Today I’d like to take a bit of time and thank someone who has been active in the community and stepped in when Curse pulled the plug on WarDB. I’m talking about blogger Rancid, the creator of WARdrobe.
WARdrobe filled the gap when WarDB died and performed amiably. It’s surprising because it was developed in a relatively short timeframe and yet had a professional look and feel about it. People used it and loved it.
I’m talking in the past tense because one month ago Rancid announced that he can’t afford (or isn’t willing) to continue the development and the hosting of the website. No one can fault him for that. What we could fault him for is being selfish and keeping the website’s code for himself. But that’s not what he has done. He took a huge step and made the code completely open-source, which means that anyone can mod it and use it as they want.
You can visit Rancid’s blog here and show your appreciation there. In any case, I wish Rancid good luck in the future and may the solar winds guide him to stable and enjoyable games. Huge thanks to him for an amazing community tool and to Werit for picking it up.