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Archived News | September 2002

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September 2002

    Monday, September 30, 2002

Bug Fixes - Legend Marks
Posted by: TSWolf -- 11:30 PM EST

- Monks can read karma too. (Thanks FireTiger)
- Flashy Dye/Sea Nymph Dye Animated thanks to Nagnag.

Legend Marks
- Trapping is REALLY added now.
- Discordant Note Spelling Fixed. (Thanks Maki)
- Cartographing Spelling Fixed. (Thanks Sweethart)
- "Forgiven" Mixup Fixed. Chongun removed. (Thanks Maki)

We're working on getting pics of the Monk negative brand (Obstructor of Inner Peace), married for power, married for riches, Scorned by the Shadows, and "Honorary Chongun". If you have pics of them, please send them in .gif or .bmp format to my email or if YOU have the marks, lemme know when I can take a pic of them. I know people who have them, I just have trouble tracking them down. Please have them in 5.0 Legend format as well.

Some questions you may also be able to answer :
Do the Do have a negative mark?
Does anyone have pics of the God War - Grandmaster skill legend marks?
Do you have any marks I havent mentioned above?

Send yer email!

I appreciate bug reports on our board and by email. Either is fine. I try to respond to your bug reports by giving you credit on our news.. seeing as lots of people report the same bugs, I try to give credit to the first person to report it and fix it as soon as possible to avoid having it be repeated (Much like Honorary Chongun and Trapping were).

Apologize - Updates
Posted by: TSWolf -- 11:11 PM EST

I apologize for not posting yesterday. I spent the entire day looking for a new job (Got one too, I hope). Just wanted to let you know what was going on these past few days:

- On Nexus Forums, The Avatar voting has come to an end. In first place, Librarian. Second place was healplz, and third place was a tie between Sweethart and Hadez. Lauz will be taking care of them to see who truly wins third place. So until then, no avatars! ^^

- I see that a few Nexus sites have got off their butts to get cracking upon the release of NexusAtlas. Let's see how long that adreniline lasts them.

- I'm uploading a few nifty animated updates to the NexFiles right now. But.. Yer gonna have to see for yourself what was done =D.

    Sunday, September 29, 2002

A Thank You to Everyone!
Posted by: TSWolf -- 8:27 PM EST

With our first 2 days passing by, we clearly saw nothing but positive reactions to our latest update. We thank you for all your support, and we will continue to please you for as long as Nexus is in existance. For now, I'd like to devote my daily post to what's in store for you guys this week.

Guarenteed this week -
- Your bugs will be fixed tonight or tommorow morning. Thank you for your feedback, it's appreciated ALOT.
- Spells is 50% complete.
- Weapons is almost ready to go as well.

Nagnag has designed s'more animated treats for you which will be up soon. I think you'll get used to this site shaping in faster and looking better than I ever did for NexNet.

Just stayed tuned, as I will be adding new things everyday!

    Saturday, September 28, 2002

Sam San Warriors
Posted by: Marstead -- 11:10 PM EST

Congratulations to Jung-Do Quizibo and Beast MOUNTIE on attaining the Third Mark.. They've posted the stats for the Sam san spike and Titanium shield:

Sam san spike
Durability: 1000000/1000000
Small: 90m450
Large: 90m450
AC: +2
Vitality: 40000
Might: +2
Sam san (W)

Titanium shield
Durability: ?????/?????
AC: -9
Vitality: +8000
Protection: +5

Updates Already! Woohoo!
Posted by: TSWolf -- 2:25 PM EST

- New Icons for TSWolf, Lauz, and Nagnag are released.
- New Graphics pack released. Included in this are :
1. Remember those fuzzy things around the monsters? Gone.
2. Animated everything, at Nexus speed.
3. Tons of new items/monsters added.
4. Spell graphics discolored? Not anymore. Fixed.

Most of this you won't see outright but will once the new sections come about. Plan to see Spells next, followed almost immediately by Weapons. Beyond that we'll work on finishing up the sections we have, then move into the other ones.

- I fixed the Sute money bug, the bugs with broken graphics, the Keeper of Balance bug (Sorry Geomancers.. My BIG bad there), and added the Trapping Legend to Legend Marks (Uploading in a few minutes).

- Im aware of the broken link to the Greater Alliance Information. It will be fixed shortly.

Keep reporting that stuff.. Ill fix it TODAY.

Star Wars : Attack of the Clones ...
Posted by: Librarian -- 5:33 AM EST

... has absolutely nothing to do with this post, I just could not think of a good subject, so I searched through the archives and took one of theirs. I'm one of the new staff members here at Nexus Atlas (Though I will still be working on Nexus Network with Marstead =] .) Besides, this is where I fit, considering history is about the only thing I am good at. Can't check out caves - not 99, can't check out clans - not a clan member, but I do remember (to a point) most of the things that has happened in the history of Nexus. I'd also like to take this time to welcome my fellow new staff member, Nagnag.

Posted by: Marstead -- 12:00 AM EST

Escaping from the dormancy of Nexus Network, everyone here at NA will be doing our very best to post constantly.
The idea is that NexNet and Nexus Atlas will be competing, this way we will be FORCED to get info up immediately, rather than when we feel like it.
I will still be moderating Nexus Network, but I am going to remain an active staffmember on Nexus Atlas 5.0.

Finally, that 2-3 posts a day you loved so much a year ago is going to be back in full swing!

    Friday, September 27, 2002

Posted by: Lauz -- 11:44 PM EST

Hello Everyone!

First off I'd like to welcome you all to Nexus Atlas 5.0 :)
As TS said, there is still a whole lot more to be put up, now that the secret is out, we will probably be updating things a bit faster.

From today on we will also be posting regular nexus news. Although this occurred a day or 2 ago, I think it's appropriate that I mention these 2 things.

First, Congratulations to Esme on becoming the new Merchant Elder. Good luck Esme, I know you'll do a fantastic job :)

Lastly, Nexus has its First Sam San Poet! That's right! LadySatin. She worked hard for Sam San and she finally reached it! Great job LadySatin :) As you know, LadySatin is a Monk, we now know the Monk Sam San name is Samaruhi, which means ascending. LadySatin was kind enough to share the stats of her new Sam San Charm and Life Charm (Poet Sam San shield) with us.

Life Charm
Dura 300000
Armor -5
Vitality 2000
Mana 4000
Will 5
Grace -1
Healing 9

Sam san Charm
Dura 100000
Armor -5
Vita 7000
Mana 12000
Healing 50

LadySatin will not be getting any of the Sam San poet spells until the next reset. We will post them as soon as possible if she is nice enough to share them with us.

Welcome to Nexus Atlas 5.0
Posted by: TSWolf -- 10:00 PM EST

Let me be the first to welcome you to Nexus Atlas 5.0. What can you expect to see in this new version of Nexus Atlas? Where do I even begin?

Nexus Atlas is taking on the role that NexNet left behind this day one year ago. One year ago today, came to an abrupt end after an extreme war in their IRC Chatroom revealed how half the staff was acting. This time, after a year of planning, we're ready to give it another go. While we conquered in the areas of History and Maps, we decided we needed to do more to help nexus.

Nexus Atlas will resume the role as the primary Nexus site of the web. Right now, we have little up in comparison with whats coming... daily. We will be updating several times a day like we used to. We will be updating every single piece of Nexus info we get. We will have sections like Armor, Weapons, Spells, Monsters, all fully detailed and revamped to extremes never before met. We have one of the finest staffs ever. They have not only proved their trust, but their pure dedication to the project in the past few months.

Welcome to the Next Generation of Nexus!

Today our updates consist of the following..

- Legend Section 5.0 Completely Online.
- Quest Details 50% Online.
- NexFiles 50% Online.

Within the week we expect to have the *entire* Spell section and Alignment section up, as well as the Weapons section.

The entire website is database driven by the help of Steve. All staff members can edit most of the primary info at any time, from anywhere on the web.

I would also like to introduce two new staff members today. Please welcome Nagnag and Librarian to our staff. They have jumped from the *other website* to assist in the creation of the greatest Nexus website ever.

Starting today, we will be posting Nexus news consisting of every facet. Opinions will still be included but limited. This will be virtually what NexNet news was, but more indept, more graphical, and more resound.

As for staff memberships, we will not be taking applications just yet, but will be more than happy to notify you when we do. We want to give others from "our guest lists we've compiled" to respond to the offers first.

Thank you for coming to Nexus Atlas. We look forward to seeing you today, tommorow, and beyond.

Beanbag - Eriana - Esterk - Khamael - Lauz - Librarian - Marstead - Nagnag - Steve and TSWolf

Irc Chat Open for Launch!
Posted by: TSWolf -- 7:39 PM EST

Using mIRC connect to


/join #nexusatlas


Tonight at Midnight Eastern Standard Time
Posted by: TSWolf -- 8:10 AM EST

Tonight at Midnight Eastern Standard time your experience of Nexus changes forever.

Since our chat server isn't functional as of this morning, we plan to just release it to the public. There will be an AOL Instant Messanger ChatRoom setup, but you will need to AIM TSWulf between 9 and 11 to get in. Late arrivals may be accepted but eh.

Tonight, Revelations are unvieled

    Thursday, September 26, 2002

Subpath Turmoil
Posted by: Khamael -- 12:28 PM EST

Seems the subpaths are experiencing quite a shakedown as of late. Elders have switched hands again in the Merchants, Rumors of Guides leaving the Druid path en-mass run rampant, the Diviners ramble on about religion more than they talk about the future and rumors of further changes in several subpaths are circulating through the Nexus. Could this be Nagnag's doing or is it something more? A string can only be pulled so tight... eventually, it breaks.


    Monday, September 23, 2002

All This Week! Nexus Atlas Update Celebrations!
Posted by: TSWolf -- 5:57 AM EST

Thats right! All this week, little parts of the site will be updated in celebration of the massive update coming on the 28th. Today, you can clearly see I have released publically my new icon.

I plan to spend a GOOD portion of today working on trying to make up for lost time. Hopefully things will turn out for the better.

    Sunday, September 22, 2002

Small Problem, but NO Delay
Posted by: TSWolf -- 7:23 AM EST

Due to the fact our database didn't become functional until last night, we have some sections that will be delayed for beyond the launch. Rest assured, the launch will contain *tons* of information, just not.. everything.. Which is okay though. It gives us time to tweak stuff and make it look better than expected. Then again, I may be able to work double time and get it all up. This news post is just a precaution just in case I don't have time to do just that.

Regardless, I think you're going to enjoy Friday Night ^^.

    Thursday, September 12, 2002

Theme Song for Update on 28th
Posted by: TSWolf -- 11:48 PM EST

I was listening to my Linkin Park Remix CD today and I decided that "With You" (My favorite Linkin Park song of all time.. now even better on this CD) would be a great theme song and sums our update up pretty well.

So check out the With You Remix from the new linkin park CD. One verse I'd like to cite.

" I won't let you control my fate,
While Im holding the weight of the world on my concience.
I won't just sit here and wait,
While you weigh yer options, yer making a FOOL of me.
You didn't dare try to say that you don't care,
and solemly swear not to follow me there.
It ain't like me to beg on my knees,
Oh please oh baby please, it's not how Im doing things.
No I'm not upset, No I'm not angry,
I know love is love. Love is sometimes a pain.
Never without you, I'll always be with you,
You'll never forget me, I'm keeping you with me.
No I won't let you take me to the end of my rope,
While you burn it and torture my soul.
No I'm not your puppet. And NO NO NO NO


    Wednesday, September 11, 2002

September 11th
Posted by: Lauz -- 6:46 AM EST

Exactly 1 year ago, The United States of America was attacked by a group of terrorists. Several attacks occurred on September 11th. The largest one being, the World Trade Center attack. It started off with a plane crash into 1 tower, and ended with the downing of 2 towers and the lost lives of thousands of people. This day is a day that we will never forget, it's a day that we will look back on constantly, remembering those who risked their lives by going into the collapsing towers to rescue others. Also, remembering family members and friends who we have lost. I personally have lost a dear family member of mine, and was close enough to losing my own life. The attack has been hard to deal with for everybody. For some, the seriousness of these attacks are just sinking in now, and for other, it effected them immediately, no matter what your case be, the NexusAtlas staff would like to send out our sympathy and support to all of who are effected by this.

It is now 8:46 am. At this time on September 11, 2001, the first plane hit into the first tower of the World Trade Center. The chaos begun there, and from that point on, America was changed forever.

I ask that today, you take some time out to remember the victims and heroes of September 11th. Whether it be 2 minutes or 2 hours, your thoughts will definitely be appreciated very much.


    Tuesday, September 10, 2002

Morning... or is it?
Posted by: TSWolf -- 7:37 AM EST

Good morning everyone.. For those who have begun to read the news here, I'm happy to see that ^^. Many of you are excited about the new addition coming soon. Some of you know what it is.. others don't... By the 28th you will all know what it is.

The official opening time is.. as usual for all my projects.. when the clock strikes Midnight.. The project gets released in our chatroom/forums/nexus/etc..

This morning I installed the most up to date Image pack ever. It not only animated most of the animated items, but it fixed all the fuzziness from around every monster and added a ton of new pics.. So you can be sure this will be quite useful in the near future.

;) I wonder why.

    Sunday, September 8, 2002

...Nexus Atlas Transforms...
Posted by: TSWolf -- 10:04 PM EST

September 28th...

On the Anniversary of the fall of Nexus Network...

Nexus Atlas presents the largest project ever released at once by a Nexus website in the history of the game.

The Second Half of Project N/A will be complete.


    Friday, September 6, 2002

Nexus Atlas: Dormant?
Posted by: Marstead -- 10:27 PM EST

It may seem quiet on the NA front, but I guarantee you there is something HUGE on the horizon. Its release is coming soon, keep watching here and on NexNet for the release of the ongoing project. I can guarantee this to be one of the biggest projects in the history of any Nexus website.