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(Someone Boycotting NC Soft)   So what's the price to buy City of Heroes from NC Soft? $80 Million USD   ( missingworlds.wordpress.com) divider line
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3488 clicks; posted to Geek » on 13 Nov 2012 at 10:50 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-11-13 03:07:27 PM  
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Vaneshi: imashark: It seems the asking price is way more than the market would bear, according to their own internal valuation.

It's the perfect way to kill off a product that is popular and profitable. "We tried to sell it but nobody was interested, if nobodies interested in buying it then the product wasn't worth keeping on our books."

Either that or they are pushing this in the direction of Marvel/DC. With the IP and crap in hand they would be able to create a game without trying to side step anything and everything that NC Soft could sue them for in creating their own super hero mmo.
2012-11-13 11:56:39 AM  
1 vote:
Make it a federal case.

NCsoft purchased the City Of Heroes and other MMO's with the intent to shut down competition to it's core products. Anti-competitive practices if I ever saw them.
2012-11-13 11:43:32 AM  
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To summarize; the game and host studio (a subsidiary set up by NCSoft) was still profitable, and the lack of any explanation as to why the studio is shutting down is beyond simply odd, it seems bone-stupid.

Whats more, NCSoft is willing to sell the IP for the game for an outlandish sum, far beyond what anyone will likely pay for it.

What the article doesn't make clear is if the developers from the subsidiary are being reassigned to a different project, which would make sense if NCSoft thinks that that it can make more money from that project, or if they're being layed off. It is suggested the latter, but because this is a blog and there's an awful lot of whining going on, I can't tell.

Yet, the damage that this decision and lack of community communication will do to the NCSoft brand in this market seems to far outweigh the benefits of shutting down the game. Hence why the stock has been devalued by 30%.
2012-11-13 11:22:38 AM  
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Not reading all that because I don't care about City of Heroes, but I have a hard time believing it is worth that much.
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