Melissa wrote:Hello All!
When Project X was started nearly 10 years ago, it was a simple fan project just to see what could be done. From there it’s grown so much and become so much bigger than we ever imagined with a fanbase many thousands strong. It has become rather overwhelming for the team, particularly because of some members of the community.
Abuse is not acceptable in any walk of life, and we are not just talking nasty comments on forums. Over the years we have had issues with people stealing code and assets, false DMCA takedowns, and targeted abuse of developers, staff and community members.
Project X is free, it always has been, and always will be. It is simply a passion project that became so much more. We love our community and thank you for your continued and ongoing support.
However, some team-members, most notably Zeta, have started to feel the strain of the continued abuses online and need a break.
We would like to stress that Project X is not being cancelled, merely put on a release hiatus.
Work on Project X will come to a halt after the next update. The community and discord will remain active. Any updates that do occur will be posted on the forum, however will not be compiled into a release.
Zeta would like to stress that she is no longer accepting direct donations for the development of Project X via PayPal.
Miles is still accepting donations for the continued upkeep of the website, forum, and various background servers through PayPal and Patreon.
There are those of you that are going to pick this and Zeta’s post apart, the ones that are going to call us liars, sling hate, question the very project, suggest that we never intended to finish this project in the first place. This is all on you.
If only people weren't so cruel to resort too bullying other people for various reasons. Some people have nothing better too do then just bully others and they should talk about their problems too someone else who could help them instead of bringing down others! My thoughts about this is everyone involved in this project shouldn't let them get to any of you involved in this project and continue after your long break though as I understand how hard this could be.
"Yes I am struggling too find a substitute for 'you' point still stands!
I wish you well!
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