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Old April 26, 2008, 05:10   #11
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What is a search engine spider? Does it just find sites for the search engine so that other people can use the search engine to find them?
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Old April 26, 2008, 18:49   #12
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What is a search engine spider? Does it just find sites for the search engine so that other people can use the search engine to find them?
Yup, you got it.
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Old May 7, 2008, 08:39   #13
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Best game ever made huh? I dunno if I'd go that far, but there's no question it's in my top 5 (the fifth of which is left undecided because I can't really choose...the others are Master of Orion, Morrowind and Rollercoaster Tycoon.)

And in terms of cumulative hours spent, it's got to be my most played game by a long shot.
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Old May 30, 2008, 13:59   #15
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And in terms of cumulative hours spent, it's got to be my most played game by a long shot.
Gotta say that any *Band sucks up way more time than civ, or any other world sim, can get away with. Unless you're into flight sims I guess.
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Championship Manager (football/"soccer" manager sim)and its offspring took up several years of my life in the first half of this decade. I even stopped 'banding for a couple of years, it was that bad...

(mind you, getting Sheffield Wednesday to the Champions League was worth it)
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Old May 30, 2008, 16:56   #17
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Championship Manager (football/"soccer" manager sim)and its offspring took up several years of my life in the first half of this decade.
Snap! I even went out for beers with the CM dev team (Sports Interactive) after one of the CM3 releases...

I can actually run CM93/94 on a port of Dosbox on my PDA, though I don't think I've loaded it since I ported FAangband across...
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At least a thousand, I would guess. This forum has 500 members, though some of those are likely to be spammers. The Angband comic gets 200-300 readers. I'm pretty sure there's a significant silent population of players, so extrapolating wildly and making things up, 1000 seems like it might not be an unreasonable figure.
I think that's a pretty low estimate (as you indicate when you say "at least"). I've run into a fair number of people who have spent enough time playing Angband to have a reasonable idea of how the game works- I don't know how you define Angbander, and how much it matters if they currently play. But I would be surprised if there weren't a lot more than 1000. I travel in some geeky circles, but I would think it surprising if I'd met 1-2% of the Angbanders in the world. Setting the number at 1000, I would have, depending on your definition. I can't say I've ever met anyone as into it as me though.
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There's an Angband comic? O_o
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Yeah, there have actually been several, the most recent being here: http://angband.calamarain.net
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