Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Underground League, Pokemon busting battle shutting down


Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but the hosting site which runs both of my online ballbusting games has changed the terms of their free plan, such that it's no longer feasible to keep the sites up. (The database is now under much tighter restrictions, which makes it impossible to keep things running at any kind of scale.) They'll be closing at some point within the next week or two, when the database gets automatically shut off.

I'm willing to hand the sites over to someone else, if they want to pay for an expanded database to keep things running (~$10/mo), but I'm not going to pay for it myself or even accept donations – my online anonymity is important to me, and paying for the web hosting would require me to reveal various personal info.

Even though I haven't done much with either site for over a year, I'm sad to see them go, especially since I know there are still plenty of people using them. I hope you all enjoyed them while they lasted :)


P.S. A final stats report: between the two sites, there have been over 750K battles and 250K ballpoppings. Pretty impressive for a pretty niche kink.

P.P.S. I took a long break on the Pokemon BB blurb requests (surprise surprise from me, right?), but I'm hoping to start up again later this week. Hang tight!

7 comments:

  1. Hatchetlife313@gmail.com.
    Please email me, wether it be a fake account or not. I'm interested in what your plans are.. I'm a huge fan of your works.
    Also, I'm a tattoo artist, so if u ever needed drawings I'm your man

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    1. Well, I plan to let the Underground League and Pokemon Busting sites die out, but I still intend to keep writing and posting stories. At my usual glacial pace, of course :P

      You can email me at poiupoiupoiupoiu@gmail.com, if there's anything you want to chat about. (And a tattoo artist? Sweet! If you're ever in the mood to doodle something from one of my stories, I'd love to see it.)

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  2. if the entire code is available and i wont have to do more then paste it into the hosting service ill take the underground league site and pay for it let me know my emails
    k789k789k81@yahoo.com

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    1. If you're really interested, you'll need to sign up for a Heroku account (http://heroku.com) – I can transfer the site to your ownership pretty easily from there. As I said, they'd be billing you $10/mo for an expanded database. Hit me up at poiupoiupoiupoiu@gmail.com if you wanna discuss.

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  3. did this idea go anywhere? would love to see this site back up n running

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    1. Nope – as far as I'm concerned, the sites are dead. Sad to see them go, but I think they had a good life.

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  4. aah thats a little depressing but i totally get your reasons for closing the sites man and so long as the awsome stories keep coming il continue to be a big fan :D

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