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  1. Protocols! Protocols Everywhere!

    The next update from me will bring us into the era of 2002-ish! Yay! There are a lot of features in the various mud clients out there that we have not made great use of over the years. The biggest of this is the out of band protocols that let the mud send and trigger actions inside of the different mud clients. “Why bother!”, you must be saying to yourself, “I’d rather have a fancy new spell or feature!”. Well, you might be right but I’ve gone with it anyway! Mwahaha!

    The implementation ...
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  2. The Winding Road to Nowhere

    I’ll admit that summer isn't the best time for me to get things accomplished. Too many things to do, people to see, places to go and so on. I have just about finished up the core parts of what I've been working with on the New Player Experience. There’s some minor cleanup to do and some quests to write up but the hard parts are all done.

    The philosophy is to get away from all of the ‘look here’, ‘read this sign’, ‘read the newbie book’ and ‘read this help file’ stuff to get them ...
  3. I have a Nanny in my nightmares...

    Since I've been creatively challenged lately on what to write for this blog I've gotten into the habit of keeping a little notepad window open and just adding a little here or there. Well now.. silly me doesn't actually SAVE the file and yeah I lost all of the last effort.

    Here I am starting again! Maybe it will even be better.

    Amongst other little things I've still had a focus on the new character experience. The idea being to get a new character into the game with ...
    v5 , Newbies
  4. Must… Make… Blog… Post…

    I haven’t done so well at this blog posting thing lately. Sometimes I’m all wordy and you can’t shut me up but lately I struggled with coming up with interesting things to say and how to say it. I have probably 6 or 7 failed starts, not that you care.. it doesn't get you your updates!

    Fall has passed and we’re now into the depths of winter. Much has been accomplished but I think the most enjoyable part was seeing my son and his friend experience the game for the first time followed ...
    Pondering , v5 , Newbies
  5. A Visit to Camp Tolanrael

    We only have player averages back to 1998 but it is still interesting sometimes to look at the progression. This player loss is something all muds are experiencing, not special to TFC for certain but we’ve always been a smaller player base so it hurts a little worse I think. What I find most interesting is that the past couple years activity has been moving back up rather than continuing to bleed. 2010 was our lowest year while 2011 has been the highest average activity since 2006. 2010 was ...
    Newbies , Pondering , v5
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