These are some dedicated fans.
Command and Conquer was among the very many games that were going to be affected by the Gamespy server shutdown, that took a whole many games offline, including literally every single online game ever created for the Nintendo DS and Wii. In the aftermath of the servers going blank, a lot of companies have been trying to make efforts to make alternative arrangements to keep their games online and their communities active, including one truly admirable job done by Bohemia for its games.
EA is not one such company that has made any similar attempts. However, its fans, especially fans of the long running Command and Conquer real time strategy series, have taken it upon themselves to rally around and ensure that the C&C games remain online. One such attempt is C&C Online, which is a free launcher that emulates a Gamespy server and lets players continue to play online, even though the servers have all gone down. It’s even designed to allow the usage of mods.
That is pretty damn neat, and those are some pretty dedicated fans.