Announce post #3077: Aetolia Classic

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4/1/2020 at 0:00
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Everyone
Aetolia Classic

Aetolia and Iron Realms Entertainment are proud to announce the beta test of its newest proprietary MUD: Aetolia Classic!

You can participate in the beta right now simply by connecting your MUD client to classic.aetolia.com, port 2007. As this is a classic server, there is no planned support for the Nexus client as Classic predates a lot of the code and technology used to support it.


What is Aetolia Classic?
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It's a re-release of Aetolia as it was at January 2007 - the oldest backup we still had available to us. This version of Aetolia will run purely independent of Aetolia Prime (what we will now call the modern version of Aetolia).

Aetolia Classic will follow its own design principles rooted in the era from where it came. It will also have its own storyline, entirely different from Prime's but rooted in the same beginnings. In 2007, the Kerrithrim event had yet to happen which is what we consider to be the start of Aetolia Prime's Albedos storyline.


Staff
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Aetolia Classic will be headed by Luke Moore, who you have come to know as Keroc in Aetolia. He will be taking on the role of Varian in Aetolia Classic as its Producer.

Luke has been a staple of Aetolia Prime for over a decade now, and we're truly sad to see him go. However, we have the utmost faith that Aetolia Classic will flourish in his capable hands.

We understand that this leaves a large void in Prime as far as combat goes. Going forward, Tiur will now become responsible for handling combat in Aetolia and we have utmost faith in his ability to step into the massive shoes Keroc is leaving behind.


Beta participation
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The beta period will run for 72 hours, starting from now. Once the beta period is complete, we will be doing a data wipe and resetting in preparation for a proper release.

Some of you may have old characters available to you from 2007, if you were playing back then. Feel free to log them in for the beta period if you remember your password from that time. If not, just create a new one!

Since it's a beta, we're letting you boost your characters for the sake of testing. Simply type BOOSTME in-game to be given access to all your skills and have your level set to 99.


Known issues
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Unfortunately, AB files and HELP files are stored and backed up differently to the rest of the game data. The oldest backup we were able to retrieve for those is around 2011-2012. This means the some files might currently contain information not applicable to Classic. This is a work in progress.


Development plans
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Look forward to a post from Aetolia Classic's producer in the next couple of days that will outline his plans for Classic's development, and how he will ensure Classic remains true to the sense of the word.


What's different?
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With 13 years of development separating Classic and Prime, you can expect that things are going to be very, very different. Here's a small sample of what to expect:
* No in-game mapping or pathfinding. Until Aetolia Classic gets its own website, you can find old map images on our website at http://www.aetolia.com/classic-maps/ and navigate using those like we used to back in 2007!
* 2007 is long before class revamps. It's so long ago that Teradrim still use slingshots and have Mentis.
* Ashtan still exists as a city.
* Kelsys is still around.
* The war system is there.
* Plenty of original Gods: Arion, Lleis, Dhaivol, etc.

- Jeremy Saunders, President of Iron Realms Entertainment

Penned by my hand on Gosday, the 11th of Severin, in the year 487 MA.
SeurimasLin

Comments

  • ZailaZaila Pacific TimeMember Posts: 547 ✭✭✭✭✭
    oh unicorns, there is no map
    #lostforever
    #can'tevengetoutofDelos
  • RazmaelRazmael Member, Administrator, Immortal Posts: 1,367 admin
  • KylanKylan Member Posts: 31 ✭✭✭
    My time to shine has come!

    Pretty sure I still have my old map from back then. Having backups pay off!

    AND MY SYSTEM WORKS AGAIN! TAKE THAT PROGRESS!
    TeaniAloli
  • BulrokBulrok Member Posts: 93 ✭✭✭
    Who needs a system, we can manual again boys 
    ShAmAn'S aRe UsEleSs In GrOuPs
  • AymahAymah Member Posts: 53 ✭✭✭
    :o if I could only remember Karim's password
  • LinLin Blackbird The MoongladeMember Posts: 1,703 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Aymah said:
    :o if I could only remember Karim's password
    YOU WERE KARIM???
    Arbre
  • AymahAymah Member Posts: 53 ✭✭✭
    edited April 1
    Lin said:



    YOU WERE KARIM???
    Uh, yes, I've publicized this more than once o:)
    LinBruin
  • TiurTiur Producer Member, Administrator, Immortal Posts: 1,008 admin
    Message Keroc or Raz in Prime and they can fix Classic passwords. I have no power there :(
  • AxiusAxius where I amMember Posts: 328 ✭✭✭
    Any chance I could see about getting a character that was created a few months down the line from the time the game was created back-dated into the system? haha
  • TiurTiur Producer Member, Administrator, Immortal Posts: 1,008 admin
    Love that breakdown for those of us who weren't there in 2007! I wish we could find other copies, but for now, that's it. Rumor has it we might have a 2003 on tape, though...
  • RhyotRhyot BloodlochMember Posts: 527 ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 1
    So wait... You're saying that thongs were only made back when people were hormone-addled teenagers?? Then what is THIS


    VNum Owner Description Price
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    [Spinesreach]
    24437 Vorlus a silken (dye) thong 250gp

    [Duiran]
    43958 Aisei a pink ribboned thong 350gp
    43939 Ayanala a golden satin thong 200gp
    43939 Ayanala a silk thong 200gp
    43939 Ayanala a simple ivory thong 200gp
    43939 Ayanala a black satin thong 200gp
    43939 Ayanala a lace-trimmed, white satin thong 200gp
    43939 Ayanala a translucent golden lace thong 200gp

    [Enorian]
    56455 Elorin a scanty fuzzy rabbit fur thong 250gp
    56455 Elorin a black leather thong, embellished with red 250gp
    glass beads
    56454 Nola a floral thong of black silk 300gp
    56454 Nola a lacy thong of pale purple silk 300gp

    [Esterport]
    14760 Vorlus a slender silver thong 250gp
    66362 Oriana a (dye)-edged thong of (dye) lace 10000gp
    66362 Oriana a Rajamalan-striped skimpy thong 1000gp
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------


  • CailasCailas Member Posts: 1
    what a wild, vertiginous nostalgia this raised
    Lin
  • BulrokBulrok Member Posts: 93 ✭✭✭
    God curing was so easy to do back then I just made a half unicorns curing system and jpk spammed Haven to death. I miss this game.
    ShAmAn'S aRe UsEleSs In GrOuPs
  • EleneElene Member Posts: 173 ✭✭✭
    Talk about a blast from the past. 
  • ThierryThierry Member Posts: 1
    Just seeing all the old names has made this worth it. Couldn't used a retired name though :smile:

    Thanks for the distraction guys,

    Irru
    Teani
  • KodaKoda Member Posts: 159 ✭✭✭
    Wow, holy nostalgia reading through that list of names. I imagine a chunk of them may still be playing via the retirement system, but.. wow.
  • NeomaNeoma Member Posts: 120 ✭✭✭
    wow i luv it! I had a hard time to find my way and to get a few defenses up LOL
    I went on with mudlet and as i roamed in Bloodloch I got this message

    ==================================================================
    You are using an unsupported version of the client software.
    Please update by forcing a reload of the page and reconnect.
    =================================================================+

    Ok so what are we suppose to use, i think back then i was using Zmud. Or is there a way to log on without a system? I tried without a system and that kept giving me an error. Or am I having a senior moment :o
  • TekiasTekias WisconsinMember Posts: 448 ✭✭✭
    Tiur said:

    Love that breakdown for those of us who weren't there in 2007! I wish we could find other copies, but for now, that's it. Rumor has it we might have a 2003 on tape, though...

    2003? Oh my god, please confirm this rumor. I need to know this is true.
    Formerly: Spiegel. Eidycue.

    Hi.

    image
  • MharduzMharduz FL, USAMember Posts: 12
    If this is an elaborate April Fool's joke, I'll be vexed. I've wanted the original Bloodborn back for a very long time. This is an amazing thing to happen with everything going on. I'm treating patients in a dedicated COVID ICU, and this is the wind in my sails I didn't know I needed!
  • MartinauxMartinaux Member Posts: 34 ✭✭
    I miss Indalecio, he was awesome.
    KodaTeani
  • GilrathGilrath Member Posts: 12
    If this is true, I might just start playing again.
  • LinLin Blackbird The MoongladeMember Posts: 1,703 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Since the server just kinda shut off without any comment or anything, I'll have to drop the bomb:

    It was an April Fool's joke guys, sorry. But as someone who was thriving at that time (I'm Anfini), I gotta say, today's Aetolia is so much better, you should give it a shot!
  • SanirSanir Member Posts: 79 ✭✭
    The post did say it would only be up for 72 hours.
  • KrypticKryptic Member Posts: 4
    Lin said:

    Since the server just kinda shut off without any comment or anything, I'll have to drop the bomb:

    It was an April Fool's joke guys, sorry. But as someone who was thriving at that time (I'm Anfini), I gotta say, today's Aetolia is so much better, you should give it a shot!

    Today's Aetolia is not better. Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there is a reason I retired my original character and left. Aetolia lost its way and turned into something unrecognizable.

    On a side note, was good to go back to the days when Aetolia was the best of the IRE muds. Thanks for the run down memory lane :)
    IazamatStineTiurMjollOonaghBenedictoLinSeurimasArbreNaro
  • SanirSanir Member Posts: 79 ✭✭
    Kryptic said:

    Lin said:

    Since the server just kinda shut off without any comment or anything, I'll have to drop the bomb:

    It was an April Fool's joke guys, sorry. But as someone who was thriving at that time (I'm Anfini), I gotta say, today's Aetolia is so much better, you should give it a shot!

    Today's Aetolia is not better. Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there is a reason I retired my original character and left. Aetolia lost its way and turned into something unrecognizable.

    On a side note, was good to go back to the days when Aetolia was the best of the IRE muds. Thanks for the run down memory lane :)
    Entirely subjective. "bad news" would imply facts, not opinions. Sounds like you're just not good at adapting to change, which is fine. Having played back then I'd say current Aetolia is much more enjoyable overall. I know I'm far from alone there.
  • TiurTiur Producer Member, Administrator, Immortal Posts: 1,008 admin
    Kryptic said:

    Lin said:

    Since the server just kinda shut off without any comment or anything, I'll have to drop the bomb:

    It was an April Fool's joke guys, sorry. But as someone who was thriving at that time (I'm Anfini), I gotta say, today's Aetolia is so much better, you should give it a shot!

    Today's Aetolia is not better. Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there is a reason I retired my original character and left. Aetolia lost its way and turned into something unrecognizable.

    On a side note, was good to go back to the days when Aetolia was the best of the IRE muds. Thanks for the run down memory lane :)
    While I disagree totally, I am curious what you think changed for the poorer.
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