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 Post subject: Re: Anyone still playing this game?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:20 am 
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Always stop in to check on things! Can never forget the brilliance of our little community. :remylove:

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone still playing this game?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:01 pm 

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Blake Spencer wrote:
Always stop in to check on things! Can never forget the brilliance of our little community. :remylove:

Time to keep Skyrates alive through 2019 and beyond.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone still playing this game?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:08 pm 

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Nate Quarter wrote:
Blake Spencer wrote:
Always stop in to check on things! Can never forget the brilliance of our little community. :remylove:

Time to keep Skyrates alive through 2019 and beyond.


Aye Aye to that! :grog:


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone still playing this game?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:19 am 

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I'm here! Come back everyone! Let's get this thing rolling again!


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone still playing this game?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:02 am 

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Just returned after a long time off.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone still playing this game?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:57 am 

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Holy cow...memories.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone still playing this game?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:48 am 

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To think I literally overthrew that tyrant Kenisu and became Green faction president. What a flood of memories to check back in here. It's sad, really...

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone still playing this game?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:57 pm 

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Well I'm back here after uh... one year... oops

I checked the discord on the wiki but the invite broke. Anyone have a new invite?


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone still playing this game?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:01 pm 

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Here's a current link to the Skyrates discord: [url]link broke, message me for link[/url]

Should be stable. Let me know if it has any issues!

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone still playing this game?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:16 am 
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Thanks for the new link. I've updated the Radio page on the Skybrary.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone still playing this game?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:23 am 

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:blueflag:

*waves*

Thought I'd fly a few legs for old time's sake. Hope anyone still out there is doing well.

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone still playing this game?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:00 pm 
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May as well, before the "window" closes.

Only about 10 months left for Flash.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/hel ... of-support


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone still playing this game?
PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2020 12:38 pm 

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A friend of mine introduced me to this game 10 years ago, and we recently started talking about it. I logged in for the first time in a decade last night, and now I wish I had continued playing those days back in college. Will there be a way to rescue the game from oblivion after Flash support ends?

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone still playing this game?
PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2020 6:49 am 
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Well... I suppose that the Flash client is the primary thing that will prevent Skyrates from being playable.

Although there are loads of things that should also be fixed (including an upgrade to this very Forum), in theory, the database could continue to be operational.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone still playing this game?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:08 am 

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Was reminded of how much i used to play this.

I legitimately hope Skyrates makes a move to unity player or even something on steam at some point.
I feel thats unlikely, but it totally deserves to live on.

At the very least i hope people who are still here do what they can to archive all of this somewhere, this may be an obscure section of internet history, but i feel like its an important one.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone still playing this game?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:47 pm 
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Holy crap, the game is still going? Dang, Calvin, kudos! I see the game's down atm, but soon as I can I'll be flying again.

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone still playing this game?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:57 pm 
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The server has been down intermittently lately (although there is no discernible pattern to the outages). Try back tomorrow!

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone still playing this game?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:00 pm 
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Will do. Was floored when I discovered this was back up. That'll teach me to give up too soon...

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone still playing this game?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:44 pm 

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There are three or so official months until the retirement of Flash. Access to Skyrates may be possible afterwards, Devs willing, but some browser tweaks will likely be necessary.

Why don't we have a going away party for our Good Old Game? Hopefully we could persuade the Devs to put together a small competition or challenge or ??? as a nostalgic goodbye and time to reconnect.

Cheers to this fine game which has withstood the test of time, and I hope others here and absent might feel the same way!

Regards,

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone still playing this game?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:21 pm 

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First joined around 2012, where I focused almost exclusively on trading---managed to hit the #1 most profitable per hour trader back then, but then took a long break as other things came up.

Played again briefly in 2018 where I stumbled upon some little program that allowed you to customize planes on the side, where I started trading again, only to take a break after a month or two.


Booted it up just this week and set up a trade route--was super lucky to bump into Atomsk.


Have a lot of fond memories of things back in 2012, but by the time I checked in, again, in 2018, things were totally and completely dead---it's no small miracle Atomsk was actually in the chat just a few days ago.


It's still a shame that this project can't be made open source--this being able to be recoded in HTML5 with additional security would be amazing.

At the very least, I can see things limping along for another year or two by just utilizing flash still---sure, it'll be "dead", but I imagine the plug-in will still be around and work, for a while---though the increasing crash rates I'm hearing about are extremely concerning.

It's kinda a shame a great game like this has lapsed into complete and utter mystery to the wider world---it's a little gem I don't think should ever fade.


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