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      CommentAuthorglukkake
    • CommentTimeApr 1st 2008
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    Does anyone play 'em anymore now that there's an explosion of graphic games?

    Personally, I enjoy them more than MMORPGs. I don't know what it is, but I love that double vision you get when you're reading text and imagining the area as you scroll around.

    An old MUD I used to play just came back online in the past few weeks - Aesir, if anyone on here knows of it. It was very small but very RPG based with great areas.

    Also does anyone know of a good program to use for macs that rivals zMUD? I've been using Atlantis for the past couple of days but... it's no zMUD.
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      CommentAuthorRadioGuy
    • CommentTimeApr 1st 2008
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    I read Julian Dibbell's My Tiny Life recently, which inspired me to check out LambdaMOO, which completely sucked me in for about two weeks, after which I lost interest, which is more a reflection of my attention span than the MOO itself.

    I used tkMOO, but I'm on WinXP.
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      CommentAuthorBen
    • CommentTimeApr 1st 2008
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    If you're on OSX, TinTin++ is the shit. Rivals Mudmaster in my head for best MUD client. But I'm a terminal freak.

    I remember Rapscallion was okay, but I think it's been left for dead by it's creator.
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    I still play Dragon's Fang, a Wheel of Time MUD. I've found that none of the graphic MMORPGs can compete with the simple text-based approach when it comes to roleplaying. It's like authoring a collective story in real time. Unfortunately, it suffers from the same problems as grouping on MMORPGs - you have to find a small group of people you'd like to rp with who are online at the same time as you.

    I use TinTin++ on OS X, but I wouldn't suggest it for the faint of heart. I hear mudwalker recommended a lot, but it's been years since I've touched zMUD, so I can't compare the two.
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      CommentAuthorEithin
    • CommentTimeApr 2nd 2008
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    I play - and code for - Discworld MUD, probably the most complex out there, and one of the largest non-free ones. (Achaea, and other Iron Realms games, are technically "free" but lure you into paying real money for in-game advantages. Plus, they're simplistic shite.)

    TinyFugue will run on recent MacOSses, but that doesn't give all the same functionality as ZMud or MUSHclient (my personal favourite). There's also Cantrip, but it's fairly simplistic as I recall.
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      CommentAuthorBen
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2008
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    What's Aesir's address? I'm kinda tempted to try it now.
    • CommentAuthorradian
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2008
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    Used to play Discworld MUD, and then "The UnOfficial SquareSoft MUD" which is a lot more fun than FFXI. It was nice to see one that's not based on D&D rules for a change as well. Since it's player count dropped a lot, I haven't been back.
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    I used to play the Discworld MUD as well. Stopped for some reason.
    Then last year a few friends conviced me to try Accursed lands. But the rules were so tight that everyone I knew who played cheated. Plus the buy in was too big. So kinda stopped there. Tend to have more fun writing fiction or playing tabletop games.
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      CommentAuthorglukkake
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2008
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    Ack! I somehow missed a lot of these replies to my thread.

    @Ben - thanks for the recommendations, I'll have to try these new clients.

    And by the by, you can play Aesir at asgardviviano.net:7002

    Right now, there's almost no one on these days since it was just put up a short while ago. I come on in the evenings after work whenever I can. We're working to get new members and bring back the old...

    I got into Gemstone III (I left when IV came out) as a not-free MUD. It was pretty damn awesome as far as how much was put into it. The bard class was the only one I ever played, but it was really rich and well designed. The interface that they made for playing it was wonderful too. And great that all I had to do was download it and it worked fine for everything I wanted.
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      CommentAuthorglukkake
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2008
     (1642.10)
    Oh yea, my character on Aesir is Tiamata if any of you pop in. I'll help you out with whatever you need.