Originally Posted by frankein_fish
I remember the good old times when there was like 10 people active.
Wasn't good for the game.
Heh, strange as it may sound I can't remember how I heard about DoF except that it was during that large period of silence (no news, forum down). I thought the game might have died off as it tends to happen with smaller developers but I really liked the features mentioned on the website (that was thankfully up) so I kept trying the forum and one day, to my surprise, it was back up.
Other people might have been in a similar situation hence the large influx of new members just as the forum resurrected. Also many gaming sites (Gamespy, Gamer's Hell, IGN etc.) contain mentions of DoF.