Good evening all,
It is with profound sadness that we announce the official supsension of our ArmA 3 Life Division. Despite our best efforts the population of the server and, in turn, community, have dropped to unsustainable numbers, and as a result, the Community Management Team has unanimously voted to immediately terminate the division. We've tried several times to boost the population of the server, but most attempts seemed to only last a few days. The ArmA community as a whole is simply too saturated for a smaller group like ours to make any sort of real comeback.
This is not a decision we have come to lightly. Over the last month and a half, I and the staff have been debating our options and considering what would be the best course for TCG to take. While we all wish it were different, we all agree that it just isn't realistic at this time for us to be able to make a significant comeback in the ArmA 3 Life community. It's time to move on to other games.
We will, of course, save all of the great work that our development team over the years has created, and if there comes a time where we think we can do it and the community wants it, we will look into returning. But now is the time for other endeavors. The management team believes this is the ideal time to shift gears and refocus.
As things currently stand, we are going to be switching over to Elder Scrolls Online - a popular, no subscription required MMO. The game has a fantastic base which we can tap into, and it offers great opportunity for a growing community. The opportunities for recruitment in MMO's are endless, and such a large and popular MMO like ESO will allow us to grow our community while cutting our costs to almost nothing. On top of that, it's a pretty fun game to play, and we're all excited to be able to start playing a big MMO as a group right from the start.
Our long term goal, however, will be to build up a community base to make a serious corportation in Star Citizen, slated for release in early 2017. With over 120 million in crowd funding and continuing to climb by about 200 thousand a day, this is gearing up to be the game of the decade, and we want to be a part of that. Playing a large population MMO will give us a solid recruiting base for the type of players that would go crazy for a game like Star Citizen, and we're excited to be able to build up a corp that can claim a corner of the universe for ourselves once SC releases.
We understand that this will be a disappointment for many. While TCG was never intended to be a one game community, there is no denying that ArmA Life has been at our core since day once, over 6 years ago. But things change, and I think most would agree that it's time to move on for now. What really drives TCG is our members, and the bonds that we have created with each other over 6 years of gaming, and we know that won't end because ArmA does.
In the next few days, we will be changing the structure of our teamspeak and forums, to better reflect our new focus. In addition, we will be adjusting our staff positions to fit with where we're going. We will do our best to keep you posted in the coming days about these changes, as well as how to hook up with us in ESO and SC.
No matter what game we play, I hope TCG can continue to be a home for all of you, as it has been mine.
President of Tactical Combat Gaming
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