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neranz

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The Art of Building
« on: January 25, 2017, 5:58 AM »
A long time ago, in a galaxy far away, I wrote a site called The Art of Building.

Apparently, the server that hosted site went out of business somewhere along the years.

I was, however, able to find a copy of it on the Way Back Machine (the internet archive project).

I wanted to provide this URL as an update if anyone is interested.  Since the site is on Archive.org, the link below is unlikely to become broken.

Also, I recommend using archive.org for anyone who is looking for other MUD resources that have long since disappeared.

Here is a link to the archived version of the site.

http://web.archive.org/web/20061121205611/http://aob.mudmagic.com/html/g_sitemap.html

Thank you,
Michelle Thompson (formerly Neranz Laverani)
« Last Edit: January 25, 2017, 6:01 AM by neranz »

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Re: The Art of Building
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2017, 7:42 AM »
Thanks pretty cool Neranz!

Nostalgic and classic.
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Re: The Art of Building
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2017, 4:49 PM »
Very nice. Thanks!

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Re: The Art of Building
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2017, 8:16 AM »
That was a nice read, thanks for posting it!  :)

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Re: The Art of Building
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2017, 4:47 PM »
There was another site that detailed the stock ROM olc...

I want to say it was waterdeep, but I checked your page and that doesn't seem right. I think... it might have been mageslair.

In any case, I referenced it a lot when I was learning to build.

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Re: The Art of Building
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2017, 5:05 PM »
It was Mage's Lair.

But they were hosting a copy of an earlier site called "OLC: Down and Dirty in the Mud" or something very, very similar (this was actually the guide I used to initially learn how to build, and standards I adopted and still use to this day).

I don't think their copy of this site was ever credited to the original (I could be wrong) and it was a clone right down to the images and everything.

Of course, that game was violating the ROM (or related) licensing so I stopped referring people to their site for a good OLC guide and eventually wrote a comprehensive, End of Time specific one, where I literally went through every tidbit of OLC in the code to detail what every flag, field, etc. did and found that numerous systems that I once assumed had SOME function were actually entirely vestigial or never finished (things like material, the vorpal flag, several of the "parts" and "form", etc.).  That prompted me to either remove the useless stuff, "complete" the systems, or rewrite them to do something else.

I considered doing a general OLC alongside it, since largely it would just be a matter of taking our guide, removing a bunch of stuff from it, and marking other things as "in a stock game, this serves no functional purpose".

ROM isn't nearly as popular as it once was, however, and I doubt that such a guide would hold much relevance or use these days.
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Re: The Art of Building
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2018, 9:21 PM »
Thank you for sharing. As someone else wrote, "nostalgic" is a great way to pay homage to all the work you did in your provided link. Thanks! -MUDing since 1998