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RoboBob3000 wrote: I signed up for a gmail account a while ago, and upon first inspection, there was spam already in my inbox.

That happened to me too when I signed up. I didn't give my gmail address to anyone for the first couple of months I had it, and it still got gobs of spam. All of it was flagged as spam, but I wonder where they got the address.

Interestingly, my gmail address, which I almost never use and still haven't written in a public place, seems to get at least as much spam as my regular one, which I've naively written in plain text all over the place. Thankfully both of them are good at filtering.

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Oh yeah, does anybody use Google Personalized Homepage?
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So now I can't wait for April due to the nest Illumination and my B-day!
By the way, it's hopeless. I'm no the number 1 fan... :lol


He said the April Illumination would be on April Fool's day. So... :rolleyes

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I use gmail, and I never even got any spam, neither marked nor unmarked.


The gmail spam classification is top-notch, but it still gets occasional false positives and false negatives. And Caravel-sent mail has definitely ended up in gmail spam filters before. I admit that with gmail I stopped going through my spam filters unless I was expecting something crucial.

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Unexpected Truths? It's a hint! DROD TCB must be coming out on April 1st! 1337!

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Either that, or TCB will feature the Spanish Inquisition...

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Unexpected Truths? It's a hint! DROD TCB must be coming out on April 1st! 1337!

By the same logic, 'terrible lies' could mean TCB is still a long way away :P
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Or worse, the bar (and TCB as well) is an elaborate April Fools' Day hoax that took two years to set up. O:-

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If... this... should... be... true...

I'll die. Really

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By the same logic, 'terrible lies' could mean TCB is still a long way away


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Or worse, the bar (and TCB as well) is an elaborate April Fools' Day hoax that took two years to set up. O:-



umm . . . no

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Unexpected Truths? It's a hint! DROD TCB must be coming out on April 1st! 1337!

By the same logic, 'terrible lies' could mean TCB is still a long way away :P


Erik has in fact traveled back in time and convinced Pretty Hate Machine era Nine Inch Nails to perform the soundtrack for TCB, but in the process accidentally caused Terrible Lie to be renamed Terrible Lies, and take on the Tar/Mud rivalry as its new theme.

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I'm just hoping that what I suspect is wrong, and that 'terrible lies' means that the game has actually been ready for a couple of weeks, they just wanted to release it on April Fool's again. Ie, exactly what they did with JtRH. I don't know why they did that really, everyone would have preferred it being released when it was finished.. but anyway, I hope its that, and not anything worse.
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I'm just hoping that what I suspect is wrong, and that 'terrible lies' means that the game has actually been ready for a couple of weeks, they just wanted to release it on April Fool's again. Ie, exactly what they did with JtRH. I don't know why they did that really, everyone would have preferred it being released when it was finished.. but anyway, I hope its that, and not anything worse.

Or that they windows version has been ready for a while, but they wanted to release TCB for Windows, OSX and linux at the same time.

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I'm just hoping that what I suspect is wrong, and that 'terrible lies' means that the game has actually been ready for a couple of weeks, they just wanted to release it on April Fool's again. Ie, exactly what they did with JtRH. I don't know why they did that really, everyone would have preferred it being released when it was finished.. but anyway, I hope its that, and not anything worse.

Or that they windows version has been ready for a while, but they wanted to release TCB for Windows, OSX and linux at the same time.


Or it is released, and they're getting a kick out of us fools waiting around to be told that it is.

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Or it is released, and they're getting a kick out of us fools waiting around to be told that it is.

You mean that in some remote corner of the Internet, they're flogging it already? Now that would be a feat if I ever saw one.

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Or it is released, and they're getting a kick out of us fools waiting around to be told that it is.

You mean that in some remote corner of the Internet, they're flogging it already? Now that would be a feat if I ever saw one.


If I were in any way affiliated with the Caravel team and responded to you with a wink smiley, oh man, I can't begin to imagine what sort of havoc that might cause.

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Or it is released, and they're getting a kick out of us fools waiting around to be told that it is.

You mean that in some remote corner of the Internet, they're flogging it already? Now that would be a feat if I ever saw one.


If I were in any way affiliated with the Caravel team and responded to you with a wink smiley, oh man, I can't begin to imagine what sort of havoc that might cause.
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Funny thing. I woke up to total chaos and pandemonium today.

Now I know why.

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I didn't give my gmail address to anyone for the first couple of months I had it, and it still got gobs of spam.

If your $name@gmail address was the same form as your $name@yahoo/hotmail etc, then the spammers had probably been sending it out even before it was created. They don't just harvest names, they try and predict which accounts might exist and spam them as well.
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Tim's Top Picks for March

Since Erik seems to be very busy nowadays, and I can't blame him, so I'll just do some mockup before the next Illumination letter ;)
If you only visit the forum for the Illumination, then you might want to know the following:

DROD 2.0.15.1 for Windows, OSX and Linux
Version 2.0.15.1 has now been officially released.
Download it as usual on the download page.
http://forum.caravelgames.com/downloads.php

Korvak's Keep, The Sunken Pyramid, The Consequence, Cab driver's paradise, Award Ceremony, VIP, Sandtrap, Jeffrey's Hold, Twenty Minutes Distraction, Chaco's Hold, Good Nice Restaurant, Zonhin's Tutorial
These are all the holds (level collections) that have been released since the previous list.
With so many new holds released, I think you can find something interesting in there.
http://forum.caravelgames.com/viewboard.php?BoardID=11

An Interview with Erik
Erik somehow has found some time to do an interview.
I'm listening to it right now, since someone said there's info on TCB on it.
Be warned: it's about 90 minutes long!
http://forum.caravelgames.com/viewtopic.php?TopicID=14533

Cover up!
For anyone who missed it, there is a thread where Erik describes how he made the The City Beneath CD Cover.
With lots of nice pictures.
Find it in http://forum.caravelgames.com/viewtopic.php?TopicID=13965

Holy Hoobuffins!
A thread about what kind of language is allowed in DROD.
http://forum.caravelgames.com/viewtopic.php?TopicID=12224

Magic: The Dungeon
A thread with some interesting pictures.
http://forum.caravelgames.com/viewtopic.php?TopicID=14400&page=0#168959

That's all for now.

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3 hours into april 1st and the suspense is killing me!!
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In case anyone doesn't already know, Beethro sheathes his sword in certain areas and sheathes/unsheathes when he steps on a disarm token.

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I use gmail, and I never even got any spam, neither marked nor unmarked.


The gmail spam classification is top-notch, but it still gets occasional false positives and false negatives. And Caravel-sent mail has definitely ended up in gmail spam filters before. I admit that with gmail I stopped going through my spam filters unless I was expecting something crucial.

-Erik

Sorry to bump such an old topic, but I hadn't really wanted to create a new topic, and this topic seemed to be somewhat relevant, even though these two had gotten way off-topic.
(That's quite enough about topics!)
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Gmail's "helpful link" here had amused me:



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