Unfortunately, ShrouOfTheAvatar.net will be shutting down over the new couple of days. We can let the post speak for itself.
Posted on the website:
It has been a lot of fun building applications to support Shroud of the Avatar. My passion for the game lead me to build tools I would enjoy and others seemed to enjoy them too. Traffic is not up or down for the site. It’s around where it has been for the last year.
Unfortunately, that is not enough to support the cost of the site. Markee Dragon and myself both paid the bills over the past 4 years.
Thank you, Markee, for your unwavering support of the game and this site over the years! You went above and beyond going all the way back to 2016 when I believe we started discussing this site before an API or vendor email exports were even available, and you had reserved the domain even before that!
If the game had taken off and the player base had grown at all over the years, I am sure we had a model that would have been sustainable, but lots of things changed over time and the writing has been on the wall for the last 18 months. Shroudoftheavatar.net was never self-sustaining and never will be. You can view the game stats and see why.
A special thanks has to go out to Shawn Butts for being such a great patron of the game and a steadfast supporter and user of the site. Your commentary made the site better over the years and I think you know that. Any time we hosted contests you contributed to the prize pool, and I know you know that I will never forget it!
Another special thanks to Elgarion for being a breath of fresh air in the streaming community, so much so, that you became a part of the staff at Catnip Games. Your support of the game has helped a lot of people.
And, finally, to the developers of Shroud of the Avatar thanks for all the effort of the years. I think all of the players agree that there are special features in this game that you cannot find anywhere else.
The site will do down in the next 2-4 days.