This may come as a shock to you all but due to the recent economic downturn FPSBanana has been unable to pay its last two server bills and will be forced offline on the 10th of April.
The current slowdown in advertising revenue and subscriptions on the site has meant FPSB has been unable to meet its financial obligations and is currently running up a large debt. We lease about 6 servers for different purposes and simply can't sustain them anymore.
I have worked on FPSB for over 7 years now and have seen it grow from a simple site that covered Counter-Strike news into a massive download repository of FPS content and a thriving development community. For this reason it deeply saddens me to see it all go.
I would like to thank all the admins, moderators and artists who have contributed to the site over the years and made it what it is today. Hopefully you will all be able to find new homes on the Internet.
Posted by Wildcard777
Man, I thought this was an April fools at first, but that modtalk thread showed the site statistics and wanted to thank us all for our work. I really don't know where to go now. :/
Tom did the same thing last year, this isn't fooling me.
Guys I really wish this were a joke... as I'd hate to see all my hard work and effort go down the drain, however sadly it looks like CSDL, CDG etc will take over as the number one FPS moding community.
Perhaps we should set up a donation either to tom, or to someone to pay for a small server to back up all of our BEST skins, maps and prefabs etc.. It would be such a waste of talent to see some of this stuff disappear.
It's a real shame to see it have to come to this but thanks for all you have done for us tom.
Posted by Robtronic
I cant believe Tom says im skint and cant afford site and then people say gimmie my money back for ripe....sad.
Well I just got my first ripe a few weeks ago.. They never mentioned the site will close... Paying customers should get their moneys worth or get it back. You don't go to McDonalds and order only to have them say, sorry we have no food and then just keep your money.. sorry for bad example. I may have completely read it the wrong way but just my opinion.. I would like to get what was payed for.
7 years ago:
Haha.. -.- April Fools Joke! lool.. i was actually longing to know what would be this year's joke! ;P
(it actually stuned me a bit when i saw it on subwatch but right in a moment i though lol, ok April 1st)