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by Destian
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Out of Character
Topic: v1042 discussion
Replies: 280
Views: 7115

Re: v1042 discussion

humbaba wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:55 pm
fetishizing of secrecy
I've never heard it put better than this.

CL's secrets seemed to try abnormally hard to NOT be found and most everyone was all hellbent on keeping things secret to boot...
by Destian
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Out of Character
Topic: v1042 discussion
Replies: 280
Views: 7115

Re: v1042 discussion

Do we have a central place to read up on the story line(s) thus far? We have a few sites that still report on CL news, but I don't believe there's a central repository for all information on what's happened with the game's story. ...And that's a shame because it's one of the things a "CL2" would ve...
by Destian
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Out of Character
Topic: v1042 discussion
Replies: 280
Views: 7115

Re: v1042 discussion

His sandbox, his rules. ...Except they said a few months ago that they're aiming to shut the sandbox down in a few months , at which point it won't belong to anyone but the bit bucket. And again, the ONLY reason CL is still running and has been for ~20 years is because of the hard work and dedicati...
by Destian
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Out of Character
Topic: v1042 discussion
Replies: 280
Views: 7115

Re: v1042 discussion

Beyond the holiday stuff, I would speculate that there are any number of reasons Joe hasn't posted yet regarding future things and it's a little unfair and maybe a little negative to suggest the guy outright doesn't care . See Maz's post about how, even as a GM , he could barely get two words out o...
by Destian
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Out of Character
Topic: v1042 discussion
Replies: 280
Views: 7115

Re: v1042 discussion

The proper response to someone waiting in a guillotine is never "Soon!" Which sadly lends further credence to my theory that Joe couldn't care less about CL since he can't set aside the 15-20 minutes it would take (at most ) to give an answer on the subject. I don't think anyone wants a long-winded...
by Destian
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Out of Character
Topic: v1042 discussion
Replies: 280
Views: 7115

Re: v1042 discussion

Seems if the account portal is fixed/automated more and the client code base is "patched" for modernity then CL could just keep rolling "as is" for another few decades That's the problem, I believe: keeping the client code base working on future OSes requires some real development effort. That's wh...
by Destian
Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Out of Character
Topic: v1042 discussion
Replies: 280
Views: 7115

Re: v1042 discussion

If Joe actually tried to stop people who still want to play CL from preserving it after ~two decades of his indifference, it'd be just about the douchiest thing imaginable... While Joe's intentions with Clan Lord is not my news to give or share, please let me assure you that the above concern is no...
by Destian
Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Out of Character
Topic: Clanlord 1 and Clanlord 2.
Replies: 40
Views: 1002

Re: Clanlord 1 and Clanlord 2.

Between CL's artwork looking like mud on higher resolution screens and not even being certain who it belongs to (what with literally two decades of volunteer work going into it), I don't think it's either realistic or ethical to take the artwork with the intention of making a new game and making mon...
by Destian
Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Out of Character
Topic: Clanlord 1 and Clanlord 2.
Replies: 40
Views: 1002

Re: Clanlord 1 and Clanlord 2.

Ok, so this project only works if Joe gives the artwork away for free. Got it. Considering how much of it has been made by volunteers and how little Joe seems to care, it wouldn't be inappropriate. But what resolution is CL's art, anyway? Any attempt to use this art in a new game just isn't going t...
by Destian
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Out of Character
Topic: Clanlord 1 and Clanlord 2.
Replies: 40
Views: 1002

Re: Clanlord 1 and Clanlord 2.

I don't know what "increasing the CL aesthetic 10 times" even means though. Like 10 times larger? 10 times more frames of animation? 10 betterness? Can't speak to what Maeght meant, but I was referring to what Sektor described: some AA, smoother pixels, etc. And I hate to say it, but I WOULD recomm...
by Destian
Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Out of Character
Topic: v1042 discussion
Replies: 280
Views: 7115

Re: v1042 discussion

... Or perhaps we can just wait for CL to die, and rescue it afterward. Apparently, it might be possible. https://www.techspot.com/news/72437-renewed-proposal-seeks-dmca-exemption-abandoned-online-games.html Again, I say just take the server code, set it up on another server, and write up a guide t...
by Destian
Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Out of Character
Topic: Clanlord 1 and Clanlord 2.
Replies: 40
Views: 1002

Re: Clanlord 1 and Clanlord 2.

You could increase the CL aesthetic 10 times and still be 10 times behind the times. You're not competing against the CL standard, you're trying to make a new game and compete with state of the art. I mean, there are still successful games being made today that have very retro styled sprite graphic...
by Destian
Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Out of Character
Topic: Clanlord 1 and Clanlord 2.
Replies: 40
Views: 1002

Re: Clanlord 1 and Clanlord 2.

Then again... Arindal didn't make it so... I'm talking out my ass (but I could also be correct), I think Arindal was paying DT a licensing fee so they needed to make X amount of money to pay that plus pay for whatever the server costs were. I think Arindal shutting down had more to do with that tha...
by Destian
Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Out of Character
Topic: Clanlord 1 and Clanlord 2.
Replies: 40
Views: 1002

Re: Clanlord 1 and Clanlord 2.

So while you are free to just up and make your own he can always expedite file and sue you even if your world is up and running with thousands of people if its based on his IP. I'm referring to keeping the CL1 server up for those who still want to play it in this case, and I cannot imagine Joe suin...
by Destian
Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Out of Character
Topic: v1042 discussion
Replies: 280
Views: 7115

Re: v1042 discussion

I still vote Open Sourcing the entire game, to make it easier for the community to add features, fix bugs, add new content etc. I agree with this as well. CL is well past its moneymaking days. All of the game's code and assets are, as Maz put it, destined for the "bit bucket" unless someone who can...