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Old 06-07-2004, 04:21 AM   #1
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Those of you who enjoyed the films Gladiator and Troy might be interested to know that we just added a large section of Ancient Greece to our PreHistoric Dimension.

Although the zone Troy itself is still under contruction, we now have over 2000 rooms of Greek mainland, sea, archipelago and islands, all pretty true to the time period of the Trojan War.

If you get tired of the inevitable Medieval world, why not try out another time period? Relive the old myths, encounter the Greek Gods, who still walk the earth in these old days around 2000 BC...

We also have around 500 rooms of Ancient Egypt from the same time. All 100% original, and filled with hungry crocodiles, vindictive Gods, hard or easy quests and other challenges.

I doubt you will find anything even remotely similar in any other Mud.
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Old 06-07-2004, 01:53 PM   #2
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I doubt you will find anything even remotely similar in any other Mud.
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Those of you who enjoyed the films Gladiator and Troy might be interested to know that we just added a large section of Ancient Greece to our PreHistoric Dimension.
Um...Gladiator was set in the Roman Empire, in a different part of the Mediterranean and over a thousand years later....
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Does Gladiator still exist? I cannot find it either on this list or TMC.

LegendMud seems to have a similar theme of Timetravel that we do, but they mainly feature Aztecs as their prehistoric  part, not the Mediterranean world.

I looked at Eternal City too, but cannot find anything with connection to antique Greek myths in that one. Except for the logo, which looks very nice, by the way.

But this is interesting. I am very much into ancient Greece at present, and if there really is another Mud around with a Mediterranean antique world of similar size as ours, I'd like to know, so I can visit it and compare notes.
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Hehe, Molly.. Gladiator the movie.
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Old 06-09-2004, 04:34 PM   #7
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LegendMud seems to have a similar theme of Timetravel that we do, but they mainly feature Aztecs as their prehistoric  part, not the Mediterranean world.
Erm. Aztecs are not a prehistoric culture. Neither is ancient Greece. Legendmud has parts modeled on both ~1200 B.C. Greece and ~1200 B.C. Peloponnesian Islands.

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I looked at Eternal City too, but cannot find anything with connection to antique Greek myths in that one. Except for the logo, which looks very nice, by the way.
I think someone brought up Eternal City because you used the movie Gladiator as an example, and Eternal City refers to Rome.

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Um...Gladiator was set in the Roman Empire,  in a different part of the Mediterranean and over a thousand years later....
Italy was colonised by the Greeks during a period of well over 1000 years. So was Troy and other parts of Asia Minor, for that matter. And due to the myth, Rome itself was founded by an escapee from the Trojan War, Aeneas (ever heard of the Aeneid, by Vergilius?)

The distance between Rome and Mycenae is not much longer than between Mycenae and Troy, and the Greeks were great sailors. In fact, during that time the sea was not a divider, it was the main communication route. And the Roman culture, society and mythology is based totally on Greece, in fact the Gods are all but identical, but for their names.

The Medieval period lasted about 1000 years too, and I never heard this raised as an objection against Medieval Muds spanning over a too long period. What we are doing is not meant as history lectures, even though our facts in the mud are usually quite accurate. But Muds are mainly meant for entertainment. And after all, our main theme is Time Travel.

In that perspective I don't see Rome and Greece as very far apart, neither geographically or chronologically. Anyhow, Rome is next on my todo list, after Troy gets implemented.
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In that perspective I don't see Rome and Greece as very far apart, neither geographically or chronologically. Anyhow, Rome is next on my todo list, after Troy gets implemented.
If you mean the nations, parts of Greece were in Rome. I know this because Paestum was once part of the Roman Empire, but later became part of the Greece once more.

I don't know much about Roman times, but I'd say Greece was an anexxed part of Rome. A state, like India in the Brittish Empire.
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The distance between Rome and Mycenae is not much longer than between Mycenae and Troy, and the Greeks were great sailors. In fact, during that time the sea was not a divider, it was the main communication route. And the Roman culture, society and mythology is based totally on Greece, in fact the Gods are all but identical, but for their names.
I think that drastically understates the -massive- differences between Roman and Greek culture. Rome was imperial domination, Greece was a collection of warring states that founded western thought. I think it's an insult to Greece to compare the two. Rome stole some of the ideas of the Greek Gods, but their culture was not particularly similar.

In any case, implementing anything to do with classical and pre-classical Greece is a great thing in my book. Given that two of our games are named Achaea and Aetolia I'm pretty into ancient Greece. Carry on!

Ooh, I have transcribe a paragraph from one of my favorite books, William Durant's "The Story of Philosophy", about the death of Aristotle, and symbolically, the beginning of the Dark Ages.

"In the same year, and at the same age, sixty-two, Demostheens, greatest of Alexander's enemies, drank poison. Within twelve months, Greece had lost her greatest ruler, her greatest orator, and her greatest philosopher. The glory that had been Greece faded now in the dawn of the Roman sun; and the grandeur that was Rome was the pomp of power rather than the light of thought. Then that grandeur too decayed, that little light went almost out. For a thousand years, darkness brooded over the face of Europe. All the world awaited the resurrection of philosophy."

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