(to make things clear: this is Re: Need serious help!)

On 7/15/07, SonOfLilit <sonoflilit / gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello Joe,
>
> I don't have much time now (ditching a physics lecture to write this)
> so I'll make this first one short:
>
> Do you still want help learning to program so that you'll eventually
> be able to program an MMORPG (I'm warning you: it will probably take
> at least five years under the best guidance there is, but they will be
> fun years with many fun games created in between)?
>
> I offer it. I think I understand you, as I'm 18, a proffesional
> programmer, I hang out with lots of hobbyist game programmers and I
> used to be one (I even started two summers ago to work on - gasp - a
> very cool MMORTS written in Ruby).
>
>
> To see if we speak the same language:
> 1) I think you'd enjoy playing with a language called Logo.
>
> Download UCBLogo here:
> ftp://ftp.cs.berkeley.edu/pub/ucblogo/ucbwlogosetup.exe
>
> Read this VERY SHORT great tutorial and type each and every example
> you see, and then play with it's results to create something else
> cool:
> http://el.media.mit.edu/logo-foundation/logo/turtle.html
>
> Then read this series of three great free online books that I really
> liked. While you read them, play with the turtle graphics you learned
> in the tutorial and with the new ideas as you learn them to keep you
> from being bored.
> http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~bh/v1-toc2.html
>
> These books will get you VERY far, like... To the level I was after
> about five-six years programming, and you can easily complete them
> until the end of the summer.
>
> With any question, feel free to turn to me here or on
> aur_saraf / hotmail.com (MSN Messenger).
>
> I only ask one thing as payment: to see all the cool things you come
> up with. That's my enjoyment - to see what cool things young
> programmers create. So whatever you create while toying with the ideas
> in the tutorial and the book, send me the source code for so that I
> can recreate.
>
>
> Aur
>