Re: Important Announcement

From: Damian Jurzysta (
Date: 04/01/00

Hello Alex.

On 01-Apr-00, you wrote:

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

Allow me to congratulate and wish you good luck in your new game project. It is
sad to see you leave the circlemud community, nevertheless I am sure someone as
competent as you will take over.

Once again, congratulations and good luck!

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