Well. That sure was quicker than expected. Although we can't say we blame them.
In the recent months, there are certain points of focus in our lives that have found their progression on the backburners. Simply put, it’s time for us to move on to our next project. We are certainly walking away from this project with a grand sense of accomplishment. Did we make money, no. Is that the reason we’re closing, no. Many people can’t see past the idea of money, which is a shame. From the beginning we’ve stood by our valued friendship, morals and the idea that ‘This site is for fun purposes only.’ No performance art, no masochistic agenda… fun. Did we have mass amounts of fun, yes.
Here's what Paul & Houv had to say directly to us in a phone conversation where our voice is altered to sound like we're possessed:
Ego: So you're calling it quits already?
Houvenagle: It wasn't an easy decision, but Dr. Paul (I think he might have acquired his degree online, or not) recommended we not kill ourselves until our mid 30s. The fun we had it, the friends we made 'em, the House... the House shall be destroyed. Give us some time and I can say confidently, we'll have another project in the works. Mother fucker, we had us 250,000 shots of fun.
Paul: Oh, I thought it was a fairly simple decision. Getting hit with paintballs is terrible. One of our users, SHINOBI DEATH NINJA, has committed to making sure our last 7 days are unbearable. He has purchased 30,000 shots only to hand them out to his favorite Shoot Paul users. So there's that…
Looks like they reduced the cost of paintballs to 10 cents a shot to close… so get your hurt on while the hurtin's good.