While this may not be deserved, or maybe it is. I'd like to apologize to everyone for my most blatant disregard for the bases I'm supposed to be keeping up to date.
For those that are unaware, I was in the military, and I was injured. This has not been an easy thing for me to deal with, because it makes me feel like I failed in my duty to defend my country. Due to those feelings of failure, I've done things I never thought I'd do. I stopped working out, I stopped staying in shape, and I stopped caring about my health. This has recently faded into my hobbies, and I've been less and less indulgent in them. One of which has been developing things for this community. I've recently made several large changes in my life, and I'm trying my best to follow through with them, some are harder than others. I'm going to be trying to turn my life around, and working through whatever issues I can. Some of these things will make me cranky and less personable at times, others could do the opposite. (Kicking my caffeine habit will make me a horrible person to be around for a while, as an example.) So I apologize in advance.
Many of you may have noticed my blatant disdain for anything Diku lately. And that's certain unbecoming of an administrator for a major Diku-derived base. And well, I apologize. But I can't help it. I enjoy writing a codebase from scratch far more then I do working with Smaug or anything Diku related. It's a simple matter of taste I guess. I used to enjoy Smaug. And then Affects and discussing their revision just really soured me towards the base. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to work much on Elysium lately either, because the wife roped me into working on a MUD for her. And while I'm working with Smaug in that one, a good majority of the content is my original work. Many of you have noticed it in my Sig recently, and some of you have even stopped by.
For those that haven't, Star Wars: The Sith Wars is a Star Wars MUD. But it's not your regular one. It's not done using a Star Wars base. It's a SmaugFUSS that I've added SWR/SWFotE-esque features to. Some of you are no doubt wondering why. Why did I do that? Because the Star Wars bases are a mess. Both of them fell into horrid disrepair, and they are worlds behind SmaugFUSS. And I didn't feel like taking one of them, updating it to be on par with SmaugFUSS, and then carrying those updates over here. Mainly because I find that I lack the ability to care much about anything that isn't my own work right now.
I'm not going to lie. I would love to see the Star Wars bases here updated, cleaned up, and brought up to par with SmaugFUSS. There are a lot of features in SmaugFUSS that would make the SW bases a lot better. But at the same time, there are a lot of nasty bugs in the Star Wars bases that I just don't have the... Hmm... missing the word.. I'm apathetic in their regard. I don't see the need to fix them. (Or anything really, unless it's for Elysium.)
So here's my proposal. I would love to see these bases updated. But I can't fix things in bases I don't work with regularly. Last I talked to him, Keb didn't have the time to devote right now because of real life. I'm not even going to try and make a claim at Samson's availability, or willingness to work. But I find myself unable, or unwilling, to work on bringing these bases up to date. I'd rather see them modernized. So, on to the meat of the proposal. If you want to see things updated or modernized in these bases, Grab a copy of it, and start finding bugs, prepare a fix, and post it. Or email it to me. (<my handle>@malevolentwhispers.org OR <my handle>@thesithwars.org) I'm going to try and do this myself. But I'm not going to lie to you guys, and make promises I might not be able (or willing) to keep.
Anyway, I'll quit ranting for now.