Over the last week or so, people have started to stumble across our project. Welcome! As we posted in our first blog post, the reason for the low profile was to focus on the coding and delivering a product to the community. It really is that simple. That focus has allowed us to make some great progress both on the emulator side as well as content creation. We are well aware that there are other Asheron’s Call emulators in the works. Some are still under development, along with PhatAC that had to stop development after achieving so much in such a short period of time . We did our best to explain our reasoning for starting another in our inaugural blog post Dereth Forever : A New Beginning
We are well aware that a some folks in the community view this fragmentation in a negative light. “Why can’t everyone just work together and we would have our game back already?” That is a feeling that everyone who loves the game can certainly empathize with. PhatAC, ACE, Dereth Forever and other as yet unknown emulators that may be out there, speak to the fact that the effort to bring AC back has never been a smooth one.
We would like to take just a moment to assure anyone who maybe concerned that everyone here at Dereth Forever loves Asheron’s Call as much as you do. We, like other teams, are putting in countless hours to making bringing the game back a reality. We are taking the path that, in our opinion, gives us the best opportunity to accomplish that mission. We are committed to a GPL license for our game server and will release the code with our first release of a server build. That is not only core to our charter but our solemn pledge to you, the people of the community.
We wish no other emulators any ill will and in fact are grateful for all of the talented people that have worked many many hours over the years to help make any emulator project possible. OK, enough of that, back to coding.