This is hard to swallow, but i knew someday it may happen, not expecting right now since you seemed very motivated building FIS and everything. I´ve played QM for more than 2 years, and i will not lie, QM had an impact in my life, for 2 years i´ve came here everyday to check my team spending a minimum of 5 minutes per day which gives more (5minutes*365 days per years*2 years) than 3650 minutes playing this game, more than 61 hours of play, not counting with the hours checking the forums or writing roleplays.
QM was one of the best game i ever played, and i played a lot of them, i´ve been playing games since ever, of course when i entered in college and even in high school, my time and motivation to play them started to decrease, so i´ve searched for less time-consuming games and i found QM (also haxball), a perfect match for me, since i´m a huge fan of Harry Potter, Quidditch, and management games and i didn´t have the time to spend in very sophisticated games. For the last months, QM was the only game i´ve been playing, in someway, the "5 minutes in QM"
have been my time-travel machine to my childhood moments, a place where i could go just to relax and fell authentic, a place where problems do not exist at all, a place where the enthusiasm of other times come back, a world created by you André that i could explore without a guide.
And one of the most challenging things about QM is that the guide was not perfect xD, and i think that was one of the reason why i got so attached to the game, it was a personal challenge to understand how the game was built and how it works, and i think i was more or less successful doing it.
Yes, i was also one of those who already had long-term goals for the game: winning the CWC (dammm xDD), and become the oldest team in honour league. There are more important things, than those goals, i had a great time playing QM, meeting geeky people like me xd, convincing real-life friends to come play the game. I wish all the good luck to you André, i still think QM has a lot of potential, new Harry Potter movie is coming, some rumors say that a Quidditch movie is on track, and to be honest, i believe that the expertise you´ve won here with this beta version maybe useful to you if you want to launch a new quidditch match around a possible quidditch movie release. A conversion of this game to an App version would be awesome too.
As you said, QM is a niche, and will continue to be until something happen (as i said before - a possible quidditch movie, or even the new harry potter world-based movie that may increase the interest for this game)
I´ve appreciate your heroic effort on building QM, i knew that will be almost impossible for a single person to maintain for a long-time just for fun, and not understanding almost anything of coding and programming, i know that maintaining a game/web site (even without adding features) is not an easy task. I wish i understand something about programming, i would be happy to at least help in maintaining the game.
It was a pleasure to meet you all, i hope i can see you again in the future
Now i need to search for "5 minutes of something else" xDD