The Save Burnout Revenge group has had a phone call and emails and now comments from Alex Ward. Thanking them for their efforts to save the servers, here (in our default font, which I hope is nice enough) is the summary email and further comments:
Message just receved from alex ward.
Dear Nicola and Mark,
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to speak to you personally.
1. Thank you for bringing the letters to us personally at Criterion in Guildford. I know it was a huge effort and that you put in the time and effort to make it happen. If I had been here, I would have given you a tour.
2. We hear you loud and clear about your frustration with the Revenge server being de-activated.
3. We are massive Burnout fans too - being the people who made it. Although I really think you should reconsider playing Burnout Crash again on 360 or iPad. It encapsulates more about what we always wanted to do with the concept more than anything else.
4. I will personally look into the server problem and take a look at the actual statistics for you and your "Crashers' group.
Regards and thanks for being Burnout fans
Then this was in response to some of the groups comments:
Alex Ward Hmm - as someone who spent the last 12 years of their life working on Burnout, I can exclusively reveal that I don't hate any of them. I love B1 for the courses, B2 for the tracks and the music going louder, B3 I like all of it, Revenge for the speed, Paradise for the Freeburn Challenges, and Crash for the music. Desert Island Burnout - I guess it would be B3.
Burnout 3 would be my Desert Island Burnout too.... that would be my island paradise. :)