I really like the Harshlands code. It looks great and I would like to use it for a mud I'm trying to pull together.
BUT the abysmal zone design makes me crazy, as well as some of the setting design choices they made being just frustrating for no reason.
I remember logging on and there being like 3 people showing up on the Who list. I'm out in the wilderness and someone rides up with a bunch of NPC guards, tells me they're a noble of this or that and demands I stop poaching in their lands. Then they told me I had to stack rocks for RL hours on some road they were having built.
I knuckled my brow and when they rode off I went back to poaching. Then a rabbit bit me in the arm, it became infected, I couldn't figure out how to heal it and logged off forever.
I mean harshlands is based off DIKU so it will feel very similar to Arm either way. Same for SOI and all those. 90% of muds are based off DIKU for a reason, it's a solid solid codebase when it is barebones and was designed by way smarter people than any of the hobbyist programmers that usually frequent muds.
Is the bootleg Armageddon still a thing? Are there people working on it?
Not me. I looked at it and decided that, if I wanted to go with an Armageddon-style setting, I could have a brand new codebase up and running a lot faster than I could retro-engineer that cobbled together thing.
But I'm still relatively sold on my Mouse Guard idea. If I ever find the time ...
I think an important thing to call out about HL design, is that it's literally built to canon.
Like the city of Tashal is designed off the canon map. Almost to a tee with little variation.
The whole game is like that. Harn has a whole swathe of materials for tabletop RPG, detailed to an autistic level, down to maps, what shops are in a settlement, who runs them, what kind of pricing they have, et cetera, et cetera, thats all built into Harshlands.
There are things I've done in the game that indirectly caused entries in the history page. People sometimes talk about it and I'm thinking to myself,"God. I was really high that day. No impulse control. No fear for my characters life. Just chasing down the lulz."
ppurg pallbearer: Yeah Looonsh should probably get promoted for chasing your rancid ass off the game. lmao
Jul 21, 2020 15:26:10 GMT -5
punctuation: Haters gonna hate while I elevate.
Jul 21, 2020 15:27:50 GMT -5
punctuation: Just bet you're thankful the clean dismantling of your faux woke, insane arguments have scrolled out of view. You thought Africa in Zalanthas or something LMAO
Jul 21, 2020 15:35:02 GMT -5
punctuation: Wake up and read history, stop triviliazing people doing actually meaningful social justice work.
Jul 21, 2020 15:35:46 GMT -5
jcarter: punctuation are you triste???
Jul 21, 2020 15:42:59 GMT -5
pinkerdlu: Yeah, she is.
Jul 21, 2020 15:54:56 GMT -5
punctuation: Isn't there a policy against revealing who people are? Either way my alias here is as stated, and representative of no other handle. My handle was inspired by the punctuation in that ELM comic.
Jul 21, 2020 15:55:27 GMT -5
pinkerdlu: Naw, no such policy exists. But go on with your insane rants. Not sure why you always try to go incognito on various platforms when people recognize your batshit bipolar antics almost instantly.
Jul 21, 2020 15:56:57 GMT -5
jcarter: you were banned before for being creepily obsessed with case and dragging me into it, your multiple attempts at signing up got rejected, idk why you want to be here when you said we're all nazis gtfo
Jul 21, 2020 15:58:05 GMT -5
pinkerdlu: Good to see you Marten *tips turban*
Jul 22, 2020 15:58:51 GMT -5
lefloid: LOL. Finally I can say it.
Aug 1, 2020 1:40:25 GMT -5
lefloid: Triste, you're a degenerate fucking libtard. SJWs are the pinnacle of human idiocy and retardation, get your shit in line and the sand out of your cunny/dick (whatever you prefer to have, idc)
Aug 1, 2020 1:41:26 GMT -5
lefloid: And whoever gives a goddamn flying fuck if fantasy races are enslaved, black, stereotypical or whateverthefuck. Go play Winnieh the Poo or someshit if you can't handle something that has existed and has been fun longer than your retarded ideas have existed
Aug 1, 2020 1:44:32 GMT -5