Most people will not find this post to be interesting at all.

This is a dump of all the letters I received inside a MMORPG called Nexus: The Kingdom of the Winds that I played extensively when I was younger.

I actually started playing Nexus in ’98 / ’99 but many of those early mails have been lost; the nmail box only saved so many.

After realizing the Nmail box only saved a certain amount of letters, I started to back-up my “nmail” box into a Word document, so that I would never forget the second life I lived in that virtual world. I posted the most recent posts at the top of the Word document.

There may also be some copies of Community Board posts I wrote; I sometimes backed up my posts by mailing them to myself.

I am making the back-up public now for a couple reasons.

  1. I think, if you follow from the bottom of this article (the posts from 2003) to the top (2009), you can get a real sense of some events that took place that were important to me, personally, in my life. Sure it was a game but it was a game that became my life for a long while.
  2. It might interest any sociologists studying videogames.
  3. It may be interesting to other Nexus players. Some of the letters are from influential players, and some are from players who were very beloved and are no longer with us.

My character in NexusTK was DarkMaverick. I’m a somewhat famous (perhaps even infamous depending on your perspective) player who was involved in a lot of things in the game, especially concerning the Chongun subpath. As an adult I ended up working on the game for a short time, helping design new content and playtesting.

None of the posts are dated; it’s impossible for me to have known the exact dates of these posts, as Nexus in-game mailing system didn’t store dates. It simply stored the newest posts at the top and the oldest at the bottom.

Therefore when reading this document you should go to the very last page, and then read up.

Download the PDF here (over 200 pages).

 

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Carey Martell is the President of Martell Broadcasting Systems, Inc. He is also the founder of the Power Up TV multi-channel network (acquired by Thunder Digital Media in January 2015). Carey formerly served as the Vice President of Thunder TV, the internet television division of Thunder Digital Media. In the past he has also been the Director of Alumni Membership for Tech Ranch Austin as well as the event organizer for the Austin YouTube Partner monthly meetups. Prior to his role at MBS, Inc. and his career as a video game developer and journalist, Carey served in the US Army for 5 years, including one tour of duty during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Carey is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Carey also moonlights as the host of The RPG Fanatic Show, an internet television show on YouTube which has accumulated over 3.7 million views.