cultural "research" in your attempt to put blame on the game's cancelation.

It's sickening to see the community sink that low. It's worse to see the community does not get it.

I'm signing off and taking a break, blindly hope things change.

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Re: CoH probably not purchased. Twitter is dumb.
« Reply #24 on: January 15, 2013, 05:31:13 PM »
Hmmm................ :roll:

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Re: CoH probably not purchased. Twitter is dumb.
« Reply #25 on: January 15, 2013, 05:31:19 PM »
<--- Sees thread title: !!!
<--- Reads thread: sigh.

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Re: CoH probably not purchased. Twitter is dumb.
« Reply #26 on: January 15, 2013, 05:58:58 PM »
I thought it was odd that he posted it to Matt Miller?

He may be confused with the merge of Nexon and NCSoft.

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Re: CoH probably not purchased. Twitter is dumb.
« Reply #27 on: January 15, 2013, 06:18:13 PM »
Cant believe everything heard or rather texted on twittter.

As the old saying goes, everyone knows somebody that knows somebody that knows somebody that knows somebody who's uncle's sister-in law's dog groomer's cousin's best friends's high school classmate's aunt's step-brother's truck mechanic's friend's weed supplier's dad's ex-wife's hair stylist's husband's drinking buddy's estranged relative's boss that knows a CEO of major corporation that is bunk mates with the guy that have inside information on a game company. But of course they cant be named because they want to keep the million dollar purchase a secret or else people will find out that they are friends with a guy that knows the guy that washes the car of a girl that dated a guy that know who Batman is.

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« Reply #28 on: January 15, 2013, 06:26:47 PM »
This thread should really be renamed. I got really excited in the split second between clicking on this and viewing its contents.

Seconded. I call for a ruling to be put in place, no announcing "some guy said" CoH has been purchased without more evidence than linking their Twitter feed.

I see the use of Twitter but I still consider it to be one of the stupidest creations of the 21st century, not so much for itself but for a certain culture that has spawned from it. "OMG! you don't have Twitter? How do you keep track of your thoughts?"

*sigh*

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« Last Edit: January 15, 2013, 07:24:24 PM by Knight Light »

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« Reply #29 on: January 15, 2013, 06:58:50 PM »
I'd rather we just delete and/or move this thread entirely.

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« Reply #30 on: January 15, 2013, 07:58:14 PM »
I'd rather we just delete and/or move this thread entirely.

Seconded.
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Re: CoH probably not purchased. Twitter is dumb.
« Reply #31 on: January 15, 2013, 08:01:29 PM »
Delete it, is better that way.

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« Reply #32 on: January 15, 2013, 08:57:13 PM »
Taking exception with your note of dark places aiding in failing to detect (anyone with an advanced degree in Arcane Biology would know unicorn poop glows) I concede to your point.
If you place a unicorn turd far enough back into an otherwise-lightless cave, the glow emitted from the dung will dissipate before reaching the eyes of someone at the entrance of the cave, assuming normal human eyesight.  Even in the case of low-light vision (for example, cats, owls, or elves) it simply means that you have to have more darkness or greater distance separating the dung from its viewer. 

Creatures with 'vision' based on phenomenon other than light can be safely excluded from consideration.  The luminescence of unicorn dung or the darkness of its surroundings is irrelevant in regards to their ability to percieve said dung.

So, while it's true that unicorn feces is bioluminescent, my point stands that it cannot be seen given sufficient darkness separating it and its would-be viewer.

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« Reply #33 on: January 15, 2013, 09:20:35 PM »
Fixed it. :p

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Re: CoH probably not purchased. Twitter is dumb.
« Reply #34 on: January 16, 2013, 02:48:42 AM »
Nice to know Unicorn Poo glows... I'll start hunting them at night!
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« Reply #35 on: January 16, 2013, 02:59:33 AM »
If you place a unicorn turd far enough back into an otherwise-lightless cave, the glow emitted from the dung will dissipate before reaching the eyes of someone at the entrance of the cave, assuming normal human eyesight.  Even in the case of low-light vision (for example, cats, owls, or elves) it simply means that you have to have more darkness or greater distance separating the dung from its viewer. 

Creatures with 'vision' based on phenomenon other than light can be safely excluded from consideration.  The luminescence of unicorn dung or the darkness of its surroundings is irrelevant in regards to their ability to percieve said dung.

So, while it's true that unicorn feces is bioluminescent, my point stands that it cannot be seen given sufficient darkness separating it and its would-be viewer.

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Re: CoH probably not purchased. Twitter is dumb.
« Reply #36 on: January 16, 2013, 04:24:02 AM »

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« Reply #37 on: January 16, 2013, 05:06:56 AM »




Very nice! Wspecially like how to light was more or less centered in the 'O' in Heroes.  :D
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« Reply #38 on: January 16, 2013, 05:29:16 AM »
It looks like something from the "CoolText" website. I use that for my work.

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Re: CoH probably not purchased. Twitter is dumb.
« Reply #39 on: January 16, 2013, 06:28:08 AM »
Anybody else view it as oddly positive that people are still trying to unicorn us?  Part of me thinks our worst problem is making people know we're still here...

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« Reply #40 on: January 16, 2013, 09:54:59 PM »
Anybody else view it as oddly positive that people are still trying to unicorn us?  Part of me thinks our worst problem is making people know we're still here...
yeah.


Well...unless it's actually an inside job.

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« Reply #41 on: January 16, 2013, 10:17:09 PM »
"Inside" from here?
I wouldn't use the word "replace," but there's no word for "take over for you and make everything better almost immediately," so we just say "replace."

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« Reply #42 on: January 16, 2013, 10:18:18 PM »
"Inside" from here?

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« Reply #43 on: January 16, 2013, 11:26:29 PM »
A couple weeks back or so, someone on here posted about having a dream that on the thirteenth of this month, Positron was going to post that COH had been purchased.

Someone likely saw that post on here and used it as troll food.

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« Reply #44 on: January 17, 2013, 01:01:12 AM »
possibly that, or they just read it and thought it actually happened so they have no idea what they are talking about and just repeating something they saw

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« Reply #45 on: January 17, 2013, 01:47:33 AM »
As the old saying goes, everyone knows somebody that knows somebody that knows somebody that knows somebody who's uncle's sister-in law's dog groomer's cousin's best friends's high school classmate's aunt's step-brother's truck mechanic's friend's weed supplier's dad's ex-wife's hair stylist's husband's drinking buddy's estranged relative's boss that knows a CEO of major corporation that is bunk mates with the guy that have inside information on a game company. But of course they cant be named because they want to keep the million dollar purchase a secret or else people will find out that they are friends with a guy that knows the guy that washes the car of a girl that dated a guy that know who Batman is.

It's kind of like Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon;D