Sometime in 2009, far too late, I heard about Shards of Dalaya. It’s a free (donation-based) MMORPG that uses a commercial game engine. It’s surprisingly fun — more fun than the original whose engine it uses!
I want to use this blog to collect my character diaries, so that other people know what Shards of Dalaya plays like, and so that I remember my humble beginnings and have a record of how I discovered the game 🙂
I hope it gets you interested in SoD!
By the way, after hard work convincing her, my girlfriend (SoD Character Ayba) is also posting about her thoughts and experiences. It is her first MMO (and blog) ever, so everything is new. She joined in May.