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PostSubject: Robot Kampen Closing   Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:40 pm

As many of you might know, Blip (www.blip.se) is the Swedish website that hosts Robot Kampen, the Swedish version of Robot Rage. It appears to be hosted from this account: http://blip.se/person.aspx?pid=d6a088fb-621a-446e-9b53-c55a00380315. Recently I received an email from their newsletter with the following announcement(original in Swedish and translated into English)...

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The payback period is extended
Dear Blip and Blipvillemedlemmar...

As you may have read on our sites, we regret to announce the Blip and Blipville closure from the end of 2010/11. It is with sadness in our hearts we must inform you of this. We have for several years managed the game community Blip.se and the virtual world Blipville, our sites have been highly appreciated by you, our dedicated users.

Since our last e-mail mailing unfortunately did not reach any address do we do this mailing back and extends the same time period for the repayment. In order to get money back for unused Premium Days and coins, you can now until Thursday, December 23 23:59 still send in your form for reimbursement. It is important that we get the form by December 23.

Greetings from Åsa and Gabriel on the editorial
Read more about the closure here ...

At the end of this email, it linked me to a page from their website (original in Swedish and translated into English)...

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Blip & Blipville closure

We regret to inform you that Blip.se and Blipville.se closure from the end of 2010/11. We have for several years managed the game community Blip.se and the virtual world Blipville, our sites have been highly appreciated by you, our dedicated users.

Unfortunately, TV4 not obtain long-term economy of Blip and Blipville, but has struggled with a lack of profitability for a long time. TV4 can, as a commercial company, not run sites, services and activities that make a loss. Of course it is sad for us at the office and for your users, a great loss of two sites has been a meeting of friends and eager for many years.

Why is Blip and Blipville down?
Unfortunately, TV4 not obtain long-term economy of the sites, but has struggled with a lack of profitability for a long time. It feels really sad, not least those of us who work with the site daily, that this happens.

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The second page with more detailed information also said this (original in Swedish and translated into English)...

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What this means for our members?
Both Blip and Blipville closure at the end of the year (31 December 2010). Until there is both Blip.se and Blipville remain as usual, except that it will no longer be able to make new purchases. The users and members who have paid the premium, which extend beyond 31 December 2010, and / or have outstanding and unused virtual coins, that is the currency used on Blip and Blipville, can get their money back.

How it changes on the site?
No major changes at the sites will be done. We will remove the possibility of making new purchases of coins and Premium, all else will in principle be different from today until December 31 when both sites are shut down .. The game features that today there are left empty-year. The game features that today just for Premium will continue to be there until year-end.

December 31, 2010, both sites will shut down completely.

What happens to users' information / content on the websites?
When the sites closed down, all content will be lost. Would you as a member to retain content, you can save this down locally on your computer.

What does this mean for staff working with Blip and Blipville? What happens to all games and forum hosts?
The people who work with Blip and Blipville on TV4 will be offered other services in TV4. Our game hosts will, in so far as they wish, to remain in their respective games, until 31 December. No new hosts will be added.

Will it get back the money you paid as a user / member of Blip.se and Blipville?
Yes, values above $ 100 in Premium Days that extend beyond 31 December 2010, or in unused virtual coins can be returned (we can not pay any. Winnings in poker). In order to get their money back, you as a member fill out a form on which to base on, and to whom, money refunded. To access this form, please contact our support at support@blip.se. Values of 99 dollars and less, we offer instead a two-month free usage of TV4 Anytime. The deadline to apply for a refund is December 15. Do you have multiple accounts, you need to submit one form for each account, you can not enter more than one account on a Form.

What happens to those who have active subscriptions in Blipville?
We will terminate all active subscriptions, you as a customer need not enter and exit, this is thus automatically from our side in October.

Why does not anyone else over the running of sites?
We have over a long period been in discussions with several parties regarding Blip and Blipville. Unfortunately we have not managed to reach a solution that suits all parties.

Needless to say, it seems so far that this is the end of Robot Kampen. Does anyone else have any more information about this? What are your thoughts?
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PostSubject: Re: Robot Kampen Closing   Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:30 pm

There isn't any other site to play Robot Kampen? Let's make 1 to preserve it. Maybe jork can put it on his (3wins4fair1s.tk) site. It will preserve it (restated).

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PostSubject: Re: Robot Kampen Closing   Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:35 pm

I'm not sure we can preserve it completely. I will attempt to backup as much as possible though.
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PostSubject: Re: Robot Kampen Closing   Wed Dec 22, 2010 2:39 pm

Great Jork is just what we need.
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PostSubject: Re: Robot Kampen Closing   Wed Dec 22, 2010 5:30 pm

You got any better ideas? LET IT PERISH SO WE HAVE AN IDEA OF WHAT IT WILL BE LIKE WHEN RR GOES DOWN.

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PostSubject: Re: Robot Kampen Closing   Wed Dec 22, 2010 5:54 pm

Unfortunately, it is impossible to get the source code of the ASP.NET file that Robot Kampen uses as a server.
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