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Thalanor

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Realized I didn't actually say hi properly yet
« on: January 05, 2018, 10:45:45 AM »
.. So I'm doing it now! Well, 2018 Thalanor has just completed his MSc in computer science and will start a job coming monday, so a lot of things are going to change for me and keep changing. What will stay the same though, even if I won't have as much time for them as before, are my geek flavored interests. I've been fooling around in simplistic indie game dev for almost a decade (just trying out things) and only last year began my so far most promising project that I haven't abandoned so far either ;)

I've found this site via twitter and Jubal's interactions with the #screenshotsaturday community and decided to post dev updates here occasionally. The more I look at this site though the more it reminds me of my favorite part of nerd life, which was last decade when classic forums were more popular and the people in them more tightly knit, too. A lot of this has been sacrificed to the fast-paced ephemerality we see today; I miss things like the battle for middle earth fan forums I was part of back then and the like. It looks like your project here has a lot of similarities with the online communities I've known to love as a child, which all had a bit of a magical aura I haven't found anymore since then. Maybe I was just growing old, but your site looks promising in that regard to bring back a part of it, so I'm looking forward to visiting regularily :)

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Re: Realized I didn't actually say hi properly yet
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2018, 05:21:22 PM »
Well, here's a proper welcome for a proper hello :)

Yes, Exilian was founded I think about when the old fan-forum world started sliding downhill (2008), and we've sort of stayed here and alive mostly through sheer bloody-mindedness rather than any great specialism beyond that. I've always found forums a much better and more topic-focussed way of communicating and info-sharing than social media, so I guess I've partly helped keep this community alive as a nice place to put my own projects in (and it's wonderful finding out about all the new things people bring along!)
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Re: Realized I didn't actually say hi properly yet
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2018, 03:53:58 AM »
The reason I came to this forum is because I need more knowledge, can you help me?

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Re: Realized I didn't actually say hi properly yet
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2018, 12:25:58 PM »
Welcome Thalanor! :D

I hope you'll like this forum, since it really is a bit of old-school goodness just like you described.
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