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Old 05-02-2008, 08:48 PM   #1
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your favorite multiplayer games

OK, maybe that's kind of a silly thread title in a mud forum, but as we're in the Break Room I'm talking about non-mud multiplayer online PC games (I'm not calling them nmmoPCgs). I'm hoping it's a fair guess that a big attraction of muds is the multiplayer, so do you play other multiplayer games that aren't muds?

Here is one of my current favorites -- it's an indie production with kind of lo-fi graphics but cool style. Currently free in beta with a fairly painless download (8mb) and not too strenuous requirements (it runs fine on my 2004 laptop).

Army of Earth

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Army of Earth is a new 3D real-time online-only action/strategy team game, allowing hundreds of players and up to 6 teams to play together.

Work with your teammates to destroy all of the buildings (the "base") owned by the other teams; construct buildings to develop your own base; protect your base from enemy players. You win when your team is the only one with remaining buildings.



Any others?
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Old 05-02-2008, 09:11 PM   #2
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I'm currently in love with this game:

Ikariam - The free browser game

It's like a simplified Civilization but massively multiplayer. I mostly play it while I write or code since there's quite a bit of downtime.

Your game sounds like the best part of Tabula Rasa, Ide. The thing I loved about Tabula Rasa (and it might be the only thing I loved about it) was taking bases. Come to think of it, that's one of the things I loved about Dark Age of Camelot, too. I must just like taking things.
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Old 05-04-2008, 12:34 PM   #3
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Re: your favorite multiplayer games

Well, not that far away from a mud, since it's all about typing the right words:

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Old 05-04-2008, 01:40 PM   #4
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Good one kodath, so it's online Pictionary basically? There were a ton of players on when I just checked.

Mina, that game reminds me a little of Travian -- though it doesn't seem to have a military component, is that true? (and what happened to your nick? Milawe?? 8|)
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Old 05-04-2008, 04:52 PM   #5
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Mina, that game reminds me a little of Travian -- though it doesn't seem to have a military component, is that true? (and what happened to your nick? Milawe?? 8|)
I played Travian a bit and simply couldn't get into it. Way too much downtime and waiting for resources.

It does have a pretty heavy military component, but I think people are less war crazy than the ones in Travian. (Of course I say that when there's a World War going on on my server.) Also, Travian was more about your individual plot of land. In Ikariam, you share your island with several people, and you usually find a good group of people to work with. Your political skills seem to matter a lot more, and I just enjoy the heavy trading aspects. You could go all out warlike, too, but that takes a whole different strategy.

Anyway, it's my "game of the moment". It's lovely for people who are building, coding or writing because there is plenty of downtime, but you could work on the politics for hours on end. If you decide to give it a try, drop me a PM. I have to say that Ikariam has inspired a few gaming ideas for me!

Also, interesting story about my nick... Actually, it's not interesting, but it's a bit personal.
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Old 05-05-2008, 04:35 PM   #6
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My favorite RTS multiplayer game of all time has been Total Annihilation, and now its successor, Supreme Commander.
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Old 05-05-2008, 06:08 PM   #7
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My favorite would have to be Second Life... it's almost revolutionary and progressive. I even have a blog about my experiences there

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One word: Freeciv!
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