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Old November 18, 2017, 18:16   #40
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Originally Posted by murphy View Post
Calling a modded game by the name poschengband is kind of a selfish way to reap the rewards of name recognition that was built on someone else's work.
I kind of want to point out that this is an inevitablility of band variants.

Most of what makes up poschengband was inherited from hengband, and most of the rest re-implemented from reposband, a re-implementation of posband, most of which was reimplemented features from tome and drangband. There are a huge amount of non-hengband things in poschengband, but an even larger amount of hengband things.

Most of what made up hengband was inherited from zangband. There were a huge amount of non-zangband things in hengband, but an even larger amount of zangband things.

Most of what made up zangband was inherited from kangband. There were a huge amount of non-kangband things in zangband, but an even larger amount of kangband things.

Most of what made up kangband was inherited from angband. There were a huge amount of non-angband things in kangband, but an even larger amount of angband things.

And of course angband itself was built over moria.

Chris has done some great work on poschengband, and has done a great job of improving it with features copied from vanilla. Vanilla has also taken things from poschengband. He deserves all the credit he gets. But it should be clear that it isn't his masterpiece, it's it's a legacy of a community of developers adding masterpiece to masterpiece for decades. As someone who's working with poschengband now, I'm seeing comments everywhere signed by Topi Yllinen, Leon Marrick, Ben Harrison, Robert Koeneke and others. We wouldn't have this legacy of variant soup if it weren't for Chris of course.
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