Lord Time
18:01:07
Online Players
None

About

This is a rewrite of the classic BBS door game Legend of the Red Dragon version 4.00a by Seth Able Robinson.




History

Around 2013 a rewrite was created by The Mystical One (co-sysop of Nuklear Lord).
It fixed many of the bugs in Lord and allowed the game to be customized.
It allowed the server (written in C#) to run on a Linux VM under mono.
Users would be able to run the client directly, or connect to a hosted client on the Linux VM via telnet.
Unfortunately the project slowly died.

As player numbers declined at Nuklear Lord there was talk in the forums about the future of the site.
In early 2019 Nuklear Lord went offline.

This is a rewrite of the work done by The Mystical One, a lot of credit goes to Matt as it wouldn't have been possible without his work.
This web based version was rewritten to be connectionless, with a database backend and an ajax frontend.
Special care was taken to make it as close to the original 4.00a experience as possible.

The following is a list of changes made to this rewrite:

  • Gold gained is limited per level when killing a player. (team play prevention)
  • Gems gained is limited per level when killing a player. (team play prevention)
  • Players cannot be duelled unless they agree in river and forest realm. (duel kill prevention)
  • Death knight skill damage has been boosted from 3x to 3.3x.
  • Rounds automatically reset at midnight when the round has been won.
  • Weapon and armour restrictions per level in forest and fire realm. (camping prevention)
  • Players on the same IP address cannot attack one another for 30 minutes. (team play prevention)
  • Players can not engage in battle with another player who is already in battle. (double kill fix)
  • Players cannot enter the realm while engaged in an offline battle with another player. (player left alive fix)
  • Players on level 12 are killed by the dragon if they sleep in the inn or fields in forest and fire realms. (camping prevention)
  • Players below level 12 who have more than 15 million exp are killed by the dragon in forest and fire realms. (camping prevention)
  • Online duel battle look and feel has been made consistent with offline battles.
  • Dwarf blackjack event removed from the forest.
  • Background colours can no longer be used in the flower garden.
  • Blank messages are now cancelled rather than sending a default message.
  • Ability to block mail from other players. (harassment prevention)
  • Announcements are limited to one line, 3 per player per day, 10 max per day (spam prevention)
  • A new day event will occur 1 min before midnight where players can not enter the realm until the new day begins.

Bots

There are 9 bots playing in each realm which will play at a random time during the day.
They have a 1/3 chance of not playing that day.
They play just as a normal player does, they don't have inside knowledge of other players stats.
They are no slouch though and use my winning strategies from my time playing at Nuklear Lord.

Site down?

Generally the site should only be down if the host is having problems, and will come back once they fix their issue.
You can check their status page at http://status.gearhost.com/