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Re: Let's get ancient players back...
« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2024, 02:35:12 pm »
Ha!  Consider this ancient conjured!   ;D

Just thought I'd stop by and hay 'Hi'.  Some day I hope to have the time and download/install/drop in the game again.
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Re: Let's get ancient players back...
« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2024, 12:50:33 pm »
Hello everyone, Hello Mordaan!! I randomly reinstalled and visited the forums thursday, lol

Have been watching some of the developmental twitch streams from time to time over the years.

I did log-in ingame... have absolutely no recollection how to do anything  ;D

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Re: Let's get ancient players back...
« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2024, 04:45:44 am »
Hi there!

And nice to see a (very) few familiar faces! :D

It's a good intention, and a few good points have already been made by other posters above.  :)

The question of why people leave and whether we should try and get them back is a recurrent one. There have been squabbles, yes, but people also went to other games, moved on to other passions, saw the atmosphere change and decided it wasn't what they were looking for any more, and so on.

When I was first here, there was very little game mechanics (except collecting crystals, if that still rings a bell), and most of what we did was roleplaying. Then the whole game was revamped and looked completely different. It also went through a very unstable phase, which was the final push for many fans. I'm sure the next generations saw other changes and had their own reason to move on. What matters is that new generations keep coming and bring fresh air in the community.

Something I notice, whenever I happen to come back and peek at this website: it's almost abandoned. Most of the subforums haven't been touched in years. I know there's a Discord, but it can't replace a forum and will feel very different to old-timers. The forums, which were the primary point of contact, really give the impression the project has closed - that's what I first thought months ago when I went by and logged in, and it's only after looking deeper that I saw the activity had moved elsewhere. I'm not sure how many will take the time to look and register on a real-time chat platform like Discord.

The fact the login cookie expires after 1 hour only is also quite off-putting and unnecessary.

But who knows? If you throw a message in a bottle, chances are people who still have that email address will feel a pang of nostalgia and check in, just to see if other past friends do the same. I doubt they'll go as far as trying the game, though (I have no idea if it's stable and easy to set up).

FWIW, I corrected a few things in the "letter". Of course, some of it should be adapted to the timing if such an email were to be sent (for ex, it's not the beginning of a new year any more). I'm also a little confused about "what started out as a migration project", because that's not at all what I remember PS being back then, in 2003 (granted, I'm not the oldest around). What migration?

I would definitely NOT try to get hold of people's email address, as it's against the law, at least in European countries. Just seeing that makes me want to quickly change and give a fake email. Please, just don't even think about it.

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« Last Edit: April 15, 2024, 06:26:28 am by CadRipper »

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Re: Let's get ancient players back...
« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2024, 03:43:38 am »
Oh hey there. A few more names I recognize. Hi. o/ :)

For what it is worth, I imagine the "migration" is a reference to migrating from the old engine (crystal space?) to the new one, Unreal.

However, I too felt like the forums being slow wasn't a great sign. But that feeling might only occur to those of us that are used to the forums being more active. Players that started while it was slow and older players that never engaged on the forums might not think much of it.

However, it is nice to see people here again. I wish some more folks would pop in for a hello...  :D

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Re: Let's get ancient players back...
« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2024, 01:07:01 pm »
Oh hey there. A few more names I recognize. Hi. o/ :)

For what it is worth, I imagine the "migration" is a reference to migrating from the old engine (crystal space?) to the new one, Unreal.

However, I too felt like the forums being slow wasn't a great sign. But that feeling might only occur to those of us that are used to the forums being more active. Players that started while it was slow and older players that never engaged on the forums might not think much of it.

However, it is nice to see people here again. I wish some more folks would pop in for a hello...  :D

Hi back! :)

Ah, I see now. I misunderstood the "started out" as how PS started, but it just means it was a long migration, I guess.

Yes, I also have the feeling that forums are starting to become a thing of the past. Now, chat systems like Discord are replacing them, even if it's more a real-time conversation system like the old IRC than a forum.

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Re: Let's get ancient players back...
« Reply #20 on: April 30, 2024, 04:19:54 pm »
I love that this is still going, I am struggling to remember names, I do remember Moogie, Seperot, Safer, Draklar, Xordan, The K's! Karyuu, Kwartz, Kada-el, Khala, Dorbian
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Re: Let's get ancient players back...
« Reply #21 on: May 02, 2024, 10:53:06 am »
I am still one of the very old players and a former GM in the old days
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Re: Let's get ancient players back...
« Reply #22 on: May 10, 2024, 04:55:20 pm »
After being done with Illarion, I checked this game out back in 2009, then 2014, and now very impressed with the new version.
Consider me back.
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Re: Let's get ancient players back...
« Reply #23 on: May 14, 2024, 03:57:08 am »
I played quite a bit way back in the old days, stopped playing just after Gug was added, player name back then was Zhaxor, maybe people remember me, maybe they don't, but I am impressed both with the conversion to Unreal and the seed with which updates are happening. Player name now is Varonica, started fresh and I must say enjoying it.

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Re: Let's get ancient players back...
« Reply #24 on: May 22, 2024, 04:14:18 pm »
I guess I remember a few of the old names mentioned, I guess that that makes me ole of the old players

I have the problem that my login no longer works and I don't have access to the email it was created with...

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Re: Let's get ancient players back...
« Reply #25 on: May 24, 2024, 05:35:45 pm »
@apis Connect to our Discord and message me, we can recover it.