Many of you were most likely logged in for the final moments of City of Heroes before the servers were shut down. We were. It was both uplifting and heart wrenching. We all know what made it a sad time. The MMO community we have called home for so many years was at an end (though we do hope it becomes a temporary closure.) But the day was exciting, nonetheless, because the world was full of life!
There were so many people present that day,. Our global lists hadn’t seen so much green in quite some time! We were able to reconnect with several old friends. Many sent touching messages of thanks for the work we’ve done for charity. Even more made promises to remain heroes regardless of where they might go. It was yet another example of the City of Heroes community in action and the way the players interact to inspire one another. Check out the absolutely awesome quote The Korean Times used from author and CoH advocate, Mercedes Lackey, “The City of Heroes community evolved over time to become one in which sharing was the norm, helping was second-nature, and cooperation was commonplace.” (link to article) This is so hard to make clear to someone that didn’t play the game and didn’t experience it firsthand, but it is truly the case.
This cooperation and caring is what makes a charity drive like Real World Hero come to life and thrive! Donations seem a little lower this year. Shouldn’t that bother us? Well, we did begin the drive earlier than usual so that we could share it within the community while City of Heroes was still online and we know we’re not the only ones that spent a lot of time thinking about the game closure these past couple of months. The end of CoH was disappointing enough. Real World Hero is doing just fine!
We’re always saying thank you to everyone that supports Real World Hero. But, truly, THANK YOU! Please keep in touch wherever you go and wherever you game. You are still heroes to so many that receive your generosity and kindness. You will always be heroes to us.
Please remember that the 2012 Real World Hero charity drive doesn’t end until December 15th. Any amount of help is welcome, donations or support. Talk up Real World Hero to your next game community. It might just surprise you to find out that there are more heroes lurking out there than we ever realized.