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From: "copx" <copx@gazeta.pl>
Subject: We are doomed..
Date: 2007-12-30 06:10:26
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Thomas Biskup seems to be serious about finally releasing JADE in 2008 (see
http://www.adom.de).

I cannot wait to try it. JADE is one of these mega-hyper-roguelike projects,
which usually never get anywhere, but given TB's track record.. maybe he
will actually do it..

ADOM is already the most popular roguelike, and JADE is supposed to be at
least a league above that, with a massive, living world and all that..

I guess for the rest of us that means we will have to take our projects and
hide in shame ;)

Here is a copy of the JADE feature list, just to remind you:
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A complete world with continents, weather patterns, settlements, dungeons
and strange places, either randomly generated at the start of each game or
chosen from a number of preselected worlds

A quest generator for random quests. No two games ever will be the same.

Dungeon and world size only limited by the boundaries of Java-technology and
your hardware.

No classes, but a detailed skill system, together with a guild system
providing special benefits for guild membership.

All the races from ADOM and a few more (mist elves, ratlings, hill dwarves).

Complete freedom in what you want to do (e.g. explore dungeons, work as a
caravan guardian, build your own castle, conquer cities, lead a life as a
simple farmer, become a shopkeeper or whatever).

Hidden plots. (Has Chaos been truly defeated in ADOM or is something lurking
behind the scenes and waiting?)

Monster inventories.

The ability to transform into another being.

A detailed system for morale values (on an Order...Balance...Chaos scale)
and ethics (on a Good...Uncaring...Evil scale).

Platform independence due to Java-based technology.

Compressed save files.
--------------

If TB really manages to make this a reality, he will move the roguelike
genre to a whole new level.

As I said: we are doomed! ;)




We are doomed.. 99 posts
..... copx 2007-12-30 06:10:26 55
.......... Gamer_2k4 2007-12-30 06:50:55 8
............... andrewdoull 2007-12-30 08:04:42 19
............... copx 2007-12-30 08:13:15 20
............... Norbert Melzer 2007-12-30 10:13:24 13
.......... Krice 2007-12-30 11:02:20 11
............... Radomir 'The Sheep' Dopieralski 2007-12-31 17:45:02 33
.................... Krice 2007-12-31 19:04:41 12
.......... Jeff Lait 2007-12-30 17:04:21 47
............... Martin Read 2007-12-30 17:41:40 9
.................... Jeff Lait 2007-12-31 01:20:51 14
............... Gamer_2k4 2007-12-30 23:04:23 11
.................... Jeff Lait 2007-12-31 01:23:02 19
......................... Gamer_2k4 2007-12-31 01:48:03 9
............... Ray Dillinger 2007-12-31 17:18:42 35
.................... Jeff Lait 2007-12-31 19:36:10 81
.................... Elsairon 2008-01-01 00:06:21 56
.................... Kenneth 'Bessarion' Boyd 2008-01-01 00:26:00 45
......................... Gerry Quinn 2008-01-08 17:07:24 15
.............................. Kenneth 'Bessarion' Boyd 2008-01-08 18:33:25 20
.................... Gerry Quinn 2008-01-08 17:01:13 27
.......... Joe Hewitt 2007-12-31 17:15:41 19
.......... Julian Mensch 2007-12-31 19:45:33 87
............... Tom Hudson 2008-01-02 22:07:02 27
.................... zach.best@gmail.com 2008-01-02 22:59:38 11
.......... David Damerell 2008-01-02 18:13:42 23
............... Gerry Quinn 2008-01-08 17:16:44 14
.................... Rachel Elizabeth Dillon 2008-01-08 17:27:07 25
......................... Slash 2008-01-08 22:27:47 30
......................... Gerry Quinn 2008-01-09 14:36:00 26
.............................. Rachel Elizabeth Dillon 2008-01-09 15:19:49 54
................................... Jeff Lait 2008-01-09 21:34:08 11
................................... Andrew Sidwell 2008-01-18 03:11:57 23
........................................ Rachel Elizabeth Dillon 2008-01-18 15:35:43 29
............................................. Derek Ray 2008-01-18 15:58:10 23
.................................................. Kenneth 'Bessarion' Boyd 2008-01-18 17:06:07 7
.................................................. Andrew Sidwell 2008-01-18 21:23:02 20
.............................. Jeff Lait 2008-01-09 21:32:24 61
................................... copx 2008-01-10 02:07:53 33
........................................ Jeff Lait 2008-01-10 03:27:33 29
.............................. Billy Bissette 2008-01-10 06:29:12 40
.................... konijn_ 2008-01-08 21:53:04 27
......................... Gerry Quinn 2008-01-09 14:32:49 32
.................... Radomir 'The Sheep' Dopieralski 2008-01-09 18:19:35 46
......................... Auric__ 2008-01-09 18:39:02 14
......................... Paul Donnelly 2008-01-09 22:29:24 41
.............................. Gerry Quinn 2008-01-10 15:13:23 17
................................... Paul Donnelly 2008-01-10 23:57:42 37
........................................ Gerry Quinn 2008-01-11 05:45:47 30
............................................. Kenneth 'Bessarion' Boyd 2008-01-11 07:52:37 58
............................................. Paul Donnelly 2008-01-11 09:46:11 9
.................................................. Gerry Quinn 2008-01-11 15:50:15 16
............................................................ Gregory Weston 2008-01-11 22:58:02 29
............................................................ Kenneth 'Bessarion' Boyd 2008-01-12 20:57:29 20
............................................................ Gerry Quinn 2008-01-12 23:18:31 16
................................................................. David Damerell 2008-01-14 14:36:27 21
...................................................................... Gerry Quinn 2008-01-14 16:30:09 25
........................................................................... David Damerell 2008-01-14 23:29:03 18
................................................................................ Gerry Quinn 2008-01-15 15:38:24 34
............................................................ Risto Saarelma 2008-01-13 13:20:41 26
............................................................ Paul Donnelly 2008-01-13 18:13:24 21
............................................................ Christophe 2008-01-14 11:10:26 58
................................................................. Jeff Lait 2008-01-14 16:26:53 118
...................................................................... Radomir 'The Sheep' Dopieralski 2008-01-14 17:28:59 13
........................................................................... Jeff Lait 2008-01-14 19:43:48 19
................................................................................ Radomir 'The Sheep' Dopieralski 2008-01-14 20:19:01 21
............................................................ Risto Saarelma 2008-01-15 16:33:51 20
....................................................... Gamer_2k4 2008-01-11 18:19:23 11
............................................................ Jeff Lait 2008-01-11 21:46:14 51
................................................................. coppro 2008-01-12 04:02:49 13
............................................. David Damerell 2008-01-11 19:52:57 22
.................................................. R. Dan Henry 2008-01-12 20:48:23 18
........................................ Jrgen Lerch 2008-01-11 07:44:47 22
............................................. Patric Mueller 2008-01-11 11:47:53 26
.................................................. Jrgen Lerch 2008-01-11 15:50:16 39
....................................................... Patric Mueller 2008-01-17 09:53:24 32
............................................................ Jrgen Lerch 2008-01-20 01:17:02 42
........................................ Patric Mueller 2008-01-11 11:38:04 31
............................................. Auric__ 2008-01-11 16:25:09 9
.................................................. Jrgen Lerch 2008-01-12 19:39:33 23
....................................................... Patric Mueller 2008-01-22 09:59:08 18
............................................................ Jrgen Lerch 2008-01-28 07:02:29 24
............................................. Kenneth 'Bessarion' Boyd 2008-01-11 17:02:37 44
............................................. David Damerell 2008-01-11 20:00:01 27
.............................. ronald.phillips@gmail.com 2008-01-11 03:51:02 58
................................... coppro 2008-01-11 05:15:12 14
........................................ David Damerell 2008-01-11 20:05:06 13
................................... Paul Donnelly 2008-01-11 09:44:41 31
......................... Darshan Shaligram 2008-01-10 09:34:06 17
......................... Risto Saarelma 2008-01-10 17:56:02 39
.............................. stu 2008-01-10 18:38:43 15
.............................. Slash 2008-01-10 19:37:42 41
................................... Slash 2008-01-10 20:46:27 22
................................... Risto Saarelma 2008-01-10 21:10:03 30
......................... Jrgen Lerch 2008-01-11 07:52:01 20
.......... Peter Knutsen 2008-01-06 00:53:15 23
.......... Gerry Quinn 2008-01-08 16:49:02 11
............... Gamer_2k4 2008-01-08 23:39:15 10
.......... mike3 2008-01-13 01:55:49 19


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