Greetings community, it’s been a hot minute.

Four years ago, after a few months of deliberation I ended up taking down the original Stardust server. I will be honest, that was not an easy decision to walk away from something I put so much of my heart and soul into. I do think however that it was the right one. I was not happy with things as they were. The demands of basically running everything about an MMO server community single handedly, was too much weight on my shoulders. I’d say anyone’s shoulders to be honest. I don’t know if you know this, but gamers are a fickle bunch. Sure you have all kinds, but it’s those few really vocal ones that get to you. You know who they are, the entitled ones. The ones who get deeply offended by the most minor of things. It was those types that inevitably drove me to choose to walk away for my own sanity’s sake.

I can’t say I was entirely happy about that either. If there was one thing that I have always loved about development, it’s the creative outlet. I am, for all of my faults one very meticulous and creative person, I know this. I have missed working on this stuff greatly, so I am happy to say that I have come back. Silently and without anyone knowing, Stardust was being born again in the shadows. What’s more is that I am finally almost done with it again. No not in the sense of walking away from it, heavens no. I mean it’s almost ready to release into the wild again. A live, public server for people to play on.

This brings in challenges of it’s own. The last go around taught me one very important thing. I can’t do this alone, and I refuse to. There will be a live Stardust 2.0 server, but I will not be the one to run it. Soon though, I will find the right person or persons who can be counted on to run the server equitably for all who would play on it. Whereas I would be involved doing what I love to do, develop content for you all to consume. How long this search will take? I don’t know. Hopefully not too long. Time will tell.

-Levarris (Lead Developer)