MUDs: Help me "get it".

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  1. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    I got invited to join a MUD recently, and I really want to like it, but I just don't get it. I used to spend hours playing Rogue, so I'm somewhat familiar with the whole dungeon game thing, but I'm having trouble with this. There don't seem to be any goals or story. So far all I understand is that it's a big huge board with lots of "rooms", and you walk around and kill stuff and get stuff.

    But what's the point? What's the objective? And more importantly, what do I need to understand to get good at it?
     
  2. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    No MUDers out there? This is the internet, aren't there supposed to be some game nerds? :hs:
     
  3. Figgle

    Figgle New Member

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    wtf's a MUD?
     
  4. ShawnaC123

    ShawnaC123 New Member

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    don't stop, get it get it
     
  5. Merit83

    Merit83 Your mama was a snowblower!

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    i used to play one back in highschool, only played for a couple of months, it's kind of a waste of time.
     
  6. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    stands for Multi-User Dungeon. It's a type of computer game.
     
  7. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    boo. If I wanted to be social, I'd be a damned sex surrogate. :mamoru:
     
  8. Hezkezl

    Hezkezl Rawr! OT Supporter

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    I'm a mud-addict. MateriaMagica / Moongate > *
     
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  10. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    Ok, so fill me in. Help me like this thing.
     
  11. Hezkezl

    Hezkezl Rawr! OT Supporter

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    If you like the original zork games, or text-only games, you'll like muds. :shrug:

    Need to find one that's easy enough to play, but also has some complexity in it to draw you in to make you want to keep playing. Personally, for me, it's MM/MG. I've got 18,172 hours (and counting) logged onto it. :o
     
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    Hezkezl Rawr! OT Supporter

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    Depending on the mud, there may, or may not, be a 'story' that you become involved with and try to solve. There's also no ending to the mud, so you can keep playing forever, as evidenced by the hours I've got.

    Generally, think of it as possibly being similar to WoW, or other MMORPG's, but text only. :hs:
     
  13. butler

    butler I need an adult!

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    2 years logged into a game? uh huh
     
  14. Hezkezl

    Hezkezl Rawr! OT Supporter

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    Don't believe me? Fine, screenshot forthcoming.
     
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    Hezkezl Rawr! OT Supporter

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    Been playing this same game since ~October of '97.

    Now, fuckoff noob.
     
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    hash browns lolcathlon champion OT Supporter

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    There are no female mudders
     
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    i wouldnt have a clue how to play but a friend plays a lot kinda weird to me :dunno:
     
  18. Hezkezl

    Hezkezl Rawr! OT Supporter

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    butler I need an adult!

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    lol, angry much? best way to describe that is.... sad.
     
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    i thought you meant municipal utility district :o
     
  21. Hezkezl

    Hezkezl Rawr! OT Supporter

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    No, not angry, if I was angry, I'd insult your mother, your father, and your children. :o

    :shrug: It's not quite as sad as having 60k+ posts and being on OT since '01. I've spent at least half of the hours I've got, sitting around idling, not even paying attention to that character.
     
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    Xeelee Baryonic Lord

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    Ash. Housewares. Shop Smart

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    Haha, I used to play a MUD back in the day. Became an immortal on one being built. That was kinda of fun, fucking with people.
     
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    hash browns lolcathlon champion OT Supporter

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    Think of a mud as OT without pics
     
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    Hezkezl Rawr! OT Supporter

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    Listening in on people 'mudsex0ring' is always fun too :noes:
     

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