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The History of Mars Explorer -Now updated yet again
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And I need you to help me!
Submitted By Elfman on 10/02/11
Mars Explorer, Elfman, Community, The History of Mars Explorer 
This Document originally posted in the "Mars Explorer" Group

Here shall be inscribed The History of Mars Explorer. The current writers are me, PointyBagels, and Ambassador_Spock. Any help is welcome. This post will be updated as we continue to write.
 
1- Plexpedia:
Plexpedia is the amazing web service created by Aubrey, the administrator of Mars Explorer. It strives to be a service which allows site creators to combine the concepts of blogs, forums, and wikis all in one package. Registered users are able to create 'groups' allowing them to create their own site to which other users can add content. Mars Explorer is just one of several sites using the Plexpedia service. Others include MENAR and HumorAmerica.
2- The Early Days
And Aubrey said "LET THERE BE LIGHT!" And there was light.
Mars Explorer began its life on Aubrey's first day of unity. From there to began to evolve into...(to be continued)...
yadayada
3- The Club Wars
As Mars Explorer grew, players began to organize themselves into 'clubs'. These were essentially social groups that sometimes met in exclusive servers to chat and do whatever the purpose of the club was. One particularly popular club was the Early Bird club. This club met early on Saturday mornings to talk and play tag. It eventually grew to around 30 members, and was headed up by (Frost Guerilla) Free WillieEB.1. Other popular clubs included the Elites (led by Jelite/Jay), the ACC (led by supermarinespitfire), and the STR (led by kuomomaru the reaper). However, some clubs were not the sane, safe, and happy places the above clubs were. These included the X clan (officially headed by DarknessX/LordX, but was really an anarchy of sorts) and the Black Raccoons. These uncivil clubs often decided to fight with each other and even with the more respectable clubs. In those days there was no boot/ban and no moderators, leading to a 'wild west' type of environment. Most clubs initially set out to be peaceful social groups, but all of them ended up making Mars Explorer a very hostile place. This, and other factors, would soon lead to their downfall... For some perspective on this era, read this post: http://marsxplr.com/view-1371
4- The Fall of Clubs
yadayada
5- Today
yadayada
6- Historical Screenshots
 
---1.0 (wish we still had this buggy...almost)
 
---1.1
 
---1.2
 
---1.3
 
---1.4
 
---1.5
 
---1.6 (think that 'chat introduced' is wrong)
 
---1.7
 
---1.8
 
---1.9
 
---1.99 --> 2.0 (custom worlds!)
 
---2.1 (The jet, by GTR34!)
 
Thanks to Spock for the screenshots from 1.0-1.9! I did the last two.
Here is a link to 007's great screenshot gallery:

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Array Re: The History of Mars Explorer
2010/02/11 - 21:29 GMT
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Can't wait till its done!
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Array Re: The History of Mars Explorer
2010/02/11 - 21:43 GMT
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Array Help Wanted
2010/02/11 - 21:58 GMT
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oh!!!  i 'll help!! if you needs help just ask me and il help!!  :D!!
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Array Re: The History of Mars Explorer
2010/02/11 - 22:09 GMT
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We are all in a server. Password is aubrey
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Array Re: The History of Mars Explorer
2010/02/12 - 3:12 GMT
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Ooh don't forget to put the era of Cloners between Early days and Club wars! (Sorry, just really REALLY excited about this!!) I LOVEIT!!!!
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Array Re: The History of Mars Explorer
2010/02/12 - 5:28 GMT
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Don't forget to mention how innocent the old days were and that it's rubbish now.
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Array Re: The History of Mars Explorer
2010/02/12 - 7:14 GMT
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Could I possibly help write?
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Array Re: The History of Mars Explorer
2010/02/12 - 16:24 GMT << In Reply to
o god do you guys remember the MRT rage against everyone era 
its funny to think that noobs could put mrt next to there names (myself) included and act like thay were somthing special
 
but i did halp stop the whole thing when i upstaged that kid named crow who was recruting people and acting like MRT was a cult.
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Array Re: The History of Mars Explorer
2010/02/12 - 12:37 GMT
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Consolidate these threads into one please?
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Array Re: The History of Mars Explorer
2010/02/12 - 15:12 GMT
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@Flynn: Sure! We need an older player to help!
 
@Dude: The other thread was to discuss the possibility of writing this. It has served its purpose, so I will hide it.
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Array Re: The History of Mars Explorer -Now updated with screenshots!
2010/02/12 - 16:02 GMT
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Now updated with screenshots and the section on Plexpedia.
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Array Re: The History of Mars Explorer -Now updated with screenshots!
2010/02/12 - 16:16 GMT
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i started playing at 1.4 or 1.5
 
it was before foxholes
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Array Re: The History of Mars Explorer -Now updated with screenshots!
Morb and I joined about that same time!
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Array Re: The History of Mars Explorer -Now updated with screenshots!
2010/02/12 - 16:17 GMT
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BTW are the photos causing a lot of lag?
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Array Re: The History of Mars Explorer -Now updated with screenshots!
2010/02/12 - 20:31 GMT << In Reply to
Nope, they're good on my computer, but I have 7Mbps where I live.
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Array Re: The History of Mars Explorer -Now updated with screenshots and lin
2010/02/12 - 20:37 GMT
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Aubrey should release a version called mars explorer classic. Basically, the old version with some new luxuries. :)
 
I KNOW!
 
if he makes mars explorer payable, when you pay, you can get the classic, 1.4, and original original buggy (The first buggy on mars.) Then you can play with the old ones! That would be serious fun.
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Array Re: The History of Mars Explorer -Now updated with screenshots and lin
2010/02/12 - 22:00 GMT
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Meh.
 
Anyways, Very nice, Elf! I cannot wait to see what else you got in store. :)
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Array Re: The History of Mars Explorer -Now updated with screenshots and lin
2010/02/15 - 15:32 GMT
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*bump*
 
@bagels and spock will u be on today?
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Array Re: The History of Mars Explorer -Now updated with screenshots and lin
2010/02/16 - 22:06 GMT
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*bump*

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Array Re: The History of Mars Explorer -Now updated with screenshots and lin
2010/02/17 - 1:45 GMT << In Reply to
hey nice idea! i like this post. it really brings back memories!
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Array Re: The History of Mars Explorer -Now updated with screenshots and lin
2010/03/05 - 15:18 GMT
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*bump*
 
Will hopefully work on this again soon.
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Array Re: The History of Mars Explorer -Now updated with screenshots and link!
2010/03/05 - 15:45 GMT
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Until you do, please leave it at the bottom.
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Array Re: The History of Mars Explorer -Now updated with screenshots and lin
2010/03/05 - 16:56 GMT
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Hmmm.... Maybe I could help?
 
I know some stuff about the Club Wars... idk... feel like helping this thing along :D
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Array Re: The History of Mars Explorer -Now updated with screenshots and lin
In an previous version some people I know made a club called "Wasent Me" or something. Some of my friends and I joined a few games with this club they would find the quarry, corner him/her and shoot the metal out of it. A few of us decided to stop this club. We all joined and I hosted a game we got into a hover crafts so we would be safe from the avents about to happen. I put the buggy speed super high and turned on xorbs. As far as I could tell from the not responding signs all of them had crashed. Truth be told I didn't mean to do it I just tried to shoot them of the map! Now one ever saw them again!
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Array Re: The History of Mars Explorer -Now updated with screenshots and lin
2010/03/05 - 17:08 GMT
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Sure! Can you and anyone else who wants to help send me a pm about their experience with clubs/club wars? I will add you to the list of collaborators. Any help is most welcome!
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2010/05/18 - 16:33 GMT
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Updated again with the new 'clubs' section. I need some help checking my facts and would appreciate any expansions you would suggest.
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Array Re: The History of Mars Explorer -Now updated with new Clubs Section
2010/05/18 - 16:39 GMT
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Fact No 1: The ACC was founded and run (for a while) by supermarinespitfire. 
 
I'll read more later.
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Array Re: The History of Mars Explorer -Now updated with new Clubs Section
2010/05/18 - 17:36 GMT
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*phew* thanks alex
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Array Re: The History of Mars Explorer -Now updated with new Clubs Section
2010/05/18 - 18:35 GMT
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Hey, on the Early Days part, you should put in that Aubrey tinkered around with Unity and eventually came up with Mars.  And you should have a veichle section.  Telling when each veichle was introduced and who made it.  Basically look at the Tributes page and put some of the data that's there into this post.  :-)
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Array Re: The History of Mars Explorer -Now updated with new Clubs Section
2010/05/18 - 20:52 GMT << In Reply to
Even better than, "tinkered around with Unity and eventually came up with Mars," he came up with it on the first day he had Unity. Fact 2: The original Unity3d Fourms post for Mars Explorer.
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Array Re: The History of Mars Explorer -Now updated with new Clubs Section
2010/05/18 - 21:43 GMT
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y'know, I kinda miss all of the clubs :P
 
It may have been chaos, but it was fun :)
 
ahhh, good ol 1.9...
 
my birth version :)  AKA when I joined...
 
I miss it so bad...
 
I'm gonna go play freestyle in 2.2 XD
 
(leaves)
 
 
(gone)
 
(stop reading)
 
(now)
 
(really)
 
 
(if you are still reading you must be very bored)
 
 
(or you just think this is funny)
 
(I think you would like the don't push the red button game.)
 
 
(gone.)
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Array Re: The History of Mars Explorer -Now updated yet again
2010/05/19 - 12:33 GMT
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Updated the club and early days sections!
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Array Re: The History of Mars Explorer -Now updated yet again
2010/05/20 - 16:22 GMT
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Hey, I could use some help as to what caused most of the clubs to collapse in the late-1.9.x age
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Array Re: The History of Mars Explorer -Now updated yet again
2010/05/20 - 16:48 GMT
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You need more today stuff.  Like, a recent events thing that is updated.  GTR comes out with buggy.  Is modeling it customly for people.
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Array Re: The History of Mars Explorer -Now updated yet again
2010/05/20 - 22:07 GMT
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We'll get there eventually, but that is not the main focus currently.
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Array Re: The History of Mars Explorer -Now updated yet again
2010/05/20 - 22:35 GMT
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I know it probably would have happened anyways, but after creating the Black Raccoons, everyone else caught onto the idea of clubs and clans. :
And just to think, it all started with a clone! :3
Anyways.
I formally apologize for starting the club wars.. 
The Black Raccoons died out within hours, but by then it was too late.
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Array Re: The History of Mars Explorer -Now updated yet again
2010/05/20 - 22:55 GMT
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Woah, xana, hold your unicorns. I don't think it was your fault at all.

Thanks for the pic though!
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Array Re: The History of Mars Explorer -Now updated yet again
2010/05/21 - 1:12 GMT
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uh.. can i be an editor?
 
i already asked...
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Array Re: The History of Mars Explorer -Now updated yet again
2010/05/24 - 3:12 GMT
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two things:
one you forgot the golden age in between 1.4 and a different version when there was no clubs(and i joined:) version 1.975 if i'm not mistaken)
and you also forgot the dissolving of DFC into Acc, at least i think that's what happened
Dfc was created by nightflyer and me as masterflyer
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Array Re: The History of Mars Explorer -Now updated yet again
2010/05/24 - 3:16 GMT
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umm dfc didn't change into ACC they're completely different 
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Array Re: The History of Mars Explorer -Now updated yet again
2010/05/24 - 14:57 GMT << In Reply to
ok
my bad
still i'm not sure dfc is still around
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Array Re: The History of Mars Explorer -Now updated yet again
2010/05/24 - 16:09 GMT
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@ Elfman - Thanks for doing this. Very cool.
 
If the site has an archive history category, mods could move historically relevant posts there to keep them out of the way of the regular forum. We could find the old club posts (now hidden), unhide them and place them there.
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2011/06/14 - 22:07 GMT
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And this got bumped becauuuuuse...
Never mind...
So, Elfman...when are you going to get rid of all the yadayadayadas?
 
I like this post.
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Array Re: The History of Mars Explorer -Now updated yet again
2011/06/14 - 23:59 GMT << In Reply to
omg this has soo many memories of it.
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2011/06/15 - 0:17 GMT
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Ender, this, like many other OLD posts, was bumped because 'mushyninja' can't resist the urge to comment on old posts instead of new. Frequently, he will comment somewhere in the middle of the post. So that's why it got bammed.
 
Bttt: Nice post, although the pictures are kinda big...
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Array Re: The History of Mars Explorer -Now updated yet again
2011/06/15 - 2:20 GMT << In Reply to
As in mushyninja, do you mean me?
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Array Re: The History of Mars Explorer -Now updated yet again
2011/06/15 - 4:05 GMT
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One of them raccoons is on them photos.
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Array Re: The History of Mars Explorer -Now updated yet again
2011/09/18 - 0:05 GMT
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I like it, good work! The link at the end dosn't work, though.
 
~Falin
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2011/09/18 - 0:07 GMT << In Reply to
Don't gravedig, either.
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Array Re: The History of Mars Explorer -Now updated yet again
2011/09/18 - 3:54 GMT
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Errrrrr!!!!! You forgot the n00b Wars: August 13th- September 1st 2011.
:P
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Array Re: The History of Mars Explorer -Now updated yet again
2011/09/18 - 4:19 GMT << In Reply to
I remember that. I think.
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Array Re: The History of Mars Explorer -Now updated yet again
2011/09/18 - 10:52 GMT
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Ah those were the good days :P


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