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Still Play?

Discussion in 'MUDs' started by Sansbar, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. Sansbar

    Sansbar Club Swinger

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    Do people still play these? I used to play them in college years ago but don't now.
     
  2. Panda

    Panda Club Swinger

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    If they didn't play them, MUDs wouldn't be listed would they?:p.
     
  3. Bjack

    Bjack Little Spike The Pit

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    Not sure why they would with games like Wow and Guild wars tho :(.
     
  4. Aaddron

    Aaddron Moderator Staff Member GameOgre Moderator

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    I know people that play them and they do it because some MUDs are vary good
     
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    happylad Little Spike

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    I used to play a mud but it went down a few weeks ago from a lack of a strong player base, we ave like 5 constant players and nobody else stayed for more then a month.
     
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    Bilton Club Swinger

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    Some MUDs are cool but I think most have a hard time keeping alot of players thx to all the 3d mmos now
     
  7. Joker

    Joker Ogre Hall of Fame Ogre Veteran

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    Considering that you can still play thousands of MUDs I would have to say yes rofl.
     
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    alistaly Spiked Club The Pit

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    Agreed there are still heaps of MUDs lol and which a few i consider as good game that will become more active eventually.
     
  9. Playnitude

    Playnitude Ogre Newling

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    I play Muds, mostly because they don't need download or installation, and because we can play it from everywhere, even from job. Ask your question is like to ask the question "Why peoples still play society games when they have video games ?".
     
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    Well there could be a numerous number if different reasons for that. I would probably say it's because alot of people would rather be more social and chat to others and have fun rather then play RPG's or video games that aren't as social or friendly.
     
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    xXxMrThornexXx BamBam

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    MUDs are usually hilarious, and often possess original concepts. why not I say. Its like reading abook, you just have to pay attention and use some imagination.

    Graphics don't make the game. Playability and substance do
     
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    Graphics help and so does being able to jump right in and start playin;).
     
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    cooljul Club Swinger

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  14. Joker

    Joker Ogre Hall of Fame Ogre Veteran

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    Multi User Dungeons.
     
  15. awesomedrako

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    The only important thing to me in a game is that it is fun. And If a game has 3D graphics, with massive explosions, giant fireball spells, extremely large swords, then it is more fun to me, since my imagination cannot draw out these kinds of things in my mind as good as a professional 3D graphics designer can.
     
  16. DivineLight

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    there are plenty of MuD's that are largely unique. and some people prefer a small player base where everyone knows each other, over 100's of thousands of people causing a head-ach :p
     
  17. inoxus

    inoxus BamBam

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    It has its self soul, like the Commodore64 has or old UNIX machines in schools. MuDs and the legacy textbased adventures like Guild Of Thieves provided the Imagination and inspiration, needed to build the new generation games that we play today.
    Black Screen and a blinking caret but the world in our heads. I dont play MuDs now, but i always remember and respect its existence.
     
  18. Webber

    Webber Ogre King Ogre Veteran

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    What were some of your favs when you do play muds?
     
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    The best MUD I've ever played, is one named Dragonrealms. To date, it is the most expensive game I've ever played, including graphic games. A regular account is $15.99, Premium is around $40, and Platinum I think is like $60 or $80 per month.

    I say it's the best, but a more accurate statement would be it's the best AND worst I've ever played.

    -Lailokken
     
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    A MUD is a text based game, played through telnet...google it.
     

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