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Old 05-17-2002, 12:03 PM   #1
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I was getting tired of reading all those flaming posts, so I figured, why not start this poll? I'm quite curious about what do you guys prefer in a MUD? If it has been done  before, I'm sorry, I'm new here, but tell me where it is.
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Old 05-18-2002, 09:43 AM   #2
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I must say that this surprises me. Currently "a strong roleplaying environment" is in the lead. However, it seems that MUDs that are purely H&S are the ones that have the highest populations and active players (Realms of Despair, Aardwolf, Medievia). MUDs with "strong roleplaying environments" like Armageddon, Southlands, Marrach, etc., usually have significantly smaller player bases. Hmmm... Maybe this poll just attracts a different crowd than most MUDs.
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Old 05-18-2002, 04:16 PM   #3
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At the time of posting, there were 29 votes. I'm sure you'll agree that 29 is hardly sufficient to provide any sort of accurate representation of the mudding community as a whole. Perhaps a better indication would be Erwin's MUD personality test, which has (currently) been taken by 124909 people from 1601 MUDs.

Of course you have to remember that "roleplaying" is only a subset of Socialiser...
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Old 05-18-2002, 04:36 PM   #4
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Oh my. I'm a SKE. (Interesting, considering last year I was a SEA). Achiever hit a whopping 0% this time around .

Heh. Fun. I'm also a Keirsey INFP. -sage-

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Old 05-18-2002, 05:00 PM   #5
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hm,Im a socializer on all the tests,and I like rp a lot , but I still play just this lowly H&S Realms of Despair...
strange,eh ? but I dont think that socializers just rp..In fact, a lot of socializers I know dont like rp at all..even thought I myself rp a lot on that H&S mud..and Im not alone,in fact there are no less then 20 rp'ers always online..
I think that many roleplayers simply dont like being always IC.Sometimes some H&S and OOC/mindless chatter is much more fun.And it would be weird to change muds from one to another everytime you want to rp or chatter,dont you think so ?
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Old 05-18-2002, 07:52 PM   #6
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RoD has no RP. And if you somehow have managed to smoke enough crack to believe that drivel counts as RP....-shrug-

I reiterate - RoD has nothing that can be called RP in any shape or form. If you claim...that...is RP, you seriously need to find an RP mud. Any would do - Armageddon, a MUSH, etc. - and see real RP in action.

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Old 05-18-2002, 08:56 PM   #7
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dont worry about me,Dulan..I seen enough RP muds.And if you dont know what is called rp and what is not - its your problem,no need to start flaming again.
There is no absolute truth,ya know..
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Old 05-18-2002, 09:12 PM   #8
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That was not a flame. It was a statement of fact.

While it can arguably be called "RP", it is like claiming a GW is written in C++.

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Old 05-19-2002, 12:36 AM   #9
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I'm thinking part of the reason that RP gets such a high vote is that people really define RP in very different ways. Baulder's Gate claims to be an RPG, but you pretty much just build a little party and then point and click. Not much roleplaying in it in general. The term "RP" is now used to mean a lot of different things.
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Old 05-20-2002, 01:45 AM   #10
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I have to agree with Soki entirely, when you go to your local game store, or look around online, the definition of what mainstream gaming society considers a roleplaying game is so vast and expansive it's amazing. It seems like literally any game where your character information is saved and expanded on over time can be coined as RP game these days by those who produce/sell/advertise them, and I think that's kind of a slight to those games, such as some of us MUD's, which really are roleplaying games.

My general opinion is, games like EQ, Dark Ages of Camelot (heck, my company owns this game), Asheron's Call, any fantasy genre computer game, non-RP encouraged/controlled MUD's, etc. all fall in more of the fantasy/sci-fi/adventure genre and really shouldn't be termed as a roleplaying game. Of course, that's by my definition, and i'm sure those in the other boats would call me a crazy nut case =) When I hear roleplaying, I think pen and paper games with your gaming buddies, or online encouraged/enforced RP worlds (effectively 24 hour a day sessions with lots of your gaming buddies).

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Old 05-20-2002, 08:59 PM   #11
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Damn not being able to flame. Because if I were allowed to flame, I'd say something about roleplayers being more literate than PK'ers, and more likely to be in the TMS forums, and that's why the roleplayers' numbers are so high. But I can't say that, because it would be a flame, and would be bad and wrong.
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Old 05-23-2002, 02:33 PM   #12
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While RP is definately not the forefront of RoD, there is a small but strong RP community there.

The SMAUG codebase has been developed to be capable of not being exclusively H&S such that experience can be gained in many ways aside from striking blows and killing mobs.
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Old 05-23-2002, 09:55 PM   #13
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Because if I were allowed to flame, I'd say something about roleplayers being more literate than PK'ers


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(An RP game!

"An RP"......

Just thought it was ironic, considering I'm supposedly less literate than a role player being a PKer and all
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Old 05-23-2002, 11:24 PM   #14
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Yeah!

With people like Shao representing your "small but strong RP community", Thoric, who could ever possibly resist RP'ing at RoD?

Heh.

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Old 05-24-2002, 08:21 AM   #15
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somehow,I cant imagine you in any community at all,Dulan..
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Old 09-27-2002, 12:07 AM   #16
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My first reply or anything on this board.

I enjoy to go on adventures with people. It is teh base of any good game in my oppion. The whole PK side of things should happen when dfending honor, teritory, honor, clan/guild/organization name sake or other variables. More so i enjoy a good mix between adventure, getting eq. or parts to make eq. that others will not have, some REALLY good serious RP (where-in someone can keep up with my racing mind-state), exploration, and then most importantly a PVP system that allows a player to be shown as a famed PK'r and a pk system based on which orginization/clan/guild/race has a dominating side on the war.
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Old 09-27-2002, 05:10 PM   #17
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Hmm, the definition of roleplaying. Nice and arguable. First of all, about the claim that a game has a small RP community within it; that's not really possible, is it? Do these people never interact with anyone but those within the wee community? If they ever run into the H&Sers, who are the majority apparently, they've lost the reality of their character and the supposedly real world they live in. So it doesn't seem possible for a small RP community to exist within a larger H&S game.

Now, I played Dragon's Gate for years, and it's a very fun game to be sure. But I think it's best that you guys not try to sell yourselves as a hardcore RP game, as you are wont to do, to a community that knows about games like Armageddon, Harshlands, Otherspace, etc. While DGate has some amazing roleplayers who are wonderful at creating great stories, there's a limit to the level of immersion a player can get into just because of the way the code works, and the way the game is built; things like visible names, cutesy enter/exit messages, not much player contribution to the economy, no crafting (since I was last there, I know some crafting type things were planned on for the indefinite future), prevent a solid, realistic world from taking shape.

Also, "an RP game" is perfectly correct. "R" the letter is pronounced "arr", which starts with a vowel. Illiterate hackenslasher.
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Old 09-27-2002, 08:33 PM   #18
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Yeah!

With people like Shao representing your "small but strong RP community", Thoric, who could ever possibly resist RP'ing at RoD?

Heh.

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Old 09-28-2002, 12:40 AM   #19
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Roleplay is pretty much whatever I am after nowadays. My time has been cut short by a lot of things, so roleplay is something I like the best out of the MUDs, so I want that.
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Old 09-28-2002, 11:09 AM   #20
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Personally, I did not expect those results either. I voted a healthy combination, it is more realistic yet still fanciful that way, and that is how I like it. Currently, I am a big Achaea fan because of all the RP and PK being mixed together in one game.
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