[MUD-Dev] Rubies of Eventide shutting down
Tue Dec 2 10:09:30 New Zealand Daylight Time 2003
From: Michael Sellers
> Marc E. Howe, President of Cyber Warrior, Inc.:
>> Well, my dear friends, as expected, things are not looking any
>> brighter. It is unlikely that I can continue to fund the
>> company beyond December of this year.
> You know, this makes me obscurely sad. Another one of the "old
> guard" goes off into the night. As I recall, RoE started out in a
> very different form (static scene backgrounds with sprites on top
> I think?)
I am not even sure they had sprites. I think they were gorgeous
static renders with a text mud running in a window. The old "picture
per room" thing.
> even before UO came out. I may be mis-remembering, but I seem to
> recall this game and DragonSpires being on our radar along with
> WorldsChat and their upcoming (and never produced) World's Fair
> back in the early days of getting M59 going.
Yes, I tracked 'em too. But I don't believe they actually launched
until much later, after going with the revamped full 3d thing.
> And this also shows the increasing selection pressure on the
> now-classic "choose a race and class" kind of fantasy MMORPG. IMO,
> we won't see another of these in the fantasy genre break 100K
> players for the next few years -- not until the next generation is
> well under way at least. And it's by no means clear what that
> next generation looks like.
Hmm, I'd still tip Worlds of Warcraft and EverQuest 2 to achieve
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