Hey Everybody, i was away for a long time. i'm kinda back :)
A few Days ago, Relic Entertainment Announced that Company Of Heroes Online (beta) project will be Shut down in 31th March, After all of their Clear announcements before that "There won't be any data wipping or database restart" and "you can train your Heroes and buy COH Cash, and use your army items without a worry", this last announcement came out of nowhere and made thousands of fans Angry and confused.
Well, Since COHO was a Beta version, and beta versions are not meant to be playable forever, so it had a limited time, the least they could do about it was to inform the Players that this game will be shut down at this one time, when they put up the Game at the first place. but that lack of information made the players think that this'll be a long time project game, so people started buying COHO Cash, i know some of the people that has bought so much, and there's no Refund for them. instead Relic entertainment and THQ are doing a deal with most of the players, those who signed up before 1st Feb 2011 can have a Redeem code, which allows them to buy the GOLD Edition for only $4.99, which is pretty cheap, the game used to be around $69 when it was released. but it will be the same vCOH, that we used to play before COHO, which means No heroes, no Army Items, and No Commander to Level Up. Meanwhile a THQ staff informs the players that the day after 31th March is 1st April, and that means a new version is coming, probably a COH2?
THQ and Relic are not Announcing any further information about it, which means they're holding us in the shadows.
Along with the Closing announcement, a few players, who were also active at Relic Forums, which are pretty Hot these days, have been Banned, because of the fight that is being up at the Forums still. players are both angry because of Relic and THQ being not reliable about their announcements and policies, and also because of the COHO Cash that is Not Refundable, players want their money back, while its not Refundable. this Can be an illegal act that THQ is performing.
The Game has been up for 6 months, people's been Ranking up their Commanders, and Heroes, army items etc, they are complaining that their time has been Wasted, if they knew that THQ and Relic will be Shutting the game down at such a short time, they wouldn't have bothered getting the game and Spending so much time on ranking up their units, along with almost the 7GB download file, which can be a nightmare for a lot of people around the world.
We have to wait and see what their next Announcement will be, hopefully they will tell more details this time.