Even if you have never played the game, you most likely heard that the MMO City of Heroes was shut down on November 30th.

It’s really strange that they did this because there was still a lot of life (and profit) in the game. Combine that with deleting the Twitter, Facebook, and official websites and it was pretty newsworthy.

I had a lot of fun in the game, and started playing it right before I started doing a regular blog.

There was that time I made fan art of fellow hero Dynamax

And we founded a supergroup.

It took me a long time, but I eventually got to level 50

My character was there on launch day, and I wanted to be there at its last.

Because the company is based on the west coast the sever didn’t get shut down till 3am here in the east. Dynamax and I finished up our last missions pretty early, so spent a bit of bit of time exploring area’s we had not seen before.

I like to think this time machine is real and someone from the future wanted to play the game while it was still running.

After that there wasn’t much left to do then wait for the end, and no better place then where it first started in Atlas City.

As you can see there were a lot of people that wanted to say goodbye so D and I went up to the roof.

If you have ever seen Gabi and I at a party we usually break out some weird dance moves. Almost all of them were learned in game. (including jumping jacks)

As the end time got closer the feeling of doom got worse, ironically because of the lack of alien invasion.

There were some messages of apology from the game masters, but there was nothing to be done. At 305am EDT the severs were physically disconnected.

Trying to sign back in after that showed all of the servers offline.

I’m going to miss this game a lot, I didn’t play it very often but the game was a lot of fun.

I don’t want to leave these memories on such a depressing note, so here’s me punching a giant octopus in the face!

that really was the finishing blow for it too.

good times, man… good times…