INFO OPEN ALPHA TESTING! (AUG2019)

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WHITE-LION

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@Thothie, with your departure from MSC, who will take possession of MSC and continue its progress? If MSC is too much for one person to maintain, could publishing the source code be an option, to allow many people to make fixes to the code or even fork the code to start a new branch?
 

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RKS will handle the servers meantime... The archiving process... Another department, but I will do everything I can in the time I have remaining.

The totality of the seed is: we need less "men" and more FATHERS.

"men" only have two poles: right or wrong. Domination or elimination.

FATHERS know there is a third option.

They know "enemies" are FRENEMIES.

Good luck.

[break program]
 

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RKS will handle the servers meantime... The archiving process... Another department, but I will do everything I can in the time I have remaining.

The totality of the seed is: we need less "men" and more FATHERS.
Since you had the charge of leading the MSC project for so long and worked so much with the code I think creating documentation of the code would be a task best for you to complete.
 

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This will vanish, but I do not make decisions here. I have no will. Only rage to defend. I trust those I have pledged myself to do the right thing, and to make proper use my offerings.
 

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It was a fun ride..
Met some wonderful people in this community that I will never meet elsewhere or have the pleasure of meeting. Been friends with them for more than 4-5 years now..

Thank you Thothie and everyone for providing such a wonderful experience and community, trying to keep it alive all these years to the best of heart and ability.
 

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i figured i should chip in here. i hope i at least contributed a bit via the alpha testing, even if it never saw the light of day. it's sad to see the game go; it was a significant part of my childhood and i definitely enjoyed all the hours i spent both with the game and the community surrounding it.

take care, thothie. i hope one day someone will draw inspiration from this behemoth of a mod, born from passion and carried for decades with passion.
 

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Thank you for all you have done, Thothie. Before I joined the community, I had little mapping experience and it showed. Regardless, you welcomed any map and spent time to develop scripts which would bring my maps come alive. The policy towards community created content was an interesting idea to me at the time and as a result this is the first community I stayed active in. I thoroughly enjoyed Half-Life mods, and role playing games; I NEEDED to be a part of it!

Thank you for all the positive memories during my late teenage years. During those years I was always excited for MSC's monthly updates, it was an important routine of mine to check the forums, especially when a map of mine was being released. I don't know if you remember us testing Cleicert together one evening (with the NPC scaling in effect). It didn't quite scale right and we were playing into the early hours of the morning to finish the level.

I wish you the best in your future plans.
 

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Back then when the core dev team of Mastersword: Continued 1.0 announced, that there might be no more official patches for their mod, I was at first a bit sceptical when this 'guy who named himself like an egyptian god' provided more or less unofficial bugfixes for this mod. Over time it became clear, that he became one of the most important driving forces in MS:C history and now, 15 years later, the mod clearly is one of the most (if not the) extensive goldsource mods out there. It accompanied me over several stages of my life and I would even say, that each stage had some sort of its special MS:C moment. So I would like to give you @Thothie (and everyone who cooperated with you) my heartfelt thanks for all of this.

People came, people went and so did the drama, but I had the impression, that you mostly haven't been discouraged by all of that and kept going. Somehow this now feels a bit like the long break between mid 2008 to 2010, but I am almost certain, that this time it sadly might end different.

Still I am somehow hopeful, that all the hard work that you and the others invested during the last five year may someday see the light of day. Hope dies last I guess..

Take care of yourself and thank you for all the great and fun moments you provided to the community with your hard work and passion.
 

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You hosted content, worked countless hours behind the scenes, and laid a foundation for the most unique+well-presented mod in the Half-Life community.

Thank you for some of the best gaming memories I have, sincerely. đź‘Ť


There's a lot of love for you around here, Thothie. I don't know you well on a personal level, but please stay in touch in a way that is sustainable and healthy for your own boundaries. I respect you, and would always be happy to see an update or hear a check-in. About anything.

Your help on my maps elevated the quality of them to just another level. In every sense, the scripting and design far exceeded what I had even dreamed of. Nevermind the constant back-and-forth PM conversations, which I'm sure were a huge timesink over the course of your whole stay here at MS and MS:C.

You have touched a lot of lives here, which sounds like hyperbole, but many community members have come here at very impressionable points in their lives. We were, to smaller or larger extents, shaped by our friendships and experiences here. It's a beautiful thing, something I hope that we can extend to the next generation of gamers and modders one day. That is something you have alluded to more than once, and one day we will make good on that prophecy.

Best wishes!
 
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[Only mostly dead... All dead, nadda can do... Mostly dead... We can work with...]

"I may be forced to do that one thing Saint Thoth swore he would never do to MSC but... If so... Will provide points for new system based on old character data and all guilds existing prior to this post date."

(If we are allowed, however, new Alpha will be starting from Scratch, one map at a time, and building up, so process - will be slow. Deralia will be new central hub. Expect more "hybrid" features - in this case, support structures of investment for guilds and individuals, and a new moral wheel.)

Forum rules also, drastically change, but only one real rule, aside from the usual legalese.
(There will also be additional, actual female, moderation. Reboot, will have a "mother" - if only part time.)

Old MSC servers will survive so long as [current host] allows.

...and yes, Luci's map will be part of old MSC and new, I'm bound to that. That has priority.

- Thothie Proxy #1/2.
 
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"Things shall be strange and cryptic here for awhile, my child, for they are in flux, but I can say no more, lest I get another feather scale plucked."
[edit: Which happened, due to the follow up comment and "tin bird phrasing".]

Archiving is also in progress - will start with the unreleased bits for the caretakers.

Probably also a forum "reset" (rather all moved to a single header, commented over time). [MSC only, MSR/MSU/MSS, will remain untouched.]

Also, yes, this imagery will change... Though the concept is solid.
(edit: has been changed, but the avatar still needs "polish", and a signature.)
 
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The two branches available have both failed, so this process has closed, though the archivists have a copy in the "installers" folder, and a new root will eventually be planted under a new thread.
 
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