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When is Avlis' Birthday?

PostAuthor: Gorgon » Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:05 am

This is probably a question for Orl and Silk, but what would be considered the official date the switch was flipped on for Avlis, the online incarnation we know and love? I'd hate to miss the big 10 Birthday without us doing something special.

Far as I can tell (at least according to Wikipedia), NWN came out mid 2002, and I think Mikona followed soon after. I thought it was earlier than that, since I started playing in 2003, but things changed much faster back then too.

*edits* I forgot we had a Wikipedia page too. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avlis
Wikipedia wrote:Started in late 2002, the online incarnation of Avlis was among the first of the Persistent Worlds built around the Neverwinter Nights game client.

Anything more specific than that available?
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Re: When is Avlis' Birthday?

PostAuthor: Anomandari » Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:20 am

Orl and Silk both joined the boards on Fri Sep 14, 2001... But I'd like to know, too - when did the module get online? *Prepares colourful party hats and festive heavy flails.*
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Re: When is Avlis' Birthday?

PostAuthor: LadyPhoenix77 » Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:31 am

June 19, 2002 is when they first bought the game and started building.

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Re: When is Avlis' Birthday?

PostAuthor: Gorgon » Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:41 am

Go look back at some posts about how things came about here. Even Orl's sorta farewell post is interesting for that. http://www.avlis.org/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=110343


*also got a laugh from the 2001 stuff in this really old one* http://www.avlis.org/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=15

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Re: When is Avlis' Birthday?

PostAuthor: LadyPhoenix77 » Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:50 am

I couldn't really find when they went from testing to live with Mikona, and switched to servervault, looks to be late June to early or mid July. That seemed to be when they started announcing DM applications, new team members and player applications.
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Re: When is Avlis' Birthday?

PostAuthor: Gorgon » Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:04 am

I figured it was still a year away, but big party plans take time. Having a specific date (or at least a time range for it) is the first step. :birthday:
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Re: When is Avlis' Birthday?

PostAuthor: Orleron » Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:22 pm

July 1, 2002 is generally the date I think of. There was no official "launch". The servers just sort of evolved into existence one element at a time.

Gee, maybe we better launch this thing already. I mean we've been working on it for like 10 years already. LOL
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Re: When is Avlis' Birthday?

PostAuthor: TripleAught » Thu Jun 30, 2011 5:36 pm

So, it's about time to bring Avlis out of Beta?

Does that mean we need to wipe all the existing characters and launch fresh?

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Re: When is Avlis' Birthday?

PostAuthor: Cameron Klym » Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:22 pm

So Avlis's birthday is on Canada Day? WOW! Happy 9th birthday!!
(knew there was a reason I really liked Avlis ;) )

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Re: When is Avlis' Birthday?

PostAuthor: Grunt » Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:33 pm

Not many multiplayer games last for 9 years! :fressen:
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