April 10, 2011
We're Getting th Band Back Together!
Over the past few days, echoes have reverberated across Medievia,
encouraging players to talk to friends, show them Medievia, and help
them get started in this amazing world. I've done my part, promoting
Medievia on my Facebook page, and chatting with friends about my
experiences within the game. One of the topics that has come up is
how one makes friends in Medievia, and if those friendships last.
Well, if today is any indication, yes, those friendships last a long
In a few previous articles, I have mentioned a player
named Sjif. Sjif was one of the first people I ever met in Medievia,
and thanks to him, I learned how to fight, how to stay alive and
what a clan was all about. Sjif was co-leader of a now retired clan,
The Iron Enclave. The other leader was Tenen, and these two were
instrumental in my "newbie" experiences in Medievia. We were
friends, in the truest sense of the word, even after I left The Iron
Enclave, and Tenen made it one of his missions to yell at me across
the wilderness every chance he got. Both of them retired a few years
ago, and I thought neither of them would return.
surprise and happiness when they BOTH not only returned, but wound
up in my town! Sjif and I spent part of the afternoon attempting to
unravel the many mysteries of Villa Ohala (two down, about forty to
go), running from safe zone to CPK and back, murdering hapless
blockers and avoiding growling children and angry squirrels. Then,
this evening, Tenen asked for help with Khrait, and Sjif, Kwexicon
and myself boarded Mystic Marauder, ready for fun and profit. It was
like the old days, except, as Sjif laughingly had pointed out
earlier, he no longer had to remind me to sneak. We died, naturally,
again, just like the old days, but were triumphant as the DM
announced the destruction of the Khrait to the world. It brought me
back to time in Medievia when I was still learning, still figuring
out the intricacies of the game, and reminded me that I could not
have made it as far as I have without the two of them.
know I speak often of the relationships that I have forged here in
Medievia, but I cannot think of a better time to remind us all that
this game is a rare thing. Yes, you can play other games, which
charge a monthly fee, have graphics and are about as shallow as can
be. Or, you can log onto Medievia, read the Learn Module, receive
help from an Avatar, meet a God or two, and odds are that you will
meet your Sjif, or your Tenen, or your Bludekyn. You will find a
clan so perfect, so helpful, that you will wonder how you ever
enjoyed any other game. And five years from now, you will still have
the same friends, a massive bloodline filled with your children,
grandchildren, great grandchildren, and more-people you chose to
enhance your Medievia family.
We have people who have played
for twenty years. People who used Telnet to connect, because we
didn't have scripts yet. People who have the first clanitems in the
game, people who remember the old Gods, the ones who started it all.
We have Vryce, who chats with us, and listens to us, and encourages
us to help him mold the next generation of Medievia. We have quests
the likes of which you will not find anywhere else. And, most
importantly, we have friendships that span not only distance but
time. When Ramachakra bounds through the post office and ruffles my
hair, or Andreb gives me a bear hug at the fountain, or Falconelli
sends me the coolest gift, just because I asked him what it was, or
Sjif, Tenen, Kwexicon and I wind up in Davey Jones's locker, it
reminds me what an astonishing place Medievia is. And we want you to
be a part of it, we want to show you and your friends exactly why we
have had people for decades playing this game.
the band back together-come on in, and play awhile!