Hippo Technologies is down? in Merchants Posted February 16, 2018 Well - at this point we have little choice... I actually have both systems, and use CasperVend for some things, but still had Hippo running some of my rez-vendors and my product updates (since Casper was vastly different on those areas, I opted to just keep them "for now"). I also noticed today the estate I rent land with is using HippoRent, I'm sure there's still a large bunch of other estates doing that too - and once they notice they suddenly no longer have any access to the whole backend it will be quite a problem for them getting a smooth transfer to another system. I'm fine with a service provider like Hippo to choose and close up shop, but really - this is mildly put a rather poor way of doing it, with no warning for existing customers and apparently even still selling new products that aren't going to work. Going to be interesting to see how long they will keep that up.