Groundhound, you're a hero. Thank you.
This. Thing. Totally realm of dragons and mystery. "Trackers"?
This thing has always been the most worrying thing about classic Descent to me. I loved D3's PXO and I love D:U's google servers. I liked Diablo II just working. I just want to turn on a game and have it connect. LAN parties felt comparatively like the best solution for old Descent.
Trying to arrange a classic online Descent game by the time I had an Internet connection at all (over phone lines ... anyone remember when fancy 28.8 baud modems arrived?) conjured in my mind nothing but dark geocities web sites with red fonts, gray tables with 6 pixel borders, and lists of users and stats and a sub-culture of "ladders" (whatever that meant) and no obvious way to hit a button that says "Play with others now".
I imagined it involved going to a dark alley to meet with strangers named after Bulletin Board Service IP addresses and exchanging some kind of crypto code rings to determine that our signs would align and a Descent game could occur on the next full moon if someone didn't catch a cold.
Thank goodness we have crawled out of that medieval time (that probably only existed in my head).
How does one arrange an online game for classic Descent now? Does it involve watching several YouTube training videos? I am just teasing, I am sure it's much simpler than my stupid fear.