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Why I Closed AuroraScape

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I first want to thank everyone who was on AuroraScape, and I have to apologize to all of you. I know the life of AuroraScape was short but there are multiple reasons to this, and I mean no ill intent to the developers of Aurora by what I have to say in this blog.

Firstly, AuroraScape was doing pretty good. But that was how it looked on the outside, there were a lot of problems, things I just cannot work on as I am not a programmer. The software is very stable, very easy to use, and works out of the box. That I am not trying to fight with, but there was just too many people bitching about it.

I know I shouldn’t let people bitching about the software help me close the grid down, but it is not so simple. Many people were just not willing to even give AuroraScape a shot, and many people who joined began to drop out right away. The interest in Aurora-Sim was so limited, and one of the biggest reasons is because the lack of HyperGrid. There were people who literately said things like “I will never support an open grid without hypergrid” and that type of thing travels and makes other say it and more people see it. People were publicly bitching and complaining about the grid without even giving it a shot. We kept loosing people because of it.

I did purchase extra hardware to make the grid successful, and now I am going to be using that extra hardware to run others grids and regions as I do already as Zetamex. I was trying so hard to run this grid, but running a grid that brings in virtually no profit at all is very hard. So I am focusing on grid and simulator hosting, stuff that makes money. I have no other job, this is my job, sitting in front of my computer and help the metaverse grow. AuroraScape was just not attracting any attention, it did for a while, and then people just dropped out.

Working on AuroraScape, took a lot of focus from Zetamex, and Zetamex is filled with paying customers who are looking for top notch service. I have been running Zetamex/SoftPaw Estates for almost a year now, so I need to move my focus back to providing service.

If people have less faith in me now because of this, I am sorry, but when you have to feed a family, pay rent, and etc. You have to make wise choices, and well the focus needed to be shifted back to Zetamex.

Thank You,
Timothy Rogers

Timothy Rogers

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Cheers! It is appropriate time to make some plans for the future and it is time to be happy.

Susannah Avonside
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It's sad to hear that AuroraScape has gone, I was planning on visiting and at least giving it a go. However, i do understand those who had misgivings that it had no HG, aas I am too a comitted exponent of HG, and though one can set up multiple accounts on multiple gridds, it is much easier to use HG. I am not a fan of closed anything, be it grids or software and have a little to do with anything that is closed. Having said that, an owner's decison to HG enable or not is theirs, and their grid… Read more »
Jessica Random
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You took a brave step into something that still new and needs people to use it. It is a shame that it didn't work out – but I think most of us respect you for trying and it is definitely not going to make us view you any less šŸ™‚

Sirin Peccable
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Hello
I am also interested to Aurora, but have not exploited because hypergrid not working.
So I agree with you on this point is lacking a aurora, but it is the choice of Developeur and I respect …
I admire and respect when you have your decision and your explanation as told Linda and Sarge it forces our respect.
People who get angry with you are wrong, or did not understand the risks of working on projects under development.
I wish you great success in your future business, hoping to quickly hear from you;)
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Shelenn
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Tim,

Sorry to hear you felt the need to shut the grid down but I understand the decision. Best of luck in your endeavors and I hope to see you in the metaverse!

Shelenn

Todd
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Tim, where are you going to be hanging out? I have Always been a fan of what Aurora has the potential to be. I wrote in G+ what I really think and its no reflection on you at all. I had also tried to start a grid from Aurora about a year earlier and ran into many of the same problems. Back then they were chasing a viewer solution, but they had just made the decision to abandon HG and I thought then that even as insecure as it was, it was a mistake to abandon what everyone wants…. But… Read more »
Wray Phipps
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Tim, Your development of aurorascape was tremendous and I for one truely appreciaed the time there. But as you say if its not paying the bills and feeding the family it has to go.. perhaps someday it will return. In any case CUDO for a gret product, albit profitless

Linda
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I have just as much faith in you as ever. I have never had an issue with any product or service that I have gotten with you through Zetamex. I admire you for giving AuroraSim a shot and for trying to make the metaverse better. And I admire you even more for knowing when it isn't working and being honest about it. You're my friend and I know your heart and I know your integrity and I fully trust you. I am still going to continue to rent my dedicated server from you and just move my sims over to… Read more »
Sarge Misfit
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The fact that you can look at, and deal with, the realities of things only bolsters my own respect for you.

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