Open letter from Bzflag.norang.ca

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Open letter from Bzflag.norang.ca

Post by joevano » Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:37 pm

It is with mixed emotions that I am writing this message.

On Jan 31, 2005 the bzflag.norang.ca bzflag server logged its first message and today (2012/12/31) it will log its last. These have been an amazing 8 years of fun, camaraderie and competition. Many things have happen during that time. Thumper started on a single machine using his cable internet, and at it's height it grew to 3 servers hosting close to 80 maps and 88 admins. At times, we commanded the entire first page of the server list. We have hosted many great maps and lots of not so great ones, but the constant thing that kept us going was you the players. I will always have great memories of the full maps on Lou Man's LaserMania, Lou Man's Island Hopping, the great races on Olympic, and of course the epic rabbit hunts on the various versions of Fox Burrow. Without you we could not have continued this long.

Thumper and I would like to thank you for your support and dedication over the years. You will still see us around, but just playing and supporting other people's servers.
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Re: Open letter from Bzflag.norang.ca

Post by I_Died_Once » Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:06 pm

Thumper, joevano, and norang in general - you may be gone but will never be forgotten! Those were among the better ran servers on the list, definately more fun than most, and speaking for myself, I had a blast playing on them. Much love and respect for hanging in there for so long!
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Re: Open letter from Bzflag.norang.ca

Post by Green Manalishi » Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:12 pm

i have just checked the website, for the last time, in order to remember some of the great maps hosted by norang over the past 8 years.. columns and rivers, twin peaks, bridges, camelot, legoland, island hopping, mystic valley, hive, desktop, home sweet home, churchyard, channel crossing, all by louman, the ultimate map making genius (& one of the nicest guys to have been involved in the game), plus some others like fox burrow by ^nightmare^, whammo's world by whammo, rain'n frogs by landshark (the incredible fairy tale map), inferno's various maps, grape of wrath's mad city, aribeth's giza plateau...too many memories of fun times. thank you very much thumper and joevano. norang will be badly missed and indeed will never be forgotten.

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Post by ahs3 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:09 pm

Thank you for the many great years of fun norang, you will be missed.

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Post by strayer » Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:43 pm

Well, as players already said - norang will be missed but thank you very much for all the resources you put into bzfs hosting!

I did some quick (and hopefully correct) statisticts (for the last 7 years only - since 2006-10-27 until 2013-01-01 01:30:01 UTC)
- 149 different servers by name and port (3603 when taking different maps and changed server configurations into account)
- 72040 server online days (=> on average around 28 servers online 24/7)
- 5657 days of time spent by players playing and 5792 days with observer time (=> on average around 2-3 players playing online 24/7)

Thanks a lot!
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Post by kierra » Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:58 pm

Sorry to see bzflag.norang go.
Many thanks for your years of hosting and contributing to the fun had by players on your servers. You will be missed!
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Re: Open letter from Bzflag.norang.ca

Post by yosef » Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:38 pm

Thank you so much for hosting those maps. I spent countless hours of high school and college years on those maps, especially the ones by louman. His name is tied to a lot of happy memories of having great fun playing bzflag.
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Re: Open letter from Bzflag.norang.ca

Post by Hollow » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:39 am

LouMan's LaserMania R2 was recreated some time ago and can go into action if LouMan approves.

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Post by blast » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:14 pm

Hollow wrote:LouMan's LaserMania R2 was recreated some time ago and can go into action if LouMan approves.
LaserMania is actually at revision 10.3..

http://forums.bzflag.org/viewtopic.php? ... 946#p72946
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Re: Open letter from Bzflag.norang.ca

Post by Hollow » Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:11 pm

blast wrote:
Hollow wrote:LouMan's LaserMania R2 was recreated some time ago and can go into action if LouMan approves.
LaserMania is actually at revision 10.3..

http://forums.bzflag.org/viewtopic.php? ... 946#p72946
I'm sorry if I don't understand your post.
For something to be re-created from the original maker does not necessarily have to be the latest version.

R2 was really known and played on, I insist on what I said.

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Re: Open letter from Bzflag.norang.ca

Post by joevano » Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:12 pm

Hollow wrote: I'm sorry if I don't understand your post.
For something to be re-created from the original maker does not necessarily have to be the latest version.

R2 was really known and played on, I insist on what I said.
Yes, you did not understand the post.

At norang, we were using 10.3 (and probably higher) at least.... that is the one that everyone played on. We went through all the revisions for a reason. LouMan corrected tons of problems with that map.
LouMan wrote:Please feel free to host the map, but remember that it is in beta test right now, so there will probably be a few revisions.
What do you mean by "re-create"? Did you build the map from scratch? If so, then I wouldn't call it LaserMania...
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Re: Open letter from Bzflag.norang.ca

Post by plokijuy » Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:49 pm

Wow. Pretty sad to see it go. It had a good run and I had some great times there. Norang certainly won't be forgotten.
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