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Old 01-20-2012, 12:40 PM   #1
Misha Locke
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Looking for MUDs/MUSHes

It'd be cool if they fit the following

- Sand-box like play

- A lot of race choices, but not too many to overwhelm a player

- Fantasy, sci-fi, modern, and the likes

- You can learn other languages by 'reading' books IN CHARACTER

- Not RP enforced, or required to RP

- Would prefer a non fandom based MUD/MUSH
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Old 01-21-2012, 04:20 AM   #2
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Re: Looking for MUDs/MUSHes

Without RP a MUD isn't worth playing.

What is the point to try to roleplay a virtual character when you do only ... hack and slay without any reason?

EDIT: Why are my replies always top-first??? Can we switch to reply in bottom-style replies, like every other forum too please?
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Old 01-21-2012, 07:08 AM   #3
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Re: Looking for MUDs/MUSHes

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Without RP a MUD isn't worth playing.
RP (particularly enforced) is a niche market, and a lot of people dislike it for a number of reasons.

Fortunately there are plenty of muds out there, so most people can find a style they find satisfactory. You think non-RP muds aren't worth playing, so you can avoid those. Others think RP muds are a waste of time, so they can avoid those.

If everyone liked exactly the same things, we'd only need one mud.
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Old 01-21-2012, 11:47 AM   #4
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Re: Looking for MUDs/MUSHes

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Without RP a MUD isn't worth playing.
There are many different styles of MUDs with different flavors for each person's desires. I like GodWars II for the robust combat system and pk style. I like Threshold for it's large word, fun players, and strong religious background and history. I like Materia Magica for its cool world and graphical interface system. I like 4Dimensions for its different style and intricate brain teasing quests.

I like Roleplay Enforced MUDs the most but that doesn't mean everyone does. Frankly I just like mature good players.

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EDIT: Why are my replies always top-first??? Can we switch to reply in bottom-style replies, like every other forum too please?
This is just the default setting for those logged in so they don't have to scroll to the bottom to see the latest post on a thread with over 100 posts. the default for those not logged in is the reverse. You can change this feature in your settings.
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Old 01-21-2012, 01:47 PM   #5
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Re: Looking for MUDs/MUSHes

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Originally Posted by shevegen View Post
Without RP a MUD isn't worth playing.

What is the point to try to roleplay a virtual character when you do only ... hack and slay without any reason?

EDIT: Why are my replies always top-first??? Can we switch to reply in bottom-style replies, like every other forum too please?
Because RP enforced MUDs make you RP whenever you don't wish to. The best you can do is not login to the game at that time, but some people don't want to do that. Some wish to login and uh.. play the game.


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RP (particularly enforced) is a niche market, and a lot of people dislike it for a number of reasons.

Fortunately there are plenty of muds out there, so most people can find a style they find satisfactory. You think non-RP muds aren't worth playing, so you can avoid those. Others think RP muds are a waste of time, so they can avoid those.

If everyone liked exactly the same things, we'd only need one mud.
I've joined a few RP enforced muds that don't even enforce it.


Well, I decided to try Newworlds again, and it is a lot better than it was the last few times I logged into it. RP enforced or not, I still think it deserves to be top ranked on this site over that crap excuse of a number #1 ranked game. :/

They have Helpers and Advisors, but they don't do what they are supposed to do. Sure they help you, but they won't bother helping you whenever something doesn't work. I was trying to get somewhere for a quest I had to do, and was following the runto command which it gave me, and it was taking me to the wrong place
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Old 01-22-2012, 12:51 AM   #6
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Re: Looking for MUDs/MUSHes

Well, they can't help too much. Not only do they have other things to do, but after a while you, as your character, should be able to figure out how things run in that partictular MUD.

As for RP-Enforced, the problem with them (as I see it) is the fact that people play at different speeds. Yes, those who are aggressive will have their fun in the forum of leadership and authority positions just as those who are passive wil have their fun as followers and observers of what goes on around them...

The problem for any MUD comes with ballancing these types out in their world so things run smoothly for everyone there, so all can enjoy the Game.

I believe many of the MUD's that have been around for 12+years have figured out how to do this, in one form or another, which aids in their longevity--while those that don't fall appart.

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