Re: [ADMIN] Important Announcement

From: Mark W. Vanness Jr. (
Date: 04/01/00

I think it is safe to say that this news just absolutely sucks on behalf
of just
about everyone in the CircleMUD community...  I am sure that there is more
to this because I don't think you guys would just end this project
However I hope for the best for both the development team and the
community....  =\

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On 4/1/00 at 11:27 AM Alee wrote:

>We (the CircleMUD Development team, comprised of Jeremy Elson, George
>Greer, Daniel Koepke, and Alex Fletcher) have been in discussions with
>Electronic Arts gaming company for the last several weeks, and have
>concluded talks late last night (Friday March 31, 2000).  We will be
>signing a contract in San Diego this coming Friday (April 7, 2000) to
>begin work on an online graphical game designed to compete with such
>games as EverQuest (tm), Ultima Online (tm), and Asheron's Call (tm).
>The CircleMUD team was contacted just under two months ago after the body
>of work came to the attention of an EA project Manager after being
>featured in a New York Times article on online gaming. The CircleMUD
>project is an open source, not for profit game derived from DikuMud, and
>currently is considered one of the most bug free game source projects
>After six weeks of discussion, the two groups have finally come to an
>agreement for the new game project.  Unfortunately, this will mean that
>the CircleMUD project will soon be coming to an end, and we will be
>looking for members of the CircleMUD community who are interested and
>willing to take over the plethora of code and support needs of the
>The expected release date for the new game project, currently titled
>of Hadron, is Spring 2001.
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Mark W. Vanness Jr.
Funcity Technical Support
DikuMUD Manager, MudCenter
Vice President, Father & Son PC Solutions
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments
of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge
and controversy."

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