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Old 05-28-2013, 10:36 AM   #1
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Returning to MUDs

I haven't played any MUDs since about 2002, but since I got my Associate's Degree in Game and Web Design, I decided to see about revisiting the MUDs, MUSHs, and Texted based games.

Currently, I am exploring Iron Claw MUD and Rusted Promises MUCK. Since it's been so long since I played, it feels like I am having to relearn a lot of the basics.

From the perspective of a Gamer and a Game Developer, a MUD is a lot more flexible and forgiving than most games since you don't have to worry about matching animations to actions, or creating all the creatures you want your players to be able to play as.

The things I hope to learn from the community here is relearning how to create rooms, areas, NPCs, and props. In addition I would like to learn how to code the core of a MUD so I can understand the parts used for character creation, classes, skills, and crafting.

While MUDs are simple in the fact that most of the game is handled in text, the underlying workings can be just as complicated (or more complicated) than games that focus on Visual Animations.

While I am not very familiar with the MUD specific languages, I have a working understanding of C Basic, C++, and C#. I want to be able to expand my understanding of coding and computer languages, as well as become more proficient as a coder.

I hope to see others looking to keep this form of Gaming alive, and also hope to be able to help take the MUD and Text Based games further into the abilities of using other technologies, and expanding the bases on which MUDs are accessible by gamers.
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Old 06-03-2013, 11:37 AM   #2
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Re: Returning to MUDs

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I haven't played any MUDs since about 2002, but since I got my Associate's Degree in Game and Web Design, I decided to see about revisiting the MUDs, MUSHs, and Texted based games.
Welcome back to the desert of the real world of gaming Thagrahn. Hope you enjoy it!
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Old 07-15-2013, 10:15 AM   #3
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Re: Returning to MUDs

Sounds like an interesting degree! Good luck in your pursuit of MUD studies :-)
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Old 07-15-2013, 01:03 PM   #4
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Re: Returning to MUDs

Although this was an introduction and not a question, you might want to also check out these:
TBAmud
and
Dead Souls Mudlib

The information is very interesting and the communities are very helpful. Good luck and happy hunting.
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