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[quote name='ktuluorion' timestamp='1317677719' post='4868714']
... Yoda??? =)
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Impressively you've managed to guess three of the letters in my old user name.
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CodaKiller...
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[quote name='cowsarenotevil' timestamp='1317680845' post='4868729']
[quote name='SteveDeFacto' timestamp='1317679392' post='4868724']
[quote name='ktuluorion' timestamp='1317677719' post='4868714']
... Yoda??? =)
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Impressively you've managed to guess three of the letters in my old user name.
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CodaKiller...
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Aw you remember me! [img]http://public.gamedev.net/public/style_emoticons/default/tongue.gif[/img]
However, I even had an account before that one. Can you guess it?
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I'm trying to resurrect gamedev this month so I should be dropping by more often.

I still don't know my way around the new site.
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[quote name='Trapper Zoid' timestamp='1317684655' post='4868747']
I'm trying to resurrect gamedev this month so I should be dropping by more often.

I still don't know my way around the new site.
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Please. This site needs to be necro'd. It's just not the same without the old timers.
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[quote name='Trapper Zoid' timestamp='1317684655' post='4868747']
I still don't know my way around the new site.
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Every time I go into my account settings I feel like I've never used the internet before.
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I've been here for, like, forever, but I doubt I've ever made much of an impression. (Except perhaps as "annoying kid who posts too much" - after being away for several years I [i]still[/i] have more than 1.3 posts per day!)
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Funny this thread is up in the Recent Posts when I think "hey, I haven't posted to gamedev in months...". Awesome to see the old names around. It is CRAZY to think that I joined this site almost 10 years ago. I should come back. Miss this place. It's what got me into the industry.

*nostalga


-me
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10 years on the same site seems so much. I've just joined Gamedev and... wait wut? That was two an a half years ago???

(anyhoo, this 4 weeks off Gamedev seemed longer than the 2.5 years on Gamedev...)
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[quote name='Alpha_ProgDes' timestamp='1317607935' post='4868464']
Now if you'll only update the site to the Black theme ... that'll be great :)

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This!

[size="4"]This!![/size]

[size="6"]This!!![/size]
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We're getting old people.. Can you believe it's been over 11 years since we started? Some of you guys date back to when it was Sweet Oblivion / GP99. Hopefully we can get this site fixed up soon.. it's in bad need of some re-organization and simplificationizing.
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I'm here only every few months or so, when I remember the good old gamedev, and like to have a look at IOTD or some articles or book recommendations. Alas, I don't have much time these days to read in forums.
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What happened to people like Pouya, Felisandria , Tanstaafl, Yodadacoda., MyopicRhno.. Dang I have been around since the GPmegasite days :-/
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I know Myopic Rhino became "Dave Astle".. everyone else on that list has been MIA for a while now. I think most of them have professional jobs with "responsibilities" now. ;)
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[quote name='alnite' timestamp='1318175951' post='4870828']
[quote name='Alpha_ProgDes' timestamp='1317607935' post='4868464']
Now if you'll only update the site to the Black theme ... that'll be great :)

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This!

[size="4"]This!![/size]

[size="6"]This!!![/size]
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QFT. And a black theme for the mobile version of the site, so the dark colors will be friggin amazing on my future SAMOLED+ screen.
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[quote name='Tha_HoodRat' timestamp='1318646825' post='4872741']
What happened to people like Pouya, Felisandria , Tanstaafl, Yodadacoda., MyopicRhno.. Dang I have been around since the GPmegasite days :-/
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TAN still lurks around, I've seen him logged in recently.

[quote name='Cornstalks' timestamp='1318660565' post='4872762']
And a black theme for the mobile version of the site, so the dark colors will be friggin amazing on my future SAMOLED+ screen.
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There's no official black theme for mobile but the default mobile site does let you switch to darker colors - it does [url="http://www.gamedev.net/topic/612774-mobile-theme-colors-gone/"]seem to be broken[/url] now tho :/
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Oh hey, look at all of the familiar faces who's collective advice has helped me much over the last decade :)
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[quote name='Deranged' timestamp='1318715374' post='4872963']
Oh hey, look at all of the familiar faces who's collective advice has helped me much over the last decade :)
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And you still turned out alright huh? ;)
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[quote name='Michael Tanczos' timestamp='1318782780' post='4873145']
[quote name='Deranged' timestamp='1318715374' post='4872963']
Oh hey, look at all of the familiar faces who's collective advice has helped me much over the last decade :)
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And you still turned out alright huh? ;)
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I suppose, well enough to bust my way into the software development industry at least :P unfortunately, writing accounting and ERP software seems to pay better than the game development industry for me. I still enjoy independent works though.
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[quote name='Deranged' timestamp='1318994155' post='4874130']
...writing accounting and ERP software...
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Erotic Role-Playing software? Sounds kinky. :D
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[quote name='JTippetts' timestamp='1319325966' post='4875473']
[quote name='Deranged' timestamp='1318994155' post='4874130']
...writing accounting and ERP software...
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Erotic Role-Playing software? Sounds kinky. :D
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I wish it was that fun :D. Environmental Resource Planning though. It pays the bills ;)
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