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VotF walks off into the sunset
 
VotF walks off into the sunset [ Community -> Update ]
Posted by Mr. Teatime Tue 08 Feb 2005, 7:22 PM
DJ Slamák has decided it's time for venerable Fallout fansite Vault of the Future to close. It's been up since September 3rd, 2000, so the site had a good run.

Slamák has written a lengthy and interesting farewell on the frontpage of the site, together with the Real Story punchline, perhaps the longest-running joke in Fallout history (surely there's a Feargus line in there somewhere).
Time passed and the site grew, as did the daily number of hits as I was a decent pimp. After about an year, it began to outgrow its alloted space on my ISP's account, so it was time to search for a new place. Eventually, VOTF was adopted by the fine lads at Vault13.net. (Mad props to JC, Greg, Morbius and others!) At the time, it was one of the major hubs of the sprawling Fallout community, which grew in anticipation of Fallout Tactics (back then it still looked like the game might be good... ah, nostalgia). That was the best of times. I recall fondly the dev chats at 1 AM (because that's 5 PM for you crazy Yankees) and the mock "war" with Kelly "Please don't separate the X in my name" X from Fallout eXtreeeeeeeeme! (Say it like you're constipated!) XLA from Frenchvault, also V13's script guy, even set me up with his news script and a database (mad props yo!).

But alas, it was not to last. After hosting trouble in early 2002, Vault13.net switched hosts like 3 times, and eventually died in June that year. Everyone went their separate ways, and so did VOTF. The hosting I went to kinda sucked, though, so eventually the site ended up split in two: The Czech section was hosted at a prestigious gaming server called Bonusweb, the English settled at Duck and Cover. And all was good.
In his article, Slamák says he plans to stay around, even though VotF has had its last update. It's the end of an era...
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