There are so many petitions out there for NCSoft to continue to support City of Heroes/Villains. I understand why.
I acknowledge that NCSoft has committed to their choice of action.
What's needed is a more logical approach to this crisis. Yes. The game is going to be taken down before the end of this year; and there is nothing we can do about it.
So what I propose is a petition to release the game code. Making it open source. This would enable private servers hosted by former players of CoH to operate. There would be no further development on the game. But it would continue, as it is right now.
I encourage you to look this petition over, and consider whether or not you agree with it. If you do, please sign it. If not, enjoy the time we've been given to make peace with the inevitable. Because between a petition to continue their support, or a petition to open source a game they're shutting down regardless... I think it's obvious which they might seriously consider.