History of NMA

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by SimpleMinded, Mar 15, 2005.

  1. Lord 342

    Lord 342 Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    931
    May 21, 2004
    It's a great thread, it's a shame most of the links aren't working. I guess the old boards are finally dead.

    I came here in 2004 after having sent some stuff to Per about bugs in the game. I had been in touch with him before I joined here, I think... Maybe Per remembers. I had known of the web site for a long time before that, though, I remember reading the whole "San Andreas Vault" thing and even then it was out of date (Speculation about Fallout 2, albeit humerus). But I can say that this was at the time my first foray into internet forums and, while I can't say I really changed NMA too awful much it did change me.

    I remember Psychosniper very much and always wonder, at the same time, why he was banned, and why he wasn't banned sooner. Life is funny. I remember DiamondGypsy came back once. For about five minutes. I read many of her posts and I'm still not convinced such a person could exist. But unlike so much of the internet today NMA is largely people with intelligent individuals who actually can form words into sentences and actually write useful threads. I'm a member of some other forums I don't post on any more. I might not post here every damn day like I used to, but I still come back here. NMA, the first, the best.
     
  2. Sander

    Sander This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Jul 5, 2003
    Nope, they got merged into these boards a while back. So this essentially means you need to search around on these boards.
     
  3. MurkyShadow

    MurkyShadow Still Mildly Glowing

    227
    Feb 15, 2004
    You can really get lost, stumbling around in the wastelands of the archives,
    I have memories of very annoying animated avatars of Psychosniper...



    I still hope you find the time to dig up some stories from the days of yore. :wink:
     
  4. Briosafreak

    Briosafreak Lived Through the Heat Death

    Dec 18, 2003
    If someone could trick JR Jansen into posting something... he is around since the dark ages or something :)

    I've been collecting stuff for my Blog and playing NWN2 during the night, so I don't have much time, but I'll think it over and post something in a few days.
     
  5. Wooz

    Wooz Vault Sweeper Admin Orderite

    May 18, 2003
    Ugh.
     
  6. JR Jansen

    JR Jansen Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    951
    Apr 11, 2003
    Well, you tricked me.

    First off, let me say that it's nice to see that people are still here after all these years.

    I came to this site after buying Fallout 1 and needing some help. So i did a search (yes it DID exist in that time) and found NMA,then run by Miro. I asked some questions when i first entered the forums and later i became the one who answered them. By then i had played F1 a good number of times and was also playing F2. I don't know who it was that gave me that moniker but at one time i was called the guru of Fallout. Now that name probably goes to Per. On the other hand Per used, iinm, dat editors to write his walkthroughs while my knowledge came from playing. That's not to say that Per's guides are bad, mind you.

    I wrote a walkthrough for Fallout 1, wich in hindsight could have been better and i did some work on the item database for both Fallout 1 and 2.

    Stories from the stoneage. Who asked for that ? Doesn't really matter, i guess. Well, the most that i remembered from those days was that we had one guy (name escapes me) that most people were terrified off. This guy was like Rosh but ten times as bad and did go to far from time to time. Whenever i saw a post from someone complaining about Rosh, i had a good laugh. Anyway, my memories from those days are not as good as they should be. But remember, this was a long time ago. Per was it, has problems remembering things from five years back. And i was here before him...............

    Edit : Just remembered another fun storie. I was posting on a number of forums way back when. One of those threads in another forum was about RT vs TB. I was the only one defending TB and made good points but because i was the only one, i got (not by all but by some) rediculed. I came over here and started a 'call to arms thread'. People from NMA came to that forum, made acounts and started posting in that thread. Soon the numbers were on our side and a lot of the posters that were defending RT got disguisted with it because now they were on the receiving end. Just goes to show the power of Fallout.
     
  7. Lukus

    Lukus Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Orderite

    May 11, 2003
    But is Per your Lex Luthor, or are you his?
     
  8. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    I've never actually... *sniff* played the game. *sob* One day... one day.
     
  9. JR Jansen

    JR Jansen Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    951
    Apr 11, 2003
    Oh, don't feel bad. Think of how i felt when i was reading your walkthroughs and you mentioned some things that even I didn't know off. I guess i'm not that knowledgable after all :cry:

    Luxor, it's not like that. Have you seen 'Jason and the Argonauts' ? Well, two of the characters are called Castor and Pollux. Two stonemasons. They often repeat after each other (the exact same thing). Play little tricks on each other. More like that.
     
  10. Briosafreak

    Briosafreak Lived Through the Heat Death

    Dec 18, 2003
    This is before my time, still it's funny to read, a newspost from Miroslav in December 1998:
    It's 2007 and Fallout 3 still hasn't showed up, and Desslock is still writing about Fallout. :)

    And Kharn who is Matt Norton?


    Most dramatic NMA newspost:
    This lasted only six days, although the bombings by NATO in Serbia carried on; it's one of the first newsposts I remember reading at NMA.

    Whatever happened to these guys?

    This and many more from before the move from Gamestats here
    http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://fallout.gamestats.com (copy and paste this to work)
     
  11. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    Design lead of Fallout 2, together with Feargus, though I believe Matt did most of the work. He did a lot of work on the strategy guide too, I think. Don't remember anything else about him, he kind of fell off the radar. We should track him down again.

    Also, that newspost from Miroslav that you posted on The Order is actually how I found them. I had never heard of them before then.

    PS: I forgot how delightfully bad Miroslav's grammar was.
     
  12. MurkyShadow

    MurkyShadow Still Mildly Glowing

    227
    Feb 15, 2004
    Some things never die, a very washed forum, the Unwashed Villagers got there, at least, from the optics:

    http://www.unwashed.org/forum/index.php

    Haven't thought about them for quite a while.

    Never heard about that one, must have passed my radar fully unnoticed.


    That seemed to be the days, much creative energy, but,
    I don't think I would have actually tried it, even if would
    have noticed it in these days, on the other hand,
    people are doing strangest things when they are bored. :?
     
  13. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    A Fallout game in the style of Heroes of Might & Magic. Sounds insane, right? Anything was possible in them days...It wasn't an official product, for clarity, it was just semi-officially "ok"d by several devs from BIS, until higher-up told them to go squash, and Urqu had to send them a polite cease and desist.

    It wasn't a long-lived project, but to be honest I have no idea what happened with the promised screens/concept arts...
     
  14. Tannhauser

    Tannhauser Venerable Relic of the Wastes
    Orderite

    Mar 18, 2004
    They currently average over 640 posts per member, only counting forum members who have posted at least once. The top ten members forum are responsible for 47% of the forum posts.

    As a point of comparison: 54.5 posts per member, and 24% at NMA under the same conditions.

    Some statistics that jumped out at me, it has been years since I last checked the UV.
     
  15. B5C

    B5C It Wandered In From the Wastes

    139
    Sep 1, 2008
  16. KQX

    KQX Vault Senior Citizen

    May 3, 2003
    How about 1999?

    It really does bring up a special and distant yet familiar feeling.

    Anyway, for more history lessons there's this thread, though most of the links won't work unfortunately.
     
  17. Maphusio

    Maphusio Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Sep 25, 2004
    hah I like Silencers sig.
     
  18. aenemic

    aenemic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jun 4, 2008
    haha, it began way back then...

     
  19. B5C

    B5C It Wandered In From the Wastes

    139
    Sep 1, 2008
    Oops I didn't see 1999 on the list, but you were using a different URL back then and I totally forgot about gamestats.com.
     
  20. Starseeker

    Starseeker Vault Senior Citizen

    Jul 25, 2003
    Why don't you dig up the NMA history thread, it's still kicking around here somewhere, and should have been stickied.

    Edit to add, never mind, someone got to it before I did. I still think that one should have been a sticky. :P

    lol, memories..