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Old 04-19-2006, 02:57 PM   #1
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I've noticed that one of the games climbing higher into the TMS list (currently at #7) is "Mafia Life". This game has no info listed, and when I went to their site it looked like a web browser based game to me and not a MUD. I also couldn't find the TMS voting link anywhere.

Just wondered if anybody knew what was up with this, if anyone plays the game and could explain it a bit, or if this is actually not even a MUD at all and we're being misled?
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Old 04-19-2006, 03:08 PM   #2
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Hmm, well, being based in a browser is irrelevant to its MUD-dom or not (we have about 35% of our online players using our web-based client at any single time), but beyond that, it doesn't appear to be a MUD at all. One of the criteria that I believe makes a MUD is some representation of space (whether graphical, via cartesian coordinates, nodal network of rooms, etc) and real-time interaction within the context of that space.

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Old 04-19-2006, 04:44 PM   #3
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Sent Adam an email. He agrees and it should be gone soon. It's a cool-looking game (haven't played it), but it's not a MUD. No insult intended towards it at all.

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Old 04-19-2006, 08:19 PM   #4
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I've browsed the site a few times but never tried to "play it." Never realized it wasn't a real MUD, which is a shame because I think a Mafia style MUD would be hella neat.
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Old 04-19-2006, 11:54 PM   #5
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Interestingly enough, I commented on them being a browser-interface, BBS style game on our forum about a month ago.

And Crystal is my new hero with that avatar.
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Old 04-20-2006, 08:09 AM   #6
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ha ha yeah, it's a shame Synozeer doesn't allow 100x100 avatars To get the full affect, of course..
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Old 04-25-2006, 08:23 AM   #7
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Heh, funny that game popped up here. I'm thinking browser-based games are the Next Big Thing in gaming and it's one of the games I checked out as potential competition. I'm working on a browser-based game that's heavily informed by what I've learned from mudding.
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Originally Posted by (Malap @ April 25 2006,08:23)
Heh, funny that game popped up here. I'm thinking browser-based games are the Next Big Thing in gaming and it's one of the games I checked out as potential competition. I'm working on a browser-based game that's heavily informed by what I've learned from mudding.
A browser is just a method of accessing a game and doesn't say much about the game itself. A MUD is still a MUD whether the front-end is Zmud, Windows telnet, or a browser. For instance, we have our Nexus browser-based client that new players use to play our games with.

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