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TMC Player Reviews: Armageddon


Review Submitted By: Larrath
Author Status: Player
Started on Armageddon: December 6th, 2004
Submission Date: Jul 24, 2004
TMC Listing: Armageddon

The following review is the opinion of the review's author [Larrath] and in no way represents the opinions of this website or its staff.

Armageddon is among the best roleplay intensive MUDs currently
online, if not the best outright.

The MUD is immersive and quite simply beautiful; a brutally harsh
desert world that has it's life sucked out by the fiendish defilers
and the ruling monstrousity that was the Dragon.

It is loosely based on the Dark Sun setting, but do not expect a
group of merry, cheerful adventurers swinging their steel swords as
they crawl through dungeon after dungeon after dungeon. Oh no; while
we do have our share of dark and mysterious dungeons and crypts and
what-have-yous, we do not have Amos the Swashbuckler Human, Joe the
Elven Wind-Mage (or Whiran) and the rest of the cookie-cut
adventurers that sit around and make no sense.

That's right, this means we don't have adventurers who fail to see
why they should bow to a king *they* did not vote for and voice this
opinion in the city square.

There are no levels, magick is mysterious and scary simply because
at least for the first few months, you will only be able to guess
what sort of a dirty trick these elementalists will come up next!

Play in Allanak; the city-state of the Highlord Tektolnes and get
ready to point some trembling fingers as one of His templars comes up
to you and asks you who spilled that drop of ale on his robe and hope
that someone else will be the one thrown into the Arena so that you
may live another day, assuming you can afford your next drop of water!

Play in the northern city-state of Tuluk and enjoy the finer things
in life as you discuss the barbarism of the South over a glass of
ginka wine...just be careful not to say the wrong thing to the wrong
man, lest you may suddenly vanish and never be heard from again!

Armageddon is an immersive, no-nonsense MUD. It is free, it has a
very generous playerbase that plays steadily (around 65 people daily).
It has a lot of documentation that should be read, and it has a very
hard learning curve. Its level of roleplay, however, is beyond
compare.

Are you tired of trying to force some realism into the roleplay of
your MUD? Are you sick of everyone being the same, boring 'fearless
warrior at day, tortured artist at night' characters?

Come to Armageddon, and prepare for one hell of a ride!

Three things are warmly recommended to anyone who wishes to join:
1) Read the documentations in the website. (www.armageddon.org).
2) Look through the General Discussion Board. (www.zalanthas.org).
3) Contact a Player Helper with questions.
(http://www.armageddon.org/intro/helpers.html)

Your first characters may, and probably will, die [painfully]. Do not
be discouraged; keep on trying, look into joining a clan, and have
fun!

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