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#1 2008-09-13 11:15:49

Tad
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From: California
Registered: 2001-05-30
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The Announcement is Here!

I'm off on an overseas trip, but I'll have an announcement to make in a few days -- something fun, I think.  I'll be posting it here on the site within the next week.

I'll be posting from the road, too.  Sorry I've been rather absent lately.  Not by choice, just overwhelmed by stuff to do.


A first preview is now available.
~Aan`allein

Last edited by Aan`allein (2008-10-01 07:56:20)


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-- Dylan

 

#2 2008-09-13 17:25:04

PeterJW
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Posts: 613

Re: The Announcement is Here!

I look forward to your announcement Tad.  Hopefully, my suspicions as to its subject matter will be officially confirmed.

 

#3 2008-09-13 17:39:13

Wolfshade
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From: Warwick, RI
Registered: 2001-06-04
Posts: 3468
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Re: The Announcement is Here!

*ponders*


"The rhythm is broken by continuous illumination, continuous darkness, or by decapitation." M.Morita and J.B.Best. The Journal of Experimental Zoology. 231: 273-282 (1984)

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#4 2008-09-13 19:01:41

lian
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From: Where Dormice Are Cherished
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Posts: 3035
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Re: The Announcement is Here!

Oooh. *prepares popcorn*

 

#5 2008-09-13 19:05:54

Hiragana
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Registered: 2003-02-07
Posts: 9136

Re: The Announcement is Here!

*waits*

 

#6 2008-09-13 19:28:19

Jendaiya
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Registered: 2001-06-01
Posts: 21847
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Re: The Announcement is Here!

Tad always makes the best of announcements. :)


Beauty will save the world.

~Prince Myshkin,

The Idiot, by Dostoevsky

 

#7 2008-09-13 22:20:41

cyan
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Posts: 26870

Re: The Announcement is Here!

Ooooooooh!  *waits impatiently*


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#8 2008-09-14 10:30:03

Marian
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From: RVA
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Posts: 21594
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Re: The Announcement is Here!

Wow, a pre-announcement announcement!

It's gotta be good.

 

#9 2008-09-14 12:12:25

Magpie
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Posts: 32661
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Re: The Announcement is Here!

*is curious*


Basically, I'm Prince Josua in jeans and sneakers, or a different flavor of Renie Sulaweyo.
- Tad

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#10 2008-09-15 11:58:48

Kuno
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Posts: 2686

Re: The Announcement is Here!

Is this going to be the same announcement that was announced some time back as something really great?


There's a beginning, two middles, and an end. - Firsfron of Ronchester

 

#11 2008-09-15 12:52:52

Jaime
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From: Wilmington, NC
Registered: 2001-06-01
Posts: 11534

Re: The Announcement is Here!

*fidgets*


Yield to temptation; it may not pass your way again.

-- Heinlein

 

#12 2008-09-15 12:55:40

Magpie
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Re: The Announcement is Here!

Kuno wrote:

Is this going to be the same announcement that was announced some time back as something really great?

Wait...what? There was an announcement of the announcement of the announcement?


Basically, I'm Prince Josua in jeans and sneakers, or a different flavor of Renie Sulaweyo.
- Tad

Master of Gardening, Mistress of Kingdom Plantae, Defender of the Seedlings, Guardian of Root and Bough
Scrollbearer and offerer of some very useful opinions

 

#13 2008-09-15 13:38:17

Rook
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From: Seattle, WA
Registered: 2001-06-02
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Re: The Announcement is Here!

Magpie wrote:

Kuno wrote:

Is this going to be the same announcement that was announced some time back as something really great?

Wait...what? There was an announcement of the announcement of the announcement?

Oh man... SPOILER ALERT that!


“The past,” they say, “is now truly like a foreign country. They do things exactly the same there.” --- Douglas Adams

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#14 2008-09-15 17:55:12

PeterJW
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Registered: 2008-01-19
Posts: 613

Re: The Announcement is Here!

Yes Magpie, there was an announcement regarding this announcement!

 

#15 2008-09-15 17:55:58

strangeshe
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From: Texas
Registered: 2001-06-04
Posts: 11555

Re: The Announcement is Here!

Should I also spoiler alert this*...???




(*The Announcement via the DogBlog.)

 

#16 2008-10-01 04:20:44

sisterdew
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From: Vienna, Austria
Registered: 2007-01-08
Posts: 5919

Re: The Announcement is Here!

article and screenshots of Otherland


the article is in german, but there are nice screenshots at the bootom of the first page of the article:)

are we there yet?*is excited*


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#17 2008-10-01 05:13:16

mabinogi
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From: Canberra, Australia
Registered: 2001-07-26
Posts: 10528
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Re: The Announcement is Here!

translation google making is head my hurt


..and then one day you find, ten years have got behind you,
no one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun..

My Musical Experimentations

 

#18 2008-10-01 05:17:53

Aan`allein
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Re: The Announcement is Here!

Any native German speakers willing to put in the effort of putting up a translation of that article? Google translate together with a couple of years of highschool German goes a long way, but not quite as far as I'd like it to go...


Mozilla developer comment of the however long it'll be this time:
<Mossop> run for the hills!
<Boriss> i can't, i'm at a local maximum!


Just Imagine...

 

#19 2008-10-01 05:25:07

sisterdew
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From: Vienna, Austria
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Re: The Announcement is Here!

Aan`allein wrote:

Any native German speakers willing to put in the effort of putting up a translation of that article? Google translate together with a couple of years of highschool German goes a long way, but not quite as far as I'd like it to go...

i'll give it a try in the afternoon and post the results before i go home:)


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#20 2008-10-01 05:41:16

strangeshe
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From: Texas
Registered: 2001-06-04
Posts: 11555

Re: The Announcement is Here!

Cool. Thanks, sisterdew.

I should think we will be seeing things in English pretty quickly,  too.

 

#21 2008-10-01 05:47:34

strangeshe
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From: Texas
Registered: 2001-06-04
Posts: 11555

Re: The Announcement is Here!

From onlinewelten.com also in german & with same screenshots....

(thanks to Lunar for mentioning this source over in wow killer thread)

 

#22 2008-10-01 05:49:39

Wolfshade
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Re: The Announcement is Here!


"The rhythm is broken by continuous illumination, continuous darkness, or by decapitation." M.Morita and J.B.Best. The Journal of Experimental Zoology. 231: 273-282 (1984)

http://twitter.com/wolfshade
http://www.fullcastpodcast.com

 

#23 2008-10-01 05:50:02

Aan`allein
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Re: The Announcement is Here!

English article.

Dammit, Wolfshade beat me to it by 43 seconds. *bows*

Last edited by Aan`allein (2008-10-01 05:50:37)


Mozilla developer comment of the however long it'll be this time:
<Mossop> run for the hills!
<Boriss> i can't, i'm at a local maximum!


Just Imagine...

 

#24 2008-10-01 05:52:11

mabinogi
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From: Canberra, Australia
Registered: 2001-07-26
Posts: 10528
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Re: The Announcement is Here!

Basic facts seem to be:

Heavily modified Unreal 3 engine.
Only about 15% done - at least two years away
Sounds like it'll be a hybrid social virtual world + MMORPG, with the central 'hub' like area sounding rather a lot like There, and then being able to go do more RPG style gaming in the other virtual worlds attached to it.
There will be PvP, but combat wasn't demoed (and possibly hasn't even been implemented or started yet)

edit: Gah, and now I'll go read the English article and see if my understanding was correct..

Last edited by mabinogi (2008-10-01 06:02:41)


..and then one day you find, ten years have got behind you,
no one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun..

My Musical Experimentations

 

#25 2008-10-01 06:02:27

mabinogi
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From: Canberra, Australia
Registered: 2001-07-26
Posts: 10528
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Re: The Announcement is Here!

The English article definitely made more sense....heh


..and then one day you find, ten years have got behind you,
no one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun..

My Musical Experimentations

 

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