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ToT
Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:10 pm Reply with quote
Site Administrator Joined: 22 Apr 2008 Posts: 305 Location: Gent, Belgium


Mudam is ending its support for The Endless Forest, after having hosted the game server for 7 years.

The Musée d'Art moderne Grand-Duc Jean in Luxembourg commissioned us to make a work of art for their online gallery in 2003. In response, we created the original prototype for The Endless Forest. In 2005 we were ready to launch the first iteration of the game and Mudam agreed to pay for the server required for allowing all players to interact with each other. Thanks to their support, The Endless Forest has been available for free until today.

Now, however, the museum has changed its policies and is no longer willing to sustain the cost.

Even though we haven't been updating The Endless Forest as much as we may have wanted to, and even though we can't promise any changes in the foreseeable future, we do want to continue to maintain the game in its current state and offer it to the public as a place of peace and harmony, free of charge. To do that, we will need to find a way to pay for the server.

The monthly cost of hosting the server is 165 Euros. This is not a lot of money. And we already have a voluntary subscription system in place. All we need is a few more people who are willing to commit to sending us a few Euros every month. And then we can continue as before.

This is not just a question of finances. It is also a matter of principle. We believe that an artist and their audience can have a symbiotic relationship that does not require any interference from the outside. So in a way, we are taking this opportunity to prove a point. Please help us do so.

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Sluggs
Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:42 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 02 Dec 2007 Posts: 1639 Location: United Kingdom
So TEF is now in the hands of the fans!

What about this website and the community site? Are these on their server too?
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Michael
Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:28 pm Reply with quote
Site Administrator Joined: 07 Jun 2002 Posts: 8065 Location: Gent, Belgium
The website and the community site are hosted by the same company but on a different computer. It's a completely separate package that Tale of Tales is paying for.

The Endless Forest server is an actual physical computer, dedicated to running the server of the game and nothing else.
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insolentbloke
Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:22 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 26 Mar 2012 Posts: 3 Location: Buffalo, NY
In for 3 euros a month! Would be more if I weren't a flat busted student. Come on people, let's keep the dream alive!
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Scape
Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:41 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 15 Feb 2008 Posts: 4154 Location: Sleeping Amongst the Dragonflies
Once I get my first paycheck, I'll be signing up. =]
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Raz
Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:46 am Reply with quote
Joined: 24 Mar 2008 Posts: 2866 Location: With the FuzzyRaptors
I would, if I had a steady income. Which I don't |D;;;
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Michael
Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:22 am Reply with quote
Site Administrator Joined: 07 Jun 2002 Posts: 8065 Location: Gent, Belgium
Thank you. Keep spreading the word. We're not there yet.
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Michael
Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:54 am Reply with quote
Site Administrator Joined: 07 Jun 2002 Posts: 8065 Location: Gent, Belgium
We're keeping track of the subscriptions on http://www.endlessforest.org/community/save-forest.
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Seed
Posted: Wed May 02, 2012 4:54 am Reply with quote
Joined: 17 Feb 2008 Posts: 502 Location: In UR Brainz, bee'n a deerz
I'll keep donating my monthly 10 euros!
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Michael
Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 9:34 am Reply with quote
Site Administrator Joined: 07 Jun 2002 Posts: 8065 Location: Gent, Belgium
Thank you!
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chevrotain
Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:33 am Reply with quote
Joined: 05 Jul 2012 Posts: 2 Location: florida
hey, i'm fine with having to pay for tef as long as it gets updated periodically and ssurvives!
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Dragonlilly
Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:39 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 19 Jul 2012 Posts: 1
chevrotain wrote:
hey, i'm fine with having to pay for tef as long as it gets updated periodically and ssurvives!


I completely agree. I am in Australia and only just discovered this beautiful place. In all honesty though updates would be nice <3
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d3center
Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:04 am Reply with quote
Joined: 07 Jun 2013 Posts: 2
Firstly, the author's viewpoint is very suitable to me, I will follow your principle to deal with the problems in the life

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