Friday, January 13, 2006

ROM R.I.P.

As some of you have noticed, the immortal staff have been rather generous lately, to say the least. We have good reason for this, we want to reward you, the faithful players of ROM for your dedication to the game.

ROM started in February of 1991. It was a Merc MUD. Alander, knowing he could do better, started to write the ROM code. ROM II replaced the original Merc ROM in July of 1991. This ROM was up for a little over a year.

ROM at rom.org was launched shortly after that by Zump. If you believe the dates, ROM is about 15 years old. But, the real date that ROM began for any given person, is the first day they created their first character.

ROM is not about servers and code and releases; it's about the players. The history of the players is the most important history of rom.org's ROM.

After 15 years of hard service to the MUD community, Zump has decided that enough is enough and he has decided to stop hosting ROM. Please DO NOT email him with your opinions on the matter.

Make your peace with your friends. Get their emails if they wish togive them to you, and enjoy the rest of your mudding life knowing that you have been part of the playerbase in one of the MUDs with the most glorious history on the internet.

The MUD will be shut down on April 1st, 2006, because everybody (especially Zump) appreciates good irony.

Us, the staff at ROM wish you a pleasant tomorrow.

P.S. ROM has closed once, and it opened again as the mud you are playing. ROM is closing again, but it may open again. Updates, when available, will be made on the blog at riversofmud.blogspot.com

Feel free to leave comments! They will be read!

6 Comments:

At 9:34 am, Blogger Arkon said...

Oh my, thats really sad.

ROM is the only mud I really enjoy playing.
I had many good times there and met some good people. Thats a pit it has to end. But, as we all know: "all good things must come to an end"

hugs to all,

Arkon
P.S.: I will try to login more often to have a chance to see you all.

 
At 6:54 pm, Blogger Lesley said...

... ... ... ...

(speechless, lost for words, crushed, devastated, annihilated, you name it)

 
At 9:03 pm, Blogger Sasha said...

I love you all...

Lianne

 
At 8:42 am, Blogger Aeon said...

These are really sad news... after all these years it will be hard to part from this incredible world. I already miss all the good friends and 'adventure companions' I've met there... *mwaaaaaaa*

Aeon

 
At 4:23 pm, Blogger Mordekai said...

As is noted in Kroz' post...I feel certain that ROM will rise again.

Also, note to all: I spoke with Brona via phone and, tho he has no internet connection, he wishes you all good luck and happy mudding!

To quote the late, great Warren Zevon: "I'll see you in the next life;
wake me up for meals."

Mordekai (the Eternal 43)

 
At 8:29 am, Blogger Phil Pentland said...

haha man I can't believe I found this! I used to love ROM! Miss all you fools!

Fannon

 

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