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https://www.facebook.com/TW2002/posts/10158840517636535?comment_id=10158862540586535&notif_id=1588981072043666&notif_t=feed_comment

Thought you might like to say "Hey" to him. I invited him to post here as well.

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Fri May 08, 2020 9:56 pm
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So .. umm... Hi!

I have to admit, this is a little overwhelming. I had no idea that the TW community was still this active. I remember checking up on things about a decade or so ago and it looked like everything was dying out ... but here I see so many familiar names, and it looks like there are awesome people still working on TWX Proxy!

How is everyone doing? Is the game still as enjoyable as it ever was? I saw something about game sizes going over 20k sectors ... I don't quite know how to fit my head around that.


Sat May 09, 2020 10:03 pm
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Xide tried to log in, but forgot his old PW. He started a new account. Please grant him access.

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I was just thinking about you a few weeks ago. Glad to see you're still alive and kicking Xide.

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Xide_ wrote:
So .. umm... Hi!

I have to admit, this is a little overwhelming. I had no idea that the TW community was still this active. I remember checking up on things about a decade or so ago and it looked like everything was dying out ... but here I see so many familiar names, and it looks like there are awesome people still working on TWX Proxy!

How is everyone doing? Is the game still as enjoyable as it ever was? I saw something about game sizes going over 20k sectors ... I don't quite know how to fit my head around that.


Yeap, and TWXProxy is at the heart of every tournament game. If you want to knock some rust off, I'm sure there are plenty of people here would love to show you the scripts they've created. Not one serious tournament is played without TWXProxy today.

Yes, universes are 30K now, most are banged without aliens, some with planets that have product when created. It's all about data mining the grid today, usually the first team to grid out 40% wins.

Very few people use ICQ now, many are migrating to Discord. Except Xanos, he's still using an old OS. heh

Welcome back! What have you been up to these past 15 years?

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Wow. More old school people coming back out. I am trying to get back into TW myself. My BBS is back to humming along on a new VM. I still need to rebang some games.

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I'm really surprised this didn't get more activity.

Does everyone know who Xide is?

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Cruncher wrote:
I'm really surprised this didn't get more activity.

Does everyone know who Xide is?


Yes, of course. There just aren't enough active players left, that's the issue. And the ones who are active are ingrates like Farley, who couldn't script his way out of a wet paper bag.

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Farley doesn't need to script. He has an awesome team behind him that does it. Hell Farley probably knows more about scripting than I do right now. He definitely knows how to run many of the scripts better than I do because I have to ask him how to do it.

This thing about this game is many people have different loves and different skills when it comes to playing TW.

We need to stop this kind of nonsense with other players. The community is small enough. Why drive out a player who wants to play and have fun? In turn, other players see that and then don't want to play. Some healthy smack talk is ok but come on, lets be more adult than this. We are not 14 years old any more and need to start acting like it.

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Cruncher wrote:
I'm really surprised this didn't get more activity.

Does everyone know who Xide is?


Yes, of course. There just aren't enough active players left, that's the issue. And the ones who are active are ingrates like Farley, who couldn't script his way out of a wet paper bag.

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Farley doesn't need to script. He has an awesome team behind him that does it. Hell Farley probably knows more about scripting than I do right now. He definitely knows how to run many of the scripts better than I do because I have to ask him how to do it.

This thing about this game is many people have different loves and different skills when it comes to playing TW.

We need to stop this kind of nonsense with other players. The community is small enough. Why drive out a player who wants to play and have fun? In turn, other players see that and then don't want to play. Some healthy smack talk is ok but come on, lets be more adult than this. We are not 14 years old any more and need to start acting like it.

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Cruncher wrote:
I'm really surprised this didn't get more activity.

Does everyone know who Xide is?


Yes, of course. There just aren't enough active players left, that's the issue. And the ones who are active are ingrates like Farley, who couldn't script his way out of a wet paper bag.


AGREED! Coming from someone who also 'could not script his way out of a paper bag' We really need to move past the childishness and keep the few players we have left...

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This game will literally die with us. It will go the way of "Pong" and Attari.

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Cruncher wrote:
This game will literally die with us. It will go the way of "Pong" and Attari.

I certainly hope not!

I had a nurse that is totally into vintage computers if you can believe that. He bought a Tandy 100 laptop and wants to use it to connect to a Real dial up BBS. He has never played TradeWars, but he knew all about it. I told my son and he told me I needed to cut back on the pain killers. :lol: Seriously though, I was only on anti-bionics and high blood pressure meds! Anyway this little tidbit is from Bert:

Level 29: the BBS
Web: https://bbs.retrobattlestations.com/
Telnet: bbs.fozztexx.com
Dialup: 916 965 1701

Unfortunately it is not running TradeWars 2002. It is just a simple single message board and few simple games like tic-tac-toe, and while it does not inspire me to go hunting for a modem, it is an interesting novelty.

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