"You attack Thorin, but the effort is wasted. His defence is to strong. Thorin attacks you. With one well placed blow Thorin cleaves your skull.
You are dead.": The Hobbit computer game (1985)
Posted by : Freddy
Okay, I messed up. Made promises I never followed through with, and let you down.
Well, I'm full of excuses, and full of adventures with hackers, service providers and time wasted keeping the site running when I should have been updating it.
But, I've been on today doing some maintenance, and things should be running a bit better now, fingers crossed. So while I was on I thought I'd add a couple of things I've had pictures sitting around on my desktop for ages.
So today I've added, the Slayn & Korpil Praxis Mk. I turbo speeder to the Star Wars D/6 Vehicles section and Crimson Jacks Battlecruiser to the Star Wars D/6 Starships section of the site. I'll try to get back to more regular updates, and see about fixing the rest of the site as time goes on.
Posted by : HellStormer1
Hello everyone, long time, no see!
I had a spur of inspiration today. Been reading a lot of Trek wiki stuff, seeing what all has been going on with the canon material since the end of the last television series and TNG movies. It's a lot of stuff, and much of it canon, and it's interesting how the newer novel stories link all of the past material together and expand on the setting. It's a lot like Star Wars in novels, actually.
So, after reading all of this info, I got a moment of inspiration and thought to take a crack at something. Seemed fitting to start at the beginning, or pretty close anyways. So I give you Starfleet's first mass produced warp capable space explorer, the NX-Class!
I'm wanting to post this here and see what the fans think. Thinking about doing more as time and stuff permit. Please feel free to leave comments/emails and say what you think. Please be honest. It may not seem very powerful, but it's also an early class of ship, and later models are much more advanced and powerful.
Personally, I think this is pretty good news, although I was worried when Disney took over Marvel, they've shown that it's safe in their hands (how good was The Avengers movie?), and I think Star Wars will be safe too. I'm actually really interested to see what happens next, the talk by George Lucas on this announcement of handing over treatments for Star Wars 7, 8 and 9, other movies, and working with the numerous books, etc, sounds pretty darn good to me (anyone fancy the Thrawn trilogy done as animated movies, the way DC has done Dark Knight Returns?).
Posted by : HellStormer1
Apologies for the last update and nothing to show yet. It seems every time I start a project, things come up. I have notes and info jotted down for Razor's Edge, but have no idea when I'll get it finished. I took the last update down because I'd hoped to have it done by now, or at least have something to post. But it's started, and if it takes longer, it'll be better anyways. Again apologies to everyone.
Posted by : Freddy
So whats been going on?
Well, a month ago we began work towards celebrating 10 years of RPGGamer.org. We had a few updates to the structure of the site planned, and a few other things ongoing.
But . . .
As we renewed the sites hosting as we do every year, the site got moved to a shiny new server the hosting company had set up. The shiny new server however wasn't configured properly, and RPGGamer.org became the target of near daily attacks from hackers.
Files got deleted (the entire images directory got deleted at one point), files got modified stopping parts of the site from working, lots of spam emails were sent out from the server in our name, and countless phishing websites became hosted in subdirectories of the site.
Because of this, and because the hosting company took some time to solve the vulnerabilities in their server, it became a daily battle to keep the site up and running (including deleting the entire site several times and restoring from backups to make sure no malignant code had been embedded in the site). Sadly, some sacrifices had to be made, the forum is now dead (but since it had been locked for more than a year because of spammers, I don't think it's any big loss).
Anyway. It seems to be all over now (fingers crossed), and we can start to get on with things rather than wasting our time undoing the harm that was being inflicted upon the site.
But, we've missed our tenth anniversary. On the 2nd of July 2002, the first version of RPGGamer.org was uploaded and submitted to the search engines, and within 2 days had started receiving visitors.
Since then, we've had a dedicated artist (Bob the Dinosaur) doing stuff for the site (until he joined the marines (more from Bob in the days to come)), we've had a long break (I blame the birth of my son, and the start of a new job), we've brought aboard our wonderful co-administrator (Hellstormer), we've saved stats from some other now long gone Star Wars D/6 websites, and had many thousands of submissions from many, many talented individuals.
So, my apologies for missing the anniversary, my apologies for not having more things ready, and my apologies for the disruption of the last few weeks. Instead of a 10th anniversary celebration day, it's going to end up being more staggered, as the planned changes get made one by one. The site will continue to be updated (especially in the coming days), the site will be added to and will grow, we aren't going anywhere, and intend to be around for a long time to come.
And finally, I'd like to thank everyone who has been in touch over the past 10 years, especially everyone who has contributed to the site, from those who have become a major part of the site like Hellstormer and Bob the Dinosaur, right through to anyone who has sent in even a single idea. Many, many thanks, you make RPGGamer everything that it is (so if it's a mess, you've only got yourselves to blame).
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