Hello everyone. Im looking for a coder that is experienced with working on Rom2.4b6 codebase. The code has been modified some, but if you can code on Rom, it wont be a problem, since we added it in a long time ago as stock Rom2.4b6.
The reason that I am looking for a coder is so I can work on other things, code wise and other things in the mud non-code wise. Im on the computer about 6-8 hours a day. CET time zone, so 6 hours ahead of EST. So EST time zone Id be on from about 2am until 7am, and then from about 9am until 12pm.
Chronicles of The Blade is a med/fantasy themed mud which is fully operationable and open to players. We have an ok pbase again (just reopened a couple weeks ago, so obviously not a huge pbase yet) but most of the people who stop by, do come back to play. Added in double exp yesterday and it works fine (except it doesnt turn off when it is supposed to, it just keeps running, and doesnt send on public channels when it runs out, just announces when turned on and when it gets turned off). Adding in Double damage too, thats one of the reasons why they stay lol.
If you apply, please be experienced in both adding things and debugging. Knowing how to get around with gdb is a plus, but not required. Having a nasty problem now of having the mud crash off and on (a bit too much), and not all too familiar in how to debug the probs that are in the code right now. I debugged a lot of things, but the current problems Im having trouble with.
So if you decide to stop by and apply, Id be more than happy to speak to you and possibly hire you. As for you serious coders, you can understand that I dont give shell access right away. Have had that problem too many times where people come and claim they are coders, then just take the code and leave.
If you want to apply, and Im not on, either send me an email and how to get in touch with you, reply on this post, or send a note to Zaphyre (me) on the mud. Will be happy to hear from you soon.
Address: frostmud.com Port: 8310 If you connect via IP: 220.127.116.11
most coder have their own mud or muds they work on.
This is the primary reason. People will need a strong incentive and you will need to be a very good salesman to persuade someone away from their own goals/dreams/hobby/project to work on yours. I think Crat's famous newcommer letter will outline all the fine points for both of you. Nothing against either of your projects; best of luck! Just understand why you will get little to no offers to join your project when we all already have our own.
I think it's important to understand that programming is hard. It's probably more difficult than non-programmers give programmers credit for. So as Kline says, if there's no incentive why is someone going to join a project that isn't really their passion and do something for you that's both valuable and difficult. Skilled labor isn't something that just falls in your lap. If you're not paying them there has to be something to offset that. Like them being very interested in your project and its future. Many a games have found good programmers in the people who play the game itself and happen to be skilled. Asking anonymous people to work like this is similar to cold calling. You have to be able to sell it.