I’m not a forum sleuth, but I’m wondering if someone would resurrect an old thread for a newly released game from within the first 2 years of the forum so we can compare how posts were written then vs. the general attitude we see now.
I’m curious of the result in a:
“The more things change, the more they stay the same”
“Gamers were just excited to have a game back then”
Well, Dial Up was fun. Connecting to the ISP or another friend to play some H2H gaming, listening to the modem doing its chirping and whatnot. USR Courier v.everything, good times :) Funny that they called it Courier when that was the ‘scene’ designation for those who moved files from BBS 1 to BBS 2,3,4,5…
I remember when I was visiting a PC game coder in the early 90’s and he got a phone call about the new Wing Commander II which he was eager to play. He was almost falling down from his chair in awe when he heard it took up… was it 25 MB on the hard disk? It was quite a jump compared to other games at the time.
I can do the Four Yorkshireman thing all day, since I started with a computer with 256 bytes of memory, no “kilo” about it, but I think JP’s more interested in gamer attitudes then vs. now.
Mostly I remember struggling through some pretty bad games, or games with bad interfaces, because there were a lot less of them. Or maybe I was exposed to fewer, because demos didn’t exist, and $50 was a lot more money to me then, so every purchase decision was a struggle.
Yea; was one of 100 test users. We shared a 100Mbit backbone to one of the largest ISPs, so it was very good times. Once testing was over in 1999 or thereabouts we got reduced from 10-14Mbit-ish to 300kbit… That wasn’t very fun.
10Mbit and UO was good times :)