Yeah, I know. The site has been down for a while. The forum upgrade completely froze and knocked everything out of sync. I simply didn’t have enough time to mess with it until now. We’re slowly getting our bearings back so we can start getting a new site in order, getting the MUD back up and running, and start picking up where we left off.
There’s been a lot of talk lately about Advent of the Mists MUD making a come back this year. I have been given it a lot of thought (due to my own itch for some great RP like we used to have), and will be entertaining the idea of starting Advent back up sometime this year. It won’t be this spring, may not even be summer, but like us on facebook or follow us on Twitter and you should get some of the first news about any developments.
The forums are still open, and we may start developing more plotlines and themes there in the meantime.
Yes the rumors are true, Advent of the Mists MUD is closing at the end of July. Cedric and Crystal no longer place the MUD on the top of their priority lists, therefor it has just fallen to the way-side.
However the website and forums will remain up, for at least the next 2 years since it’s paid for. Crystal still intends to flesh out world theme stuff on the website as a hobby. We are leaving the option open to maybe reopen the MUD if we decide we have time/desire to do so. And because of that we are not releasing the code-base, despite several inquiries.
As a parting gift, here’s a youtube video I started at the end of 2008 but never finished editing. I was saving it to help launch us into beta when the time came
Time for our annual Superbowl players vs staff bet. I have put up a poll on our forum for players to pick their winning team. Whoever the majority of the players pick will be the player team. The other team will be the staff team.
If player team wins, they will get 10 RPP. If the staff team wins, the players get nothing
Cedric has been working on finishing up the Necromancy school. After that we will probably focus on something not related to magic, perhaps melee combat or something. But the latest Necro spell is -really- cool. Have you checked it out yet?
Friday night is our annual anniversary here around Advent. So not only will I be giving away double RPP all week (and weekend), but this Friday I’ll also be doing a trivia night (with double RPP per question answered right and first).
We completed our millennial fair last night with our masquerade ball. Thought bit of a targetting nightmare, the ball itself (and the socializing during and afterwards) was a great success. I want to personally (and unfavoritingly) thank Lyght for organizing the entire ordeal, and all of the participants that added their own flare to the events.
I will be working on making sure everyone has received RPP for their participation, submissions for contests, and the two polls from the forum within the next week or so.
There is one more millennial fair event left, the masquerade ball. All of the contests have been completed and winners have been chosen. WOW we have a talented and creative bunch of folks here. I was reading over the submissions for the various contests and they were awesome. Congrats to the winners of the Bardic contest, Scavenger Hunt, and Art contest!
Join in the wind-down of our celebration by participating in the masquerade ball sometime this week. We will post details soon
These events all run at different times, so please visit the forum for details. Prizes have not been announced, but I will be supplementing all of these with RPP rewards (the amount though, will be a secret).
To celebrate July 4th, we are giving away double rewards all day, even to our non-american player friends 😀 Rumor has it a new small area will be launched today too in order to start the RP for 2 other areas that are ready to launch as well We’ve also put in an OOC arena for sparring and playtesting of the combat and such, so feel free to use it for such. The OOC arena is -not- meant for a place to hang out and chat though.