Its been a semi-solid run for Petro-Gamers, starting as Empire-At-War.com back June of 2006, changing to Petro-Gamers in June 2007. At that time I had big plans for it, but due to many problems, lack of growth and hardly any support from community managers after Sageking (Kevin Yu) departed, things fell apart. The site was hardly updated at all from May 2008.
I attempted to recreate what I have been doing successfully with CNCNZ.com for many years at Petro-Gamers but it didn't seem to work. My ideas and plans were so big that I thought I would be closing down CNCNZ.com before Petro-Gamers.
Petro-Gamers should go down in june 2009, since it's the month when their domain will expire. It's really a pitty for us, since they were our best partners in the Petroglyph community. Do you know that feeling of being alone in an empty room? Does it even make any sense?
For those wondering about Mike.nl's mod tools website, which used to be hosted at Petro-Gamers, we bring a good news: it will last much more time because we are already hosting it HERE, at Petrolution. Mike's tools imports ALO models back to 3dsmax, allows you to edit particles, strings and much more, covering Empire at War and Universe at War. Mike has also a complete documentation of the file formats used in these games, which I'm personally using at the OS BIG Editor (which still needs fixes to create .MEG files that the game recognizes).