OK, first things first: this is Don posting now. I’m not taking over the RTSL site, but I offered to be an interim admin to keep things going while Phillip is on sabbatical.
I’m going to simply be keeping an eye on the site. The regular weekend streams of The Ville Retrospective, Classic of the Month, and Source of Fame will resume shortly and we’ll keep those going. New maps and mods will still be posted in this interim time.
In case you don’t know me, I am Don AKA Unq (short for Unquenque) – Half-Life fan and mapper since the early days. I’ve been a part of the PlanetPhillip/RTSL community for over 5 years, and I currently run the Classic of the Month streaming event where I pick a new Half-Life or Op4 mod to play.
I plan to continue these monthly chat posts because they’re a great way to catch up with everybody.
I also want to quickly thank everyone for their outpouring of support and comments on Phillip’s sabbatical. His break is well deserved and I only hope I can keep things in good shape in the near future.
Whew, September already. Hard to believe. Some of us are back to school, some of us are still trying to hold on to summer, and no doubt some are glad autumn weather is not far away.
What are you up to? I personally am trying to buckle down on my Half-Life mapping and hoping to get two releases done this year. We’ll see, no promises.
Over the last few months, RTSL has gotten a lot of new readers. Anyway, unlike many other sites that also have a “proper” forum, RTSL does not.
So now, each month we create a “General Chat” post for readers to post whatever they want within the limits of being a family-friendly website.
Please don’t post reviews, questions or comments about maps and mods listed on the site – post them on the respective post – all those comments will be deleted. We do this to ensure that when a reader visits a map or mod page, all the information is in one place.
Back in June 2014, Phillip started to use a poster from a classic Sci-Fi movie as the background for the post image. Starting in June 2016, we started to use images taken from old FPS games.
This month it is Thief Gold (1999).
Thief Gold is the expanded edition of Thief: The Dark Project, released just a couple weeks after Half-Life in November 1998. A brilliant game that makes you think before you act – the “S” in “FPS” in Thief’s case is “Stealth.” It’s the first 3D stealth game and often cited as one of the top games of all time. Definitely worth playing, and it’s a personal favorite.