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Builder's Forum / Re: see, think, and react quickly
« on: July 13, 2018, 4:18 PM »
I think in ConQUEST MUD you had a quest where you had to sneak through a T-shaped hallway junction. Basically if you heard a guard to the east, you had to quickly go to the north and wait until guard walks to the west part of junction.

Administrative Ethics / Re: Your approach to rules?
« on: July 11, 2018, 4:51 AM »
I feel like the first way gives me more leeway in dealing with players that prove to be problematic, whereas the second way doesn't. On the other hand, players might not be sure what is or isn't okay if I go the first route and it could be harder to explain bans.
Just to put things in perspective, Achaea tried to go with the second approach specifically for PK. This is what they ended with eventually (before scrapping the whole thing and going with "Don't be a jerk"):

Mud Promotions / Re: A Look at ArmageddonMUD
« on: June 30, 2018, 6:22 AM »
C-C-C-C-Combo Breaker!

More troubling yet is a double standard I see here; to wit, I believe Armageddon came under fire a few months ago because they were caught using forum activity outside of their own jurisdiction to label and punish users, some even falsely as it appeared. If they are willing to do this, to stretch beyond their means to preserve problematic standards, then how can they take a hard-line stance against pursuing very real problems of harassment which would probably involve even less snooping on their part?
This is a pretty good point. While the idea of strictly sticking to own reporting tools is fine in vacuum, it looks way less convincing when you have a history of stalking people all over the Internet to punish them for doing something outside of your game.

I know has a huge following of people playing flash games we can probally start there?
Iron Realms did it back in the time:
Looks abandoned though, I suppose it didn't work for some reason.

All I can say is that you're posting on a MUD community forum and saying how there is no MUD community. Kind of odd, don't you think?
No, posting on these forums doesn't mean I'm in some kind of community with you. Well, may be you can argue it's a TMC regulars community.
If I'm posting on politics discussion forums I'm not in some vague "the politics community". In comparison if I supported a political party and posted on their forums I would probably  be in that political community.

All I ask is that we look into ourselves, and determine what is best for the MUD community, particularly the roleplaying-focused portion of it. Do you continue to alienate roleplayers who seek to play non-male characters and slow the growth of your player base, or do you start to accept other genders and sexes as PCs and see how that can enrich your game?

And I would ask to put the passive-aggressive sanctimonious preaching in the beginning, so people could skip your post without going through the giant wall of text first.

Now, since I wasted my time already I can as well point out the most obvious distortion: "the MUD community" doesn't exist in this context. I know it's a usual rhetorical preaching BS ("how can we as a community\good people\etc blahblah"), however when you translate into MUDding realities it makes even less sense (yes, less than none). Abstracting from technology part, MUDs in general is a loose set of very different games attracting very different people. If you want to play a harsh realistic game you can find one. If you want an ultra positive game when you do nothing but collect flowers you can probably find one too. Whether you want a game with strict gender roles or with complete equality you can have it. Even if you want nothing but to pretend you have sex as a lesbian male vampire princess there is quite a choice of MUSHes for you. It's not a community and no one gains anything from reducing this diversity.

Mud Humor and Anecdotes / Re: Mudconnector Butthurt
« on: May 06, 2018, 11:53 AM »
At least I'm happy I got players who deserve what they get for playing my MUD
While I too hate anime (and especially DBZ) fans with passion, I have never had enough time and patience to make a MUD and lure in these filthy perverts to torture them like you do for decades.
You are doing the Lord's work, bro. Much respect.

Administrative Ethics / Re: Thread Locked
« on: April 24, 2018, 3:29 AM »
I have never made another account on TMC and I don't intend to.
Okay, this is getting weird. Darkozx, please stand straight, look directly in my eyes and say with all the sincerity that nullscan is not your alt account. I'll wait.

General Discussion / Re: Sex/Adult MUDs
« on: April 13, 2018, 2:42 PM »
If I made more people dislike me, win.
But what if I told you that I love you, Darkozx?

I've spent all day thinking about your question. "Ask yourself this, What would Jesus do?". At first I dismissed it but suddenly I have seen the light. It looks like a tricky question at first but with my new faith in our Lord the answer is obvious: He would purge all DBZ muds.
And I don't mean toothless driving out traders from the Temple, I mean hardcore cleansing of Sodom and Gomorrah with fire style purging.

Seriously, as a community how we can consider themselves good people knowing that in these wretched hives of perversion every day multiple innocent kids are being molested by sexual predators or even worse: exposed to the sacrilegious filth that is named 'anime'?

Darkozx, brother... I ask you to close your MUD for good and join us at the Lord's side. Please, whatever you did in the past will be forgiven. No soul is beyond redemption, not even yours.
Whatever you decide, I'll pray for you.

General Discussion / Re: Sex/Adult MUDs
« on: April 13, 2018, 3:23 AM »
Comparing my MUD to a My Little Pony sex MUD is ****ing retarded.
I don't see the serious difference either. You have a MUD intended to lure children in  (Dragonball based). I'm also sure you have no way to prove player's age so according to you your MUD is a (and I quote) "child predator playground". So how is your "glorified chatrooms where child predators lurk" different from MLP ones?
Ask yourself this, What would Jesus do?
Well played. This angle is so much better than "think of the children" especially with all the jesusconnector connotations.

General Discussion / Re: Sex/Adult MUDs
« on: April 11, 2018, 5:06 PM »
Yea these MUDs claim you need to be 18+ to sign on but they have no way of proving it, so once again child predator playground.
You can apply this demagogy to any online game. I have never in my life had to prove my real identity to play a game.
With the way this community is, I'm even more shocked that people aren't banding together to get rid of this tarnish to our MUD genre.
"Think of the children" trick is SO exhausted I doubt it even works anymore on people intellectually capable to run telnet. You may have better success with preaching it to vegetables.

Same principle.  Same reason.  If you're connecting to a MU with a VPN and you're justifying it by any means at all except that you plan to do some dirt to the game, you're either an idiot, a liar, or both and worse because you're lying to yourself.  If this is the case then you're even too stupid to live.
I think what we see here is a serious case of the Dunning–Kruger effect.
Do you realize that all your interactions over telnet with a MUD are basically available in plain text to anyone across the network?

Are all of these muds using homebrew engines or are any of them built in something else?
EmpireMUD's codebase is based on CircleMUD (according to their credits) and is available on GitHub:

Can anyone tell me of other muds that have engines that work like this?  Having a wilderness worldmap that lets you visually navigate to zones? 

Some muds have wilderness maps like this. To name a few:
EmpireMUD (probably the most obvious example)



TMC listing entries have Mapping field (for example "Mapping: Ascii, Graphical, Automapping, In-Game"). Unfortunately looks like it can't be specified as a search parameter.

My bad, I missed the "How much reading should be required before someone steps into your game?" part. In my defense it was buried in the wall of text and I skimmed everything between the first and last paragraph, so it's an answer by itself too, I guess.

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