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The TSL Memories thread
« 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
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Re: The TSL Memories thread
« Reply #1 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!


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Re: The TSL Memories thread
« Reply #2 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
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Re: The TSL Memories thread
« Reply #3 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
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Re: The TSL Memories thread
« Reply #4 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).
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Re: The TSL Memories thread
« Reply #5 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. 
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Re: The TSL Memories thread
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2007, 12:27:35 PM »
White and blue? ??? Weren't they white and purple? :X :P
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Re: The TSL Memories thread
« Reply #7 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.


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Re: The TSL Memories thread
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2007, 01:36:53 PM »
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Re: The TSL Memories thread
« Reply #9 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
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Re: The TSL Memories thread
« Reply #10 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)

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Re: The TSL Memories thread
« Reply #11 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
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Re: The TSL Memories thread
« Reply #12 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! :)


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Re: The TSL Memories thread
« Reply #13 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.
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Re: The TSL Memories thread
« Reply #14 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
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« Reply #15 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...

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Re: The TSL Memories thread
« Reply #16 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.
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Re: The TSL Memories thread
« Reply #17 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)
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Re: The TSL Memories thread
« Reply #18 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.


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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!



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Re: The TSL Memories thread
« Reply #19 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.

 

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