First real dev project was a calculator for a browser game, that calculates the optimal number/combination of buildings to build. I got bored constantly doing it manually, so I made this program as a fun and useful challenge. It involved basic math, and I did it in VB.

Second one was a stats tracking page for my team in another browser game, that let us easily share and keep track of stuff. It allowed us to minmax our actions and reduced the downtime between actions of different players. HTML, CSS, JS, PHP, MySQL.

Third one was a userscript for the same game that added QoL features and made the game easier to play. JS

Fourth was for the first game, also a QoL feature userscript, that added colors/names, number limit validation to inputs, and optimization calculators built in the interface. It also fixed and improved various UI things. Also had a cheating feature where I could see the line of sight of enemies in the fog of war (lol the dev kept the data on the page even if you couldnt see the enemies on the map), but I didnt use it, it was just fun to code it. JS

From there on, I just continued learning and doing more and more complex shit, and learning new languages.

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    Cool projects man. What game were you playing?
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    @Wisecrack Visual Utopia and Utopia. I got to the very top in both if them.

    My first online game (the second game in the op):

    Utopia was the first real textual online game. At some point, it had over 100k people playing - during the dial-up era! Which was insane for that time period. Without it, games like Clash of Clans and similar probably wouldnt exist.

    The fun thing was that since it was a text based game, you could program tools to help you out, so many people learned programming because of it. IRC bots, userscripts, game calculators, interactive database pages, number crunching programs, ...

    It required sick amounts of strategy, planning, communication (IRC), cooperation and activity to get to the top. 99.9999% current games still lack the amount of complexity Utopia had, with simple rules.

    The first game in the op:

    Much smaller and newer game, but with graphics. Was fun.
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