Yeah, I know, we're still not up. It's a combination of things. I have no
staff and really, no time or interest in it considering current events.
Times have been difficult here in So Cal. As it stands, other things in my
life have become more interesting than maintaining or rebuilding PMM to
its former glory. I've set aside having the duties of directing a new team
to put things in order so that I can try and make something of myself.
Like a lot of people in my state, finding decent work has been difficult.
The economy has affected everyone in some way, shape or form. Lately it's
gotten considerably worse, but God has laid it upon the hearts of my parents
to help me in my time of need. I can't elaborate much. I will however say I
have become a much more social person in the last year. I'm trying new
things and rediscovering myself. But again, the work situation is the issue.
It's difficult to stay afloat. For that reason, I am keeping PMM temporarily
closed. There will be a time when it will be remade into something new and
hopefully help improve upon the fan community. When that is, I cannot say.
Other websites are having issues as well....GameSpy's hosting services are
planning to purge all their fan sites in the near future, as I was told by
PMM's lead graphic/site designer, Falcon Zero, whom runs Metroid Recon.
Scary, right? Even after an IGN merger, and aren't they gaining enough ad
revenue to support the hosting of fan sites? Things have sure changed. I
will always remain a Mega Man fan at heart, you can be sure of that. One
day when things are better, I will have a new team assembled and give the
leadership torch to a person I trust, and remain as the founder and advisor,
keeping a close eye on things. That is at least would I hope will happen. In
my experience nothing is ever 100% certain. What is certain though is that
in light of the tough times, I nor my friends can afford to pay another $10
to keep the PMM domain active, so you will see PMM appear as unregistered
in the near future. This, again, is temporary as we will renew it within the
alotted time of 3 months so that ownership is still in my control. I am
willing to accept donations if anyone wants us to renew the domain
immediately. Again, it's $10. I would do it myself, but I have a car
payment, among other bills, to worry about. I don't doubt most of you
reading this are also struggling, and so I simply ask that you do not
donate if it would burden you in any way, shape or form. PMM has accepted
donations in the past, but that was when the site was still running, so
again, it's understandible and reasonable if you can but don't want to help.
Securing the domain for another year however, will enable me to get the site
back on track sooner rather than later. If you want to help, feel free to
get in touch with me:
Z e r o X P h o e n i x (at) g m a i l
Sorry for the non traditional spelling, but I'm trying to curb potential
I do have one final thing to say as well. I've made a lot of promises in
the past that I have not made good on. Failure to send out certain contest
prizes or strategy guides number among them. I also failed to come through
with a lot of content I said I was working on. I am sorry for these
grievances, and I hope one day I will be able to follow through and correct
some of them...I never got rid of the prizes or the guides and they're all
still unused. And to those of you still making the MM fan community a better
place, I salute you. Oh! And last but not least...if there is some stupidly
rich person out there with a heart for anything Mega Man and wants to help
PMM get on its feet right away by making some obscenely large donation
and/or sponsoring us, I'm all ears, and my email is above. Take care, and
~ Lord Phoenix