Ten and Seven
By Dwip September 12, 2007, 3:30 pm Comments (5) RSS Feed for this post

September 4th, 1997: The Lands of Solan launches on a Smaug 1.2 codebase, with Samson and myself the initial staff. Over time, we will become Alsherok, and our heavily modified Smaug 1.4 code will become the influential AFKMud base. Here I will hone my proficiencies in area building, game design, and even write a few lines of code.

September 12th, 2000: I join Tonto Clan, the last of the third wave of membership. Here I met a lot of great people. While I played a lot of great games of Age of Kings as a Tonto, I also had debates, offered advice, and ranted a lot. Indeed, you’re reading this because my Rants of the Day series prompted Whir to get me into blogging, and everything I’ve accomplished with that. Ultimately, I went on to become one of the most popular members of the clan, and a leader of it. Those were good days.

Don’t forget the alien.

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Comments on Ten and Seven
avatar Comment by Dwip #1
September 12, 2007 at 5:52 pm

I always forget the 1.2/1.02 thing.

And it’s actually worse than that, when you consider the large chunks of Dalemud we grafted onto either the original version or the 1.4 version, and then promptly ungrafted with much pain.

Stable we were not, in those early years. Though I still remember exlaimations of awe when we’d leave the MUD up for a day and it would still be up when we got back to it.

Of course, our standard for comparison was Shard, which may have been the world’s most crash-happy MUD.

avatar Comment by Samson #2
September 12, 2007 at 5:17 pm

Not to get nitpicky, but it was Smaug 1.02, there never was a 1.2 :)

Somewhere along the way though, I think in July of 1998, we scrapped the code and switched to 1.4 when it came out.

Still though. 10 years. A long time :)

avatar Comment by Dwip #3
September 13, 2007 at 10:04 pm

And I know. They just tolerate me because I blog quote them.

avatar Comment by suzanne #4
September 13, 2007 at 8:15 pm

Zombie horses!!

avatar Comment by Whir #5
September 13, 2007 at 10:01 pm

No one actually likes you, though.