Topic: February '07 Week 1

Just finished:
* Visibility code - client receives data only on what it should know about
* Garbage collection - needed for the visibility code and my long-term sanity

What I've got to fix:
* Pathfinding and visibility don't cooperate - the client can't see anything walking anymore until I fix this
* The client crashes on exit... in two different ways (edit: fixed)

Next up:
* Sight radii for creatures
* In-map serialization of complex objects (monster spawners for one) (easy)
* Scripted monster AI

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It's nice to see that something is actually getting done:)

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Another year and I might be back playing Faldon smile

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How about the connection issues?

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So you doing another Beta for this Faldon? because yeah.. That $15 you got from me back in the day... That bought me into this open beta too, correct?

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heh fb, the new client/server will need a beta but maybe in a year we might know the date it will come out.

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Well, one of the differences between the last beta and the new beta that will be done is that there will be a separate test server.  It will allow everything to be play tested before it goes live.  So, if anyone gets invited to that, anything they do won't count towards the real game.  The obvious advantage is that any screwups won't affect the real game and things can be tested ad nausiam to see if it's fair and such.

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So, if anyone gets invited to that

How will we be chosen? How many will be chosen? Is bribery allowed? roll

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oldbies first !

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or even this account big_smile

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Cybby should be allowed into the beta to represent the oldbies. smile

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amen!:lol:

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Still saying that $15 bought me into Beta.. Back when $15 was about 1 year of free C then 3 extra months when the game opened to the public.

I don't question my sexuality, my sexuality questions me.
Self Gratification is God's greatest gift to man.
Single Male looking for a Female... My standards are 8 to 80, blind crippled or crazy... occasionally fat and lazy...

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tongue

Played faldon since 1998

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maybe they'll let you [sic]host the server files again, cyborg tongue

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Speaking of which, someone claiming to be Senate logged on last night.

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I see Senate every now and again.

Last edited by pennywise (February 23rd, 2007 9:46 AM)

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i have senates s/n i could always ask him tongue

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I do too, but I havent seen him come online for a long time.

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really? he was on wen i posted that thats why i said that lol

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Hmm, he's online right now.  Perhaps it's more a case of me not paying attention.

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I doubt it is the original senate...

send him my way I will ask him some questions about our old convos...

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The person I have on AIM is definitely the original.  He was added to my contact list back in the day.  But, anyone in game these days is not him having talked to him on AIM tonight.

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lol why wud u want to pretend to be someone from faldon... hmm people are ridiculous

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Yea.  It doesn't make any sense.
I mean, I sort of see why people would fake being a GM, but yet still not really.  But, why would you fake being a player that quit years ago?

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