Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Wheel is waiting for your thread.

So here we are, working on a resurrection of the MUD that most of us have put significant portions of our lives into. This is a labor of love for those of us who do it, not exactly a job even though it may feel like it at times, but it is something that we come back to because of our memories from our time here. We look back on to those memories and smile, the great times that we have had coming back, the comraderie of being in a guild and meeting new people, the thrill of combat against both NPCs and other players, the glory of being the best at the moment of your particular talent or trade, the friendly competition between fellow players, and most of all the escape from reality into a world of your imagination. As the staff here at the Sea of Storms we also return so that we can help another generation of players and their characters through these same experiences and hope that they will find as much enjoyment from them as we have.

We have a multitude of things going on right now, mostly behind the scenes. Our lead coder, Kimadi is currently working hard on Project Soulcage. This will give our mud the stability and features that we need to continue evolving into the future. Once this is completed we will begin working on several new features and updating a few things from our current systems. These are not easy things to accomplish and will take a couple of months before you as a player see any difference.

Fortunately though, you do not need to wait for any of this. These are things that we have in store for the future, but there is plenty for you to day today. We are on the precipice of all the excitement that Robert Jordan's world can entertain.

The real question now is: what is your role going to be?

You are the player. You are the reason why we are here. You are the reason that we work so hard fixing our code. You are the reason that we run these events and put together plot lines and story arcs. You are the lifeblood of our MUD, the future of our universe that people will speak of doing amazing things and the role models that people strive to become.

We are currently putting together two story arcs that we will run together, one building off of the other. These arcs will be all inclusive. Everyone will have the ability to participate in one form or another. It does not matter how high or low you are in skill in any particular thing. All you have to do is show up and get involved. You will be included no matter your strength, skills, anything. Everyone is important and we want everyone to get involved. This is your chance to get involved in the history of our MUD, where down the line you will be able to tell people that you were there when amazing things happened.

We will be continuing this with another overarching storyline after this particular thread has reached its end and it is time to weave another into the fabric that makes up the Sea of Storms. But, this is not to say that your experience here has to be limited to staff ran events or our plot lines. This is your world. Go out there and interact with others. Have aspirations and go after them. Go on a journey with your character and see how it turns out. Get involved with other people. Create your own story lines. This is your story, as the staff we are here to help you and all the other players enjoy your time here and create that story.

So, don't be afraid to reach for something, to have aspirations, to build your own story line. That is what you are here for. Go for it, it may work out just as you have envisioned or it may not, but the fun is in the journey, not the destination.

Its time for your thread to join the rest of those in the Pattern.

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