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Title: The TSL Memories thread
Post by: Petra Rocks on September 17, 2007, 07:05:35 PM
This thread is for memories of the past of TSL. Discuss freely the nostalgic memories you have on the past of TSL. Discuss the old websites the team has gone through, post archive links or screen shots, or share your own personal experience from the past. You can discuss the (almighty) :suffer: era, and old forumers, old threads that you miss (perhaps an alternative to reviving old threads?) and so much more! I'll start: I miss the :suffer: era! The time when :suffer: ruled the forum! XD So much good memories...


The people that have been here for a long time and are still active just have the best chances of being chosen. :)
Okay, so that leaves Cat and me, since AFAIK, we're the longest registered team members that are still active, besides the team members of course. Quit the pretence. :pokerface:  ::) :P
We are the longest registered team members besides team members?  ??? I don't get it. :P
Title: Re: The TSL Memories thread
Post by: Say on September 17, 2007, 07:14:48 PM
Hahaha, actually there is some REALLY old folks here!

Copycat I must say is probably someone who has been longer than Catherine? Not sure, and there's also very few that may not post as often but do keep track of everything that's going on as well.

There are some that they secretly just keep in touch by email, some others just by PM's


The truth is.... I have been here the longest! :P
I still remember white and blue forums... that was a loooong time ago!
Title: Re: The TSL Memories thread
Post by: racx_00 on September 18, 2007, 01:54:43 AM
White and blue, I'm pretty sure that was the first time I signed up then, BANG! everything was lost...

I could be wrong about that though.

We are the longest registered team members besides team members?  ??? I don't get it. :P
Yeah, he messed that up a bit. :P
Title: Re: The TSL Memories thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on September 18, 2007, 07:06:33 AM
Hey, I remember the blue and white forums too! I just wasn't that active then XD
Title: Re: The TSL Memories thread
Post by: dark-daventry on September 18, 2007, 07:26:39 AM
I remember when the website was like that, but I never joined the forum then. I think I was too scared to join, I don't why... I remember seeing you guys mentioned in Computer Games Magazine, and that's how I got into TSL. I may even have the magazine still at home too... I would have to do some digging to find it. I'd say I've been here a fair amount of time, but I would admit that my activity has been pretty low. Then again, I do have a job and school to go to (and I just realized I have to write a school newspaper article and finish a poster for my club. Whew, I've got a lot to do... XD).
Title: Re: The TSL Memories thread
Post by: MangoMercury on September 18, 2007, 11:40:16 AM
WHITE AND BLUE FORUMS ROCKED!

So did the noise that the buttons on this stylee used to make.  I miss that noise.

I keep popping in and out but I may try and apply for Fannaticalness!  Whoo!

May happen.  Maybe. 
Title: Re: The TSL Memories thread
Post by: Yonkey on September 18, 2007, 12:27:35 PM
White and blue? ??? Weren't they white and purple? :X :P
Title: Re: The TSL Memories thread
Post by: Say on September 18, 2007, 01:17:32 PM
The story as goes it's that in 2002 it was a blue/purple/white website, it was rather large too. The forums had about 20 people or something registered? it didn't even make it to 40 and like 10 were like team members!!

Cesar and Richard used to post almost everyday. Cesar was indeed a spammer and a cheater! :P (He once made himself have like 40k posts by modifying his posts number manually!)

From there, 2003 (Me being in PR then, not Art anymore) we launched the website with the famous sounds :P. It was black/blue/gold color scheme. Then in 04 I believe? (or was it 05??) we launched this website with the black/red/gold theme.

Obviously everyone around here has been around 03 or so, very very few were really active way back 02.


Gah, I feel old.
Title: Re: The TSL Memories thread
Post by: icarus on September 18, 2007, 01:36:53 PM
..........
Gah, I feel old.
You're not old. And even when you start thinking about that think this way: Your very young whit lots of experience.
Title: Re: The TSL Memories thread
Post by: Yonkey on September 18, 2007, 02:04:19 PM
It was black/blue/gold color scheme. Then in 04 I believe? (or was it 05??) we launched this website with the black/red/gold theme.
The blue/black/gold one was in Feb 2004, and this current one was launched in May of last year. :)

But yeah, it's been ages since that blue/purple/white one.  I remember that forum being the only PHP-based thing on that whole website.  The rest was Perl. :X XD
Title: Re: The TSL Memories thread
Post by: tessspoon on September 18, 2007, 02:11:14 PM
The story as goes it's that in 2002 it was a blue/purple/white website, it was rather large too.
Was there ever a website before then? I saw one many years ago but I can't remember which one it was or exactly when it was. (Back when the only game I'd ever played was VII and I didn't even know Alexander or Graham existed :o)

(He once made himself have like 40k posts by modifying his posts number manually!)
XD
Title: Re: The TSL Memories thread
Post by: dark-daventry on September 18, 2007, 02:52:26 PM
I know I've been visiting the site for a while, but I just haven't been a forumer for as long as I've been visiting. I have no memory of the white/purple theme... Probably before my time... XD
Title: Re: The TSL Memories thread
Post by: Say on September 18, 2007, 03:50:22 PM
The story as goes it's that in 2002 it was a blue/purple/white website, it was rather large too.
Was there ever a website before then? I saw one many years ago but I can't remember which one it was or exactly when it was. (Back when the only game I'd ever played was VII and I didn't even know Alexander or Graham existed :o)


Yeah, only few know about this whole idea way back then. In fact, the group started with like 3 or 4 folks working on this. I won't say names but I can tell you Richard and Cesar are pretty much the ones from that era. That idea started in 2000 with someone else on the lead. Sad to say, by the time it was 2001 nothing was said or done, there wasn't any team or anyone coordinating anything. It was an open thought and everyone pitched in as they felt like it (art, writting, etc). Obviously this situation lead to the current team back them not move forward. Cesar picked up the team in 2002, divided everyone in writing, Art, Programing, Music and Web. He hired a bunch of folks and way back then was the design phase of the game. The design of the game was done from pretty much 2002 to 2003. And then in 2004  it started full production moving out of "concepts" into "builds", from everything 2D approved to 3D made, and from having all those elements placed in an engine.

There isn't anything from 2000 to 2001 that was ever done. There wasn't even a single character profile approved, they only managed to write about 1 chapter and they didn't have a production nor design plan. That's why when Cesar took over and he shaped up the project in order to organize tasks and perform efficiently towards a design to move eventually into production, that was when this group was born.

There's a lot of story in this. From what TSL is about to everything we've been through for this.

Dealing with Vivendi was by far one of  the most challenging situations we've had to go through, but wow we've been through a lot. Any kind of sugary flavored drama.

Oh... all the stories I could tell you!


I still remember the very first website ever, it was dark blue with only 3 links and no forum!



I'm feeling nostalgic now! :)
Title: Re: The TSL Memories thread
Post by: copycat on September 18, 2007, 04:57:56 PM
regardless of you registering this year or like 3 years ago. Even if you have 500 posts compared to someone who has like 9k posts. But I'm not going to force anyone to enter.
Only 3 years ago? According to the list, I joined more than 4 years ago, and this forum doesn't even have my first actual post on file, so who knows if that's the correct date and not sooner? 9K posts? I'm still working on that. 8)

We are the longest registered team members besides team members?  ??? I don't get it. :P
Yeah, he messed that up a bit. :P
How? I don't get it. ???

Hahaha, actually there is some REALLY old folks here!

Copycat I must say is probably someone who has been longer than Catherine? Not sure, and there's also very few that may not post as often but do keep track of everything that's going on as well.
When I first posted I didn't see Cat around, only Katie, and (of course) Say, and there was Storm too at that time. Not sure if there were many others. However, according to Cat, she wasn't posting at that time, so she may well have registered before me. Of Course, I'm REALLY old. I'm the TSL Grandfather! However, (especially) this forum keeps me VERY YOUNG (at heart). :D

I still remember white and blue forums... that was a loooong time ago!
I can't remember faces, just names, so you can be sure I can't remember forum-colours either.

I still remember the very first website ever, it was dark blue with only 3 links and no forum!
I seem to recall a game site with no forum too, but can't say if it was the KQIX one.
EDIT: Missed quote-tag
Title: Re: The TSL Memories thread
Post by: awesomeasapossum on September 18, 2007, 05:06:08 PM
. (Back when the only game I'd ever played was VII and I didn't even know Alexander or Graham existed :o)


This makes me laugh because the game was still named King's Quest. XD
Title: Re: The TSL Memories thread
Post by: tessspoon on September 18, 2007, 05:16:41 PM
. (Back when the only game I'd ever played was VII and I didn't even know Alexander or Graham existed :o)


This makes me laugh because the game was still named King's Quest. XD
XD I don't think I ever questioned why it was called King's Quest...
Title: Re: The TSL Memories thread
Post by: dark-daventry on September 18, 2007, 06:03:02 PM
I remember when the project got shut down the original project lead came on for only 3 posts. I'll leave out his name, for no apparent reason... XD But I remember the shutdown got a lot of new members, and a lot of talk going. And because of the community we grew, we got to bring the game back. That's when a big portion of the community we have today formed. At least that's as far as my memory serves me right.
Title: Re: The TSL Memories thread
Post by: Elessar on September 18, 2007, 07:20:47 PM
The story as goes it's that in 2002 it was a blue/purple/white website, it was rather large too.
I loved that website! !!! I'm posting a somewhat restored pictured of the site. (I have a much better picture, but it's 2.73 MB, and the forum won't allow that. :P)
Title: Re: The TSL Memories thread
Post by: Say on September 18, 2007, 07:31:30 PM
You're right, that brought a lot of ghosts.

And I personally wouldn't say "original project lead". You'd have to have a project to lead it first, and have working team members to lead.

I do consider that group completly different from this group that emerged. Especially considering that everything that was/is produced in "The Silver Lining" came from Cesar's script and no one else's.


And to take this thread back to its original intent.... please apply :P





Posted on: September 18, 2007, 09:29:42 PM

The story as goes it's that in 2002 it was a blue/purple/white website, it was rather large too.
I loved that website! !!! I'm posting a somewhat restored pictured of the site. (I have a much better picture, but it's 2.73 MB, and the forum won't allow that. :P)

Oh, the memories.... There was another website from the previous team, don't know how long it was active for or if it was ever updated. I know it was like 3 links (About, Project, Contact or something) and no forum!

Title: Re: The TSL Memories thread
Post by: tessspoon on September 18, 2007, 07:50:08 PM
I loved that website! !!! I'm posting a somewhat restored pictured of the site. (I have a much better picture, but it's 2.73 MB, and the forum won't allow that. :P)
I have a link to an archive of that site bookmarked :D (I have an entire  folder of bookmarks dedicated to TSL :P) I was looking around at it a while ago, particularly the Four Winds.

Title: Re: The TSL Memories thread
Post by: dark-daventry on September 18, 2007, 07:54:57 PM
The story as goes it's that in 2002 it was a blue/purple/white website, it was rather large too.
I loved that website! !!! I'm posting a somewhat restored pictured of the site. (I have a much better picture, but it's 2.73 MB, and the forum won't allow that. :P)

OMG! I REMEMBER THAT WEBSITE! XD I've been here THAT long?! I wasn't a member of the forum then, I know that much, but I definitely remember that website! I did like the way the number of the games were layed out above the page...

And yes, to get back on topic: APPLY! Even if you think you have no chance, it never hurts to apply. You're not losing anything. As they say, nothing ventured, nothing gained. You can't possibly know if you won't get picked if you don't put yourself out there and try. It all pays off in the end!
I loved that website! !!! I'm posting a somewhat restored pictured of the site. (I have a much better picture, but it's 2.73 MB, and the forum won't allow that. :P)
I have a link to an archive of that site bookmarked :D (I have an entire  folder of bookmarks dedicated to TSL :P) I was looking around at it a while ago, particularly the Four Winds.

OMG, I miss the four winds so much! I used to love that! AND YOU MUST SHOW ME THESE ARCHIVES! XD Wow, major nostalgic thread... XD I did NOT expect that coming... XD
Title: Re: The TSL Memories thread
Post by: tessspoon on September 18, 2007, 07:58:44 PM
Archive (http://web.archive.org/web/20030611043554/www.kq9.org/library/kq03.php)
It doesn't work if you try to go to the home page, so that's what I have bookmarked.
Title: Re: The TSL Memories thread
Post by: Rosella on September 18, 2007, 08:12:31 PM
I remember that website too! XD Wow...serious nostalgia there. The Four Winds was half the reason I came to the website. XD
Title: Re: The TSL Memories thread
Post by: dark-daventry on September 18, 2007, 08:14:54 PM
Thank you so much. I am forever in your debt! I offer you a treasure map leading to a TSL spoiler. Followed by :suffer: XD

I remember that website too! XD Wow...serious nostalgia there. The Four Winds was half the reason I came to the website. XD

The Four Winds was definitely awesome! Speaking of which *runs off and studies website, hiding laptop from sight...* XD
Title: Re: The TSL Memories thread
Post by: tessspoon on September 18, 2007, 08:34:34 PM
NP. :) I found the archive when someone else had linked to it on this forum at some point.

I offer you a treasure map leading to a TSL spoiler. Followed by :suffer: XD
Now where's my suffer vodoo doll... ;P
Title: Re: The TSL Memories thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on September 18, 2007, 08:38:12 PM
Oh my gosh! I remember it too! Talk about memories!
Title: Re: The TSL Memories thread
Post by: dark-daventry on September 18, 2007, 08:52:23 PM
Such fond memories of that site. I remember visiting it often. I also used it as a reference quite constantly. I think I used it to help me in creating my website.
Title: Re: The TSL Memories thread
Post by: Yonkey on September 18, 2007, 11:24:17 PM
Oh, the memories.... There was another website from the previous team, don't know how long it was active for or if it was ever updated. I know it was like 3 links (About, Project, Contact or something) and no forum!

Do you mean this light blue site?  I wasn't around back then, but found an archive of it a while back.  It seemed to have the very basics.
Title: Re: The TSL Memories thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on September 19, 2007, 05:16:43 AM
Yeah, I never visited that one, but I did see it archived once :)
Title: Re: The TSL Memories thread
Post by: dark-daventry on September 19, 2007, 08:14:24 AM
I think that light blue site was before my time, but it's certainly amazing how many changes this site has been through. At least 4 different site designs, and even more I'd bet... XD
Title: Re: The TSL Memories thread
Post by: dark-daventry on September 19, 2007, 08:24:37 AM
This thread is for memories of the past of TSL. Discuss freely the nostalgic memories you have on the past of TSL. Discuss the old websites the team has gone through, post archive links or screen shots, or share your own personal experience from the past. You can discuss the (almighty) :suffer: era, and old forumers, old threads that you miss (perhaps an alternative to reviving old threads?) and so much more! I'll start: I miss the :suffer: era! The time when :suffer: ruled the forum! XD So much good memories...

P.S. Feel free to move this thread at your own discretion. I was unsure of where to place it, and thought that perhaps here was a nice place to start. But feel free to relocate it!
Title: Re: The TSL Memories thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on September 19, 2007, 09:09:11 AM
Well, I wanted it to go in General, but it doesn't really fit there.

Gosh, memories. I have so many! I remember one posting spree with James, Kimmie, Graham and myself. We would be IMing back and forth and just kept saying "replied to good" or "replied to your thread" etc. I think we shot up about a hundred posts each within an hour or two.
Title: Re: The TSL Memories thread
Post by: dark-daventry on September 19, 2007, 09:58:11 AM
OMG!!! That's so funny! I remember when they opened chamber most recently I just kept changing my nick name every two minutes! No one else was on, just me and I think AAAP. It was so funny. How do you define a posting spree?
Title: Re: The TSL Memories thread
Post by: copycat on September 19, 2007, 04:41:41 PM
I don't have any recollection of what Yonkey posted, but I do remember the one Elessar posted.
BTW, the date it says I registered could be correct since at that time I received a mail asking me to confirm my registration to the 'Unofficial KQIX Forum'. However, that mail was the third sent to the address specifically created for KQIX (which has now been abandoned since it had serious issues with TSL Newsletter). Furthermore, I don't seem to have any mail sent to that address before that third one so I wonder what the first two were... Four Winds newsletters maybe?
However, I agree, apply you people, even if you don't get chosen I'm pretty sure you'll get other benefits coming your way, at times you least expect it, as I have.
Title: Re: The TSL Memories thread
Post by: Say on September 19, 2007, 06:27:00 PM
I remember when I used to be nice to Cesar :P


A memory that still seems surreal is remembering when Neil ever showed up for a first time in these forums! He started just like you folks, and now he gets hands on everything! Including Cesar's dirty underwear :-X
Title: Re: The TSL Memories thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on September 19, 2007, 07:53:23 PM
I define a posting spree as several people on at the same time and they respond to each others' posts right after each other...so that you have about a hundred new posts in the forum in no time at all :P
Title: Re: The TSL Memories thread
Post by: Yonkey on September 19, 2007, 09:06:51 PM
A memory that still seems surreal is remembering when Neil ever showed up for a first time in these forums! He started just like you folks, and now he gets hands on everything! Including Cesar's dirty underwear :-X
Hahaha ...what the?! :o :P  But yeah, I know when I first was thinking of registering here, I wasn't sure if I would.  It really came down to how friendly and accepting the community was that made me into a post junkie and eventually a team member. :P

I miss a lot of old forum regulars, each of whom had their own distinct personality, opinion and sense of humour.  It's great that they come back to visit every now and then, but it's just not the same as when they around a lot more.
Title: Re: The TSL Memories thread
Post by: dark-daventry on September 19, 2007, 09:25:34 PM
Well, I'm a forum regular, and I've been here a while... XD And thanks Koko for telling me that! I've probably been on a few sprees myself then... XD
Title: Re: The TSL Memories thread
Post by: Rosella on September 19, 2007, 09:43:54 PM
I remember when I went from like, 300 posts to 500 in like, two hours. XD
Title: Re: The TSL Memories thread
Post by: dark-daventry on September 19, 2007, 10:03:51 PM
That's a huge jump for a two hour period! That's like 100 posts per hour... I don't even think I could pull something like that off! XD
I credit all of the sudden post count spikes to Haven, because of all the games that everyone uses to increase their post count. That's why they were invented in the first place... XD

I remember when I never visited the forum too much, and one day I went on and it said Silly adventurer and I was like "Oh sweet! I ROCK!" XD I love it when my rank changes! XD It's such a good feeling to know that you've accomplished a goal you've always wanted to. My goal now is to make it to TSL Groupie. Of course, I need a LOT of posts to do that... XD
Title: Re: The TSL Memories thread
Post by: Elessar on September 20, 2007, 05:14:41 PM
NP. :) I found the archive when someone else had linked to it on this forum at some point.
That could have been me (http://www.postudios.com/blog/forum/index.php?topic=3720.msg159597#msg159597). I often use the Wayback Machine to look at old content on websites, and that's how I produced the picture. ;)
Title: Re: The TSL Memories thread
Post by: tessspoon on September 20, 2007, 05:33:26 PM
NP. :) I found the archive when someone else had linked to it on this forum at some point.
That could have been me (http://www.postudios.com/blog/forum/index.php?topic=3720.msg159597#msg159597). I often use the Wayback Machine to look at old content on websites, and that's how I produced the picture. ;)
Yep, that would be it. Glad you posted that, because before I saw that I didn't even know such a thing was possible.
Title: Re: The TSL Memories thread
Post by: dark-daventry on September 21, 2007, 07:05:07 AM
Out of curiosity, what is the wayback machine? I know it's slightly off topic, but still... And perhaps we should move the disscussion of the old website into the thread I created, the TSL Memories Thread. And to stay on topic: Being a fannatic would definitely be cool! I'm sure the fannatics get a lot of benefits!
Title: Re: The TSL Memories thread
Post by: Yonkey on September 21, 2007, 08:41:31 AM
Good idea, DD. :P  *merges* 

The wayback machine can be found here: http://www.archive.org  Just type in the URL to any old site in the box on that page.
Title: Re: The TSL Memories thread
Post by: dark-daventry on September 23, 2007, 03:46:38 PM
Just to note, Petra Rocks did not make this thread, despite what the haven section might indicate. It was actually created by me! (BTW, is it possible to move my original post, introducing this thread, to the beginning, so that people actually have a generic idea of what the thread is about?)
Title: Re: The TSL Memories thread
Post by: Yonkey on September 23, 2007, 03:59:24 PM
No, it goes by date.

The best I can do is edit the first post and put your text there.
Title: Re: The TSL Memories thread
Post by: Petra Rocks on September 23, 2007, 05:16:43 PM
Actually, I was a little suprised when I first saw the thread myself. :P I didn't remember starting anything of the kind. XD
Title: Re: The TSL Memories thread
Post by: dark-daventry on September 23, 2007, 06:09:31 PM
Well, do the best you can Yonkey. I think it would at least be good that people know what the thread is about...

And this the result of merging threads, I suppose. If only they could be manually changed.... Can you reverse the order?
Title: Re: The TSL Memories thread
Post by: Delling on September 23, 2007, 06:23:25 PM
Well, anyway... I remember the blue website... I used to lurk on its forums! :P XD
Title: Re: The TSL Memories thread
Post by: PirateKingChris on September 23, 2007, 09:46:07 PM
I wish I'd been around long enough to have memories to share......but I don't, so there :P
Title: Re: The TSL Memories thread
Post by: Delling on September 23, 2007, 10:56:28 PM
Aww, PK, in two or three years you can share this memory with a new batch of forumers (hopefully the rest of us will be around to chime in too)!
Title: Re: The TSL Memories thread
Post by: dark-daventry on September 24, 2007, 09:40:39 AM
Well I intend to stick around for a while! And I think my forum join date is wrong. If it says 2005, then I know it's got to be wrong... Because I know I joined before then. I think I joined in 2003 or something, but I'm not sure... But I remember I was at my friend's house one day, and he went on to TSL, and all of a sudden it was like all different! It had the introduction with the King Graham at the end of the video holding up a sword. I think that new site design was implemented either that day, or a few days before... I don't remember when though... XD
Title: Re: The TSL Memories thread
Post by: Yonkey on September 24, 2007, 01:04:42 PM
You're probably talking about Teaser 2 (http://www.postudios.com/archivedTSL/media/promos/teaser2/teaser2.html). 8)  That was done in early 2004 though, not 2003. :P
Title: Re: The TSL Memories thread
Post by: dark-daventry on September 24, 2007, 01:13:10 PM
Yes, I believe it was that, but I also remember seeing the first teaser trailer on the old site. I'd have to check my profile to see when it says I had joined, because I'm confident that it wasn't 2005. I thought it might have been 2003, but I'm not sure. I can't really remember into the past all that well... XD

EDIT: I just did the math, and I realized I DID join in 2005... I now remember (though vaguely) that I had joined when I was in the seventh grade... It's been a fairly long while since then... But I have been following the project much much longer than that. I've probably been following since 2003 sometime...