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TMC Player Reviews: Armageddon


Review Submitted By: HTX
Author Status: Player
Started on Armageddon: Around 8 months ago
Submission Date: Oct 1, 2005
TMC Listing: Armageddon

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

This isn't your mundane, boring Hack 'n' Slash (sorry to though
H&Sers out there, just my personal opinion). Set on the harsh desert
planet of Zalanthas where everyday is a struggle to survive,
Armageddon is an over a decade old RP-enforced MUD, with indepth RP.
RP is strictly enforced and intense.

Since starting, around.. 8? months ago, I was promptly hooked to this
realistic, apocalyptic, massive and completely original desert world,
which isn't frequently called 'Crackageddon' by the majority of the
playerbase for nothing. Death is permanent and realistic, making the
world even (generally) more adrenaline pumping. No more being stuck
with the same character(s) permanently, despite 'dying' a myriad of
times.

PK is unrestricted and adrenaline pumping (heck, it's not uncommon
to be so innundated with adrenaline as to barely be able to type, just
gawp at the screen) and realistic. There are no 'rounds' in combat.
How fast and much your character swings a blade is dependent on
his/her agility. I'm not suggesting that you'd see PCs running
around, meaninglessly cutting down others; the staff are always
working at preventing this, and soldiers in more lawful areas of the
world will prevent this also.

Though a character application is required to get into the game, all
applications are accepted, declined or edited expeditiously. -Don't-
be discouraged by this, it's well worth the time.

The staff are great (good work Imms!), as are the players, OOCly. The
game is intricate and the possibilites are almost limitless - as long
as its in theme of the game, you can be pretty much anything: A
malnourishd, grimy, rag-clad youth making a living begging in the
alleyways and pickpockets to law-enforcing Templars, cutthroats,
sultry prostitutes and foul-mouthed mercenaries.

There is a innumerable amount of things to discover, and a massive
world to explore, -all- original. The room descriptions are excellent.
I personally enjoy ambling around the world, staring at the
beautifully written descriptions, I'm certainly impressed. As far as
I can see, Armageddon is the most emotionally involved MUD around,
with times when you're ecstatic and excited to moments of melancholy
and despair. There is magick, though it is quite rare, disdained and
feared, and the magick system is advanced. I've got to say again,
I'm impressed. And not only is the world large, but the helpfiles are
-huge-.

If you haven't already, I strongly urge you to at least contemplate
giving this place a try, whether you consider yourself a skilled RPer,
or have never RPed in your life. You won't be disappointed and the
players and staff are helpful to newbies. Just contact one of the
helpers on getting started.

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