Greetings dedicated fans of Terra. A long time it has been of promises and attempts of rejuvenating the Terra we know and love, however, Terra is suffering from a grievous wound akin to multiple gunshots, and it's lifeblood, the players, are leaving faster than they are accumulating. Admin's can only put band aids on these wounds and only Tom can do anything substantial.
As you can imagine, band aids will not stop the bleeding of a gunshot wound. They might slow it, but death is inevitable. In order to save the game, it needs to be completely rewritten from the ground up with a completely new source, in a better language. Let's face it, Tom neither has the time, nor the interest and possibly the resources to do this.
I don't want to see this community die and it doesn't have to. Even if it is no longer called Terra, though I would urge Tom to endorse this project completely, it can still have the taste and feel of the game we have grown to love, with much needed updates and features that will allow the community to grow.
Furthermore, I have already created the basic technology for this task, however, it is only my interpretation of Terra. I need creative assistance with new ideas and criticism on the current ones I have developed. What should stay from the original Terra design and what should go.
Last but not least, I am a programmer, not a graphic designer. I have no graphics for the game and no artists on board. This has been my greatest hurdle for nearly 5 years.
If anyone is interested in getting involved in this community driven project in anyway please post in this thread or pm with contact information. We can accomplish together, with a new client, what is just not possible on the modified FSO platform.
Tom, despite what I might have said in the past, you have done a pretty good job in turning FSO into something I never thought it could be. You are a legacy in the world of Unfungames and for the experience these last 10 years, I thank you.