It might ring a bell :redface:
Oh where to begin… allow me to introduce myself. I was formerly known as Bomber39 (later Exoknight). I am most certainly not Bomber/Stefan, though I did chat with him a few times.
I started playing Graal back during the Java Zelda days. Was a lot of fun to roam around Link to The Past (LTTP) with other people. When it became Graal Online with a level editor I took to creating my own content. Emailed it to Stefan and he kindly added some of my levels.
After the Ice Palace I was approached by Piccolo and was invited to be level editor for one of the first Player Worlds, called Real World. It was a clone of the Zelda LTTP world. For obvious reasons that didn’t last long, not only were there accusations of cheating but Stefan was trying to avoid copyright infringement.
There was one other guy working on Real World, I believe he was “Dan” or something along those lines. When Real World was removed from Graal, he maintained his own Player World with a heavily modified LTTP level set. Not sure how long that continued.
After the loss of the Real World I was approached by Galen to be Level Admin for Graal. Much of that time was spent reviewing / editing / adding player submissions. I also dabbled in my own creations, and I added a small one to the northern forest. Bit of a maze I’m afraid few people ever understood why the level repeated or where it might lead. I notice it was cut from future versions of Classic Graal, but so were my Sky Tower and Ice Palace. Not that I blame them, those levels needed maintenance and the forest maze was confusing.
My closest friends in Graal were Nightlord (LAT) and Piccolo.
This was all a long time ago for me, and I have fond memories of it. I regret that I did not stay in my position and keep active in the Graal community. As any 13-14 year old would do, I dropped the ball, focused on school, neglected Graal. I didn’t really see what an amazing innovation in online gaming Graal was. One of the first MMORPGs, if I may call it that.
There were several sets of levels I either did not complete, or did not get published. Sadly, those ended up being lost / deleted. Those particular works will never see the light of day.
I’d like to publically thank Fredi125 for contacting me, and encouraging me to look at Graal Reborn.
I’m not quite certain the extent of my participation from here on, but I am eager to see my old levels fixed… perhaps with some modernization, or even new content added.
tl;dr, Hello again, Graal community.
P.S. Pachuka is no myth. He was a player who left his mark in Graal.