I just read on reddit
that the Newerth.com website will be going down to make room for the new and improved DRX/BIGGER/DJINIGHIS server cove.
There comes a time...
There's plenty of reasons for Newerth ending. Keeping up simply gets harder over time. More and more reaches EOL and is unmaintained. It is soon going to cost more than people are willing to invest in.
I however do not really understand why DRX will reimplement the masterserver? That bit is open-source
and otherwise still a really simple thing to reimplement! Stats and such will be indeed difficult and can be made way better; The current system requires way to many parts!
Stats is complicated as that's currently 2 systems (and a third one doing rankings). I wish I knew the old protocol (still used by the servers). Then it might be much easier to offer some life-support for the XR and previous clients.