A message from Administrator "z": The End of an Era
Happy New Year!
It's been 9 years, 2 months since I first started and have made many friendships along the way. This iteration of the bot (Version 8. URI) successfuly traversed multiple networks easing the boredom of many users, while also trolling others; especially staff. Great effort was expended to support the Discord network, which shed a lot of light on the scalability of the current framework that was originally designed for Chatango.com. Keeping up is becoming harder, and so, for the new year: The bot known as URI is scheduled to shutdown on January 31st (subject to change) at the end of the day.
But don't worry! Work has already began on the next iteration of the bot (Version 9. ____). Each version utilizes the ideas of the previous version, however redesigned with fresh code. A framework is being developed to make additional networks in the future much more feasiable and more importantly: Scalable. With this new version, I will first focus on moderation, which will be revampped making it easier to use and run much faster. Once that is squared away, I will get started on the fun stuff. Just as with past versions, there may be a 2-3 month period from the start in which there will be limited functionality. I'll work as fast as I can!
For Administrators: Don't worry! If you are relying on our logging, moderation, or role features, I am expecting to have those working before the end date above. I am working hard to make sure you don't have to do anything!
For URI+ subscribers: Thank you so much for your support! If you would like to support the funding of the new project, you may leave your subscription active. However, as this new project is starting from scratch, I will not be able to provide additional perks for the first few months (but they are planned!!). Your dontaions will be used exactly the same as before.
For Chatango users: Limited chatango support will be added for legacy reasons. If the bot is signing into your accounts to keep them active, the new version will pick up the torch.
For everyone: Your progress, items, currencies and other game data will be archived for future use in this new project, which is to be announced later. I know that everyone has worked hard for their progress and I don't plan to let that fully go to waste. It's important to start fresh, but never to forget past efforts.