SoaH City’s 16th Anniversary
On December 31st 1999, SoaH City was created by Neon Chaos. The first iteration of the site was called Total Neon Network which offered media downloads and was a hit. Total Neon Network later merged with a site called Perfect Chaos to form a new site called Shadow of Light, which was inspired by the Sonic Adventure 3 E3 promo trailer. Shadow of Light did well and actually hosted other sites, until the Game-Fan Network’s were closed (the core server the site was hosted on), resulting in Shadow of Light closing too. Later, Shadow of Sonic was created on Fortune City. After awhile Neon Chaos was sick of them and opened his own site Close to the Ground which later moved to PlanetDreamcast and was renamed to Shadow of a Hedgehog. On December 31st 2006, the site moved to its own domain at soahcity.com where the site has been located since.
What has happened for the site in the past year? Well, SoaH City’s reconstruction started in April and the site has been in development since. In June, SoaH City’s message board was launched. The site will continue to expand and improve. Our goal is to finish the site’s development next year.
It has been 16 whole years since the site first started and the site continues to receive thousands of visitors daily. SoaH City has continued to be the main source for Sonic music on the internet. This wouldn’t be possible without the great support from the community. The site’s music library will be brought up to date soon along with many other site improvements.
I want to thank the SoaH City staff and the community for their long term support of the site. Feel free to share any memories you have of SoaH City in the comments below.