Denizens of Crusade Gaming, it is time that we talked about our server.
When I first applied for Game Design, my hopes were to cultivate the revival of the most important aspect that remained untainted throughout the course of our history, the community. Though we were not exempt from the malicious nature that is brought out in even the most respectable of individuals, it is for a reason that we remain resilient and persevere onward. The aspirations of the individual, or of the server as a whole, have always been thwarted by procrastination, a sense of being powerless to change and the fear that the echos of ignorance and poor decisions have ultimately sealed our fate. Our history eludes most of us and yet we're still paying for the decisions of old. Despite our previous convictions, the underlying desire of anyone who has found themselves involved with this server is for success.
The situation of Halion is dire. Not only does it pain us to see it in such a way but the heart felt anguish of knowing that we are failing those who remain dedicated to our cause and continue to log in each and everyday despite how things have progressed, is what effects us the most. To aspire for success by riding off the coattails of our community was never going to end well and while you are our most precious commodity in the private server market, it is simply not enough to provide an experience worthy of your time and effort, let alone ourselves. It is not acceptable that we continue to perpetuate the promise that things will get better without taking action. Instead of trying to make sense of our shortcomings and the multitude of reasons as to why things did not go our way, we're set on moving forward.
It is time that we shed our skin of our old associations and progress forward towards a new common goal. It comes with no regret that our combined decision is to enter a stage of private development will be effective as of when this topic is posted. This will mean that access to our servers will no longer be available by the usual means. Our IRC, TS3 server and the forums will remain operational and their use is encouraged for whatever purpose they might serve.
Our goal of this development period is to produce content that will revitalize World of Warcraft for those that still hold 3.3.5 dear. This goal along side the continued development of WOTLK in respects to maintaining a server is simply not feasible and would detract too much time and energy away from a more worthy cause. It is imperative that we refrain from making promises or holding ourselves to unrealistic expectations or deadlines as what we plan to do will require time and sustained effort that cannot be thrown at a date and hope that it works.
We want to thank everyone who stayed with us on this part of our journey and showed their support. We are aware of those who truly made an effort and we wish to thank you adequately when the time comes. On behalf of the staff, I'd like to express our sincerest apologies that things resulted in the way they did.
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