It is with much sadness that I made the decision to close Equitopia on 21st May 2014. For those that read my forum post a few weeks before this would have come as no surprise as I was already considering its closure.
With the sudden and untimely death of MommaVal #2, it has forced me to revaluate alot of things in my life. She was a Mum to 4 children and losing her so suddenly has made me realise that I need to be making the most and spending the time I have with my daughter. She and family are more important than any game and for the foreseeable future she needs and deserves 100% of my time and attention.
If I am honest, I do not think I would enjoy Equi the same way without Val and sat here typing this knowing I will never speak to her again is just so painful :(. I simply don't have the energy or motivation required to continue on my own, not at the moment anyway.
I have learnt so much and made some fabulous friends these past few years and I will never forget you all, staff and players alike. I know towards the end there were only a few loyal players that regularly logged in and but I hope that I gave at least some of you a few hours of enjoyment playing Equitopia. As I write this farewell I have tears in my eyes, for my lovely friend Val that I miss so much and that the last 7 years are coming to an end. Equitopia was my life for many years and it has been fun.......very hard work and not all great at times, but hey when does anything in life come easy! The majority of players were lovely, a few I could have easily used a cattle prod on mind and will definitely not miss the worry/stress that accompanied being a game owner.
As MommaVal's funeral is on the 21st May, I decided that was the day Equitopia would close its doors.
Maybe Equitopia will be back oneday in the future, I will be keeping all the code and data safe so never say never..........but for now closing the game was the right decision. I would like to wish all the past players the very best in life and I hope you have many more hours of fun playing the games you love.
All that leaves me to say is thank you and goodbye. Lots of love, Saffii and King Abraxas.
tt - 2014-08-27 15:25:42
over 3months since this game closed. Still miss all the players including you saffii hope everything is fine with people
Saffii - 2014-06-30 20:52:12
Miss you all too. Hope everyone is well and happy :) <3
GallantDancer - 2014-06-27 08:06:35
I can not believe it have been a month, I hope all the friends I made in the few years I played are doing well. I wish you all the best. Saffii, I must say YOU STILL ROCK! I have played other browser based games, and the Admin/Owners never really talked with their players, I am so glad you did! Miss you all!!
PotterWhoLock - 2014-06-23 21:53:53
I'm sad to see it go, I had a lot of fun and I hope you guys can bring it back some day. My condolences on MommaVal, and best wishes to all.
SoulStrider - 2014-06-02 11:24:22
I loved this game and Ive been around it for a long while now. To see it close makes me sad, but I understand why its going. I hope the best for everyone here. Ill miss talking to you all!
tinytabby - 2014-05-23 11:12:10
thank you saffii for being a great game owner and making a great game. It was fun and had a great comunity and lots of friends were made on this game. Hope to see it rise again some day.
Saffii - 2014-05-21 15:31:52
Bless you all <3 And yes Rider, what a good idea! I had best get her sitting on my lap to watch me. Never too young to learn lol. Big hugs to you, Misty and Onion too.
Rider66 - 2014-05-21 16:13:45
Although I'm sad to see Equitopia close, I can understand and sympathise with Saffii regarding her decision. Momma Val's passing was a very harsh reminder of how fragile and unpredictable life can be. So, thank you, Saffii, for the hours of enjoyment and relief from the burdens of the real world. I'm sorry for your terrible loss and hope that the support of family and friends will help ease that pain for you, her family, and all who loved her. Oh, and please store those hard drives in a safe place. I hope to get an email about Equitopia reopening sometime in the future. Maybe when your daughter is in school...or maybe when she can help you code, or be an artist... ;-) They grow up so quickly! Regardless, be well and happy!
Misty Morn - 2014-05-21 16:10:40
Thank you Saffi for allowing me to be a part of this great game and community. I will miss the friends I have made as well as the game itself. I wish you only the very best life has to offer and feel honored to have called you friend. Good luck in all you do from here on out. :)
Onion - 2014-05-21 13:04:38
I know as an Ex Admin how long you used to slave over your keyboard entering code in order to enhance the game,fix glitches.design & create graphics,In a volatile gaming world where you had to find that uniqueness that attracted players. As an Ex Admin I thank you Saffi for allowing me to be a part of Equitopia & Thankyou to the players for playing & chatting to me. I met some amazing people thru Equitopia & it goes without saying that recent events have taken their toll. I know Equitopia will be Missed but Never forgotten. Saffi now you can concentrate on your lil one & stop worrying about the game. Thankyou.
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