I have not been active much in either development or involved in the community since new year, i do apologize for that, but certain projects from "real life" have been so important to me that i could not get them done without complete dedication of my free time. This project really mattered to me a lot, and was a very important to me. Sadly this means, that the server had suffered, life is such that you can never have everything, so you sometimes have to make choices you don't want and / or like, i was never much of a community leader anyway, i am good with script and programming, not much else, i have seen a lot and been with you for over last 8 years, i've seen the server take many population hits and rises. I think overall that we had a really good run with partyserver over the past decade, but sadly, i think sa-mp as community has came to a impasse where the development side of sa-mp has held back progress for server owners, especially in regard to exposure in server browser, we simply cannot compete for exposure against the masses of large RP servers, especially now with a really aging game and communities behind sa-mp and partyserver. I was not able to do more for anti-cheat and bring much more functionality and provide more fixes, because i have been hitting bugs and limitations of sa-mp architecture and design choices in every single place that i have found. I've been also really demotivated a few years ago when paypal decided to fuck us in the ass and deny us payments. That little money that brought in really helped motivate me and justify spending time on developing and expanding the server, it felt like at least i was getting something positive besides the constant whinings, manipulative PM-s and complaints because - sadly player praises were rare, so at least i had that for a while, and it helped a lot. The population is in a general decline due to a dozen factors and i believe we should come to terms with the future of partyserver. While i believe that some of you will keep playing no matter the population count until it's shut down and go down with the ship, it's time to admit and say that partyserver is going to have to end at some point. Not that i'm announcing it now, but at one point it will make no sense to keep the server online anymore - the server is currently being sponsored in whole amout by ls-rp's owners - foco network, and i don't want to be a financial burden to them. There also is no sense to sell or give the server to anybody, and i don't think a big revival will happen in the future again like it did a few times in past (Like the whole omck event and a few other times where population and popularity suddendly and unexpectedly exploded). So i hope me, server and our server staff gave you (mostly) positive memories, and that then the server's time comes you will remember us in a good light and forget about the bad things. I will stick around and keep the server up and if something urgent happens also fix it, but i will not work on real updates, so not much is going to change at least till the end of this year. I have met many really good people thanks to sa-mp and partyserver and i hope to meet a few of you in the future possibly even in real life - and open a cold beer together, talk about the good' old times..