Well, reading that is just kinda sad. Not something I expected to see after returning from a long break from the game.
I have been here since just a few days after the very first forum went up back in 2014, I couldn't believe somebody was actually working on bringing PSU back. I watched and waited with excitement seeing this game slowly get bought back to life thanks to Marm.
The early days of visiting the forum daily talking with the mods and small community at the time, seeing it slowly grow by the day and Marm and the early testing team sharing very early work of the lobbies and broken missions. Most people outside of the community won't understand, but just seeing that again nearly 2 years after the servers closed was really special. Then nearly a year later, Marm gave us all access to Clementine for the first time. We broke the forum, we broke the servers and had to use the Facebook group page just to communicate with each other. There were no working missions, the fashion was basic, items didn't have their correct names, it didn't matter, the game was alive again and I couldn't have been more grateful. I will treasure those memories, they were some of my favourite moments on any game to date, even more memorable than when the official servers were up.
I won't bore everybody with the rest of the history up until now, so I will just say thank you. Thank you for bringing this game back, Marmalade. It didn't matter to me how much of the game you could salvage, recreate and improve, just bringing it back and allowing me to create more memories with this game was more than I could ever ask for. All of those discussions about the direction you wanted to take the game, input from the community that sometimes got heated, none of this mattered to me, it was enough just to get back into the game again, that is all I ever wanted and you made that happen. I'm sorry it has ended this way for you, I can't say I am surprised, I remember a while back you saying this game was taking it's toll on your mental health. If you had quit back then, I would have understood. I just hope that one day you can find your way back to the game you created and love it again. It's frustrating to learn that we have had snakes in the community for so long that pushed you towards this, people that I have spoken to and played with many times over the years. I just hope you know that the majority of us that played weren't like that and were just happy that you gave us the opportunity to play the game again.
Hopefully you return one day, but as a player, and we can run some missions together. Until then, look after yourself and I wish you all the best for the future