I had the great honor of taking over and redesigning/coding AO-Basher... many current players may have never heard of it, but back in the day (pre-release to 2003) we had a fair following; in fact, I see AO-U as a tremendously great successor to what I was trying to do (no advertisements except community groups and stuff).
So thanks to Solarax
, who I've had the pleasure of spending some time with personally, Mousii
, and Ainur
. RIP to AO Arcanum
, the first major guides site we integrated with, along with Faunlore
and several other sites. Auno
, as well, who had the will to keep his site alive despite no personal investment, and who pioneered parts of AO's community. During my time at AO-B, FC community operators Dai-Galean
(who is still a good friend) and Cz
were very helpful with relations and sharing information on updates.
And to the IRC operators
, good stuff.
If i could suggest one thing for AO-U, add in a dynamic update include from GSP's
It worked well on our site, and GSP deserves all the linkage in the world.