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Man Vs. MMORPG Suspended

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JWalsh

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Hail All,

As you've no doubt noticed by now, the C# Workshop is consuming far more time and energy than I anticipated. Whereas the first workshop had roughly 35-50 posts per week, the C# workshop had roughly 400 posts for the first week.

Combine the number of questions with writing review questions, exercises, weekly overviews, and projects and well....yeah, it's keeping me busy.

But have no fear, the Man vs. MMORPG experiment will continue at some point in the not too distant future...perhaps in a form other than this Journal. I'm hoping to have some exciting news for you in the coming weeks.

Cheers!
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You better resume! From 1 non-quitter to another, you've got something going here. I honestly did not find your journal until today, but I have seen you around (here on GD.net). It is good to know that people still do "aim too high," as I have felt the same loneliness that comes from embarking on such an epic task.

Over on the Ogre3d forums, I have been in many MMO threads, defending the same task you are working on here. The differences being that my team is technically aiming higher, but have more hands than you. (I'm not suggesting that our task is harder, it is merely a similarity we have in common). I have, over time, helped them (the Ogre3d users) see that just because someone is working on what seems to be an insane task (to 99.9% of the public), doesn't mean the person doing so is an idiot. I have always prided myself on conducting myself professionally, and using proper spelling and grammar, which seems to have paid off over time. You can't truly argue with someone who is obviously a learned individual.

Now, reading your journal today, I see someone who has much the same outlook as I have, and pride in how you convey yourself. True, there is a very high percentage of MMO projects that are just kids kidding themselves, but I think those who are not kidding are truly those who are innovators. These are those who understand the task at hand. And this does not mean working non-stop. Understanding the task at hand (making an MMO as an indie/hobbyist), means study first. Someone could look at my project and say you haven't got much to show for 2.5 years of work, but such a person would be blind. The true project is to create/sculpt individuals who are capable of doing such a task, and then doing it. Looking back over the last 2.5 years of work/research, I could laugh at the person I was back then. Knowledge is the vehicle, the finished project is the destination. Lets ride!

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It's funny, I hardly ever come to GDnet anymore, due to lack of time on my own part with moving and working on a project with another team. The only reason while I do come, is to check this journal. I do plan to be more active on GDnet in the future, when I get back into programming, but currently even programming is taking second place, although recently I tossed together a simple app for a teammember to make tileart better.(a tileset viewer-type app)

I'm really interested in this project, and I've never been a huge fan of making MMORPGs myself, until I read on GameDev all the posts saying people couldn't.[smile] I understand the time issue, however, and hope you aren't too stressed out by the workshop. Don't forget this project, I'll still like to see it continue in the future.

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I'm a student in the workshop, and wanted to take a moment to again thank you for all the effort you're putting into it.

Secondly, I'm famished for more on this project. I check the journal 2 daily, in the morning and the evening, to see if there's been an update! :)

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I was (am?) a huge fan of you doing this, but it seems that you are proving the very stigma that you are trying to rid of. You are a great teacher, i'd love to see this continue.

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I can't give specific details...yet, but I can almost certainly tell you the Man vs. MMORPG Project will be returning. However, not in its original form. I think you'll like the new format better. =)

Cheers!

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Hello,

Well I have to say that I checked out your workshop and it is good. I am glad you are getting that much posts :)! I was wondering if you would do another workshop in the future. Unfortunately I signed up recently, so I wasn't able to get in the workshop, so I hope you will do another workshop in the future.

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Original post by JWalsh
I can't give specific details...yet, but I can almost certainly tell you the Man vs. MMORPG Project will be returning. However, not in its original form. I think you'll like the new format better. =)

Cheers!

28 weeks later...

*poke* is it dead yet?

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