City of Heroes will officially be closed down on November 30th, after publisher NCSoft made the difficult decision to end the world’s first superhero MMO. Developer Paragon Studios – also closing down on November 30th – has released an FAQ explaining the “sunset process” for the fading RPG.
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While it doesn’t touch on the why, the Frequently Asked Questions list details the when, and explains what you’ll need to do in order to get a refund for any game time you may have applied to your CoH account – NCSoft will be refunding money for both outstanding subscriptions and game time card balances, by sending a cheque.
At this stage, you cannot create any new F2P accounts or upgrade your existing one – but if you’re already spending time in City of Heroes, there are still some things to look forward to.
Assistant Community Manager Jessie Hit Streak Lawrence has posted a schedule of the planned sunset events – a grab-bag of existing holiday and themed events, happening all the way up to the end of November.
Summer Blockbuster: October 5 – October 8
Double XP: October 18 – October 22
Halloween Event: October 26 – October 29
Winter Event: November 9 – November 12
Rikti Invasion: November 23 – November 30.