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    DARK DEMON reacted to dst in A hello and a farewell at least for now   
    I don't know how MD came up tonight in my mind. Maybe cause Christmas is close by and omg how I looooved MD's Christmas. Or maybe my haunted and tired mind needed a break from reality. Don't know..but the fact is that here I am once more to say hello and then fa  rewell.
    I don't know how I drifted away from the game. I never thought it will ever be possible but you know :"never say never".
    I miss the game, I miss the thrill, I miss the quests and mostly I miss my friends in here. It's been a very very long journey. I grew up with MD, I've learned with MD and I've evolved with MD. I've learned a lot about myself. I took that knowledge with me in RL and I expanded.
    Life has been tough but defo kinder than for many so I am grateful for that.
    I want to come back and I haven't given up the thought. I just wish MD will still be here when I decide it's time. Oh and do something with the horrible interface! It's how we say in Romanian "passion killer"
    Hope you are all well and so are your loved ones. We are certainly living "interesting times". I will never again wish that to anyone .
    Hugs and kisses until next time,
    dst
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    DARK DEMON got a reaction from MaGoHi in A hello and a farewell at least for now   
    Lol, I just glanced at the forum randomly after months, thinking the exact same things dst has expressed, on the very same day!
    Can't believe dst and I agree on something after so many years
    I miss you all as well.
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    DARK DEMON got a reaction from Mallos in Hello for the last time, for a long time   
    Hello my friends. 

    This is what most people would call a goodbye, but not me, for I do not believe in absolute decisions.

    I know this post is quite out of the blue. I have been meaning to get to it for quite some time but kept doubting whether I should actually do this.

    For me, MD is no more. 

    I say this because MD was never magicduel.com for me.
    It was my friends, my family, my sparring, my land, my quests, my drama. And for a long while now, every single one of those things has ceased to exist.

    I cannot count the number of beautiful memories I have spent with you all. I want them to stay beautiful memories rather than become tarnished by the current state of the realm. 
    Not that this is anyone's fault. Chewett, Mur and countless others have worked tirelessly to give us the experience we have loved all these years.
    I just think that this concept, this idea, this story that is called MD... was never meant to last forever. It just isn't built to be sustainable. Like every little project within it, this entire project as a whole is meant to be left incomplete and eventually abandoned among a long list of other never-ending tasks. Every inch of this website that is called magicduel.com is screaming every day to free itself and end its pain. I have now decided to play my part in that, because I wish you remember it and you all in the best way possible.
    I hope one day, many many years from now, my kid browses the net trying to figure out what game they should treat themselves with on their 16th birthday, as their father once did. And they come upon a familiar face called magicduel. And by that time it's an insane next level 'game' that we all hoped it would be. They would show me what its like and I would pretend I had never heard of it and tell them to enjoy. I would then cry that whole night in silence in a mixture of sadness and happiness.

    Thank you, all of you. Every single one. Those who are closest to me, the ones I spent my best memories with and had the dearest of conversations with - I hope you read this and know who you are.
    Thank you for creating the world's most beautiful prison. Its now time to set myself free.
    ______________________________________________________________________________
    "You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain".
    Hello everyone, one last time. 
    Yours forever, 
    DD
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    DARK DEMON reacted to Eara Meraia in Hello for the last time, for a long time   
    Farewell, DD. Even though I am probably a drama part in your MD story, I do wish you luck and success. Whatever you are up to. 
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    DARK DEMON reacted to Tissy in Hello for the last time, for a long time   
    Hello DD. I love your touching yet beautiful words. 
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    DARK DEMON reacted to Bashaw Steel in Hello for the last time, for a long time   
    Take care, D!:)
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    DARK DEMON got a reaction from Jubaris in Hello for the last time, for a long time   
    Hello my friends. 

    This is what most people would call a goodbye, but not me, for I do not believe in absolute decisions.

    I know this post is quite out of the blue. I have been meaning to get to it for quite some time but kept doubting whether I should actually do this.

    For me, MD is no more. 

    I say this because MD was never magicduel.com for me.
    It was my friends, my family, my sparring, my land, my quests, my drama. And for a long while now, every single one of those things has ceased to exist.

    I cannot count the number of beautiful memories I have spent with you all. I want them to stay beautiful memories rather than become tarnished by the current state of the realm. 
    Not that this is anyone's fault. Chewett, Mur and countless others have worked tirelessly to give us the experience we have loved all these years.
    I just think that this concept, this idea, this story that is called MD... was never meant to last forever. It just isn't built to be sustainable. Like every little project within it, this entire project as a whole is meant to be left incomplete and eventually abandoned among a long list of other never-ending tasks. Every inch of this website that is called magicduel.com is screaming every day to free itself and end its pain. I have now decided to play my part in that, because I wish you remember it and you all in the best way possible.
    I hope one day, many many years from now, my kid browses the net trying to figure out what game they should treat themselves with on their 16th birthday, as their father once did. And they come upon a familiar face called magicduel. And by that time it's an insane next level 'game' that we all hoped it would be. They would show me what its like and I would pretend I had never heard of it and tell them to enjoy. I would then cry that whole night in silence in a mixture of sadness and happiness.

    Thank you, all of you. Every single one. Those who are closest to me, the ones I spent my best memories with and had the dearest of conversations with - I hope you read this and know who you are.
    Thank you for creating the world's most beautiful prison. Its now time to set myself free.
    ______________________________________________________________________________
    "You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain".
    Hello everyone, one last time. 
    Yours forever, 
    DD
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    DARK DEMON got a reaction from Tissy in Hello for the last time, for a long time   
    Hello my friends. 

    This is what most people would call a goodbye, but not me, for I do not believe in absolute decisions.

    I know this post is quite out of the blue. I have been meaning to get to it for quite some time but kept doubting whether I should actually do this.

    For me, MD is no more. 

    I say this because MD was never magicduel.com for me.
    It was my friends, my family, my sparring, my land, my quests, my drama. And for a long while now, every single one of those things has ceased to exist.

    I cannot count the number of beautiful memories I have spent with you all. I want them to stay beautiful memories rather than become tarnished by the current state of the realm. 
    Not that this is anyone's fault. Chewett, Mur and countless others have worked tirelessly to give us the experience we have loved all these years.
    I just think that this concept, this idea, this story that is called MD... was never meant to last forever. It just isn't built to be sustainable. Like every little project within it, this entire project as a whole is meant to be left incomplete and eventually abandoned among a long list of other never-ending tasks. Every inch of this website that is called magicduel.com is screaming every day to free itself and end its pain. I have now decided to play my part in that, because I wish you remember it and you all in the best way possible.
    I hope one day, many many years from now, my kid browses the net trying to figure out what game they should treat themselves with on their 16th birthday, as their father once did. And they come upon a familiar face called magicduel. And by that time it's an insane next level 'game' that we all hoped it would be. They would show me what its like and I would pretend I had never heard of it and tell them to enjoy. I would then cry that whole night in silence in a mixture of sadness and happiness.

    Thank you, all of you. Every single one. Those who are closest to me, the ones I spent my best memories with and had the dearest of conversations with - I hope you read this and know who you are.
    Thank you for creating the world's most beautiful prison. Its now time to set myself free.
    ______________________________________________________________________________
    "You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain".
    Hello everyone, one last time. 
    Yours forever, 
    DD
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    DARK DEMON got a reaction from redneck in Hello for the last time, for a long time   
    Hello my friends. 

    This is what most people would call a goodbye, but not me, for I do not believe in absolute decisions.

    I know this post is quite out of the blue. I have been meaning to get to it for quite some time but kept doubting whether I should actually do this.

    For me, MD is no more. 

    I say this because MD was never magicduel.com for me.
    It was my friends, my family, my sparring, my land, my quests, my drama. And for a long while now, every single one of those things has ceased to exist.

    I cannot count the number of beautiful memories I have spent with you all. I want them to stay beautiful memories rather than become tarnished by the current state of the realm. 
    Not that this is anyone's fault. Chewett, Mur and countless others have worked tirelessly to give us the experience we have loved all these years.
    I just think that this concept, this idea, this story that is called MD... was never meant to last forever. It just isn't built to be sustainable. Like every little project within it, this entire project as a whole is meant to be left incomplete and eventually abandoned among a long list of other never-ending tasks. Every inch of this website that is called magicduel.com is screaming every day to free itself and end its pain. I have now decided to play my part in that, because I wish you remember it and you all in the best way possible.
    I hope one day, many many years from now, my kid browses the net trying to figure out what game they should treat themselves with on their 16th birthday, as their father once did. And they come upon a familiar face called magicduel. And by that time it's an insane next level 'game' that we all hoped it would be. They would show me what its like and I would pretend I had never heard of it and tell them to enjoy. I would then cry that whole night in silence in a mixture of sadness and happiness.

    Thank you, all of you. Every single one. Those who are closest to me, the ones I spent my best memories with and had the dearest of conversations with - I hope you read this and know who you are.
    Thank you for creating the world's most beautiful prison. Its now time to set myself free.
    ______________________________________________________________________________
    "You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain".
    Hello everyone, one last time. 
    Yours forever, 
    DD
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    DARK DEMON reacted to Muratus del Mur in Hello for the last time, for a long time   
    Touching words.
    Nothing is meant to last forever, that includes also you, me, anyone, not just "a game". From my perspective, i see MD as a place where people come, learn, evolve, get frustrated, revives their curiosity, they make friends, etc.. its a place, disguised as a journey. At some point in life, every such place you encounter teaches you a lesson, then you leave with what you learned. You go on, and the place opens its gates for an other one and so on. 
    People always wished to expect from MD an end, while it has no end. Just think of the concepts..i started coding it when i didn't knew how to code, i put in it things i discovered through my life, and so did many. Such a "place" has no way of reaching an end, its not designed to do that. All i hoped was that over the years i build enough of MD that people _passing through_ it will find sufficient for their journey, not to trap them inside and promise them a conclusion that is not their. Each one finds its own way through, the difference is made by what they gather during this journey, in their mind, soul and life experience.
     
    I am the only one truly trapped in here, and as long as i live, Md will live with me, opening its gates to whoever is attracted by its mysteries.
     
    Wish you well, I hope it was a fruitfull journey, and as long as you don't self-destruct your account, it will always be here for you if you miss it.
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    DARK DEMON got a reaction from Ungod in Hello for the last time, for a long time   
    Hello my friends. 

    This is what most people would call a goodbye, but not me, for I do not believe in absolute decisions.

    I know this post is quite out of the blue. I have been meaning to get to it for quite some time but kept doubting whether I should actually do this.

    For me, MD is no more. 

    I say this because MD was never magicduel.com for me.
    It was my friends, my family, my sparring, my land, my quests, my drama. And for a long while now, every single one of those things has ceased to exist.

    I cannot count the number of beautiful memories I have spent with you all. I want them to stay beautiful memories rather than become tarnished by the current state of the realm. 
    Not that this is anyone's fault. Chewett, Mur and countless others have worked tirelessly to give us the experience we have loved all these years.
    I just think that this concept, this idea, this story that is called MD... was never meant to last forever. It just isn't built to be sustainable. Like every little project within it, this entire project as a whole is meant to be left incomplete and eventually abandoned among a long list of other never-ending tasks. Every inch of this website that is called magicduel.com is screaming every day to free itself and end its pain. I have now decided to play my part in that, because I wish you remember it and you all in the best way possible.
    I hope one day, many many years from now, my kid browses the net trying to figure out what game they should treat themselves with on their 16th birthday, as their father once did. And they come upon a familiar face called magicduel. And by that time it's an insane next level 'game' that we all hoped it would be. They would show me what its like and I would pretend I had never heard of it and tell them to enjoy. I would then cry that whole night in silence in a mixture of sadness and happiness.

    Thank you, all of you. Every single one. Those who are closest to me, the ones I spent my best memories with and had the dearest of conversations with - I hope you read this and know who you are.
    Thank you for creating the world's most beautiful prison. Its now time to set myself free.
    ______________________________________________________________________________
    "You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain".
    Hello everyone, one last time. 
    Yours forever, 
    DD
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    DARK DEMON reacted to Chewett in Hello for the last time, for a long time   
    Be well old friend.
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    DARK DEMON reacted to Muratus del Mur in A new value unit - donating hours of my life :)   
    Over the years, in MD, many people learned things that eventually changed their life.
    In 15 years of MagicDuel, this is probably the most valuable thing thing one could obtain, along with lifetime friends.
    I want to revive this "MD spirit" 
    So...what is this about? Let me try to explain it
    People can be divided in two categories, and all people belong to both  so how is this ? Each one of us has questions but also answers. In your line of work, you might be paid with 100Eur/hour or 2Eur/hour, its still an hour of your life. There are many young people that might spend years of their life searching for something they love to do, or discover that something in the most unexpected place. Myself, i teached things i knew to md people, sometimes "pro-bono" other times because i needed them to do things, but either way, in the end, they learned something new.
     
    I wish to introduce a new value unit, lets call it "lecture coins". 
    One lecture coin equals one hour of your life sharing knowledge from your line of work, regardless what your work is. You might be a good programmer, or a doctor (and yes we have several in md), or you might be simply a delivery guy thinking you have nothing valuable to share. One lecture coin equals one hours of your life, and in that hour you must share your knowledge from your field of work, as best as you can, as if your life depended on it.
    The person "listening" and learning from you, will discover the tips and tricks of your particular line of work, and might love it, or might just expand his knowledge about it for other use, regardless, that person, the pupil, will pay you one lecture coin for that hour of your life. With that coin you can "buy" time from someone else, equal also one hour of their time, sharing detailed and valuable info from their own knowledge.
    You might think...some peoples time values more than others, and thats true...but knowledge is knowledge, and if you are looking for it, its valuable, regardles how much it costs as monetary value its still an HOUR of someones life.
     
    The rules are these:
    For one full hour, you will try to answer any question, but  also provide unrequested info from your personal expertise, as if you would have to teach someone to do your job the next day. 
    You will put all possible effort into this, during that hour, and that person will rate you at the end, telling if you provided info that was valuable, or not.
    In exchange, you receive a lecture coin, that you will be able to use for same purpose yourself.
    Also, you will have a "menu" presenting all possible knowledge fields you could cover, regardless how stupid or valuable they might be. You could be a SEO expert or lawyer, asking for 600$/hour, or a pizza guy that could share tips and tricks about how to do that job better, its equal value. Think that you might change lives forever, losing just an hour or two of your life, you might make someone a better person, or earn a lifetime friend.
     
    I will be the first to donate time of my life to this. I will sponsor lecture coins to anyone that wishes to participate, and get people that want to listen to what they have to say, for one hour, and these lecture coins are payment i will accept for my own time, sharing information the best i can, from any field i might have something to say about.
    As example, i will show you my menu, for anyone interested:
    My current "Menu" is this:
     
    - Learning programming in general
    - Tips and tricks about webdevelopment and webdev tips and tricks accumlated over years, not easy to find online
    - How to start to learn python (:D i am new to it too, but i will share an hour with you, guiding you through the best and most time saving info i can)
    - Any question you could ask a webdeveloper with 20years experience paid with 50$/h, i will consider you paid me 50$ and act accordingly, but will do only knowlede sharing, not work in your place.
    - neural networks, robotics, and anything related i might know
    - a random choice of art related activity i will pick, that you could replicate
    -  Anything else i might know and you know how to ask, to the best of my ability
    - a mix of all of the above, trying to the best of my ability to find something that interests you personally. I will consider you pay me double my hourly rate, only if you are satisfied in the end, even if its all for free.
    - psychological adice and personal experience share of how to overcome addictions (why not, i've become an expert from my own experience and from others)
    - cooking lessons of my favorite food adapted to your resources
     
    I will start sharing 3 hours of my life to either individuals, or groups, and expect other professionals out there to contribute the same way.
    Do you want to participate and learn new stuff. Either participate as a student or as a teacher.
     
    Thats it.. i hope this initiative resonates with you, because i think MD is about knowing people and learning from them, so if you are here, lets get organized
     
     
    Overall i plan to put in motion 100 lecture coins, that will circulate in exchange of hours of your knowldge. 100 should be more than enough, but i will start with sponsoring you if you offer to share hours, or learn, and with hours of my time, each valuing one symbolic coin. 
    These coins will be also given as items in your md inventory, and medals will come for those that gather most.
     
    My time is very limited so i will select the people i wish to dedicate time to, but just ask...or offer.
     
    Thats all.
     
     
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    DARK DEMON got a reaction from Ungod in Visualization   
    Taurion and Tissy win a gold coin each for their creative entries!

    Esmaralda and demonic god win a silver each for sending a comprehensible Laby map 😆

    (I will pass on rewards as I see you in the coming days - or if you guys could idle/logout at GoE that would be great)
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    DARK DEMON got a reaction from Steno in My budding role   
    Ah I unfortunately missed Steno's big day. 

    Well deserved, and all the best
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    DARK DEMON reacted to Chewett in Server Downtime   
    I heard that the server was so surprised Steno went to MP5 that it crashed and is unrecoverable 😮 
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    DARK DEMON reacted to Ungod in Mazes   
    I'm glad you do, I thought you might be against me posting in your section.
    For those who want the book (50 mazes in it), PM me and I'll share it.
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    DARK DEMON reacted to Aelis in The Sunny Bedroom and its Key Holders   
    Back in Year 4, the seeds sprouted into the East gate. Roughly four months later, Elthen Airis, one of the first inhabitants of the Tribunal lands, had settled in the Sunny Bedroom to start working on his private detective cases. Back then, one could only walk up to the Temple, with the rest of the locations being revealed later on the occasion of the 6th Birthday. This lack of other similar scenes at that point might help us understand why he picked that exact place instead of some other room.

    Elthen Airis, Private Detective

    Shortly thereafter, in the beginning of Year 5, The Sunny Bedroom was made private as a reaction to a sequence of controversial events, and Elthen was assigned to become its first key holder. Interestingly, the Sunny Bedroom key was the first usable inventory item in the realm. 
    Elthen’s role did not last long, though, for the other realm summoned him and his absence called for a new keeper. People suggested potential candidates and those names were put to a vote. After a very close election, Miq was chosen to become the next key holder or Concierge, a title/tag that he would help popularize throughout his almost 5 years of service. As a reward for his hard work, he has earned the send to checkers hall spell.

    Miq the Concierge
    After a long period of performing his duties as Concierge while also working on other roles, Miq decided to step down and set up another election for the next keeper. This time, MRF was voted to receive the official items and spell. It is worth noting that, during the election, an update made it so that earfocus and acousticremains would no longer work inside the Sunny Bedroom.

    MRF

    At some point, MRF decided to focus on other activities and handed the role to Syrian, the current key holder. As a realm-shaper, she’s been in charge of making interesting upgrades to the Sunny Bedroom. In addition, the Sunny Bedroom has recently been the first scene to have its privacy enhanced by the new Protected Chat setting.

    Syrian

    This brings us to the present. The Sunny Bedroom has been the first “unique feature” of the Tribunal and it certainly plays an important role in the history of the East. One cannot help but wonder what kind of secrets have been shared in this mysterious room during all these years.
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    DARK DEMON reacted to Ungod in Mazes   
    Certainly not as cool as the MD labyrinth, but entertaining nonetheless.






     
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    DARK DEMON reacted to Steno in Of Memory and Memery   
    Sorry. I just couldn't resist.

    And congratulations to all of the outstanding participants!
    This was truly one of the most fun things I've had the pleasure to do this go-around.
    I want to especially compliment @Ailith, who not many of you know, but had NEVER memed before. I wish to applaud her for her extraordinary prowess at this art form, as well as the bravery she displayed in breaking out of her comfort zone!
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    DARK DEMON got a reaction from Ailith in Visualization   
    Thank you everyone for your submissions
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    DARK DEMON reacted to Trola in Of Avatars and Golden Blessings   
    Insert <<It ain't much but it's honest work>> meme

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    DARK DEMON got a reaction from Demonic God in Visualization   
    Once upon a time I would have considered it a spoiler myself - but in the realm's current state its not really competitive anymore, so I thought maybe I could.

    I guess people might not consent to their maps being put up publicly. I'll put that on hold for now and discuss it with Chewett.

    Thank you for the concern!
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    DARK DEMON reacted to Steno in Of Memory and Memery   
    We have come so far, but in the end, it does it even matter?

     
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    DARK DEMON reacted to Tissy in Of Memory and Memery   
    Others think when Steno says afk to work:
    🙇‍♂️✍️👨‍🏫
    🧏‍♂️🤳
     
    What Steno does when he’s afk:
    👨‍💻👨‍💻👨‍💻👨‍💻👨‍💻😈MEME😈 👨‍💻👨‍💻👨‍💻👨‍💻👨‍💻 
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