So I am in alpha stages of a new rpg I am putting together called Akkimura. To give you a little background story, I haven't been on beyond since like 2010 and I have reformatted my computer about a week or two ago so all the files are gone. And my computer is unable to host a game.
With this bit of info I'll start my story. I used some of the very basic code bases from an old Bleach game I ran (Bleached White.) I removed the source I found on my portable harddrive and removed anything that remotely had to do with bleach... It was pretty much, punching, leveling up, admin verbs like mute, ban, summon, tele, Everything else I re-did, death procs, maps, save file set up. All different. I ctrl+f'd all the bleach names I could think of and then skimmed every .dm just to make sure....
Now I have been working on this for a few days now, I have the basics up and was just talking to my brother about finding a host to release an alpha version. He has yet to see what the game was so far so I launched it in single player mode (again, people can't connect to me when I host). I was asking his opinion on what I should do with the log in screen while sitting there with the NEW and LOAD buttons on the screen. I checked the game and the general "The sun begins to fall and night approached" message popped up. So I turned to talk to my brother and when I turned back on there was a new alert in the text box.
It simply said "info: Bounto has just logged on" Now my reaction was "wtf, how did someone log onto my game, I am on single player mode and can't host if I try" and my brother jokingly said "It's "Ben" referring to a ghost story where a kid gets a haunted Zelda cartridge that is haunted by some guy named Ben. We both laughed and I logged in with a new character getting the "Jinkei has logged on for the first time" message. Then it dawned on me... "How did Bounto already have a save, it said he logged on, not that he logged on for the first time" Now I have played several times for extended periods of time testing things and I had never gotten a message about a Bounto. So I quickly hit Who and it said I was the only one online... So I checked the text log again and sure enough it did not say Bounto logged off... So he should have still been there.... But I thought maybe my Who isn't working correctly. So I went into Admin_Tele to try and warp to this mystery player. But there was no Bounto on my mob list... There was no Bounto on any list... So then I decided that I must have missed a line in the code. A bug from the last game I made with some of this code. So I Ctrl+F'd and checked all pages. Typed in Bounto expecting for find a "World<< "info: Bounto has logged on!" strip or something.. There were no results.... So I searched "Logged on" and everything came up correctly all was "[usr] logged on". There was nothing regarding a bounto in the code.... So how the hell did "Bounto" log in... If he doesn't exist? How does anyone other than myself log in during single player mode?