It's been some time since the last update, so I thought I'd talk a bit and hopefully you'll find this interesting. It's not hard to tell there's not much happening here, so I wanted to reiterate that I have no plans to shut down at all. In its current state Crash 'n Burn can continue to remain online without issue.
We are here because people don't stick around. Despite forum/social media posts, a referral program, in-game registration, an email newsletter, SA:MP forum advertisements, and of course the SA:MP hosted list, there is just no interest.
The hosted list used to be a great source of players. While we did get new players from the list, 90% of them played only once and never returned.
Why? Well, during the first phase of CnB, our server load was mostly maxed out in any 24-hour period, and now it's the opposite. I invite you to compare server load between 2011 and 2018: https://imgur.com/a/0gSAMnc
There is discussion that the community is dying, but I'm not too sure. Depends on server size. Players are drawn to popularity, naturally the big ones have absorbed the remnants. As a result, I'm guessing a niche server like CnB needs a community centralized on something more broad to sustain popularity.
Finally, there is the new separate version of SA:MP, but it requires time that I doubt is worth spending with our disengaged playerbase.
So, that's that. Happy holidays/new years, to whoever out there still reads this stuff!