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Re: v1042 discussion

Post by Icy » Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:51 pm

No, he's too helpful
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Re: v1042 discussion

Post by Jazz » Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:36 am

*bump*

Any word from anywhere? Specifically... the account portal? Curious as I'd like to start a new character believe it or not. :-)

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Re: v1042 discussion

Post by Destian » Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:04 pm

humbaba wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:55 pm
I've been around since before the Ripture War and *I* don't have any idea what the story line is.
I'm sorry to hit on this point again because "what ifs" are ultimately pointless, but I can't help but wonder how things might have turned out for CL had there been a weekly or monthly recaps on clanlord.com (with a link in game directing players there as well) that would rundown all of the plot points that had been discovered.

It would obviously have needed to avoid revealing the importance of something that players were unsure about, but if players clearly knew they were onto something, there'd be no harm in updating the remainder of the playerbase about it.

I remember reasoning it out over a decade ago that the news network (basically Thoomcare built into the game itself) would be necessary if players were going to be kept informed because otherwise a lone player could happen upon a plot point and simply choose to tell no one else about it (and that could conceivably happen numerous times).

I'm not so out there as to say, "It could've saved CL!" or something, but I remember I lost track of the storyline numerous times until I gave up trying to even check in on it. It wound up downplaying what was the key element that set CL apart from any other MMO I've ever seen and I know it negatively impacted my interest in the game, at least.
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Re: v1042 discussion

Post by Fogtripper » Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:40 am

Yappy wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:10 pm
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 not a concern.

I'm sure that Joe will be sharing his thoughts with us any day now. You know: soon!
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Re: v1042 discussion

Post by Destian » Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:57 am

Fogtripper wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:40 am
Yappy wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:10 pm
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 not a concern.

I'm sure that Joe will be sharing his thoughts with us any day now. You know: soon!
:?
This is why I keep saying they should just do whatever they want with the source code.

If Joe can't be bothered to get off his ass for the ~1 minute it would take to tell them what to do with it, odds are he's not going to do so to stop them from moving the game to another server or releasing the source code, nor is he going to act before CL's pending shutdown (unless that's been put off indefinitely or something).
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Re: v1042 discussion

Post by TreeBeard » Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:01 pm

as true as that may be, if for some miraculous reason any form of CL ends up making money and DeltaTao doesn't get some of that action, I am willing to bet that e-mail will come right quick.
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Re: v1042 discussion

Post by Maeght » Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:41 pm

TreeBeard wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:01 pm
as true as that may be, if for some miraculous reason any form of CL ends up making money and DeltaTao doesn't get some of that action, I am willing to bet that e-mail will come right quick.
Even without them profiting. If you don't defend your intellectual property rights, you lose them.

Always fun to get that kind of letter from a lawyer, especially when you're ignorant about the law and don't have the resources to respond.

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Re: v1042 discussion

Post by Destian » Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:33 pm

TreeBeard wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:01 pm
as true as that may be, if for some miraculous reason any form of CL ends up making money and DeltaTao doesn't get some of that action, I am willing to bet that e-mail will come right quick.
To clarify, I'm speaking purely of keeping the server up and offering some form of OS future-proofing for the remaining community that still wishes to play it, not of anything loosely resembling CL2.

I can't imagine CL's moneymaking days are anywhere but well behind it at this point. This is just about preserving the game before the server goes offline (though, I'm left believing that we're not in any immediate danger of that happening, and it's possible that Joe gave some of the GMs the go-ahead to "wrap it up" or something, with events that will draw the game to a close).
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Re: v1042 discussion

Post by Destian » Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:32 pm

So.

Another month draws to a close. Are we any closer to knowing what's happening?
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Re: v1042 discussion

Post by Frenzymac » Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:37 am

Image

Just a quick reminder on the old good days. :)

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Re: v1042 discussion

Post by thesquib » Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:30 am

Well if anyone out there wants a hand with server re-jigging, client wrangling, or other stuff, my offer still stands. Not that it matters much, but I am a Windows/Mac native dev by day, with a bit of Web dev by night because apparently one can't avoid that these days.

On that note, some things have been happening. Notably the Loremasters - right?! And the image file has got a bit bigger in the last few months. So there's something going on.
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Re: v1042 discussion

Post by Destian » Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:56 am

thesquib wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:30 am
So there's something going on.
My guess is that we're looking at the event that will "conclude" CL, though I don't know if that means taking the servers offline when it's over or finding a solution that allows people to contine to play afterwards.
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Re: v1042 discussion

Post by Fafnir » Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:43 pm

If that happen I hope that at least all will be given as abandonware.

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Re: v1042 discussion

Post by Destian » Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:06 pm

Fafnir wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:43 pm
If that happen I hope that at least all will be given as abandonware.
Agreed.
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Re: v1042 discussion

Post by Fafnir » Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:44 pm

with update 1064 my Mac says that it will no longer support 32 bits app soon

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