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The Lands of Aethar - MUD Details
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MUD Name The Lands of Aethar
Telnet Address
Language English
Location USA
Admin Name Mental, Lyewund, Urza
Theme Medieval fantasy with custom lore
Brief Desc We offer quick leveling so you can get into the action faster! Over 100 unique areas to explore, over 6,000 class combinations, player owned housing and shops, daily quests, professions, crafting, and so much more than you can fit into 255 characters!
Date Added 14th April, 2001
Codebase Smaug - Heavily Modified
World Size Huge (10001-20000 rooms)
World Originality Mostly Original
Game Rating Not Specified
Player Killing Restricted Playerkilling
Roleplaying Accepted
Online Status Fully Operational
Category Medieval Fantasy
Ranking Category Game-Fantasy
Avg Players Online 6-10
Year Created 1995
Vote URL
  • Supports ANSI Color
  • Has Quests
  • Class Based System
  • Level Based System
  • Multiclassing
  • Has Clans/Cabals
  • Equip saves on exit
  • Accepts Reviews
  • Free to Play
  • Hiring Builders

The Lands of Aethar - MUD Description
The Lands of Aethar is a heavily modified SMAUG-based MUD rich with history and hidden lore.
Over the last 15 years Aethar has evolved from a simple hack-n-slash into an intense text based
combat MUD where the environment is just as dangerous as the monsters.

When you enter the Lands of Aethar, you will discover that leveling isn't our primary focus. Unlike
other MUDs that like to slow you down with the grind of experience we prefer to use leveling as a
tutorial that you can finish in a few hours instead of months. Immediately after leveling you will be
thrust into the unforgiving world of Aethar where your strength is measured by your conquests!

In Aethar, each player can choose to level three classes, becoming what we refer to as a triple avatar.
With 20 classes to choose from this gives you just over 6,000 combinations to try out, not to mention
the 36 unique races to go along with them. But enough about leveling lets get to the exciting part!

Aethar is a mob-killing focused mud. The fast-paced combat is live or die by a thread, and finding that
intense feeling in a text based game is something we pride ourselves on. The latest encounters take
advantage of our powerful scripting to create fights that are not just attack and heal, but ask you to
perform other actions during combat to counteract the boss's abilities. Now I know what you are thinking
"This sounds to easy." or "I could handle that with one hand tied behind my back." Well that might be
true if this was just your average MUD, but we are much more. In an attempt to make combat more
unique and intense we offer you the ability to play with not 1, not 3, but 2 characters at the same time!
That's right, we here in the Lands of Aethar encourage players to play with two characters at once,
something we refer to as duoing. This allows players to strengthen their fighting ability, and go
head-to-head with some of the toughest entities in the land with out needing to party up (for those of you
that like to play as lone-wolves).

While Aethar is primarily focused on combat that's not to say we haven't prepared for those of you that
like to lead a more peaceful existence. We offer several non-combat oriented features such as player owned
housing & shops, professions, an extensive crafting system that is constantly expanding, daily quests, a casino,
kingdoms and guilds to run, several economies to master and a number of other ways to influence the world
around you.

Our philosophy is to make changes that create an enjoyable experience for our players. We don't add grind
and call it content, we add real features and systems that are both interesting and fun. If the players ever
have any suggestions or complaints we take them seriously and help remediate the solution in a way that
all parties are satisfied. Our immortal staff is never invisible, and are constantly communicating with players
to get their input on what they would like to see added next.

I'm sure by this point you are ready to hop on and see if we are just blowing smoke so I'll wrap it up here.

So thanks for reading and the Lands of Aethar!

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