EDIT: There is now an FFR-specific forum located here.
I really appreciate all the support and dedication I’ve seen via the comments on my original FFR blog post. I want to respond, in general, to a few of them:
First, I still have no idea what is going on with the site or if it’ll ever be back. I talked to Synth about 5 weeks ago when he reached out to me in regards to a last ditch effort to sell the site. I did some initial inquiries to some old and new contacts, but after 2 days Synth stopped responding to me, so I stopped pursuing it. It was about 10 days after that that the site went down and has been down ever since. I haven’t talked to him since, nor do I really care anymore whether or not the site comes back.
To those with an offline engine torrenting it… I think that is what Synth would want, assuming the site stays offline. I recall him posting something on FFR a few months back saying that if he ever pulled the site, he’d want the engine released publicly so that people could still enjoy it. So best of luck with that endeavor; hope you keep it seeded.
And finally, to the business offers out there… if you’re really serious, send me an email with an actual business proposal. No offense, but I can’t take someone seriously when their offer is coming in the form of a comment on a blog post. My email is public enough to the point where if you can’t find it, you shouldn’t be contacting me about this in the first place.