Downtime

By drakkos

Our hosting platform (Bhost) are doing some scheduled maintenance today (Sunday) between 10am and 6pm.  During that window of time, the MUD will likely be unavailable for about 30-60 minutes at some point. Sorry for the short notice, but you know – France. Drakkos

Ou est Drakkos? Ou est?

By drakkos

So, I’m back from France where I presented a paper at Chercher Le Text, which is a conference organised by the Electronic Literature Organisation. The subject of my talk was, in part, Epitaph. The topic was on how difficult it is to assign any kind of ‘authorial intent’ in collaborative environments that can persist for…

Patch 1.0.8

By drakkos

1.0.8 just dropped YEAH BOOOOY. It brought with it factional PK, the return of cooking and some other things.  Patch notes available at http://epitaphonline.co.uk/patches.c?type=details&id=1.0.8, may they bring you joy and sadness in equal measure. I’m away in Paris this week, so I won’t be around if there are any problems.  You should direct your problems and…

Recruitment

By drakkos

Now that we’re roughly stable, I’d like to start recruiting players from beyond the pool of people who are already familiar with MUDs .  In the next few days I’m going to start reaching out to fans of zombies and zombie games, gamers generally, and I’ll be paying some money to put some Google and…

Patch 1.0.7

By drakkos

Forgot to post about this at the time – Patch 1.0.7 was applied in the early hours of the morning.   See http://epitaphonline.co.uk/patches.c?type=details&id=1.0.7 for full patch notes. Plus, as of yesterday we’ve been open a month!  Doesn’t time fly? Drakkos

Shopping for Survival

By drakkos

Well, it’s coming up for a month of Epitaph being open – that’s pretty crazy, but it’s true. It’s been an incredibly busy month but with a lot to show for it. We’re working on patch 1.0.7 which will drop in the next few days – that’ll make it seven patches in a month, more…

Patch 1.0.6

By drakkos

Patch 1.0.6 was applied in the wee hours of this morning.  You can see what it’s all about at http://epitaphonline.co.uk/patches.c?type=details&id=1.0.6. Drakkos

Coming Soon to an Epitaph Near You

By drakkos

I thought I’d use today’s post to outline what we have planned for the next few patches. We’ve reached a point of reasonable stability now. There are unlikely to be any more deep structural changes to underlying core systems in the near future. That doesn’t mean we’re not going to be polishing and improving things…

Patch 1.0.5

By drakkos

After a somewhat… bumpy patch process, 1.0.5 has now been applied! See http://epitaphonline.co.uk/patches.c?type=details&id=1.0.5 for details on what the patch involves. We’ve got a new shiny voting page now at http://epitaphonline.co.uk/vote.html if you want to vote for us on TMS and TMC (and eventually later pages if they’re worth doing).  You can switch on a reminder for…