Eggdevil Community Announcement
What's happening to eggdevil.gg?
On or around May 18th, 2021, eggdevil.gg will become a static, read-only content repository. The ability to submit new HUDs or other content will not be possible after this date. A snapshot of the Eggdevil website as it exists on May 17th will be taken and transferred to a smaller webserver. In order to accommodate this new hosting platform and to ease our maintenance overhead, we must minimize the memory and disk space footprint.
Will I still be able to download HUDs and content?
Yes, the site will continue to operate as a place to browse and copy HUD keys and other Diabotical content, but it will not accept new or updated submissions.
Why is this happening?
For a number of reasons, it has become difficult to justify the cost and time needed to support and maintain the current Eggdevil website. Instead of shutting the site down completely, we wanted to try to keep this community resource alive in a less expensive and more easily-maintainable way. Our Discord and Twitter will remain open as lines of communication as well.
On a more personal note, I want to thank the community for a great run with Diabotical and for supporting our little endeavor here at Eggdevil. Building Eggdevil was my "COVID project" and I am glad and humbled that it became a useful resource for the community. However, the number of visitors to the site has been slowly declining since December 2020, and it's becoming clear that the energy and motivations of the developers have changed as well. It's not a shock though, many folks' life situations have changed rapidly and drastically over the course of the last year - mine included. Given these things, and the declining engagement around Diabotical in general, I feel I can no longer support Eggdevil in the same way going forward.
I consider Diabotical to be the best effort at modernizing our beloved aFPS genre to date, and hopefully I'll be back in some form one day soon!