Any late 90's players here?

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Any late 90's players here?

Post by Seraph » Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:47 pm

This is so wild.

I was a pretty avid player back in the mid/late 90's. I forget why I stopped -- I had moved across the country, but also I think technology had improved a bit and people were migrating over to some more visual online platforms. It's been so long, I don't remember.

Anyways, I have some super fond memories of DoS, including losing a razor-thin match for the Overlord title.. rumors were that the overlord at that time (and his name escapes me) was maintaining spreadsheets of all the top ranked players' habits.

Just wanted to reach out and see if anyone from that time still hangs around here. The place meant a lot to me at the time, and I have fond memories of it. I owe a lot of my written communication skills to the time I spent here in the Arena, as well as the meticulous hours curating my AOL profile to stay within the character limits :-D

Glad to see it still exists! And looks like it's an active community as well.

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Re: Any late 90's players here?

Post by Kalamere » Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:11 pm

The Histories wrote:Next to challenge Dalamar was the Warlord Seraph, self-proclaimed murderer of Draven Altruis. Public vehemence was heavy against the challenger, and in the match itself Dalamar chose to have the Warlord face a Test of Worthiness against Warlord Sartan. Neutral Baron of the Third Evan Rynth chose to Interceed for the Challenger, a choice for which the Overlord immediately banished him to Renegade. The Overlord's Champion proved the stronger in that match and went on to face Seraph. But Sartan's endurance proved unable to last both matches, and the Warlord came out of the match ready to face the Overlord.

To face, but not to defeat. Though the match was one of the closest ever recorded against Dalamar, he retained his title of Overlord in the end with a 5-4 victory.
https://rhydin.org/dos/ol_details.php?ord=28

I don't recall us interacting back in the day, but always nice to see an old timer stop by!
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Re: Any late 90's players here?

Post by Goldglo » Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:30 pm

Here!
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Re: Any late 90's players here?

Post by Gloria Blaze » Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:08 am

Here.
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Re: Any late 90's players here?

Post by Seraph » Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:15 am

Awesome!

It's been so long that I only remember like 2-3 people that were part of my "posse." But your names are all ringing bells, this is great :)

I did a quick search around the forums but didn't find anything about DoS's OOC history over the years.

I remember it being archived in the early 2000's, but has it been active this entire time, or was there an effort to resurrect it? I find it fascinating (and wonderful) that it's still around.
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Re: Any late 90's players here?

Post by Claire Gallows » Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:48 am

Not sure what sort of OOC history you might be looking for but DoS (along with DoF and DoM) is alive and well! Info can be found here https://rhydin.org/dos/ with historic information found via the sidebar link for histories on that page, including another 91 Overlords after Dalamar too :-D
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Re: Any late 90's players here?

Post by Goldglo » Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:39 pm

There's also a lot of old stuff here, but it's more of an IC history/archive than OOC info: https://duelingzone.org/duelarchives/

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Re: Any late 90's players here?

Post by PrlUnicorn » Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:08 pm

I remember you! If memory serves, Zarrada, Draven, and Lupton were part of the posse you mentioned.

Good to know you are among the living. :)
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Re: Any late 90's players here?

Post by Regina Wellston » Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:40 pm

I played on the AOL chat rooms..So don't think I know you but I was a 90's writer too!
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Re: Any late 90's players here?

Post by Seraph » Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:06 pm

Claire Gallows wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:48 am
Not sure what sort of OOC history you might be looking for but DoS (along with DoF and DoM) is alive and well! Info can be found here https://rhydin.org/dos/ with historic information found via the sidebar link for histories on that page, including another 91 Overlords after Dalamar too :-D
I'm not entirely sure -- has the Arena survived all these years in an active state? Was there a renaissance.. and if so, who's been taking care of it? Things like that. I was pleasantly surprised to find an active community after all these years and it's clearly been a labor of love. Props to everyone who has been doing the work behind the scenes keeping everything running.

I'll probably spend some time this weekend going through the archives and reading up on everything I can.
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Re: Any late 90's players here?

Post by Seraph » Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:08 pm

PrlUnicorn wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:08 pm
I remember you! If memory serves, Zarrada, Draven, and Lupton were part of the posse you mentioned.

Good to know you are among the living. :)
Ha.. yes!! Haven't seen those names thrown around in a long time.
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Re: Any late 90's players here?

Post by Tasslehofl Momus » Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:43 pm

::waves::
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Re: Any late 90's players here?

Post by Lailokken » Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:37 pm

AOL player here too... ran with Leto Covington, Jeffrey Oakenshield, Karturis among others... including :::waves to Tass:::

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