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.
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Dude, you're my fucking hero. I wanna grow up and become just like you and i'm not even kidding! :D
Why not do something along the lines of "Since I love all of you so much everyone who is part of this site gets 2 free months of Ripe free!"
Somewhat more believable, and sure to piss off whoever was dumb enough to fall for it. ^_^
Can I have like half of what that briefcase has in it? Just kidding. Well I'll be waiting for next years april fools...good job tom. :)
Yeh xD haha tricked alot lool ._. wherent it the same 1 year ago or so? xD
LOL < if April fools joke
OH NOES D:
It worked on some of the newcomers. :D
Have you done this every year since 3 years ago?
Maybe next time you should make it look as though it was a different forum entirely or give a 404 Error with hidden links to the real site cough cough cough? :p
Aww, just as I was about to buy out the site for $10. :\
I believe you tom.... not
Well, I'm pleased to announce this crisis has been averted as I just found a briefcase full of money.
Ok, yes this was an April Fools and yes I admit not a very original or well planned one - I'll try harder next year, though I have a feeling people are getting pretty hard to fool these days.
I think I smell some shenanigans.
I would this site is deadly addictive.
The only thing that would make this funny... is if Tom shut down the site on the 10th for the whole day, then I bet some people would be shitting in thier pants.
Watch him shut it down for an hour on the 10th
I am just waiting for him to say April Fools!
Ok, has anyone else noticed that Tom posted in 'General discussion'? It would be an official message otherwise.. All the admins are in on it. Blimmen sneaky pricks! :D
At first, I was like :O FUCK! Then, I was like >_> fuck.
If this is real, then everyone should save the stuff they uploaded and upload it on another site. The question is, what site?
Next time Tom, do a better april fool.
This is a sick april fools joke, I believed it for a second. But remebered the date.
I like the new update
Back when I was a prostitute..... I cant remember but tom pulled one 2 years ago wish I could remember my old account.
Are you retarded? Priority fail.
ok but its second best other than my house
Wow. Your computer is more important than your wife and kids .. thats sad. ^^
You check FPSB before saying hello to your wife and kids? Lol, dude, that is fucking FPSB-dedication right there.
I have been on this site for almost 3 years. its the first thing i check when i get home, then my email, then I say hello to my wife and kids. I'm in a state of shock and emotional despair. Where the hell else are we going to all make it too? shit man this is bunk ass.
Scared the fuck out of me
Don't you ever refer to CDG as a "backup" FPSB... EVER.
If this was true, how about asking for donations? Like a dollar from every user would probably bring in the costs of the next 100 bills ^^
still, i think its 1.april joke, even if its second april here :D
Since it has untill the 10th... i'll dedicate myself to download every skin in CS:S/TF2/DOD:S that is worth saving for future needs :D
kinda like a backup plan if this is true, if it's not, well it's a backup if the site ever needs it
Well good bye fpsb you C u nxt tuesday?? to cdg.net evryone we can last out the fallout there
WTF I have like 10 months left on my ripe subscription I got ripped off >:[!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JK ;D!
Omfg pleas tell me this is not true
It was good while it lasted I want to thank everyone who gave me feedback and assessed my maps and encouraged me to continue mapping. I have to say if it wasn't for FPSB I would never have been a mapper. So with that so long a fare well my love.
I still think its april fools yo, but if its real then wow that rly effing sux
CDG Forums, anyone?
Personally the only thing that I wouldnt like is that half of my ripe is still unused and that would suck.
cool story brahh
That would suck if it really closed down cause I just got at least 2 years of ripe :\
This is what will soon come now
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If its a loke then haha, but if it isnt lol at all of the lifetime ripe subs!
I think hes serious guys.
First I was like "OH NOES WTF!" Then I was like "waiiiit... this an April fools joke... >:D" Kinda like Sebastian comming back a couple years back as an April fools joke. Yeah good times xD
You liar april fools hahah :( , dont do this.
Tom. Your jokes are crap.
Lol @ fail April Fool's joke.
Uh... is this even tru? idk, is april, but idk, so ill believe.