I more or less went from absolute noob without any idea of how to start coding a game to absolute noob who has nonetheless managed to patch together something resembling the start of a game in about 2-3 weeks. In my case, I went at it a bit too hard and burned myself out for a bit, but it honestly isn't difficult to get started -- just pace yourself better than I did.
I also definitely second the Udemy recommendation. Learn to Code with Ruby by Boris Paskhaver is fantastic. He's thorough, methodical, and sounds a bit like Fred Savage. Mixing in the Ares tutorials when you get to the relevant points in the lesson is also definitely a big help to learning the nuances of how Ares does things.
Coming out of post retirement to say: "Right on @Griatch." :)
P.S. I just pulled your Evennia Container. I realized I needed a pet AWS project. With Shadowrun 6th edition right around the corner, the timing just seemed right.
I was one of the staffers there. Long story short, the server is majorly screwed up. Everything was fine at first, but over a period of time more and more people were unable to get a connection, even with a lot of communication between the head staffer and the host company. Eventually even I lost the ability to connect without having to retry several times and it was very hard to maintain a connection. Its supposedly an issue from a past event with the host, but no matter what the coder did they couldn't get the issue ironed out. Also, a lot of the support of the game (staff) bailed on the ship, so I didn't fight very hard toward the end. I really enjoyed the place though. It was one of the few places I played that had a active night group.
Eh, I probably still have my old Alliance char through merit of never going back to remove the vacation flag. But lazy.
Edit to add: the fact that you guys still run HSpace might actually entice me, since every other space game are run by cowards who hide from flying ships. COWARDS I SAY.
Mummy, is very, incredibly unlikely to happen.
We are looking into adding other splats after launch, if we can allocate the resources for them, namely Promethean is a possibility, as well as Skinchangers and maybe others.
As for Mummy itself, I have yet to read or hear anything that makes me think they would mix well on a MU. This could be my ignorance and maybe down the line someone will convince me, but they will 100% not be there at launch.
We will have Mage and Geist if people are feeling OP. <3
We've now been open one month. We have 66 approved characters, 23 of which are original characters. In 15 hours, the limit of 1 media character goes away so the approved character count should increase a fair amount as people add another alt, thus increasing the diversity of characters and RP opportunities.
The combat system has undergone a rehaul, lending more flexibility, faster fights, and better strategy implementation to the system.
I am now recruiting theme staffers for the MUSH, if any of you want to write theme. The theme is, again, an occult version of Batman, focusing on theological concepts inside Gotham City's mythos. It is a small MUSH, with a trio of experimental systems. The combat system, the metapowers tracking system, and the territory addition system.
If you're interested, log a character in and @mail me.
We have had some new players joining recently, and I am happy to see that we are still here and active after a little more than a year of existence.
In case of players that have been absent for a long while (over two months): Freezered players can be requested back, so don't hesitate to contact staff, if you want to return and continue stories on our game.
Just an update to see that we're still here and kicking, with lots of outstanding plot threads to tug at!
A second clone of Ariana Longbow has surfaced in a recording. Like the first one, she slagged her own stack (killed herself.)
Many of the people investigating the case were left threatening shattered stacks at their homes or places of business. Around the same time, a DJ emerged calling herself DJ Shatterstack.
In particular, there's a lot of hooks for cops at the moment, but just about any underworld type could be easily looped in!
We're still small, but there's activity every night.