For over 15 years, Yahoo! has offered a set of classic multiplayer board and parlor games for our users to enjoy. The Games team would like to sincerely thank those who have stuck with us! We are all avid gamers, and deeply appreciate the passion and dedication you've shown us.
We also understand the frustration and disappointment you've felt as the servers have had increasing difficulties, whether it be intermittent outages or other users causing grief in the game rooms. We'd like to extend an apology for this, and share some of our plans to reduce these problems and usher in a new era for Yahoo! multiplayer games.
Unfortunately, the age of the technology used to build the games is causing problems we cannot easily fix, such as security issues with old Java versions, OS and browser incompatibilities, etc. We are investigating ways to improve overall server stability so game interruptions and availability issues are reduced. We are also improving automated monitoring and alerts so we can fix these issues more quickly when they do occur. Additionally, we will be increasing our presence in lobbies and game rooms to mitigate abuse, cheating and harassment. Once these improvements have been implemented, we will turn our efforts to a renewed multiplayer experience that looks and plays great, with some fantastic new features.
In the end, after reading many passionate pleas from players like you, we decided it would be better keep the current games running in spite of their flaws rather than shut them down while we develop their replacements. This does mean, however, that the old games will have reduced support and maintenance as we focus on building and releasing the new ones. We hope you'll understand this, and bear with us through this process. 2013 is going to be an amazing year for Yahoo! Games and we hope you'll share it with us.
We will have more information coming very soon. In the meantime, we encourage you to join us in the community support forums, to give us your feedback and report issues.
The Yahoo! Games Team
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