I was in the process of writing something where I referenced my time posting on the OB and thought 'hey, I wonder if that place is still up and running'. I guess it is, in some capacity, although my beloved Theater seems to be primarily populated with mothballs and tumbleweed...
Hope everyone is doing well, looking back on my post history I think the last time I posted here I was a single, unemployed and slightly depressed 25 year old living with his parents - I'm now a happily non-single, gainfully employed and only occasionally depressed 31 year old who is in the process of buying his first house.
You and me both! I'm currently funnelling all of that same energy into the D&D campaign I'm DMing, but looking back here my creative output was crazy for a time.
Yeah, so much work went into those RPGs. I have really fond memories of them.
I'm wondering if anyone has heard from Kevin/Rick Hunter? What's he doing these days? He had a YouTube channel for a little while but it's gone now...
Well, that regret is mostly hindsight after coding support changes across site versions, so ... I wouldn't regret it too much, honestly. The site supported it at the time, and most of you guys who knew what you were doing with it were really good at it, so it typically looked fantastic. You were making the most of what your medium at the time offered you. 😃
....plus, you know, several site updates broke even basic coding options. I've gone back through several of my old threads updating my own posts to reflect the code I meant it to have after things went goofy. And I've fixed posts from my friends sometimes when I had moderator privileges, just to make things readable in case anyone other than me decided to thread-crawl.
Not the same as HTML stuff, I know, but ... then I was never a Myspace/MyOtaku page customiser either, lol. Didn't get into the internet in time to catch that wave, and wasn't really interested in it by and large anyway.
ANYWAY. I still think of the stuff you guys did as flagship projects in those forums, so.
Yeah I really regret dressing our RPGs up with so much html. Almagest in particular is something I've tried to go back to, but in general it's too difficult to read.
My PMs go back to December 6, 2002(!) My first message is from @James, sending a reassuring message after I came out on this site. I'll always be grateful for that (and the flirtation it spawned!)
Also: My PMs are FILLED with planning and strategy for our rpgs. I forget how involved stuff like Final Quest For Glory 2 was, and all of the controversy surrounding it.
Nah, most of that happened before my time, so my knowledge of the situation is basically hearsay-bemoaning from the font=1 crowd, as it were. =P
But if you say it's all still here, then I have no issue pressing the I Believe button.
I personally haven't noticed anything missing, but certainly, the HTML-heavy RPGs we used to do are borked. But at least the content is still there! It's fun to go back sometimes and re-read that old stuff.
I'm still just blown away that the PMs survived! I feel like I could write a book about my PM discussions, haha.