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10:25 AM - Thursday the 30th of December, 2021 - by dark52
Despite a full relaunch just over a year ago Skylanders Ring of Heroes has unfortunately reached the end of its life and is about to be shut down. Announced earlier today via an in-game banner, the game is due to cease all operation on the 28th of Februrary 2022 and has already switched off all in-app purchases.

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Those of you who have unused currency that you paid real money for will be able to get a refund for it provided you still have it at the close of service. See the full Hive message for more details.
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#1 Bifrost 11:51:35 30/12/2021
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Not with a bang, but with a whimper.
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#2 somePerson 15:16:08 30/12/2021
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F....
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#3 Strawberry15 18:21:40 30/12/2021
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I didn't play it, but it's gonna be sad to see the last remaining piece of Skylanders die. Now the only thing keeping Spyro alive and relevant is the potential Spyro 4 or if they decide to remake a different Spyro game. I still think Skylanders would be great as a free to play game, maybe even a MOBA or something. It's not the same as collecting figures but that fad is long gone unfortunately and digital is the way of the future. I think it could work, especially if they put it on switch and other consoles as well as mobile.
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#4 Drednaw 18:56:45 30/12/2021
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so this is how it ends.
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#5 Drawdler 18:13:07 02/01/2022
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I don’t know about Spyro but I’ll say this, Skylanders overall is not dead. I know that probably sounds rich coming from me, but I’m not talking about a new game. I’m talking about the community. I have no holds barred about saying a lot of it sucks (or seems to suck based on a combination of hearing and observing things) but if you know where to look, the community has actually been doing great during the last year.

It might be a lost cause saying it on this site and I think I wouldn’t get along with you guys anyway, but proto discoveries, debug stuff, leaps into modding, a greater sense of contact and sharing projects throughout-
I was only active for a couple of months, but I’ve kept some eye out and had people keeping touch with me- the Skylanders fandom hasn’t been on a constant decline like TT or something, which some people might think or have you believe. Things have improved, it’s not perfect and I think there’s always going to be tension by the nature of Skylanders (and certain relationships between people) but things are actually well.
As someone who hoped for this stuff, I was always in a rut years ago, but seeing proto discoveries and how some people there get along and collaborate and just want to help eachother out has been great and makes me proud. A lot of it is stuff I hoped for before and never pursued on my own (‘cause I was alone more than anything, pretty sad when back when the Giants Alpha was purchased and uploaded by that one collector it seemed so unreachable, and I didn’t really even have friends to share it with- we’ve come a long way since). If you care about those things the last year has actually been the best time to follow the community for it.

It sucks that RoH is going down, but we’re actually at a point where people are legitimately trying to preserve the game before it goes (not just a bunch of 12-yos like I was who don’t even know what a swf file is, people who actually know how to interpret code and are reaching out to other fan-server communities with experience in similar things). That’s way, way more than I expected or saw back in the Universe days. We’re still looking for those swf files. People are searching for other places that might have protos. People comb the files we have which lead to pretty cool discoveries.

I won’t leave links, if you really care these things are easy to find- but there are better places to be than Reddit or the Wiki (or from what I hear PML) for this series, the fandom is actually quite well. Weep for RoH, but you guys don’t need to be so down if you really care about the series and want to see it go on. The community is alive, and there’s a pretty good subsection of it and cool ****posters if you poke beyond those spaces and this site. I might be responding too seriously to casual remarks, but the community is doing good and I want to appreciate that here a little.

And for any developers reading this, thank you for what you did over the years. People still care very much, play these games, look in further, and love it. Chris from TFB, humbleego, Lou, VV guy I remember the face but not name of, various portfolio pieces posted online, comic artists, everyone who actually MADE the games and other media, anyone anonymous/I forgot who got in contact with community members/answered questions (even toy assembly guys seem to have done this), that one guy who did voiceover for the commercials, Kung Fu Man, any old leakers, though some of these are getting into fans/community members these are just some of the people I can think of, we appreciate it and I fondly remember old fans like GameMaster too. We’re still here. There’s that time an N-Space dev responded to me and other sites like myskylanders and SCL. I remember before I got onto GhostRoaster and while I was off this site I was on some really small one called portalmasters.net or something. I remember when I was on Ghostroaster a friend at the time told me Beenox read our site and something as simple as that sticks with me. Hype around leaks and speculation and the artbooks and other concept art. Looking for new release dates and hunting them. Trading. Doing some fanart. Too too many memories to share. Love your work. Hope you’re well. This community wouldn’t exactly exist without it either, thank you for everything.
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#6 Flaccid Hot Dog 16:49:21 03/01/2022
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My favorite phone game, SROH. It was fun while it lasted smilie
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#7 ThunderEgg 20:57:07 03/01/2022
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rip ring of heroes
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#8 Kevin16 14:50:09 11/01/2022
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Funny how people are even surprised.. game basically died on arrival, literally got 0 advertizing and became a fossil once they decided it was a good idea to kill the progress of the 5 people who even played this by making this worse, revamped version, this game felt more like a bootleg than anything official.

Whatever, Skylanders is dead, Activision doesn't even have faith in the original Spyro anymore and i honestly don't want that joke of a company to touch Spyro or Skylanders ever again, sad that it had to be this way but oh well.
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#9 SkylandrPurists 00:59:14 14/01/2022
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Dang, Skylanders is basically slowly fading out.

Well, at least we have the memories...and the figures of the main games.
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#10 CountMoneyBone 11:39:19 15/01/2022
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good, this mobile microtransaction infested crap lived to long already.

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