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Thu, 08 Jan 2004 18:11:04

RambOrc

Since I see some misunderstandings are circulating and I still have my professional pride, here a bit of info: The server was hacked on the evening of December 11. Because of some misunderstandings and - I hate to say - incompetence on the side of the provider (who takes care of the physical part of the server, i.e. the hardware itself and OS installs, these things can't be done remotely over the internet), it took nearly two days to get things up and running again to the point where I could access the server as admin and services were running. I spent the night from Saturday 13th to Sunday 14th with restoring all paying hosted accounts and some of my sites I deemed important (like Korax' Heritage). Over those two days, I had enough time to sit down and reflect on some things and in that time did I make the decision to not to restore RavenGames, at least not right away and not in the way things were before. I decided I don't want to host sites for free any more, just to get mostly abuse and badmouthing as a thank you. Over 2003, I spent $1-2000 just for the pleasure of having been told to be a self-righteous asshole who doesn't care about the community (and not by Dumpster, that I wouldn't care about, but by people whose sites I've hosted for free). I don't think I'll do such a stupid thing ever again. All the same, first thing I was looking for was a solution for the free hosted sites, which was achieved by Xmas (Pro-Filer hosts all those sites now whose webmasters weren't too much of a lazy fuck to write a single e-mail). I was also looking for someone to take over RGN (in the first line RavenGames itself). My first thought was to put it up for sale, that way at least all that money I threw out the window throughout the years (I did this for ~3 years, after all) would come back, not just mine but also that of Col.J.P. and Camper. I also talked to Kenn Hoekstra from RavenSoft, but while he said he'd hate all this stuff going down the drain, when I sent him a detailed offer on how RavenGames could be converted into an official RavenSoft site that would need close to zero maintenance, he didn't even care as far as to forward that proposal to someone who can make decisions. In the meantime, some of my buddies I've worked with on RGN came to me, being interested in a takeover - and who could say no? RavenGames was down for a whole month not because I couldn't have restored it sooner (all of it incl. forums etc. could have been up 3-4 days after the hack at the very latest), but because I don't want to be responsible for it any more and it took this long for sneax and EuT to agree among themselves, talk it through with me and accept my "terms" for giving it over to them. It took nearly a month as well until JP made up his mind that he doesn't want RavenGames to end in the gutter and so he was ready to give up on his opinion and come back working for RGN. But I'm out and I think you deserve to know it - keep this info confidential though, I don't want it to be talked about if possible. Not because of the broad public (after all that shit they said about me these last 3 years, I can't care any more), but because of people like JP who can't and don't want to accept the fact that I moved on. He insists on me still remaining there, even if only in name (that's the only reason I didn't remove my name from <!-- w --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.ravengames.com/team">http://www.ravengames.com/team</a><!-- w --> ), and I humor him because it'd be a pity if he'd quit once again. So he mustn't know I really intend to get this period of my life behind me. Uhm the one who blubbers this out somewhere outside this devforum will be castrated by my own two hands... <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: -->
Thu, 08 Jan 2004 18:47:09

Moose

Your secret is safe with me, and I also have no wish to annoy JP. Would you really want to remove our balls with your own hands anyway, oh and I think you should up your punishment to circumsision with a rusty knife. Just to go the whole 9 yards.
Thu, 08 Jan 2004 21:42:00

RambOrc

I'm not into sadism or torture - I'd just take a big knife, and hack them off in with a single powerful stroke... <!-- s:shock: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_eek.gif" alt=":shock:" title="Shocked" /><!-- s:shock: --> (j/k)
Thu, 08 Jan 2004 21:45:47

Moose

<!-- s:shock: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_eek.gif" alt=":shock:" title="Shocked" /><!-- s:shock: --> Indeed, Although I guess you'd probably die from the shock so maybe a local first that way you can still watch. <!-- s:twisted: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_twisted.gif" alt=":twisted:" title="Twisted Evil" /><!-- s:twisted: --> <Insert evil laught from Heretic here>.
Thu, 08 Jan 2004 21:53:07

Ichor

I prefer this laugh.

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