The community of City of Heroes weren’t just virtual superheroes this weekend. A team of forty nine battle ready players took to the streets this weekend to fight crime (and cause it) in a 24 hour marathon for the name of freedom, honor, and charity. The marathon raised over $8,500 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, a facility that treats children regardless of their family’s ability to pay.
One participant, DrakeGrimm, had the following to say:
“It is events like this that make me honored to stand up and be a part of this community. We are heroes, and this is what we do.”
At the end of the marathon, players grouped together outside City Hall in Paragon City to raise their torches in support of the game and its community. City of Heroes is scheduled to shut down on November 30th, although the community has still not given up hope of saving the MMO. You can find the SaveCOH campaign here: http://www.savecoh.com/
(Source: Press Release)