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Announcements / Brief outage today
« on: July 29, 2020, 04:55:01 pm »
We had a brief service outage, our VPS server was moved to new hardware at our hosting service, this was unannounced, but also an improvement in performance.


Announcements / AU TShirt Give away
« on: December 18, 2018, 06:29:53 pm »
We're Giving away an AU T-Shirt on 12/31, you've got until the end of the month to log into the game and drop Markov a note saying you are entering.

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[   1] Markov: AU T-Shirt Giveaway
Date:   Mon Dec 17 08:45:49 2018
To:     all
Hey Everyone, I am annoucing it here first, I will be giving away an AU
T-Shirt to one player here at the end of the month for AU's 20th
Anniversary.  To enter: drop me a note on board 4, please one entry per
person (RL people not per character).  I'll be announcing on
FB/Twitter/forums shortly as well.


p.s. I am buying the shiort out to pocket ot give away ;)

Announcements / Minor change for the Forums/Website
« on: March 12, 2018, 09:11:51 pm »
I've added SSL certificates for the website/forums. Honestly, the forums ought to have had one all along, and at least Google will penalize a sites score while searching for not being in https anymore. 

I am using Let's Encrypt, which is a free Certificate signing authority.

Announcements / Downtime yesterday
« on: May 27, 2015, 02:10:58 pm »
I'd like to apologize for the downtime we experienced yesterday, everything should be back to normal now. 

I'll be kicking off 24 hours of Double QP/XP/Damage as part of this apology :D


Announcements / New Staff Announcement
« on: August 03, 2014, 05:25:57 pm »
Hello Everyone,
I've got some exciting news, after a few months of being back as a player,
we have brought Toroid on to the Immortal Staff of AU. He is doing some
Coding as well as helping with day to day Immortal duties, including restrings
and reforges. We will hold welcome back quest some time in the near future.


Announcements / New server.
« on: August 03, 2014, 03:56:54 pm »
Hello Everyone,
I am glad to announce we've moved to a new server. This is due to an unforeseen performance issue on our last one, For some reason we were seeing massive delays being able to read or write to disk on that server.  this lead to us having major crash/lag issues with the MUD as well as performance issues on our forums and website. While theses issues were from forces beyond our control I'd like to apologies and thank our players and staff for bearing with them as long as they had to.


Announcements / Crashes/Wizlock yesterday
« on: April 18, 2013, 05:36:34 pm »
Ok guys,
Sorry for the instability last night, While we had weeks of testing this code on our Development server it seems our actual game server really didn't like some of the updates to the movement code. I Rolled back relativity quickly last night at work, but forgot to unwizlock the MUD till I got home. I don't believe anything got corrupted during the crashes.

We've also got a new back end for Movement and PK, as well as a new Warrior skill in this latest batch of updates.

Announcements / iOS Mudclient
« on: March 08, 2013, 01:20:56 am »
I've been given 2 free copies of the new iOS MUD client MUDRammer to give away, if you have an iPhone or iPad and want one please let me know if more than 2 of you want them I'll have to draw lots for you.

Announcements / some stats
« on: March 01, 2013, 05:46:20 am »
We're building back play time from the end of the year, we had a rough December play time wise and steadily are getting more time played (as player not imms) here are the statistics from the first of last year. (totals not averages)

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                Report for 1/1/2012 to 2/28/2013
                Monthly Totals
       | Playing  Number Number  Number   New     Count   Max
       |  Time      of     of      of     Char.   on the Players
       | (mins.)  Logins Logouts Deletes Creates   Hour  [NoAvg]
Jan    |  203078    2479    2592       4      59    2443      12
Feb    |  203544    2221    2360      14      66    2240      13
Mar    |  216855    2496    2656      20     125    2414      11
Apr    |  162644    1742    1869      15      84    1260       9
May    |  172385    1814    1906       2      42    1649       8
Jun    |  145681    1873    1956       6      69    1400       9
Jul    |  143991    1744    1833       5      64    1348      11
Aug    |  177526    2110    2235       6      91    2008      11
Sep    |  188346    1571    1673      12      85    1569       9
Oct    |  119188    1440    1543       4      50    1249       7
Nov    |  103078    1185    1247       2      44    1128       7
Dec    |   67947     797     857       3      29     477       5
Jan    |   78539     879     946       9      70     719       6
Feb    |  107988    1319    1421      12      77     978       7

Announcements / New Website.
« on: February 05, 2013, 05:07:37 pm »
Thanks to Lacrier's  hard work, we've got a new website! Please feel free to contact him with any updates that need to be made. Feedback is always welcome.


Announcements / A few points I need to make
« on: August 02, 2012, 05:37:07 pm »
Hey folks a few things here,
I appreciate all of your making time to play AU, and contribute to it's community.
I have a few points to make, some are going to come off harsh. Please bare with me.

First off I am sick of the US vs. THEM mentality that's been forming, the staff has
nothing against the players, nor are we just sitting idly by trying to let the mud
stagnate. We are all one community, but this does not mean everyone's pet ideas/projects
get done.

Secondly, respect. We need to stay respectful on the forums and channels. If not you will
loose your channels/rights to the forums. I am frankly tired of people being trolls (the
Internet variety not the river ones).

Third, if you have a problem w/ someone come to me w/ it. I don't like hearing something like
X staff member say Y 3 months ago, and I stopped playing for a while. Or A player said Q and
I am not telling you what player it was, but I am really upset.

Lastly, if you feel you can run a MUD better check out help NEWMUD, and feel free to try.

Please remember we're all trying to avoid burnout, there is a lot you guys don't see behind the
scenes we've got many projects, including some player ideas, or modified ideas. This is not even
counting the Builders work going on on the build MUD. We all want AU to succeed, we jsut sometimes
have differing visions on how to get there.


Announcements / Flash Client Update
« on: May 10, 2012, 06:28:42 am »
[  12] Markov: New Flash Client
Date:   Thu May 10 00:27:55 2012
To:     all
Greetings everyone!
We've now got our own hosted flash client at
This new client will help out a few ways, first off it's hosted on the same server as
AU, secondly it will allow us to track players better, not more worry of blanket bans on
the flash client when someone has been acting up on it


Announcements / Days of Redemption
« on: October 01, 2011, 12:33:16 am »
The DoR has begun, heat 1 ends at 11PM EST

Announcements / AU Tutorial videos!
« on: September 18, 2011, 09:43:19 am »
This is a thread for AU Tutorial videos, staring w/ my how to quest on AU video

Please let me know if you've made one!

Newbie Tutorial by Vaeaea
her other videos!

Announcements / Barreston/DoR
« on: September 09, 2011, 03:40:40 am »
The Days of Redemption are back!

We are implementing the single larges new area grouping since the restructure of the mud in 1999, and to celebrate we are bringing back the DoR!

When Friday September 30th through Sunday October 2nd. Start and finish times to be announce closer to the event!


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