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Theman
cleric

Joined: Aug 31, 2001
Posts: 167
From: My chair
Posted: 27-10-2002 17:26   
Ahh..remember the WP client software? Those astronomical charges? It's about time we had one of those 'remember on WP when...' moments if you ask me (and I don't just mean MUD2 access). Never again will we see such a structured on-line games community...probably...

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Crazyfool
Wizard



Joined: Sep 16, 2001
Posts: 789
From: Llanelli
Posted: 27-10-2002 22:25   
before the internet was opened to the masses and you JUST about find a chat room where some american dip shit would just LOL at you call u a "freak" or a "pike". Man im a bitter man. Heres to Wireplay and the slow decline into the cess pit of American "society".

Cf


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Maxmage
cabalist

Joined: Dec 16, 2001
Posts: 52
Posted: 06-11-2002 17:03   
Ooh, I used to love WP's old f1 client. That font was so cool ... and the buttons were sometimes handy too.

Maxmage


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Billygoat
Wizard



Joined: Nov 27, 2001
Posts: 94
Posted: 06-11-2002 19:36   
not written by me but funny wp was fun

Politically Correct Three Little Pigs

Once there were 3 little pigs who lived together in mutual respect and in harmony with their environment. Using materials that were indigenous to the area they each built a beautiful house. One pig built a house of straw, one a house of sticks, and one a house of dung, clay and creeper vines shaped into bricks and baked in a small kiln. When they were finished, the pigs were satisfied with their work and settled back to live in peace and self-determination.

But their idyll was soon shattered. One day, along came a big, bad wolf with expansionist ideas. He saw the pigs and grew very hungry in both a physical and ideological sense.

When the pigs saw the wolf, they ran into the house of straw. The wolf ran up to the house and banged on the door, shouting, "Little pigs, little pigs, let me in!"

The pigs shouted back, "Your gunboat tactics hold no fear for pigs defending their homes and culture."

But the wolf wasn't to be denied what he thought was his manifest destiny. So he huffed and puffed and blew down the house of straw. The frightened pigs ran to the house of sticks, with the wolf in hot pursuit. Where the house had stood, other wolves bought up the land and started a banana plantation.

At the house of sticks, the wolf again banged on the door and shouted, "Little, pigs, little pigs, let me in!"

The pigs shouted back, "Go to hell, you carnivorous, imperialistic oppressor!"

At this the wolf huffed and puffed and blew down the house of sticks. The pigs ran to the house of bricks, with the wolf close at their heels. Where the house of sticks had stood, other wolves built a time-share condo resort complex for vacationing wolves, with each unit a fibreglass reconstruction of the house of sticks, as well as native curio shops, snorkelling and dolphin shows.

At the house of bricks, the wolf again banged on the door and shouted, "Little pigs, little pigs, let me in!"

This time in response, the pigs sang songs of solidarity and wrote letters of protest to the United Nations.

By now the wolf was getting angry at the pigs' refusal to see the situation from the carnivore's point of view. So he huffed and puffed, and huffed and puffed, then grabbed his chest and fell over dead from a massive heart attack brought on from eating too many fatty foods.

The three little pigs rejoiced that justice had triumphed and did a little dance around the corpse of the wolf. Their next step was to liberate their homeland. They gathered together a band of other pigs who had been forced off their lands. This new brigade of porcinistas attacked the resort complex with machine-guns and rocket launchers and slaughtered the cruel wolf oppressors, sending a clear signal to the rest of the hemisphere not to meddle in their internal affairs. Then the pigs set up a model socialist democracy with free education, universal health care and affordable housing for everyone. {My note: well it is a fairy tale after all.}


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Zalagar
cleric

Joined: Mar 05, 2002
Posts: 133
Posted: 07-11-2002 06:45   
That story comes from a book entitled 'Politically Correct Bedtime Stories', by James Finn Garner. Also included are PC versions of Rapunzel, Cinderella, and Little Red Riding Hood.

Of course, the story you quoted above ends with a disclaimer stating that the wolf in the story is a fictional satirical construct and that no actual wolves were harmed in the making of that story...


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Merlin
pilgrim

Joined: Oct 01, 2002
Posts: 24
From: A place in the clouds with mi drink
Posted: 07-11-2002 13:53   
Well that just peed on BillyGoats bonefire didn't it?

Merlin


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Billygoat
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Joined: Nov 27, 2001
Posts: 94
Posted: 07-11-2002 17:12   
no, i said it wasnt written by me. its just funny. i want to get that book.

bg


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Eric
cleric

Joined: Aug 19, 2001
Posts: 134
From: Liverpool
Posted: 02-12-2002 01:33   
Quote:

On 27-10-2002 17:26, Theman wrote:
Ahh..remember the WP client software? Those astronomical charges? It's about time we had one of those 'remember on WP when...' moments if you ask me (and I don't just mean MUD2 access). Never again will we see such a structured on-line games community...probably...



http://gaming.blueyonder.co.uk

I remember...when we used to get fetch errors And when mud was down and everyone was crammed into that mad little chat room on wp2.3 client. Those were the days

I'll go back to halflife now...sorry to bother you all *sniff*.


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Crowley
pioneer

Joined: Apr 14, 2003
Posts: 421
From: Birmingham
Posted: 14-04-2003 14:13   
I work with the people that used to run Wireplay - funny how things turn around eh? ;)

I STILL love Wireplay - we even have the rights for Air Attack, and run the server for fun sometimes :)
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*Fiz the necromancess says "I've been advised by everyone in the game to ignore you, Crowley".


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Shantigh
friar

Joined: Aug 27, 2001
Posts: 84
From: Firkins
Posted: 17-04-2003 14:47   
I still have the old WP software, it's still on my other computer *strokes her new laptop* so if anyone particularly wants it, let me know. You can press all the wee buttons etc, heh.
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Crazyfool
Wizard



Joined: Sep 16, 2001
Posts: 789
From: Llanelli
Posted: 23-04-2003 21:40   
Air Attack was amazing! Mud World and Quake World. Those were the days....

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Mysteron
novice

Joined: Apr 06, 2004
Posts: 3
Posted: 06-04-2004 14:28   
Hi guys,

just to let you now, Air Attack is still alive and kicking, with loads still around from the WP days.

www.airattack.co.uk

drop in and say hello.


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Famin
novice

Joined: Apr 07, 2004
Posts: 1
Posted: 07-04-2004 12:09   
i loved the old WP client, with the built in chat rooms
anyone remeber tart_bag_dools bedroom?
to the person who still works for WP, can you tell us when you have AA servers up?
would kill to play on a UK server, all the american ones lag me out!
ahhh the days of free mud!


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Mysteron
novice

Joined: Apr 06, 2004
Posts: 3
Posted: 19-04-2004 15:10   
The likelyhood of AA reappearing on UK servers is nil m8.

At the moment there are 2 servers worldwide running the game; one is a free to play Korean based server which unfortunately has been down for a few months, but is rumoured to be on the way back on a different server.

The other as you mention is the American server ran by The DBE Group.

Price for this works out at about ?3.70 pm.
There shouldnt be any problems with this server. If you have any then post at www.airattack.co.uk, where there is still a very healthy membership and help is readily available, or at www.thornsqd.com which is my own particular squad, there again any queries asked we will endeavor to help anyone out.

As a post script The DBE Group have recently released Fighter Ace 1.5 (the successor to Air Attack) it goes under the name of Blazing Skies.

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