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Old 10-25-2015, 01:36 PM   #1
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ArmageddonMUD - Murder, Corruption, Betrayal

You were born in Allanak. It could have been worse. The templarate constantly tells us of the Highlord and how He protects us from the savage threats that loom beyond the walls. Fierce animals, fearsome raiders, territorial tribals - they will take everything from you, your life included - and that's why it's important to donate a few obsidian coins to the templarate now. And the Sergeant of his militia unit as well, just to be sure that those threats don't find their way to you.

And now you need to refill your coin purse - you could turn to hunting and foraging on your own, if you're brave - or if you have a death wish. You could scrounge up three hundred coins and join the T'zai Byn - mercenary work is honest work, relatively speaking, and they feed their Runners well enough. If you're lucky, maybe you'll fall in with one of the merchant or noble houses - they always need servants. Maybe you make the move from oppressed to oppressor, and join the Arm of the Dragon - the army of the templarate. But you'll have to do something if you want to stay in Allanak, and that something is always going to be dangerous in some way. Dangerous enough to kill you if you're not careful.

The only thing worse than the threats outside the walls that will kill you, are the threats within the walls that might catch you off guard. The only thing worse than ending up on the city's body pile is leaving your bones to be bleached by the sun, and covered by the sands. At least when you're on the pile, your family knows for sure that you died.

Murder, corruption, betrayal. A good Allanaki is fully aware of these concepts that lurk in the city. A great Allanaki knows how to employ them for self-gain. A dead Allanaki simply fell victim to a great one.

Welcome to Allanak. Welcome to Armageddon. A roleplay-intensive MUD.
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Old 11-06-2015, 11:28 AM   #2
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Re: ArmageddonMUD - Murder, Corruption, Betrayal

You're standing in the Commoner's Quarter of Allanak. It has become quite a busy sight lately. The Arm of the Dragon's training yard is bustling with activity as the soldiers of the city get in extra sparring practice and sharpen their obsidian swords. The mercenaries of the T'zai Byn chat merrily about the coin they're going to make in the upcoming battle. You've swung a blade or two in your life, or maybe you've patched up a bloody wound or entertained a nervous soldier. Whatever the case may be, you know that all patriotic citizens of Allanak are welcome to contribute to the fight as an irregular - a volunteer of sorts. Who knows? Maybe you'll be the lucky one to make a name for yourself on that day. Or maybe you'll turn and run when you first catch sight of what it is you've volunteered to fight.

A combat event is scheduled for 4:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on November 8. Make a character in Allanak, and you'll have a chance to join in on the fun! Can't make the time? There's always something to do in the aftermath as well.

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Old 12-02-2015, 03:45 PM   #3
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Re: ArmageddonMUD - Murder, Corruption, Betrayal

Lots of things going on over the past few months. Some changes in staff, some code additions, plots and events starting/ending/being hinted at, and the producers say there's a lot more to come.

General summary of Armageddon:

One of the first RPIs, and the longest continually-running one (with a couple of stops in the service when their server was infested with spiders and another time when they moved their server from a box in some guy's living room to the cloud). By RPI, I mean something very specific: permanent death, no "levels" or training points. No smurf village or newbie school, no global chats. Replacement of traditional "verbs" or "socials" with an extensive emote system. The genre itself is a sort of mashup of original content, Dune, D&D's "Dark Sun" campaign. It's a heavily-modified DIKU deriv, and roleplay is required, not "optional" or "encouraged."

Here's a couple of logs (edited to some extent for clarity or to redact stuff meant to be discovered rather than divulged).
WARNING - ALL-TEXT CONTENT NOT EXACTLY SAFE FOR WORK OR LITTLE KIDS LOOKING OVER YOUR SHOULDER:

The death of a packleader (part 1) -- Majikal

ArmageddonMUD: Original Smussions

Note: they're old logs, but they still do reflect the general roleplay style of the game.
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Old 12-14-2015, 11:24 AM   #4
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Re: ArmageddonMUD - Murder, Corruption, Betrayal

SO many things going on - the coders have been busy little Githmas elves, creating new toys for us all to play with. And the Storytellers have been like caffeine-injected tandus, delivering plots and animations and echoes and teases and hints of stuff all over the place. This is an awesome time to try Armageddon - or to return to it if you've been away.

Today's batch of new changes, you can read about them here:
Release Notes

there's also a discussion about the food changes here:
Food Aging -- Discussion Thread

Main website: ArmageddonMUD Home Page
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Old 12-20-2015, 03:02 PM   #5
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Re: ArmageddonMUD - Murder, Corruption, Betrayal

It is nice that Armageddon is actually getting new stuff again. I am hoping to make a character there and check it out again when I find the time.
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Old 12-20-2015, 09:01 PM   #6
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Re: ArmageddonMUD - Murder, Corruption, Betrayal

Is the administration still really terrible?
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Old 12-20-2015, 09:28 PM   #7
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Re: ArmageddonMUD - Murder, Corruption, Betrayal

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Is the administration still really terrible?
Why not open a thread in the Tavern of the Blue Hand somewhere to discuss your critique of the game administration. Or better yet - bring it up in the Game Administration section of the forum. This here is advertising for players.
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Old 12-20-2015, 09:53 PM   #8
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Re: ArmageddonMUD - Murder, Corruption, Betrayal

Is it so terrible that new players are made aware that a game has (or has once had) problematic admins? I never experienced anything anywhere else quite like I did during my short time in Armageddon--and I recall that there's an independent forum specifically for venting about OOC problems caused or made worse by badge-heavy administrators, whether in the game or on the forum (and I've seen first-hand that the forum community is pretty bad). I don't know of any other MU* with an unofficial forum for the airing of grievances. Whether those grievances are real or exaggerated doesn't change the fact that it makes the game look bad if some people feel the need to have a safe place to talk about their issues.

Sure, people don't pay to play Armageddon (unless there's premium features that I don't recall), and playing there is a privilege, but that doesn't mean that the host of a party should treat his or her guests so callously if they are making a sincere effort to follow the rules.

When I look into a game for the first time, I want to know all about it, warts and all. I'm sure that many people who look at this thread and consider the game for the first time would want to know about the warts too.
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Old 12-21-2015, 06:46 AM   #9
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Re: ArmageddonMUD - Murder, Corruption, Betrayal

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When I look into a game for the first time, I want to know all about it, warts and all. I'm sure that many people who look at this thread and consider the game for the first time would want to know about the warts too.
Sorry for the derailment, but...

When I look into some forums for the first time, I want to know if there are any trolls, with warts and all. I am sure that many people who look at the threads here and consider posting would want to know that viewing dark acacia's past posts will show you that:
  • He has not said anything positive about a mud for years.
  • Whenever there is a new post in these advertisement forums, he takes a dump on it immediately.

So we should ignore him, and continue on.
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