The past few years have been a bumpy ride for the Sims 2 website, and today, Rincon Del Simmer has discovered a farewell note from The Sims team. On January 14, 2013, the entire Sims 2 website will be gone forever. This includes exchange items, patches, blogs, and so on.
For those who may need them, patches for The Sims 2 games can be found here. If there is anything else you want to save from the Sims 2 website, make sure to do that soon.