Medieval Realms is three years old on 3rd December 2020 – that’s next Thursday! There has been an unbelievable amount of work that has gone into making the server what it is today. A lot of stress at times when months of work fall apart when code does not behave the work it was intended. Not to mention two server failures resulting in backup restores and hardware troubleshooting. But also, a lot of learning, which is what MR is all about (for me). I get to learn; you get to play on a persistent server without a god player. Please excuse my occasional flying around here. Hehe.
MR was and is a means for me to learn. In fact, for the creation of the server to date I have read six textbooks, watched countless videos, and read online tutorials on everything from Design Patterns to Data Buffering to Relational Databases. On top of the more fun research on the middle ages. Many exciting and interesting books there too!
One of the funnest recent additions for me was the Online Player Stats. Which involved me writing code, that wrote code, that wrote code. With an FTP transfer layer tangled in there too. That was indeed a brain teaser! But the endorphin rush when it finally worked was worth it. Still in early Alpha, expect much more to come in regards to website integration.
The server is certainly not a profit seeking venture – I would probably be in the region of £2,500 better off had I never started this. That’s five new PS5s. And over 1,000 hours more free time to do other things like. . . play computer games or earn some actual money 😂. Over the years we have had some very kind players giving donations for which I am eternally grateful. I know that every donation is given freely – for which you are under no obligation. MR is free to play and always will be so long as I have the financial means to prop it up!
Finally, I would like to say a big thank you to all those who have ever played on Medieval Realms. I might have spent over 1,000 hours coding but you have spent over 13,500 hours playing!
Happy Birthday MR! Happy Birthday.