If you were concerned (as many were) about TORParse shutting down, there has been a great piece of news that has developed. They have posted this on their website:
Hey everyone, I want to provide you guys with a small update and let you know what’s going on.
First and foremost, TORParse won’t actually be going anywhere! There has been a lot of interest from a lot of different people in continuing the project, and I appreciate everyone that has contacted me. If you have not yet received a response from me, I apologize for the long response time and will reply when I can (it may take me a few days). So that everyone is aware, no deals with anyone have been made yet, but I’m confident that one will be made.
There is a possibility that transitioning the site will go past the original date I had specified of 27 July, but I will continue to manage the site until the transition takes place as to minimize downtime as much as possible.
Lastly, there has been a lot of interest in making the code for the site and parser open source. While it is something I seriously thought about doing, I have decided that the code for the project will not be open-sourced. This is subject to change later and whoever takes over the project may change this decision if they wish.
I’ll post another update when I have some more information.
And of course, there were rumors that perhaps Bioware had decided to take over TORParse. Eric Musco gave an official reply in the SWTOR forums:
As someone who got his start on a fan site himself many years ago, I really appreciate what you are trying to do! Unfortunately, “taking over” a fan site or offering top secret development support/time to a fan site is just not something we do.
Just like many of you, I personally think TORParse is a great tool and I will be sad to see it go. One thing I have learned though from being on a fan site, and from being here at BioWare, is that when one site goes down, usually there are others ready to take their place.
So there you have it! TORParse is not shutting down after all but Bioware did not acquire it and will not be involved.
So what do you think about the development of TORParse and the news that it won’t be shutting down after all?