Yeah, my neighbor is into the revival of WarCraft on official servers. He is trying to get me into it. I'm more of an Ultima III kinda guy. Oldschool. I like real turn based gameplay.
I played Shining Force 2 on the sega genesis and really enjoyed it, but it was long enough that I never actually finished it, also the 4 character class title thing made it damn near impossible to figure out what you even were without a strategy guide. Maybe I"ll download it on an emulator again and finish it with the power of the internet. Good old turn based strategy.
Roadwars 2000 is pretty awesome. I wish instructions were as easy to get as WAREZ back then - because this game is actually a turn-based simulator of Car Wars by Steve Jackson, more or less. It is the closest to it of any game that has ever been released, anyhow.
They really need to start taking old turn-based rules and turning them into real time, turn based, gaming simulators. It is such a good idea - I can't believe that some developer hasn't come up with it yet.
Seriously, guys... I see the user logs. I know new users are logging in...
I've been really busy - so I don't have time to nurse conversations - but the trick to a BBS is... it doesn't work if you don't post the random nonsense bouncing around in your skull on it. Nobody cares what you think, but why should that prevent you from sharing it with them, anyhow?
... I was logged out, when I was logged out I couldn't see any conversations... there wasn't any messages being displayed. I assumed for the past few weeks the system was down.
Yeah... I can see how that could happen. There isn't a lot of visual difference between being logged in and logged out on Citadel UX.
Still, it is pretty cool, even if I'm not getting any traffic.
Although, even if you're logged in, you're likely not to see any new messages. :D
Cool - I'm sitting in a hotel in Chicago right now logged into my RPi in Phoenix. First time I've had an opportunity to do this. I'm sure this has some practical purpose other than running a message board where no one posts messages because Facebook and Twitter have come to dominate online communications.
Tue Feb 18 2020 07:03:02 MST from BlueyzacharyHello?
Allo? Ooo eez eet?
I just realized that with social isolation spreading through the nation, all the normal people are going to be on Facebook more. Which means I'll need MORE isolated social isolation. We keep talking about how nerds have been practicing for this their entire life. Yeah - but with other nerds. Two weeks sharing online communication with normal people is going to make me lose my fucking minds.
Then I remembered about this thing - and thought to myself - I should check to make sure it hasn't been fucking hacked. It is still up and running, so if someone has taken control of it, they're doing it right. Hi, fellow nerds who are nerdy enough to rather be here than Facebook or Twitter.
A bunch of new accounts after my last post on Facebook.
So... Once again - this only works if YOU leave messages. (G)oto the rooms, and enter a post about what is on your mind. Then someone will respond to you, and then next time, you respond to them, and so forth, and so on.
And then... you have something more interesting than Facebook to log into every day. Here - watch, I'll show you...
Tue Jul 28 2020 15:35:02 MST from ParanoidDelusionsOk. Once through, posting a message in almost every room. Now it is your turn. I'll be waiting.
Like a Dwarf king under the lonely mountain.
Oh, and being that we're on that subject...
OK, Daycko.. I see you logged in, and I know you know how to post a message on a Citadel... so... where are your contributions?!?
Where are the zero day warez?!
Subject: Re: Warez
Ok, Facebook forced my hand, and I'm trying to get politicians and Brietbart on board with the fact that they won't let me publish a link to secure.wallofhate.com on Facebook without flagging it as a hate site or spam.
That means I'm exposing the URL to a LOT of people.
And I'm running this on a non-commercial ISP account. Which means the site may go down.
If it does, I may really start fighting this, and end up buying a hosted Linux server in a server farm and moving the site over there.
I don't want to do that... but this is bullshit... and if that is what I've got to do... does anybody have any advice for a cheap hosting service to do this at?