Icculus, The MUD Connector, and the Jesus that died for me

By drakkos

I had a post written up about our new community policing system, but instead I am going to take a little detour to talk about a different subject – that of the ‘Saga of Jesus Died For You’. Settle down kids, Uncle Drakkos has a story to tell. This isn’t an *important* story, or about…

Why is Hugo here?

By Hugo

This post is in response to Drakkos’ post Why We’re Here Where is Hugo? Hugo’s here? Who goes there? I want to speak a little about why I’m here as a developer for Epitaph Online, and why I think MUDs as a gaming medium still have potential even after all these years. I keep track…

Why We’re Here

By drakkos

If you haven’t seen the Big Announcement you should probably take a couple of minutes out to read that. It’s okay, I’ll wait. Seriously, I will. I’m not going anywhere. God, were you abandoned by your parents as a child – you need to work on trusting people. No, shhh, no, I’m sorry. I didn’t…

Release Date News

By drakkos

I’m in Scotland at the moment, visiting my family for the holidays. And, contrary to all expectations, Scotland is VERY HOT. I’m a bit like one of Terry Pratchett’s trolls – I work tremendously well at low temperatures but become sluggish and unproductive at higher ones. That’s what I am just now – sluggish and…

A Misanthrope’s Guide to Social Facilitation

By drakkos

I really shouldn’t be developing Epitaph at all if you look at it from a logical perspective. I don’t really like MMOs any more – I spent a lot of time suckling at WoW’s teat, saved from it only by the prospect of another tedious gear grind as Wrath of the Lich King loomed. I…

Epitaph’s 18 Rating

By drakkos

A few days ago I made what’s probably a reasonably significant policy announcement – that when we patch to Epitaph 1.0, we’re going to have an age rating. Not just any age rating, but an 18 age rating. In the UK, 18 rating is about as high as it gets for mainstream content and it…

18 Rated

By drakkos

When Epitaph patches to version 1.0, we’ll be instituting an age rating – you will need to be at least 18 years of age to play here. ┬áThe content in Epitaph is dark and unpleasant, as you undoubtedly know. ┬áMuch of the back story gets darker and more unpleasant still. ┬áBasically, I don’t want to…