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Old 09-12-2009, 08:53 AM   #21
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Re: New mud client in the works: ScapeFx

We changed the licensing cost (due to lots of interested people asking for a cheaper license in email). Instead of offering a signup bonus we lowered the actual cost for both the free and the commercial license.

Reduced (free mud) annual license: 249 euro
Commercial annual license: 1499 euro

A sample project should also be available for download at the wiki very soon that shows how to customize the client and build your own instance of ScapeFX.

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Old 09-12-2009, 04:55 PM   #22
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Yes. So you are saying aardwolf (top listing on this site) is a bunch of worse than "half competent" coders that cannot change the look and feel or design new widgets for mushclient? That is the sum of your post. Which i think is a ridiculous argument. (Since aardwold really aren't using any nice skin or good looking widgets for the mushclient UI: http://www.aardwolf.com/tmp/aardwolf-mud-2.jpg). They did a nice work with it though i must say.

The idea behind a customizable client like scapefx is that you get AWAY from the looks of mushclient, fmud, zmud or any other "black window with text" client and can expand your UI to include new features.

You will soon enough get some exapmles of ScapeFX in action that shows things that will be very hard to do with mushclient!

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I think you are joining dots that were not there to begin with. My argument is that the only thing i can see that MUSH does not have that scape does is a skinable interface and that MUSH can do everything else that scape does and more, with a much bigger user base and has the bonus of being open sourced and free, and supports mxp pubelo and sound protocols.

So to take YOUR logic to the nTH degree, it could also be argued that Aardwolf (Your Target Customer) considers skinable interfaces to be not worth the effort and that MUSH is a superior product to EVERY other client out there, im sure 300+ online players average speaks for itself. Or perhaps they consider FMUD to be a better option for a web client as they use it as well. Hmmmm

I should also mention that for US $300 per year you could licence Portal GT for all your users as well.
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Old 09-12-2009, 05:10 PM   #23
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I think you are joining dots that were not there to begin with. My argument is that the only thing i can see that MUSH does not have that scape does is a skinable interface and that MUSH can do everything else that scape does and more, with a much bigger user base and has the bonus of being open sourced and free, and supports mxp pubelo and sound protocols.

So to take YOUR logic to the nTH degree, it could also be argued that Aardwolf (Your Target Customer) considers skinable interfaces to be not worth the effort and that MUSH is a superior product to EVERY other client out there, im sure 300+ online players average speaks for itself. Or perhaps they consider FMUD to be a better option for a web client as they use it as well. Hmmmm
Well, your argument is kind of pointless and we're talking your own stray of logic here, its your moot arguments that has come up in the first place. We made ScapeFX available just a couple days ago. Of course Aardwolf or any other game aren't using ScapeFX yet. (Hopefully some will eventually :P)

If you wish to promo Mushclient as a superior product to EVERY other client out there feel free to do so in your own promo thread? I'm not gonna express my own feelings about that client or FMUD here myself. Lets just say our players at Sharune fancy our Firebolt client over any of those.

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Old 09-12-2009, 05:54 PM   #24
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Re: New mud client in the works: ScapeFx

But lets not argue here which client is the best. It is like asking which mud is the best.. There are no good answers to it.

I'll just point out that ScapeFX is a client which mudadmins get access to a fairly powerful API that can be used to create professional looking "click to play" entries into their games. All for a fairly cheap cost compared to what it would have cost to produce one themselves from scratch. With ScapeFX free muds get the option to create clients that looks and behaves like some of the commercial games that have spent thousands of dollars to develop... It is an opportunity for mudadmins to compete with the commercial games by having a pro looking customized client for a low cost.
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But lets not argue here which client is the best. It is like asking which mud is the best.. There are no good answers to it.
Why stop now when you have been doing an admirable job at arguing how great your product is and how its worth ever cent being charged for it without ever providing a shred of support.

So does scrape support any of the following features or is it just scraping the bottom the barrel when it comes to mud client features,

Character Mode
Go Ahead
MCCP
NAWS
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xterm 256
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MSP

Can you script in a language of choice? Or do you force a scripting language upon users?


Do you have some type of Service Level Agreement for the fixing of bugs within your software, if so, what happens when you fail to correct a bug within a specified time frame?

How do you plan on dealing with additional functionality? Will this incur additional cost if so what is the pricing structure for additional functionality, and time frames for delivery?

Will there be a formal contract so that customers know exactly what they will and will not receive, or will they just have to take your word for it and trust you, if you do plan on having a formal contract, how will you deal with variances in international contract law?

What types of remediation does a customer have if you fail to deliver on any of your obligations, will things like this be made clear before anyone signs on the dotted line?

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Old 09-13-2009, 08:22 PM   #26
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So does scrape support any of the following features or is it just scraping the bottom the barrel when it comes to mud client features,
Please bear in mind this is the "promotion" section of the forums. It is designed for people to promote their mud or mud related activities.

While your points may very well be spot on, it is not terribly nice to hop into someone else's promotion thread and slam their mud/product.
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Please bear in mind this is the "promotion" section of the forums. It is designed for people to promote their mud or mud related activities.

While your points may very well be spot on, it is not terribly nice to hop into someone else's promotion thread and slam their mud/product.
Whatever. Is he supposed to take the time to create another thread dedicated to criticism for the product? This may be an advertising thread but this is also the internet where we don't have to be polite. What better place to debunk or show your criticism of something than in the place that they are promoting it? If I am reading the promotions and greatness of a product I will value that somebody is properly responding with valid criticism so that I can have more than just one (the creators) viewpoint on the thing.

Not that I would ever pay for the client. I've happily used zmud for many years.
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Why stop now when you have been doing an admirable job at arguing how great your product is and how its worth ever cent being charged for it without ever providing a shred of support.

So does scrape support any of the following features or is it just scraping the bottom the barrel when it comes to mud client features,

Character Mode
Go Ahead
MCCP
NAWS
VT100
xterm 256
MCCP
MXP
MSP

Can you script in a language of choice? Or do you force a scripting language upon users?


Do you have some type of Service Level Agreement for the fixing of bugs within your software, if so, what happens when you fail to correct a bug within a specified time frame?

How do you plan on dealing with additional functionality? Will this incur additional cost if so what is the pricing structure for additional functionality, and time frames for delivery?

Will there be a formal contract so that customers know exactly what they will and will not receive, or will they just have to take your word for it and trust you, if you do plan on having a formal contract, how will you deal with variances in international contract law?

What types of remediation does a customer have if you fail to deliver on any of your obligations, will things like this be made clear before anyone signs on the dotted line?
We've left out those protocols intentionally (MXP, MSP etc) to not clutter the client with unwanted features that will eat up resources. HOWEVER, it is very easy to add your own network parser plugin for features like this and if some customers request a protocol for these things we will create sample plugins for it that can be downloaded for free.

Myself, I've never understood the idea behind those protocols when you have a CUSTOM client you can do your own protocol for. Nonetheless, easy additions to ScapeFX.

If you are a ScapeFX customer, support is free. Upgrades are free.
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Whatever. Is he supposed to take the time to create another thread dedicated to criticism for the product? This may be an advertising thread but this is also the internet where we don't have to be polite. What better place to debunk or show your criticism of something than in the place that they are promoting it? If I am reading the promotions and greatness of a product I will value that somebody is properly responding with valid criticism so that I can have more than just one (the creators) viewpoint on the thing.

Not that I would ever pay for the client. I've happily used zmud for many years.
You as a player do not pay for the client. If you happily used zmud and make that an argument you do not seem to have grasped the idea behind this client.

The mudadmin pays the license, install it on the website and the players use it for FREE. 1, 10 or 10.000 players.
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Can you script in a language of choice? Or do you force a scripting language upon users?
Mudadmins build their plugins to modify the client with Java.

Players write their scripts with BeanShell. BeanShell - Lightweight Scripting for Java
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If you are a ScapeFX customer, support is free. Upgrades are free.
So what you are saying is that we would have to trust that you will deliver the product and not take the money and run.

You claim that this client is intended for commercial and larger free muds that have the revenue to pay for this, yet you fail to offer even the most basic levels of protection that any right minded company would ask for. I would have a very hard time putting my money and faith in your product when one bug you do not fix in a timely manner could ruin my business and or drive away all of my players. To which they would have no recourse.

Maybe you need to go away and have a rethink about all this and come back with a real business plan and to have a proper understanding of the market and the needs and requirements of those whom you perceive to be your customers, because at the moment your all over the place and cannot even provide answers to basic questions that any commercial entity would be asking of you, your company and your product.

So i pose these questions again,

Do you have some type of Service Level Agreement for the fixing of bugs within your software, if so, what happens when you fail to correct a bug within a specified time frame?

How do you plan on dealing with additional functionality? Will this incur additional cost if so what is the pricing structure for additional functionality, and time frames for delivery?

Will there be a formal contract so that customers know exactly what they will and will not receive, or will they just have to take your word for it and trust you, if you do plan on having a formal contract, how will you deal with variances in international contract law?

What types of remediation does a customer have if you fail to deliver on any of your obligations, will things like this be made clear before anyone signs on the dotted line?
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So what you are saying is that we would have to trust that you will deliver the product and not take the money and run.
You seem to have a real grudge for this client do you? Mind telling us what game/company you represent?

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No that is not what you are paying for. If you want that support, feel free to contact us for an SLA and we'll give you one for a standard market fee. You are paying to use the product API, not an SLA. Do you get an SLA when you use the Java API for example? Or do you get that with FMud or Mushclient (since that is what you are proposing people to use instead)?

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How do you plan on dealing with additional functionality? Will this incur additional cost if so what is the pricing structure for additional functionality, and time frames for delivery?
Upgrades are free. We don't give any time frames.

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Will there be a formal contract so that customers know exactly what they will and will not receive, or will they just have to take your word for it and trust you, if you do plan on having a formal contract, how will you deal with variances in international contract law?
No there will not be a formal contract for an SLA, unless you explicitly order one.

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None. And it should already be made clear. Nothing out of the ordinary.
"... the Licensed Software and Related Materials are provided to you "as is" and Mythicscape disclaims all warranties and representations ..."

Happy now Tommi? Or do you want to know something else before you order the product? :P

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A custom client is the ultimate way to go. Muds need to come into the 21st century and use all the tools available to them and a custom client is certainly one of those tools.

That said, if all your going to do with the client is to offer a dull black screen and a connect button aka any telnet app out there, and by app i mean everything from windows telnet to zmud and mushclient then you might as well just embed some dumb java app into a website and call that connectivity.


Take a look at the Bat Mud Client for inspiration, those guys have written a truly amazing client for their mud. Its has good features and is easy to use and enhances the game play experience.
I'm taking the liberty to quoting you "tommi" from another thread. You changed your mind about mushclient?

Also, you realize that we are the developer behind Bat Client? Bat Mud hired us, Mythicscape to produce it for them. There is nothing that prevent mudadmins from customizing ScapeFX into something similar. (Although it would take A LOT of work since Bat Client is very advanced compared to the raw ScapeFX API). But the possibilities are there.

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My argument is that the only thing i can see that MUSH does not have that scape does is a skinable interface
Actually, yes, it does.

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Myself, I've never understood the idea behind those protocols when you have a CUSTOM client you can do your own protocol for. Nonetheless, easy additions to ScapeFX.
Many muds and clients already support existing protocols - which means at worst a mud owner has plenty of examples to follow, and at best their mud already has them built in. Inventing your own protocol can be a lot of work, and it's unlikely other mud clients would add support for it, meaning you'd most likely end up either adding support for two protocols that did the same thing, or alienating the players who preferred their existing mud clients.

Take a look at MCCP for example. Back in 2001, Lasher gave some statistics for the amount of bandwidth it saved Aardwolf, which showed that with a little under 250 MCCP users the bandwidth usage dropped to around 18-19% of its original amount. He went on to say "if we ever have to move to a host that charges for bandwidth it could very well mean the difference between being able to afford to stay online or not". You've said you're targeting large muds, so I think this is definitely the sort of thing that's worth looking at.

Now perhaps Lasher could have created his own compression protocol, but his goal was to encourage as many people as possible to use it, and that means it's in his best interests to have a widely supported protocol. Not everyone will use the same client, so using a standardised protocol supported by multiple clients makes a lot of sense.

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I'm taking the liberty to quoting you "tommi" from another thread. You changed your mind about mushclient?
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if all your going to do with the client is to offer a dull black screen and a connect button aka any telnet app out there
You seem to miss the point often and read to much into what is actually being said, but while we are into digging up history, why don't you tell the good people who read this just what you would charge for a client like batclient? I seem to recall it being something in the vicinity of US $12000, at least that was the number quoted for a very similar product.

So the reality is for $350 per year you get a pretty basic telnet app which you have to put in all the effort to write plugins for to give it any real functionality, and if you want something that is actually unique then you will be up for around US $12000 to get it.

Those were the figured quoted to me a little over 12 months ago.

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You seem to miss the point often and read to much into what is actually being said, but while we are into digging up history, why don't you tell the good people who read this just what you would charge for a client like batclient? I seem to recall it being something in the vicinity of US $12000, at least that was the number quoted for a very similar product.
Which point did i miss?

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So the reality is for $350 per year you get a pretty basic telnet app which you have to put in all the effort to write plugins for to give it any real functionality, and if you want something that is actually unique then you will be up for around US $12000 to get it.

Those were the figured quoted to me a little over 12 months ago.

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ScapeFX is more than just a basic telnet app. If you take a look at the feature listing you should see that. ScapeFX Mud Client

Ohh okay, so you have contacted us regarding a client in the past? We don't publish financial information about our customers on a public forum which i'm sure people will understand. I'm sure the quote you got for your client were reasonable or even cheap compared to development costs in the REAL world. But i guess you figured you would instead try find your own programmer? And give them "Some financial reward". Perhaps you like to tell us the vicinity of that sum?
http://www.topmudsites.com/forums/ad...rogrammer.html
How did it go by the way?

Anyways, we've cut those costs a lot for people interested in a custom client since they can license the core ScapeFX engine for a very cheap fee now. Of course if you are looking to get a product like batclient or equivalent and you want to hire us for all the programming you are looking at a (although cheap compared to others) real development cost that is a lot higher than $350. Keep in mind that a real software company charges AT LEAST $100/hour for consultant jobs (more or less). That is three weeks of work for the quote you said you got from us.

With ScapeFX you have the opportunity to do a lot of the work behind the custom features yourself, from a codebase that is already functional. So any mudadmin with access to programming skills should be able to go a long way on their own without having to pay for hiring additional programming from whoever they seem fit.

I'm happy to answer any more questions you have. And if you aren't just trolling this promotional board perhaps you could take your flames to another forum. Feel free to send them to us in mail. There is a contact form on our website.

Btw, for interested people there is soon a sample Eclipse project available on the wiki. It will be possible to use this to build your own client and add your custom features to test with. You will be able to do this during a trial before you actually purchase the annual license.
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With ScapeFX you have the opportunity to do a lot of the work behind the custom features yourself, from a codebase that is already functional. So any mudadmin with access to programming skills should be able to go a long way on their own without having to pay for hiring additional programming from whoever they seem fit.
On TMC you compared the price of ScapeFX against the cost of developing your own custom client, saying that "you get a complete custom codebase for a client", and that "You have the chance to get a custom client ready for your game for $350". From that, I got the impression that the client was already complete, and that the licencee could customise it relatively quickly and easily.

However your recent post seems to suggest that the licencee would still be required to do significant further development in order to customise/personalise the client to any worthwhile degree. If that is the case, then Tommi's point (despite the aggressive phrasing) is actually a valid one - what do you offer over MUSHclient?

ScapeFX would be a little easier for the player to install (one click instead of three or four), and is relatively platform independant (MUSHclient requires a separate download for different operating systems), but that alone wouldn't convince me to shell out $363/year.

Is your client easier to customise perhaps? Do you have better documentation? Maybe you provide a larger library of prewritten plugins? Do you support multiple scripting languages? Better handling of separate windows? More flexible graphics support?

I know what the competition can do, but what is it that you offer above and beyond them? What could your client do for my mud that would make me think "that's the client I need"?

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On TMC you compared the price of ScapeFX against the cost of developing your own custom client, saying that "you get a complete custom codebase for a client", and that "You have the chance to get a custom client ready for your game for $350". From that, I got the impression that the client was already complete, and that the licencee could customise it relatively quickly and easily.

However your recent post seems to suggest that the licencee would still be required to do significant further development in order to customise/personalise the client to any worthwhile degree. If that is the case, then Tommi's point (despite the aggressive phrasing) is actually a valid one - what do you offer over MUSHclient?
Well of course you cannot get a CUSTOM client right off the bat without having to do some modification yourself... It would be kind of hard to accomplish that from our side :P But the raw ScapeFX client works in the default state when you install it on your site. Simply creating a skin plugin should get you a fairly nice client without much effort.

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ScapeFX would be a little easier for the player to install (one click instead of three or four), and is relatively platform independant (MUSHclient requires a separate download for different operating systems), but that alone wouldn't convince me to shell out 363/year.
249 euro for a free mud. Not sure what your price tag is but i guess you done the calculation to that currency right And you are right, platform independent and "Click to Play".

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Is your client easier to customise perhaps? Do you have better documentation? Maybe you provide a larger library of prewritten plugins? Do you support multiple scripting languages? Better handling of separate windows? More flexible graphics support?

I know what the competition can do, but what is it that you offer above and beyond them? What could your client do for my mud that would make me think "that's the client I need"?
I cannot tell wether it is easier to customize or not, but I certainly believe so. Mushclient is not my line of field and I never said it was so i shall not comment on its features.

The wiki should contain all info necessary to judge that yourself soon though. We're working on it.
SampleProject - ScapeFX Wiki will be a good start for anyone interested in customizing ScapeFX.

And we will provide prewritten plugins when we get requests for it. (Such as different mud specifc protocols that might be of interest and so on...)
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I cannot tell wether it is easier to customize or not, but I certainly believe so. Mushclient is not my line of field and I never said it was so i shall not comment on its features.
So you do not know what features MUSHclient provides, yet, your claim is the ScrapeFX has superior functionality and offers better customization abilities. From my own observations it would seem that the only thing that your client offers that MUSHclient does not, its 1 click install and play which i do not think represents US350 a year worth of functionality.

In fact it sounds like all your offering is a very basic telnet application which just so happens to be customizable. This does not make a custom client, only potentially one, and then only if the end user has the skills and abilities to code in beanscript and or java. There is no library of pre-built plugins that require minimal modification to get working, everyone will have to reinvent the wheel and make their own chat, health bars and other typical plugins, there is no MXP, MCCP, MSP or peublo, all of which are mud standard protocols.

MUSHclient comes out of the box with a number standard plugins for health bars and the like, you can script in a language of your choice, including but not limited to Lua, VB, Perl and Python. So im yet to be convinced that Scrape offers US$350 value per year of investment.

Oh and you can be assured that i have no interest in this thread other than to bring the facts to the surface for all to see, i am not a representative from a competing company, i am not developing a competing product, no matter what you might like to imply from my previous posts. So rather than worry about what i have said in the past, maybe you should stay focused and concentrate on the issues i am raising now.

In business there are some standards you should always follow before you announce anything,

1. know your products strengths and weaknesses,
2. know your competitors products strengths and weaknesses,
3. know what the market wants and needs,
4. know who your customers are and the best way to reach them.

Some food for though, NO.

In reality you have potentially 25 - 30 customers at a stretch 50, of those 1/2 will not require something like this and 1/2 the remainder will not have the funds to pay for it, so that leaves about 10 games to which you could market this directly do. With everything you need to have a plan, without one your going to come across looking really amateurish.

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Old 09-15-2009, 02:23 AM   #40
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Re: New mud client in the works: ScapeFx

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So you do not know what features MUSHclient provides, yet, your claim is the ScrapeFX has superior functionality and offers better customization abilities. From my own observations it would seem that the only thing that your client offers that MUSHclient does not, its 1 click install and play which i do not think represents US350 a year worth of functionality.

In fact it sounds like all your offering is a very basic telnet application which just so happens to be customizable. This does not make a custom client, only potentially one, and then only if the end user has the skills and abilities to code in beanscript and or java. There is no library of pre-built plugins that require minimal modification to get working, everyone will have to reinvent the wheel and make their own chat, health bars and other typical plugins, there is no MXP, MCCP, MSP or peublo, all of which are mud standard protocols.

MUSHclient comes out of the box with a number standard plugins for health bars and the like, you can script in a language of your choice, including but not limited to Lua, VB, Perl and Python. So im yet to be convinced that Scrape offers US$350 value per year of investment.

Oh and you can be assured that i have no interest in this thread other than to bring the facts to the surface for all to see, i am not a representative from a competing company, i am not developing a competing product, no matter what you might like to imply from my previous posts. So rather than worry about what i have said in the past, maybe you should stay focused and concentrate on the issues i am raising now.

In business there are some standards you should always follow before you announce anything,

1. know your products strengths and weaknesses,
2. know your competitors products strengths and weaknesses,
3. know what the market wants and needs,
4. know who your customers are and the best way to reach them.

Some food for though, NO.

In reality you have potentially 25 - 30 customers at a stretch 50, of those 1/2 will not require something like this and 1/2 the remainder will not have the funds to pay for it, so that leaves about 10 games to which you could market this directly do. With everything you need to have a plan, without one your going to come across looking really amateurish.
Do your own research if you are interested:
Mythicscape
Sharune
ScapeFX Mud Client
ScapeFX Mud Client <--- Your "basic telnet app" features i guess?

Try our custom firebolt ScapeFX implementation (click to play):
Firebolt

And compare it to Aardwolf's "customized" mushclient (just to take an example, it seems like a nice bundle up of mushclient):
Aardwolf mud - Web based and downloadable clients

Take a minute, sit right back and figure out which client will attract more NEW players or even get people to understand how to connect to the game. You yourself did a research about this tommi: "and none of them could work out how to use mushclient even when it was installed already for them". (http://www.topmudsites.com/forums/mu...html#post37439)

The number one point of a custom good looking client is that new players have an easy entry into the game. People that may never before have tried out muds. I'm not gonna sit here and tell you "inbreed" mushclient (or whatever client) users to immediately shut them down and start with a new custom client. It doesn't work. We knew that several years ago. Get yourself a "click to play", good looking custom client and start attracting NEW players into muds!

Otherwise, keep up with the good work putting fire in the thread so it is at the top everyday tommi, thank you very much!
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