First off, some music which reminds me of fall:
It’s autumn in Wisconsin: the leaves are changing, the sun is setting sooner and it’s steadily getting colder outside. The familiar sound of songbirds is now being replaced by the hoarse caw of neighborhood crows. The sight of bumblebees hovering about flowers is becoming less and less frequent.
Summer is over. In the next day or so, Marvel’s Avengers Alliance will be as well.
Prime knew it was coming; he had been bracing for the announcement of the game’s shut down for months. He admitted that he was surprised that the game lasted this long. Me, I was taken aback when I heard; some players had delved into the game’s code and discovered that the maximum level for heroes was being raised from 15 to 16. With that revelation, I honestly thought that we had at least another year, if not more. I wasn’t worried. At least, not until the announcement that the game would go dark at the end of this month.
I wasn’t as dedicated a player as Prime. This was his main source of stress relief; I stick to things like GPX+ and Pokemon forums on my off hours. But I did invest some time in the game so I’m a bit sad to see it go.
According to Disney, they want to focus on new experiences. I have no idea what that may mean.
It’s been fun, I’ll admit. I did enjoy getting some of the heroes and leveling them up, but did not enjoy the completely broken Player versus Player tournaments. (Or the cheating that was involved in a lot of them.) But it was naive of me to expect it to last forever.
Tomorrow, I’ll pop some of my heroes in jets for a little while, earn some more silver that I’ll never be able to spend, get a little more experience for some of my lower leveled heroes, and then just before I leave work, I’ll quietly close the MAA tab.
By the time I have another day off, the game will have long since been shut down, the servers powered down and silent. I’m a little glad that I won’t be there when it happens.
It’s been a ride.