The fact that a game can last between generations is a testament to open source. I was playing in 1994, but I don't have any characters from that era of my life. I have the memories, though.
On Thu, 2017-09-28 at 23:13 -0400, Ruben Safir wrote: > So here is the crossfire story. There was a youbng women who played > metqalforge about 2003 and I was up all the night, constantly, > working > and worrying. My wife had decided after 9-11 (I live in NYC) to move > back to the Midwest and took my 6 kids with her. And the economy in > NYC > was upside down, and I lost my growing IT business. > > So alone the house, Catrina and I would play on Metalforge, almost > like > clockwork from about 1AM - 7AM. She was part of a guild in Navar > (BTW > Metalforge is down at the momemnt), and she and I had the only > existing > keys. Slowly all the other chars grew old and moved on. > > So finally, about 2007 or so, my kids came home and they had full > access > to all the computers in the house (each child had there own computer) > and > they could have any OS they wanted as long it was SuSE linux ;). > > They quickly learned that with X they could run crossfire off my > business server through SSH and they invaded Scorn, and then they > invaded Wolfsburg, and plowed through Brent, and Pupland, > and had apartments all about the world, but there was no guild space. > > So one day, Rick decides the reboot the guilds, and cheers went up > all > over Brooklyn on the fine evening. The kids were running around the > house all excited to finally get guilds. And the other players in > the > game at that time must have been a bit confused how the kids would > stragize against monsters and maps, since they were screeming from > all > three floors of the house, back and forth, how to beat the maps and > to > come for help and all kinds of things. > > A few of us knew there secret and Ragnor befriended nearly every kid. > One day, my middle daughter, Itka, and Profit or Rags were having a > food > fight in the arena, throwing tomatos and hags, and orks hearts at > each > other. It made me very happy. > > Ultimately, however, my guild ended up the family guild and we > stocked > it to the rim. There were thousands of dragon mails, of every kind, > and > more money than you could dream of. We had 23 kinds of bows, in > multiple flavors, and my son Dovid decided to collect grave stones, > something he learned from someone else. And he had 30 of mine. > > The guild had arrows and I made thousands of arrows only to have the > bow > taken away after there was a change in Gaea, and all kinds of exotic > powerful customized weapons and armour and gloves. > > And slowly the kids grew up and the youngest of them is now 20 and > the > oldest is 30. And they are spread about the world and we have > Grandchildren. And then... I remembered Crossfire. > > So have a couple of years I log onto Metalforge and I find EVERY ITEM > in > the guild was gone... > > Nothing for the grandkids.... > > mrbrklyn _______________________________________________ crossfire mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://mailman.metalforge.org/mailman/listinfo/crossfire