Any old school MUDers out there?

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Nyarlanotep, Aug 6, 2017.

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Have you played on a MUD?

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  2. I played some

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  3. I coded, immed or otherwise ran one.

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  4. I have lost years of my life in one or more of these.

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  5. I'm logged right now!

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  1. Nyarlanotep

    Nyarlanotep Level 7 (Cutpurse) LitRPG Author Beta Reader Citizen Aspiring Writer

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    I used to play online text only role playing games on the ROM codebase. Possibly the most addictive thing on the planet. Wondering how many of you are even old enough to know what I'm talking about, or if you did play what did you think of it?

    -Nyar
     
  2. Paul Bellow

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    My battle notifications in Tower of Gates are an homage to MUDs of days gone by.

    I played way too much in college. I had the midnight to 8 am shift in a computer lab full of VAX terminals and very few students. Haha. After being hooked on text-only ones, I shied away from newer MMO's for the most part as I fell into corporate America.

    I've been toying with the idea of hosting a Tower of Gates MUD... maybe next year?

    I have a huge roguelike background too...

    https://litrpgreads.com/blog/history-roguelikes

    Old Timers, chime up! Haha.
     
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    closest thing i can find to what i mean by battle notifications in Tower of Gates...

    CthulhuMUDSS1.jpg
     
  5. John Ward

    John Ward Level 10 (Filcher) LitRPG Author Citizen Aspiring Writer

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    I played Medievia for several years. I played a different one before that, but can't remember the name.

    I think Medievia is still running. At least, the website is still up: http://www.medievia.com/
     
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  6. Nyarlanotep

    Nyarlanotep Level 7 (Cutpurse) LitRPG Author Beta Reader Citizen Aspiring Writer

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    Nice screenshot...man, I spent so many hours doing that stuff. So fun to role play with just text. Ahh...the memories! A lot of Easter eggs in my writing for people that played these.
     
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  7. Paul Bellow

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    Feel free to put links to your work in your signature!
     
  8. Nyarlanotep

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    I don't have anything published yet...thus the "aspiring" writer. I need to get someone to beta read for me and probably polish off the ending of my novel before I release it to the general public.
     
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    We started a mud. You still around?!?

    [​IMG]
     
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    Hello, I'm a new member and looking for an inspiration to write my own version of web novels, which involved coding and designing web page rather than just posting novel texts in platforms like RRL or QI Inkstone.

    Recently I have an idea to improve reader experience in web litRPG, googled around for research and stumbling this forum. I also read something like MUD and other interactive fiction things that spark my interest but I don't really know them well since I'm not English native and things like that aren't popular in my country. If someone can tell me what is MUD really like and point links for me to start as a beginner it would great help for me. Thanks!

    PS: Forgive for my grammar if it's bad. I'm not English native speaker and I hope people in this wonderful forum can accept diversity amongst enthusiasts around the world.
     
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  11. Paul Bellow

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    Thanks. I've checked the link from the fifth post and already play it a little though I still confused. I'll read and explore this more, maybe I can get some big inspirations for my project from MUD.
     
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  13. Paul Bellow

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    Good luck. If you have any specific questions, let me know.
     
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    Okay!
     
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    Man, I wasted SO MANY HOURS on Avalon: The First Age, and Avalon: The Legend Lives. Also a couple thousand dollars, for that matter.
     
  16. Jun

    Jun Level 9 (Burgler) LitRPG Author Citizen

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    My first were Legend of the Red Dragon and Usurper.

    Dial up BBSes. Old school.
     
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    I racked up so many long distance bills on LORD and Earth 2025.
     
  18. Simon Fiasco

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    I mean... sure. Back in the 80s...
     
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  19. Paul Bellow

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    You feeling old too? ;)
     
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    Simon Fiasco Patron Saint of Snickerdoodles LitRPG Author Beta Reader Citizen Aspiring Writer

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    <.< Maybe a little...
     
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