For quite some time now I've been playing text-based games and have enjoyed them. I've always joked to myself about one day running my own game and have decided that now would be a great time to experiment with it. I'm not in it for the profiting, more so for the learning side of things.
To start off, I'm thinking of buying a script (most likely mafia based) just so I can get an idea on how things work, etc. I would prefer a script/layout like Hobowars/Zedwars but haven't had any luck finding one.
My question to you is are there any specific paths I should take before tackling this adventure of mine? Any programming language I should start to learn? I know basic html which I learned at school two years ago but I'm guessing that's useless knowledge.
During my learning process I would need to pay a few people to help me apply updates, game changes, graphic updates, code a set of quests/adventures that players can take part in, etc.
Digging into my pocket isn't too much of an issue so I'd be looking to hire more than one person to assist me with this project.
I just want to have all the details sorted before purchasing the domain, hosting, coders, etc. I'm going to wander around the site to see if there's any useful threads out there but any advice is appreciated.
Sorry if this thread is in the wrong place.