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Old 08-25-2010, 07:55 PM   #41
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Re: Your first MUD?

If it counts, my first would have been Island of Kesmai on CompuServe around 1987. The usual story about The Bill applies.

Otherwise, it was a stock Diku called either Armageddon II or Apocalypse II, in 1992. Beastly fidos and that. It was a collective experiment with some other college freshmen, and about half of them immediately said, "God, MUDs are stupid" and took off. The rest of us landed on Holy Mission, which was okay. I played that for a while, and a smidge of other places, but my first great love was Cyberworld. Then a friend I was introducing to MUDs randomly picked Lost Souls out of a mudlist, and the rest is history, geography, and a bit of epistemology.
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Old 08-25-2010, 10:41 PM   #42
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My first... I played when I was 9 or so.
I have no real memory of it, only the fact that it's the origin of my original tag- whitetiger.
I used to play whenever we'd pack up the pc and drive to the library to connect to the internet.

Later my mother gave me a (huge) laptop, with a tiny screen, with some kind of text based adventure game.
All I remember from that is that there was a monster that tickled you to death in it. (though thinking back, it could have been text lingo for a low damage attack)

My next mud was Prophecy, based on David Eddings' novels. Didn't stay too long there, restrictions on magic, and needing to eat every five minutes annoyed me too much.

Later, I settled on Arcane Nites 2.x. Had a blast with the crafting and skill circles.
(Making a full suit of armor out of mercury was also fun, as the material didn't really make any difference in the finished product.)
Sadly, it was in its decline, even then. Saw maybe one or two other players the whole time...

After a span of time, I tried NWA on someone's recommendation. I understood how many people could enjoy it, but it wasn't for me.

Tried out UL, and was hooked!
Best FE I've ever used too.

Oh, and ConQUEST on the side (less cool FE, but still neat)

PS: Err, that was longer than I intended. if anyone wants me to, I can chop it down.

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Old 08-26-2010, 12:14 AM   #43
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If it counts, my first would have been Island of Kesmai on CompuServe around 1987. The usual story about The Bill applies.
Oi! You're totally dating yourself!
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Old 08-26-2010, 01:18 AM   #44
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Oi! You're totally dating yourself!
If I could do that, I wouldn't need MUDs. ba-dum ching

Specifying that I was a college freshman in 1992 probably does that a bit more precisely, though.
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Old 08-26-2010, 09:09 AM   #45
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Re: Your first MUD?

I didn't start playing muds until the late 90s, so my first 20 or so muds were a series of craptacular stockfests, none of which I played for more than an hour or so. The first mud that I played regularly was Threshold. I started there in 1998 and played through about 2004 or so.
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Old 08-26-2010, 12:08 PM   #46
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If I could do that, I wouldn't need MUDs. ba-dum ching

Specifying that I was a college freshman in 1992 probably does that a bit more precisely, though.
Darn it. I'm only one year younger than you then. College freshman in '93. I wasn't internet savvy enough to know how to find these cool games, though.
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Old 08-26-2010, 05:41 PM   #47
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Re: Your first MUD?

My first MUD was probably Dragon's Gate on AOL in like 97 or 98, I was like 10 at the time and had no idea about this whole roleplaying thing. I played a Secian cleric on there who was exceptionally good at getting people to buy her shinies just so she'd shut up. Basically hung out in the town square and was an annoying **** because I didn't know any better. I eventually stopped playing there and didn't do much at all with MUD's a few years later though my dad found Threshold (2002ish) and I made a character there, joined the mage guild and played up to the point that I couldn't advance anymore because of A. being too young to play there actually, and B. not having any way to pay for it. So I hopped around a few other games for a handful of years, mainly DartMUD and Achaea before I found New Worlds and continued my tradition of breaking age requirements (I was 17). But yeah, my first MUD's were on AOL.
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Old 08-26-2010, 05:54 PM   #48
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Goodness! You started young. I do find that a lot of kids who started playing MUDs pretty young seem to be above average in intelligence.
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Old 08-26-2010, 06:32 PM   #49
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Goodness! You started young. I do find that a lot of kids who started playing MUDs pretty young seem to be above average in intelligence.
It helps that I grew up watching my dad play text based games and some other (pre WWW when I was REALLY young) early things like that. Used to sit on the back of the couch and watch for hours.
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Old 08-26-2010, 08:40 PM   #50
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It helps that I grew up watching my dad play text based games and some other (pre WWW when I was REALLY young) early things like that. Used to sit on the back of the couch and watch for hours.
That must have really turned you into an avid reader not to mention spark your imagination. I did a lot of reading when I was younger, but that was way before MUD days. I grew up playing things like Plundered Hearts and Zork (Infocom games), so I guess that's somewhat comparable. Still, I wonder what would be different if I'd had access to something like MUDs when I was young.

Threshold was my first "real" mud, too, and I was pretty timid about acclimating at first. I have to say that it made a huge impact on me even as an adult, and it's not really an easy game to learn. Glad I found it and got involved, though!
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Old 08-26-2010, 10:12 PM   #51
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So I hopped around a few other games for a handful of years, mainly DartMUD and Achaea before I found New Worlds and continued my tradition of breaking age requirements (I was 17). But yeah, my first MUD's were on AOL.
17 eh? Seems our policy enforcers need to track you down.
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Old 08-26-2010, 10:17 PM   #52
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17 eh? Seems our policy enforcers need to track you down.
I think "was" is the keyword. I got the impression he's of age now!
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Old 08-26-2010, 11:21 PM   #53
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My first mud was (and is...still play it! :P) Dawn of the Ages. I've tried a few others since then, but mostly I stick to it, though I've been playing a bit of Aetolia recently as well...
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Goodness! You started young. I do find that a lot of kids who started playing MUDs pretty young seem to be above average in intelligence.
Hey, I started at nine!

There are exceptions to all rules :P
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17 eh? Seems our policy enforcers need to track you down.
Bah, I'm one of your guides now. My rule breaking days are done for!
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Bah, I'm one of your guides now. My rule breaking days are done for!
Well, you will just have to jail yourself then.
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Old 08-30-2010, 10:15 AM   #57
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MUD 2, still play it too haha it's ACE, love it

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