The Paragon community is still quite annoyed by Epic’s decision to close down their MOBA and Hi-Rez couldn’t resist having some fun with it.
With Smite being the only similar type of MOBA to Paragon, Hi-Rez is itching to catch as much of the Paragon community before the game shuts down on 26 April. The reactions to the video below were mixed, some thought it was tasteless while others found it amusing. Most of the Paragon community took it in good spirit but not everyone was happy so it was immediately pulled by Hi-Rez. An apology was then issued by Hi-Rez CEO Todd Harris.
Our team made a video intended as good fun and not as disrespect. We've had to shut down games before and so we know first hand it is crushing for both the dev-team and the community. Sorry for any offense caused and we'll continue to push positivity.
— Todd Harris (@ToddAlanHarris) January 30, 2018
There’s no doubt the Paragon community are extremely frustrated and annoyed with Epic at the moment and perhaps the video below was a little premature for some as players figure out what to play next. It’s not easy to figure out what to move onto next because SMITE, although good, is nowhere near as enjoyable as Paragon was.
Gamers are now trying to figure out if Paragon will be kept alive by Tencent in China where there’s a closed beta currently running. Although pings to Chinese servers are high, some gamers are prepared to give it a shot to get their fix and it is apparently playable. The process to get on the beta is convoluted and you have to be prepared to do a lot of clicking around on the Chinese site to get access to the beta. Neither Tencent of Epic have commented on the whether the Chinese version of the game will stay alive which is now starting to worry the Chinese community.
Although the video was swiftly removed by Hi-Rez, it was captured. Too soon for this?