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Old 02-22-2003, 02:10 AM   #1
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I never seen a MUD like this, nor ever heard of a MUD like it. Personally, I kind of like this idea, but let's see what you guys think.

It would be like a sport (say wrestling because wrestlers are studs ). You'd have the various teams like the Panthers or the Wolverines and then the Coachs (equivelant to a guild leader of some sort) would recruit players onto their teams.

There wouldn't really be a place for a leveling system, but it would be more or less just a RPexp sort of thing (depending on how the implementor would set it up). If you wanted to, you could make it so that instead of the killing the guy, when you give certain points (like in wrestling when you hold the guy almost flat on his back for a certain amount of time, you get points) which convert in exp.

I don't really know how to set it up. But answer my poll, and post back on it. Just want to see what you guys think.

It acutally could work out to be a good idea for
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Old 02-22-2003, 04:45 AM   #2
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No offense, but don't we get enough of crotch grabbing, grunting, and generally being useless sports already? I get 5 different 24/7 sports channels on t.v. I can't imagine anyone wanting to play a mud based on sports.

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Old 02-22-2003, 09:37 AM   #3
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An entire mud based on sports would be too much, I feel.
Except for the more blatant sport idiots, and they'd probably be too busy either watching it on TV or performing themselves to bother with a mud.

Although god knows there would be plenty of material for roleplay; not only the training and competition, but also all the backstage intrigue, doping, cheating, sleeping around with the trainer etc...

An entire Mud, no - but the odd zone, yes.  That could be quite interesting as an alternative to the usuall mob bashing. We actually have had a Golf course zone on our mud for ages, built by a kid who used to be a caddy on the course portrayed, so he had quite a good background knowledge.

The zone was not bad, but pretty static, so currently one of my top Builders is revamping it completely, exchanging all the room descs for more or less interactive scripts. When she's finished with it, you are going to score differently depending on what club you use in different situations, eventually slice the ball and land in the rough or a sand bunker, and so on. And if you do the entire 18 holes below par, they'll be a hunk of reward for you...

I kinda like the concept.
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Old 02-22-2003, 12:07 PM   #4
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I don't like the idea of a mud ENTIRELY devoted to sports, but I have nothing against the existence of them in a larger framework. Having several sports (which may even have certain seasons for play) would really add to the flavor of a world, and you could use existing stats/skills to affect players' chances in various sports. Although it might be kinda tricky to code football or basketball or something, unless you're using a coordinate system or somesuch. But who says a world, especially a medieval fantasy one, wouldn't have their own sports instead of the ones we know? Perhaps gnomeball.

It'd really add rp possibilities just from making the world more complex. People have always enjoyed various games/sports throughout history (look at the Olympics), so why would a realistic mud world be any different? You could have people anxiously awaiting the chariot race season, buying clothes and trinkets in their team's colors, betting on the outcome of various games, and of course the occasional fight on the field would draw a crowd.

I don't think I'd play a mud entirely devoted to sports, but kudos for thinking of an idea I'd never thought of before.
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Old 02-23-2003, 03:08 AM   #5
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OK, so basically it's just a MUD totally devoted to doing sports. What if someone built kinda a sub-mud sort of thing that could travel around the muds. The Camelot Knights play a game of "off with his head" at the neighboring castle. I don't really know if that would work.

Like a temporary thing where someone can play in a game, then it's shuffled to a different sport, and it just goes in a cycle maybe?
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Old 02-23-2003, 03:10 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by (OnyxFlame @ Feb. 22 2003,09:07)
it might be kinda tricky to code football or basketball or something, unless you're using a coordinate system or somesuch.
And just to add on that...

If probably wouldn't be some kind of code system for that. It would be someone built the basketball court and you just RP on it, and the RPexp (however the imp set it up) would determine how good you are.
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Old 02-23-2003, 07:51 AM   #7
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There is a (kind of) sport on one of the MUDs that I play. It's called Deathz Cup (there's a whole series of them been played). Basically, the referee calls out a creature and the first one to die to that monster wins that round (out of 10 rounds). It's a laugh and the top three get quite big money prizes.

On a more serious note, a sports based MUD could be interesting. I would probably try it out to see what it's like.
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Old 02-23-2003, 11:34 AM   #8
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Ermmm... so pretty much a hack and slash with mercy on?
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Old 02-24-2003, 10:10 AM   #9
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To be honest, I think a wrestling mud could work, and have always wanted to create one...if I knew what the #### I was doing, heh.

Something like one might see on the WWE today. Matches could be like PK....classes could be different types of wrestlers (cruiserweight, brawler, technical, etc...)...and naturally, their skills (dare I say spells) would be the different barrage of moves each class has.

Backstage stuff, interview segments, out-of-arena stuff, at the gym, hotel, anything...

Though the wrestling craze that picked up again in the late 90's has died back down, the thought of making one into a mud still seems to be pretty original...and would probably do fairly well.
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Old 03-02-2003, 09:45 PM   #10
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A mud that was totally based on sports might be a fun novelty if it was designed like some sort of very detailed Fantasy Football type mud.

I think it would be hard to make a 100% sports mud that could attract the amount of playing time other types of muds experience.
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Old 03-04-2003, 11:06 PM   #11
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It's a good idea, but you just can't do certain things with a MUD.

That's what Starcraft maps are for.
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