TIME TO SAY GOODBYE

GRCRT was created and developed with passion. By gamers, for gamers, and over the 13 years of its existence, it has gathered around itself quite a large community of regular users: currently about 10,000 per month (and at its peak even 21,000) from 126 countries around the world.

Unfortunately, the hard truth is that passion alone is not enough. When we gave up displaying ads a few years ago, we switched to a donation model. GRCRT has therefore relied solely on your generosity and goodwill. It was your contributions that kept the servers running, enabling us to provide the tools that many of you can't imagine playing without. Recently, however, the reality of financial constraints has become impossible to ignore. Year after year, the amount of donations decreased, often not sufficing, forcing us to contribute from our own pockets. This year, that aid has dropped dramatically, covering about 55% of the necessary €2040 needed to maintain our infrastructure. Unfortunately, we can no longer afford to bear such high costs, so we are sad to announce that at the end of this year, the GRCRT project is going to be closed in its entirety. Definitely.

What does this closure mean in practice? GRCRT is not only a script: it's also statistics, activity monitor, image version of the report (for sharing where the standard report doesn't work) and graphic elements on converted reports. And since players come from all corners of the world, GRCRT should be equally (quickly) accessible to each of them, regardless of location (we even have players from Antarctica). In order to be able to ensure proper operation of these functionalities, a proper infrastructure is needed:

  • to read / write the data fast we use a powerful dedicated server with SSD drives
  • to secure your reports and statistics in case of a failure we have a second server with backups
  • a service called CDN is responsible for fast access to data from anywhere in the world
This is an extremely difficult decision and having to say goodbye - after so many years - to a project that for many of us has become an indispensable and integral part of the game is hard to accept.

To each and every one of you who has been a part of this multi-year journey, we would like to express our deepest gratitude and appreciation. Your support, whether through financial contributions, bug reports, or simply playing or talking together, has made an immeasurable difference.

In particular, however, we would like to thank the group of 17 most dedicated users who have supported us on a regular, monthly (and some more often) basis. Forgive us if, due to GDPR, we do not disclose your names.
Thank you for being with us all these years.
Thank you for supporting us.
We are sorry that we have to part ways.
Farewell....

Potusek
anpu

p.s. If anyone would like to take over and continue GRCRT and is interested in buying back the site, domain and services, feel free to contact us: potusek@grcrt.net

GRCRTools – what is this?

One time it used to be just a report converter, known as Grepolis Report Converter. Now it's not only a converter, but also a mighty tool called Grepolis Report Converter Revolution Tools, which improves the gameplay to such an extent, that nowadays many players can't imagine the game without it.

BBCode Converter

It converts the text to BBCode, which can be placed in the in-game mails, on the alliance forum and the general forum.

What does it convert?

  • a majority of the reports (for the reports including the defence against a revolt attack, there is some information about the city attacked, eg. wall level after the attack),
  • a list of the cities on the island,
  • a list of the players in an alliance,
  • army movements,
  • individual orders (in case of an incoming attack, the units revealed by the spell "Wisdom" are included),
  • and more...
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Army Bulder Helper

Allows one to send resources easily, specifying what to build in which city, and how many.

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Searching for cities

One can look within the radius of the active city for:

  • abandoned cities,
  • chosen player's cities,
  • chosen alliance's cities,
  • inactive player's cities.
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City wall

A source of information concerning the lost and the defeated units. It allows to:

  • save the current wall's state (10 save slots available),
  • compare the chosen saved states,
  • convert the displayed information to BBCode

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Academy Overview

The Academy Overview feeds information from all player's cities, allowing to start or to cancel researches.

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In the database currently is:

Worlds 154
Alliances 10 606
Players 113 511
Cities 4 288 414
Conquests 7 511 762

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Data stored on the server:

Players using GRCRTools 10 867
Saved settings GRCRTools 113 917
Stored images for reports 1 103 063
Reports in the format HTML 738 412
Reports in the form of an image 779 307