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The ADOM Diary: 08/06/2001

Dear diary,

this is a truly funny day. Originally I intended to distribute yet another prerelease version of 1.0.0 to my cherished prerelease testers, to create a new design for the website and to do a major overhaul of the manual... but then, all of a sudden, on my way home from work at around six thirty p.m. I felt it...
Today is the day to release ADOM 1.0.0.
It doesn't matter if it has bugs, it doesn't matter if it's not complete... the only thing that matters is that it's finally out and all the people out there, who provided so much support and encouragement, who waited for more than 18 months, who suffered through a truly tremendous ADOM drought, finally can try it out.

It's not the big one, but it's a big one. ADOM 1.0.0 does not represent the perfect ADOM, but it represents a living ADOM, that finally has freed itself (and myself) from the pressure of doing a perfect version. If you like it or not, things are as usual... I'll continue to work on it, try to improve it and make it the best roguelike game out there.

Many things in ADOM 1.0.0 are far from perfect... there is no complete code for monster inventories, there probably are quite a few bugs left, the quests could be more complete and many bug reports and RFEs are still open. But now, with ADOM 1.0.0 being out, I'm looking forward to download the complete bug database list of bugs and RFEs and just start to work on them... without considering whether a report is important for 1.0.0 or not. The only goal from now on once more will be to have fun, to enjoy myself and to bring some fun to you! I hope you like 1.0.0, even if it's not perfect. It's still a labour of love!

I'd hereby like to dedicate ADOM 1.0.0 to all the people I love... my family, my beautiful girlfriend, all my friends and last but surely not least all the wonderful people out there who have been playing ADOM for 8+ years and have harassed, encouraged, criticized, praised, chatted and interacted in many other ways with me. You all are the greatest and ADOM is for you!
Thomas Biskup
ADOM Maintainer
Finally at peace and
looking forward to a bright future.

Player's Handbook: Core Rulebook I (Dungeons & Dragons, Third Edition) Thomas Biskup recommends: Player's Handbook: Core Rulebook I (Dungeons & Dragons, Third Edition)
"The player's handbook offers a lot of bang for the buck - character creation in D&D V3.5 has been improved by leaps and bounds and there is so much flexibility in the system that I personally no longer feel any real restrictions due to classes or levels. My favourites include: pick as many classes as you want, sorcerors, critical hits, the new familiar rules, feats and more. There also is some stuff that IMHO got worse from V3 to V3.5 but it's easy to ignore (e.g. weapon sizes). Definitely recommended (especially so since the ADOM RPG in the next version will also be grounded on the D20 rules)!"

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