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Blade & Soul (Episode 85)

THE GRINDSTONE TRIBUNAL:

Grindstone showed up in force for this game, but not all the usual suspects decided to stick around. However, we’ve got plenty of entries this time, now from Chachera, Dabeer, Wind, Dobar, LDJoy and myself, along with Dreskar, who’s fervor for this game seemed to drop dead at level 30. The rest of us got much further. It’s the perfect read for waiting in the queue!

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R.I.P. City of Heroes

Since there seems to be a conversation going on in suggested MMO list, and I tend to occasionally delete comments on there, I suppose this is news that warrants being addressed.

When games shut down, it’s usually pretty expected. Luna shut down due to a poor conversion upgrade that changed many basic gameplay elements. Lego Universe got the ax due to poor publisher support and a refusal to embrace the concept of Free to Play. Pi Story was abandoned by its developer early in production, ended up wrought with lag/ framerate issues, and never got a cash shop implemented. Let’s not forget the numerous browser-based titles that come and go each year.

But this is… different.

For those of you not in the know, City of Heroes is officially shutting down in November, and Paragon Studios has been dissolved, giving the title three more months of life. Read the rest of this entry

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