Dear incredibly unforgettable Skye: Endless Realm Citizens,
For years, you have patiently and generously waited throughout our lengthy development of Skye: Endless Realm. You are a truly amazing and very admirable community of stellar individuals; it is with a heavy heart that I write you with regrettable news.
On May 29th, we are pulling down our testing forums for Skye (bubblegum.endlessrealm.com) in addition to pulling down the Skye sign-up page (skye.endlessrealm.com,) and changing Skye: Endless Realm’s project status from “under development” to “production halted indefinitely.”
As our Skye moderator inspirae wrote, “there have been enormous changes and transitions” within the most recent development team that worked on Skye: Endless Realm, and due to these events and Skye’s challenging developmental history defined by regular staff turnover, Skye is “not [currently] able to recover from these drastic changes” (a history of details of these changes and attempted solutions – in addition to the reasons behind Skye being pulled down – are described within a separate post.)
We will carefully expunge all encrypted personal identifying information from our servers in order to protect privacy and user data.
Thank you for using your precious time to give us and your community such lasting and empowering warmth. I am deeply sorry for giving you this news after you have been extraordinarily patient for so long.
We all will never forget how you have magnanimously stood by us for years, encouraging us with many warm words of support and helping us with insightful critiques. Your enduring kindness was and is beyond inspiring to all who touched the project, and we all humbly thank you for fueling every solo and collaborative stretch of the development journey thus far.
Every Skye development team member has earnestly sought to create a world that would live up to your wonderful encouragement and magnanimity. Dear Citizens, if you are seeking upstanding virtual worlds to relocate to, here are a number of established and enjoyable avatar-based social networks that seek to take care of you and your friends: recolor.me, Windlyn Online, Subeta, Roliana, Solia Online, Gaia Online, Syndrone, Trisphee, Kingdom of Knuffel, Midorea (which is now undergoing exciting renovations,) Menewsha, Kinsaki, Zantarni, OurWorld, and many more gorgeous sites.
Since bubblegum.endlessrealm.com will close on May 29th, please do not hesitate to let me know how I may help you find and gather your beautiful artwork posts, your witty writings, and the wonderful friends that you’ve met on this site. It would be an honor to be here for you, as you were there for us. Please do not hesitate to tag me, write to me, or message me on any platform (even after Bubblegum goes offline) to allow me to know how I may be of assistance.
– Melissa/muddymelly of Heart Level Up