It was a good run for awhile, but it's time for VC to shut down. In the early days as VC grew in player count we expanded our hosting to handle the load. We expanded all the way to having our own dedicated server, which is costly. At the time donations easily covered the cost each month, but as the player numbers dropped so did the number of donations. For months now the server has fallen short every month and this last month was the worst of all. Unfortunately I cannot afford to cover these types of costs out of pocket any longer. For awhile now other staff have stepped up and helped out when they could, but player numbers aren't improving and we simply can't continue operating like this. Is this the end of VC forever? Maybe...probably... The only way to recover from this would be to go back to the very basics the way we started out to begin with. Unfortunately right now I'm not feeling the drive or motivation to try to make it all work again from scratch. I'd like to thank all of the staff, past and present, for their help running the server. We had a great run and I'd love to see the server back to 90+ on the weekends and averaging 40+ overall, but for now that's a dream that will have to be put on hold (at best). The website will remain active for now while I consider any remaining options for keeping VC alive in some capacity.