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    The Factory Closes Tomorrow

    To All,

    I never thought that one day I would have to write an post informing people that I would be shutting down FactoryUnreal as we know it. But this is that post.

    Tomorrow, Tuesday April 5th, the last of the servers will be powered down and removed from its rack at the datacenter. This last remaining server supports the BeyondUnreal file mirror, the BeyondUnreal UT2K4 server, and of course The Factory public TDM server. Tomorrow will truly be a very sad day for me.

    It has been about five years since it all started on a single DSL line and an Athlon 700 running Windows NT. My, how we all have grown since then.

    There is one potentially bright spot on the horizon, however. Multiple servers and the FactoryUnreal.com domain name have been sold to another entity. I do not know what their plan is, but perhaps they have something up their sleeve.

    Many of us get so wrapped up in the news, the forums, the flames, the taunts, the clans, the rivalries, the trash talk, the bugs, the cheats and the pings, that we forget one very simple, very important fact - its just a game. Please do not ever forget that, at its deepest point, its still just a game.

    I originally started to make a list of the people that started playing on the server 5 years ago who are still around today, but realized that I would no doubt forget some people. I didnt want to be unfair. You know who you are - I tip my hat to you.

    Thanks to all of you for years of fun. I'll be at the bar Tuesday night if anyone wants to stop by and have a drink. (Lawrenceville/Pittsburgh, PA)

    -Dubious
    FactoryUnreal.com

    #2
    So does this mean that all links in the community section in UT2004 will be dead?

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      #3
      why shut it down though i still dont understand that part of it? some people would kill to have a server that popular and that respected...so why get rid of it?

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        #4
        YOU DID NOT SEE WAT I HAD HERE BEFORE...

        OOP.

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          #5
          So does this mean that all links in the community section in UT2004 will be dead?
          I have no idea what this guy is talking about.

          does that mean skincity goes too?
          Nor this guy.

          so why get rid of it?
          I could simplify it and say financial reasons, but there is much more to it than that. Its just time.

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            #6
            Originally posted by Dubious
            I have no idea what this guy is talking about.


            Nor this guy.

            ^^^lol


            Anyways... Thanks for the hours of fun that I personally had playing and speccing on the Factory. I'm very sorry to see it go, but I certainly appreciated your efforts as one of the community's most knowledgeable and dedicated server owner/operators.

            Good luck with future endeavors.

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              #7
              I used to play on the factory every day even before 2k3. 2k4 wasn't as much for me, but I joined in on a few games.

              Thanks for all fun Dubs, good luck with everything in your future.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Luigi30
                So does this mean that all links in the community section in UT2004 will be dead?
                ...
                Originally posted by FlakDino454
                does that mean skincity goes too?
                .....

                I think I've now lost all faith in INA. :bulb:

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                  #9
                  i realize that i am a fecking dumbass, say nothing else. i was thinking fileworks.beyondunreal.com... SORRY!

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                    #10
                    Mabey this is another april fools joke like the one about these forums going down?

                    If this is no joke, it will be sad indeed. The factory unreal download mirror on the beyondunreal fileworks was always the fastest for me usually got speeds over 1024KB/s :cry:

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                      #11
                      I'm gonna be very sad to see it go... It's been my favourite server for a while now...:cry:

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                        #12
                        I haven't been around for years, but I've been playing on your server for a while now and had a lot of fun. Thanks for all the good times, Dubious. :downcast:

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                          #13
                          Hi Dubious,

                          Sorry to see you go, but I completely understand. Most of these kids have absolutely no idea how much time (and money) it takes to make, keep and run a popular server. I certainly do, and I tip my hat to you.

                          There are many days I come very close to pulling the plug on Cain's Lair, and I recently shut down my 40 player CSS Server.

                          Take care my friend, and enjoy all the free time you will soon have!! I know your friends and family will be pleased to see you again !!

                          -- Cain

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                            #14
                            Much <3, Dubious. I spent countless hours playing on Factory, and I don't think I've experienced a server --in any game-- that was as fun as The Factory.

                            Thanks again.

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                              #15
                              What people are confused about in the posts up above is, if I read that right, related to download links.

                              If you go to sites like SkinCity, other areas of BeyondUnreal and such, a lot of the download mirrors are listed as "FactoryUnreal" - they're asking if THOSE will be going down.


                              Thanks for the fantastic server, Dubious. About the only server I played on, TDM-wise.

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