I gotta say, this is very painful. I admit right away - it is selfish to say so... But this going away will hurt, a lot. Mixture of sadness, anger and disappointment.
It has mostly to do with MY life and my personal, hm, issues and whatnot. This game made me happy and engrossed me, even if it wasn't so deep gameplay-wise.
Either way, it's just painful for me - but I do not "blame" you or judge you or anything.
It was your prototype, your experiment, your passion project... And unfortunately you're not some rich billionaire who can afford to run this game, you're just a guy with his own life, own struggles.
The reasons you bring up are completely fair... Even if a new HP movie or even Quidditch-centric movie comes out, even if you port this game (partially) to iOS and Android, it will likely still be niche and take a lot of time and money to maintain.
And now I feel bad, eh, in oh so many ways: I definitely had fun (which is all that matters!) playing this game and was drawn into its world, but, at the same time, it all kinda seems "wasted" given that I will now never, ever reach the actual "late game" of getting to Honour League!
I mean, I haven't even won any League, much less Honour. :/
In another sense, I feel bad for not having the means to donate to the game through these past months...
Since no one has asked so far, I will: Is there any way/chance that you hand over the reigns of this game to someone else? (Personally I'd love to be that person but I definitely can't, at least quite yet...)
Anyway, thanks for the great game! It was loads of fun and I maintain that you made an excellent, charming, well-designed game the likes of which I'd be proud to create myself if I could - the rules, the attention to detail, the systems and infrastructure, the player appearance generator...
Legacy of the London Dynamo
Season 30 - Sapling 8.
Promotions (first season in new league):
Season 31 - Oak 5.
Season 32 - Iron 4.
Season 34 - Steel 3.
Season 37 - Bronze 2.
Season 38 - Silver.
Season 41 - Gold.
Season 44 - Honour.
Season 48 - Club World Cup 1st Place.
Highest Honour Placement(s):
Season 44 - 5th.
Isle of Man Hood, Gillingham Giants, London Asswinders, London Ravens, Exeter Patronum, Dudley Dursleys...
London Inquisitors (RIP, S24 - S40).