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    Aug 2014



    Many of you will think it is an April fool's joke but sadly the tl;dr version is that we can no longer sustain having the servers up and running, especially with the current situation in the world revolving the Covid-19, most of us have barely enough to scrape by and as much as we would like to dedicate to OPB, it is unfortunate but this is as far as we can go.

    Resources have been dwindling for far too long, I have talked to Nexus about this and we both came to the same conclusion.

    Over the years OPB has become a home to many and this decision wasn't easy, especially for me and the team. But a lot has changed over the years, the fandom has changed, the internet culture has changed and the management on OPB has changed. While I was active as one of the administrators, it was on my shoulders to keep improving OPB. Not only in terms of content and user engagement, but also technological improvements and user experience. It was our commitment to keep improving OPB that drew a lot of you, it was the quality content on OPB that drew a lot of you - and you stayed for the community. But without constant improvement the community will begin to thin out, and without a strong - stable leadership the ship will begin to fall apart. The team has done a wonderful job and there is no taking away from their effort and commitment, but they are limited to what they can do in the absence of active development and core leadership.

    Instead of letting time take its toll on One Piece Bay and continuing to invest money into keeping the ship sailing, we have decided that its time to anchor and celebrate what OPB has been all these years and what it means to all of us and see it off on a positive note rather than watch it sink into the dark, cold depths of the ocean.

    We are announcing our decision well in advance to give everyone time to connect with those that matter and ensure they stay in touch off-site, to save content that they consider important and for it to not be sudden and seem rushed.

    It has been a wonderful journey. To see where and what it is right now is also a very proud feeling. We've had a long journey and I thank each and everyone of you for having been a part of this journey.

    I'm sure a lot of you will have your own opinion on this matter, maybe in favor or against our decision. We please ask you to respect our decision and let us all enjoy the remaining days together as one big, strong community.

    PS: The Discord server will still be up and running since there are no costs there at the moment

    Coming from your friendly neighborhood Deadpool,

    Yeah. That is a gun in my pants. But that doesn't mean I'm not happy to see you...

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