Tasselfoot

Tag: Selling FFR

One Final Post on FFR

by Tass on Jan.18, 2010, under Flash, Flash Flash Revolution, Personal, Random Stuff

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. :)

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The FFR Lo-Down

by Tass on Nov.13, 2009, under Flash, Flash Flash Revolution, Game

EDIT: There is now an FFR-specific forum located here.

This is an overview of what went down in the secret world of FFR over the past 2 years. Not going to go into all of the specifics, but hopefully it will make people understand what happened and why the site is the way it is now. This is all from my perspective, and may not be 100% accurate… so if Synth or Jason want to let me know of something wrong in what I’m saying, please do.

FFR started to come into its own in the middle of 2006, with a few things all happening: Jason came on board and I graduated college. Jason started to improve the chats and create the profile system, which jumped our Alexa ranking from all the added pageviews. I was spending even more time on the site and took over management of the game/community. Things were good through the end of 2006 and into 2007; tons of new songs, a new crowd was coming to the site for the social networking, and we were starting to get noticed for potential business deals. In May 2007, I moved to LA and put Synth to an ultimatum… start paying me, since I’m already working on the site full-time or I’m going to have to find a real job, leaving little time for the site. He agreed to put me on salary starting in August 2007. It was also right around this time that the widgets were created, a suggestion from one of those potential business deal people. And for about 8 months, widgets were making us rock stars.
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