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Old 09-02-2007, 11:01 PM   #1
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HellMOO - A Fallout-esque MUD

Does the sound of a Fallout-esque game in text based form intrigue you? If so, read on...

There was a time when you were young. You ran through green fields, played in the houses of your friends, had milk and cookies in your mother's kitchen. Then, one day out of the clear blue sky, atomic fire came and burned your old life away. Before you even knew why, before you could even pick through the smoking rubble of your life, bury the scorched bones of your family, the fighting began.

Survivor turned on survivor, a desperate struggle for food and water in the blackened ruins. Life became a battle of moments, lived day to day, a stolen can of food here, a knife fight there. You discovered something within yourself, a hidden reserve of willpower that refused to let you sit down in the desert and die.

As you wandered, small towns began to struggle upright out of the ashes of the old world. Some, blessed by a convergence of population and resources, grew larger, developing self-sustaining economies, even corporations and technologies. Gleaming steel in the great quiet dark of the desert, they offer a moment of respite from your wanderings. But everywhere the desert remains, a sea of sand and bones. It is hungry, and it is patient.

The survivor in you knows it is only a matter of time before you must face it again.

HellMOO is a post-apocalyptic hellscape role-playing game. Imagine a city filled with people who have nothing to lose, most of whom would murder you given the chance. Now imagine that they're starving, irradiated, and angry. Add to that hideous, unthinkable abominations that are the product of irresponsible genetics research and generations of radiation poisoning and pollution. Now imagine that multinational corporations are the only organizations cutthroat enough to have come out of the collapse of civilization with any real collective power, and that there are now no restrictions on them using that power however they like.

There are so many ways to die here, and thanks to the corporations' technology, you can keep coming back and experience each and every one of them. Not even suicide can get you out of hell.

* Overhead mini-map
* Well-developed player and NPC economy with crafting and shops
* A large number of helpful admins who are available most of the time
* Sex (whore yourself out to NPCs or players for cash, or just screw someone for quick healing after a fight), drugs (buy, sell, and use them) and rock & roll (we have a streaming radio station controlled by an in-game DJ bot)
* Communicable diseases
* Pregnancy and abortion
* Gambling
* Gang/corporate warfare
* A variety of weapons, from makeshift clubs and massive swords to guns, hand grenades and nuclear missiles
* Hacking and cybernetic implants
* Aircraft with air-to-air and air-to-ground weaponry
* Scientologists
* Terrorists
* Pirates
* Vampires
* Zombies
* Ninjas

What is HellMOO?
HellMOO is a text-based multiplayer game (MUD) with a post-apocalyptic setting. It is also the best text-based flight simulator I've ever played. Most importantly, it provides a valuable public service by allowing people to kill orphans and rape corpses on the internet, thereby keeping such people off the street. I was never a fan of text-based games, but this one is really fun.

How to connect:
A good MUD client that supports ANSI color. I use SimpleMU.
port 7777

Creating a character:
The first time you connect, type request player_name for email_address and you'll be emailed a password. Then type connect name password to join the game and create your character.

The first time you connect, you'll be put into the character generation area. This is a flashback to just before the bomb was dropped, and is not connected to the regular game area. It can be confusing at first, as you may "die" several times in nuclear fire, but don't worry--these deaths don't matter. This page explains what's going on:

Just pick up 4 items and find an underground shelter to hide in. If you survive the blast, you find yourself in the city many years later with the skills those items gave you. If you don't survive the blast or want different starting skills, you can start over.

Type who to see who's online. Type page help question here if you need help. look at an object, or exam it to see what you can do with it. Most people go to the nearby orphanage at first and talk to the nun in charge to find out about killing rabid children for profit.

For more information on getting started, check out:
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