TMS Fuhrer. (Non_Poster)
AndreT said:San Fierro Stunt Evolution will shut down operating on the 28th of September, 2012.
LightingTechie, Mathijs and I forward these news to you with extreme sadness, however we all see it fit for the current situation. From the beginning of times, the server has been described as a hobby project for three young guys who are into informatics, programming and computers in general. All of us have our own jobs, both me and Mathijs also attend college.
No free time has contributed to the lack of keeping the server and the website updated to the latest standards and has led to almost no updates in the past month. While I'd take the credit for making the server quite modern and efficient on even slower pieces of machinery, the website code is a bit older and does not conform to the standards which would offer its users the best experience. Just as an example. And we're in a situation where revamping this would require days of work and I am not very fascinated by seeing players disappointed by the lack of frequent updates.
While we write this with the biggest respect to everyone that supported us during the 770 days in operation, we have been largely disappointed by the amount of, pardon me, retarded people out there. If I have to say it again, I will - this is a hobby project. This means it is not written or ran with the enthusiasm to constantly fight back attacks from ex-players who have turned nuts, been banned, and now continue to slander us. Or even worse, attack us with their scriptkiddy botnets. We don't pay hundreds or thousands for our hosting - we have no hardware firewalls or anything capable to resist these attacks, so they have caused us quite a bit of downtime.
It is frustratingly sad how much of the closing statement I'm dedicating to those who do not understand the meaning of what we were trying to achieve for the past 2+ years.
Those who have contributed to our server creation are being remembered with respect. Many kudos goes out to everyone that has submitted us fun maps, ideas and other creation to expand upon. Without our mappers, Impulse, Micka, luggi and some others, the playing experience wouldn't have been half as good. Personally I'd like to take the chance of thanking Mathijs and LightingTechie to run the server in a friendly team environment.
The date of closure is, again: 28th September.
Thanks for playing and an even bigger thanks to all our supporters.
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SFSE is closing on the 28th of September because the owners don't have any free time on their hands to continue developing the server. Thanks to everyone for playing and enjoying.
Yes. god yes. that estonian fag has been dealt with.