Paragon Studios Reportedly Hit With Layoffs

Paragon Studios Reportedly Hit With Layoffs

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City of Heroes reportedly has a new world-shaking challenge hitting the game: developer layoffs.

Rumor has it that Paragon Studios, the developer currently handling City of Heroes, has just suffered a round of layoffs. Among those supposedly let go is Christopher Bruce, senior animation lead for Paragon Studios and alter ego of The Back Alley Brawler.

The studio recently released Going Rogue, the latest box expansion for City of Heroes, which provided some major changes to both its setting and gameplay mechanics.

Before this, it was rumored that Paragon Studios was actually hiring people to work on a new project (presumably a sequel to City of Heroes). Exactly why these layoffs occurred hasn't been revealed. NCsoft has yet to actually confirm the layoff rumors and who - if they're true - has been let go.

Source: Massively

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That's a shame. Layoffs are never good. I feel bad for all of them. And everybody who plays City of Heroes who will inevitably be hit by this.

Don't studios always shrink when a big projekt is released? They just released going rogue

Current player of the game, and really that is some bad news because it seemed like everything was getting way better.

Wonder if the other NCSoft half baked ideas lead to this?

CoH/V has been my MMO palette cleanser for a few years now. Whenever I get fed up with another game I resub and there's always something new to play with.
Oh well, maybe Guild Wars 2 and the new project will turn things around.

Nice, the first news on this site about City in roughly 18 months is how they're laying off people while Champions gets another honourable mention with Shamus' playthrough series.

Where's the Going Rogue review eh?

burntheartist:
Current player of the game, and really that is some bad news because it seemed like everything was getting way better.

Have they fixed Blasters, nerfed Dark/MMs, stopped the ridiculous AV regen and balanced PvP?

Ok, am I allowed to make a bad joke here?

The_root_of_all_evil:

burntheartist:
Current player of the game, and really that is some bad news because it seemed like everything was getting way better.

Have they fixed Blasters, nerfed Dark/MMs, stopped the ridiculous AV regen and balanced PvP?

Blasters work fine.

Is there a problem with Dark/Mental Manipulation Blasters?

AVs are defeatable.

I don't PvP.

The Going Rogue expansion has added a significant "morality" to gameplay as well as the ability to switch sides. I'm enjoying it, and plan to re-up my subscription for another year when it comes up.

Thurston:

Blasters work fine.

But have a shorter range, equal damage and less hp than Scrappers/Tanks that can deal the same damage? And Defiance is a POS.

Is there a problem with Dark/Mental Manipulation Blasters?

Dark Masterminds, or the "I Win" Button.

AVs are defeatable.

Used to be only if you had a 'Regen -' power

I don't PvP.

Good, the PvP is as broken as hell. Especially Warburg.

The Going Rogue expansion has added a significant "morality" to gameplay as well as the ability to switch sides. I'm enjoying it, and plan to re-up my subscription for another year when it comes up.

Hmmm
Weasel could do with a little more flexing...

Hmmm
Mebbe.

 

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