I'm a little late on this thread but I also wanted to thank you all for your hard work. When I heard the news four years ago I was so happy and so excited, even more when I got everything to work on my end. I was playing on PS2 at first, now on emulator, and this is a fantastic gaming experience, thanks to you guys. Prior to Obsrv opening I hadn't played the games in years and I decided not to use my old japanese savegame but to start fresh with a blank one, I wanted to do it all over again
Reading what the_fog said about capturing packets before the official japanese server closed and coding like crazy to try to recreate the server sounds like an incredibly exciting experience. What you've done is amazing! I hope this server stays alive for many years. Btw, are you still not considering donations?
Also, the autologin feature is a great one, thanks Alinho, myAbsolution and everyone working on the server, as well as Silent Hell for the translation patches