Author Topic: Blast from the past  (Read 448 times)

belthize

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Blast from the past
« on: April 07, 2017, 01:57:52 PM »
I'm not an Armageddon player (at least not anymore) and really don't expect I will be in the future but ...

I recently started playing a game (Kenshi on Steam) that reminded me of a MUD I'd played long ago and decided to see what happened to it and was astounded to discover that out of the 1000's of DIKU, Circle type muds that were cropping up like weeds back then that my favorite was still in existence.

I had been part type admin and player on Diku MUD called DarkShadows around 1990/91.  The admin was accused of lifting some code from various other MUDS (at the time there was a lot of code sharing/stealing going on).  One of the semi-holy grail functions was getting vehicles/wagons to work.  In sleuthing out what was going on I ran across Armageddon in its first iteration and began playing it.  I played for a while but then it closed down and I lost track of it for a bit.  Sometime later (possibly 93) I heard it had re-opened and I started playing again and embarked on a spice smuggling adventure battling preying mantis type critters in the desert.  RL intervened around '94/95 and I got married, bought a house etc etc and never really checked in again.

I have only the vagues recollection of locales, characters and game play.  My memory is pretty rusty, it was 25+ years ago though I do recognize a few names like Dan Brumleve though I would not have been able to come up with it if anybody asked.  I hope there are players who've been around for the entire existence,  their sense of history both in terms of RL and RP in game events is unique not just in Armageddon but throughout most of the gaming world (longer than say EQ servers which this predates by quite a bit).

Anyway I just wanted to pop in, say Hi and extend a hearty congratulation on the astounding fact that this MUD is still going and going strong.  It's a heck of commitment over 3 decades. 

Feco

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Re: Blast from the past
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2017, 04:52:26 PM »
Neato!

You should play again!

You at least have to come up with a cool story to tell!
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Melkor

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Re: Blast from the past
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2017, 04:58:22 PM »
That's awesome to hear, man. I wish I could have experienced Armageddon in the early 90's.

There have been some amazing developments over the decades, both in lore and in code. I think you would get a kick out of it.

Write up a character, even if its just for the nostalgia of doing so. It would be cool if you came back to RP with us, again.
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

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Re: Blast from the past
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2017, 09:35:06 PM »
Coolest post Ive read in a while. 8)