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    Death

    It turns out gbk is swamped with work and has allowed me to be the one to take over this web site. If anyone wants to help and has some basic web knowledge it might make the transition go faster. My plan is to transition the site to a new server, close any gaping security holes, and then have CM close the old site while DNS is transferring.

    In the longer term I plan to fix up some features that are broken but might be useful (levels search maybe, news script, whatever). Longer term I may regenerate a lot of the pages to get rid of the frameset (but will maintain the look/functionality). The ultimate plan is to make the main site more of an archive (like TACC), but one on which all the features actually work (or get deleted). I'll continue to maintain the forums and keep up with software updates as long as people are using them. If they get completely dead I'll figure out a way to put them into archive mode as well.

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    The circle is complete!
    Cordially,
    Lord Tiberius Grismath
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    Haha, alright. Long live Massassi.

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    Well now I just feel silly sending that mass e-mail out earlier...
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    Death? Life!

    Let's get an Asheron's Call server going while we're at it.

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    This is fantastic news, welcome back Brian! Love that Massassi's fate is back in your hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eversor View Post
    Death? Life!

    Let's get an Asheron's Call server going while we're at it.
    Real talk.

    All of the items, NPCs, quests, spells, and everything else all exist exclusively on the server side. GUI graphics and 3D models are downloaded to the client (portal.dat) but the world data, fixed objects and terrain are streamed to the client on demand and cached locally (cell.dat). Nobody outside of Turbine/WB has a complete cell.dat newer than Throne of Destiny. Effectively this means you can't make an actual Asheron's Call server emulator, all you'd be getting is the Asheron's Call client and that's a white elephant. I'd argue that it would be easier to make your own MMO from scratch. A few years ago some AC devs publicly discussed an open source release of the game and assets, but considering that was a few years ago it probably means it's not going to happen. And even if it did, it would take a heroic effort to roll the world back to 1999 when it was halfway interesting to explore.

    But yeah we should totally do it. I'll set up the wiki!
    Last edited by Jon`C; 01-15-2016 at 01:01 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gebohq View Post
    Well now I just feel silly sending that mass e-mail out earlier...
    I got the email, that's why I came back -- to see if I could help.

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    <(Then what was the point of sanding my face off!?)
    Last edited by Nikumubeki; 01-15-2016 at 07:27 AM.

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    Cool beans.
    ? :)

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    Brain if you need to Web front/back end help give me a shout at millypede [at] me.com
    Flying over there some were...

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    ..would like a shrubbery.
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    Nice! If you need any help drop me an email: tom [at] r.je
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikumubeki View Post
    Then what was the point of sanding my face off!?
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    MASSASSI IS DEAD

    LONG LIVE MASSASSI
    [01:52] <~Nikumubeki> Because it's MBEGGAR BEGS LIKE A BEGONI.

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    seems like a good time to start a star wars blog and put some ads on the site and wait for that sweet sweet nerd money to roll in
    [01:52] <~Nikumubeki> Because it's MBEGGAR BEGS LIKE A BEGONI.

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    nerd cred is the only currency we deal in around here

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    Quote Originally Posted by mb View Post
    seems like a good time to start a star wars blog and put some ads on the site and wait for that sweet sweet nerd money to roll in
    I work in ad tech and would prefer not to have any of that on this site. Bleck.

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    That's Dr. Poley to you!
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    woot the email was a lie!

    now I'll run away again for 4 years...

    (and damn I need to update my sig)
    People of our generation should not be subjected to mornings.

    Rbots

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    a necessary change
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    Woohoo. Welcome back, Brian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    I work in ad tech.
    Sorry for your loss

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon`C View Post
    But yeah we should totally do it. I'll set up the wiki!
    Great! Finally I'll get that prepatch Hoary Mattekar Robe that I could never get on Solclaim, and I'll be spiritually fulfilled.
    Last edited by Eversor; 01-15-2016 at 06:37 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon`C View Post
    Sorry for your loss
    I worked for a small web security startup that was acquired by a big(ger) ad tech company. I still work in security and not directly on any of the ad tech itself. They treat me very well so it's difficult to leave. I appreciate (and agree with) the sentiment, though.

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    So we're not having the big crazy naked countdown to doomsday orgy where we tear everything down with bloodied knuckles, rosy cheeks and absolutely no eye contact? But I made lil smokies with cheesewraps.
    "We came, we saw, we conquered, we...woke up!"

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    Man I'd make some serious eye contact with some lil smokies right now if you know what I mean.

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    SO ****ING HYPED.
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    woohoo sounds great

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    Quote Originally Posted by poley View Post
    woot the email was a lie!

    now I'll run away again for 4 years...

    (and damn I need to update my sig)
    That's weird, I was just randomly thinking about Rbots this morning for some reason.
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    Not to meme game of thrones, but this board truly follows: What is dead may never die.

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