2007-04-22 03:18:53 UTC
/ in a messy state to the outside/casual observer. The central web presence
should be the home of V and provide links to and info about all variants
(like http://www.thangorodrim.net/ did). It should also feature a web forum,
and whatever else the community might need. It most certainly needs a new
central FTP server..
I would like to suggest that "angband.oook.cz" becomes the new central site
if its owner agrees. The site already hosts the popular "ladder" which
should really be part of the central web presence. To clean things up the
old Angband sites must finally be taken down, because they only serve to
http://www.phial.com/angband/ contains VERY outdated and because of this
plain out WRONG information, yet it shows up among the first google hits for
"Angband". Someone should ask BH to take down the site. The historical
information can be integrated into the new central site.
http://www.thangorodrim.net/ is just another dead website. RR should finally
kill it. Just like phial it contains an oudated/wrong statement about who
the current maintainer is. According to thang it is Julian Lightion. You
know, the guy who never did anything, and hurt Angband a lot through by his
I think it is about time that this mess gets cleaned up, otherwise Angband
will continue to seem/be in a state of chaos and abandonment.
I cannot stress enough that some kind of centralised organisation IS
important to keep any kind of community or project healthy. For new / casual
players (i.e. the vast majority!) this is especially important. Only the
"inner circle" (people who follow this newsgroup) even know that Angband is
maintained again! To 90% of the people it looks like a dead game!