Does it matter at this point?
Heyo! I figured the GG'ers would surface somewhere, even if it's in a *cough* console *cough* forum. I wasn't so much surprised by the sudden demise of Gone Gold as the lack of even a brief page of explanation in the "So long, and thanks for all the fish" vein. The way it came down I feared Rich was dead or something.
I doubt I would ever search through any GG archives if they existed. But whether you want to say it was going downhill or whatever, the fact remains the GG Forums were about the only place on the internet I cared to frequent on a regular basis, and I miss my daily fix.
The King is dead.
Long live the King!