Joined: 09 May 2006
- "Bevin" name changed to "Hood" as provided by dragossh (the name was kept short to fit all text fields). But as D'Lanor pointed out only new neighborhoods will get the name "Hood".
I don't know what to say. After trying to press this issue for over four (?!) years now, one of the most notable pieces of restoration era history has been reclaimed. Bevin... the first D'ni neighborhood to be restored by the DRC, the first accessible area in Uru... is finally a name that has meaning again.
It's a little difficult to definitively call this a victory. The Nexus is still full of hundreds of 'bevins,' and this late in the game it seems unlikely that people are going to be producing very many 'neighborhoods' to replace them. But at the same time, the fact that the problem has been ACKNOWLEDGED and ACTED UPON is HUGE.
I'm simply overwhelmed. I feel like an impossible hope has finally been realized. In the context of someone who never knew Uru outside of MOUL, this may not seem like a big deal. But for someone like me who religiously followed the old DRC site, taking in every detail of information like it was a morsel of the finest steak, every single day WISHING that I could be in this mysterious "Bevin" neighborhood that they were talking about? This is incredible.
Thank you, everyone.
Not just the people who fixed the code, and not just Cyan who finally found the time to push the fix out, but to everyone. Every explorer who rallied behind this cause and stood with me on the Great Stair, every ResEng who put the corrected information into their orientations, every historian who made the effort to dig up even more details about the original Bevin, Seret, and other neighborhoods. Even every single person who simple threw up their hands and said "Language evolves!" or "Who cares, it's just a name!" - You guys kept me riled up and ready to fight, even pulling me back in when I had pretty much accepted defeat and was ready to walk away.
And now... I feel like I'm done.
I spent years hoping to see the Great Zero lit... and even longer dreaming of a day when the lake would begin to show signs of life. After both of these things came to be, I felt like the last 'restoration project' that I could really hope to be a part of would be the education of people regarding the true meaning of 'Bevin'... and now, that too has been restored. Most of the people I spent my time in D'ni with have moved on to other things, and a new guard has taken their place, working to make the cavern into a home. I've been quiet for a long while myself, but I've still been here... watching and waiting for things to change. But I think it's my time to drift away as well. Maybe someday I'll feel 'the call' again, but for now... it's time to focus elsewhere.
However... to all of you open source people... if someone screws up history again, I hope you're prepared for me to be breathing down your neck for years.
People of Earth. I must go now. My planet needs me.
-vid (KI: 00201880)
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