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Fellow Genesis Enthusiasts, I am extremely excited to announce the launch of something that has been in development for many months - our new Official Client! This client is a full revision from what we have had before, and its many features include the following: - It instantly launches using the "PLAY NOW" button on the website. - It runs in your browser, rather than forcing you to download a java- supported external program. - It integrates the background tileset designed by Denis Loubet to have a consistent general appearance with the rest of the website. - It features a dynamic persistent window in the top right that shows the magic map in supported areas. This is a *radically* newbie-friendly new bit of game support that shows a red "X" mark that travels as you do around the magic map. What is more, the map will shift within the window to make sure that your "X" is always within the bounds of the sized window. - The bottom right window is for any communications that you hear, which makes for much easier tracking of conversations that might occur in the midst of battle, or other "spammy" situations. - Beneath the main play window's text-entry box are three status bars indicating your health, mana, and fatigue. These will change in real time as your various levels for each shift in the midst of play. - A "SETTINGS" button will take you to an interface for creating your own aliases and triggers that will be saved for you. - The standard keypad numbers will allow for quick-typed travel as is standard in many clients such as Zmud or Cmud. I encourage you all to give it a try, and provide feedback either here in Genesis or (probably even better) on the Official Genesis forum. This is still just an "Alpha Test" period for the client, which is planned to be continuously improved and bolstered with new features and fixes as we find them to be needed or desired. To get started, just go to the official site, and click the PLAY NOW buttom! Huge thanks here are due to Eowul for his amazing work developing the client itself, to Cotillion for collaboration on the client and supplying needed tweaks to the gamedriver and website, to Mercade for much work done to create the needed infrastructure in the mudlib for all the GMCP protocol, to Sandalphon for his wonderful work with our original client which is now being taken off-line, and to Tapakah for his original vision years ago in the direction of bringing protocols to the Genesis experience. I'm in love with this thing! G.