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It pains me to say it but this may be a few months warning that SierraVault is going away. I am hoping and trying to avoid it but I lost my job (and am scrambling very hard to find a new one) but the economy is brutal right now and I am having to radically cut back on anything that isn’t essential.
When I launched SierraVault I intended to archive and make available everything I had in relation to Sierra totally free to the fanbase across the Internet. I’ve seen good traffic coming through for the last two years and have taken a great deal of personal pleasure in watching the bandwidth usage on the site consistently click in. I’ve put a lot of Sierra material in a lot of fan’s hands and it’s been a great ride. I made a decision early on to not attempt in any way to profit from these efforts. The Sierra material isn’t mine and I never wanted there to be any excuse for someone official to come after me with a takedown notice or, god forbid, a lawsuit.
I am so sorry to have to do this guys but times are tough and I’m afraid we all have to make decisions. I wanted to give everyone time enough to make a final few runs at the content before it comes down. After that I’ll still happily give it away to anyone that contacts me directly and covers my costs (shipping of a hard drive, CDs, whatever).
If anyone knows the magical internet secret for how to turn bandwidth usage into money, let me know. At this point I’m open to trying anything.