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« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2015, 04:41:04 PM »
getter77, I didnt try PWMangband yet. To start play any online game you need website and stable game server 24/7. If game doesn't have this - very rare gamer would like to check it. With all respect to PowerWyrm and another developers.

mushroom patch, not much people playing roguelike games nowadays. And its quite often that people who plays roguelikes (because of nostalgie, for example) not really ready to change one game to another. I don't know where did you get information about "hundreds of people come in". My eyes showing me a few tens, who tried this game in last six months. Some of them leave because of game complexity, some just don't like roguelike style. Some stays. Like in other online games. Roguelikes not really popular atm, sad but true.

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« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2015, 04:54:12 PM »
mushroom patch, not much people playing roguelike games nowadays. And its quite often that people who plays roguelikes (because of nostalgie, for example) not really ready to change one game to another. I don't know where did you get information about "hundreds of people come in". My eyes showing me a few tens, who tried this game in last six months. Some of them leave because of game complexity, some just don't like roguelike style. Some stays. Like in other online games. Roguelikes not really popular atm, sad but true.

It is not true that few people play roguelikes nowadays. DCSS webtiles, for example, has thousands of active players and a significant spectating community. If tomenet were a worthier addition to the genre, I suspect it would be nearly as popular.

re: where I get my information, I used to hang out on tomenet a hell of a lot scumming shops and people watching. Back then you'd see about 100 people come and go in six months, I'd say. That estimate might be a bit high. There were probably 40 or so regulars who you'd see at least once or twice a year, if only to rotate characters (i.e. avoid the devs' silly expiration rules). The devs claimed they cleared out several hundred old accounts at one point. Gotta save that disk space!

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« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2015, 06:23:47 PM »
But look - what is main difference between DCSS, ADoM, or - nowadays - Cogmind (I was really surprised how many people tested it in tournament!) and TOMENet? Graphics, nice tiles, mouse support, user-friendliness. Other roguelikes - these with more 'retro' spirit - isn't very popular. You can say - 'but DCSS and ADoM are major roguelikes, players just love it'. Angband is actually more classic and he has noticeably smaller community.

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Re: TomeNet — MMORPG roguelike game
« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2015, 08:03:40 PM »
getter77, I didnt try PWMangband yet. To start play any online game you need website and stable game server 24/7. If game doesn't have this - very rare gamer would like to check it. With all respect to PowerWyrm and another developers

A miscommunication:  The website and server are, IIRC, just fine right now for PWM itself---the only thing that is "down" is the sub-forum/topic that was on the classic Mangband site.   I could be mistaken though, easiest is just to shoot PowerWyrm a message to see the cutting edge of info.   :D
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« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2015, 05:50:03 AM »
But look - what is main difference between DCSS, ADoM, or - nowadays - Cogmind (I was really surprised how many people tested it in tournament!) and TOMENet? Graphics, nice tiles, mouse support, user-friendliness. Other roguelikes - these with more 'retro' spirit - isn't very popular. You can say - 'but DCSS and ADoM are major roguelikes, players just love it'. Angband is actually more classic and he has noticeably smaller community.

Ya, I'm going to have to go ahead and kinda disagree with you there. The reason angband is unpopular is that it has zero online infrastructure, updates infrequently with changes that completely fail to address any of the game's core issues (it's damn hard to get anyone to even acknowledge the issues), and it's objectively inferior to e.g. nethack, DCSS, and ADoM. Tomenet has the same problems, except the first and last points are a bit less acute, due to the multiplayer aspect. It's an issue of lack of user retention and bad word of mouth.

DCSS got its start as a public telnet community and online multiuser remains its lifeblood, even if the focus has shifted toward webtiles (a system with its basis in the same public server infrastructure). It's a work in progress with nontrivial changes and tweaks coming every couple weeks. You don't need graphics and all of that garbage to engage the hardcore roguelike audience (and make no mistake, that's the DCSS crowd -- math/physics/engineering grad students and former grad students, etc.), but you do need something with substance. This is where angband and tomenet fail.
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« Reply #20 on: December 25, 2015, 08:08:15 PM »
TomeNet had a huge patch with some awesome features :) Come to check it out!
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« Reply #21 on: February 12, 2016, 07:52:57 PM »
My new live stream of TomeNet:
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« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2016, 01:45:54 PM »
TomeNet got AWESOME update: player store search at website!

http://www.tomenet.eu/pstores.php

You could find list of all items in players' shops there. Its quite revolutionary feature; from now on it would be easier to trade between players, more items would appear at market, it would boost game economy!

My video review of this feature:

TomeNet PLAYER MARKET
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« Reply #23 on: February 24, 2016, 10:14:07 PM »
Todays live stream in TomeNet DUNGEON

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« Reply #24 on: February 26, 2016, 03:07:26 PM »
TomeNet TREASURES ♣ online games
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« Reply #25 on: February 26, 2016, 10:27:25 PM »
TomeNet Ancient Black Dragon ♣ online games
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« Reply #26 on: February 28, 2016, 08:59:06 AM »
I've started to modify font! hope to see working tileset one day.. :)

TomeNet Vaults ♣ online games
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« Reply #27 on: February 28, 2016, 10:50:06 PM »
Stream in which I'm doing some pixel-art for TomeNet :)

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« Reply #28 on: February 29, 2016, 08:40:03 PM »
TomeNet Dragon riddle ♣ online games

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« Reply #29 on: March 01, 2016, 12:08:02 PM »
Another promo video of TomeNet :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waDVCztjUkk
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