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TMC Player Reviews: Armageddon


Review Submitted By: Bumble
Author Status: Player
Started on Armageddon: 2003
Submission Date: May 6, 2013
TMC Listing: Armageddon

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

Arm is an incredibly deep mud... but don't bother if you aren't a
primarily social player. Exploring kills characters. The imm
staff are actively set against achiever personalities. There is
a decent crafting system, but once you get geared up, there is
nothing to spend large amounts of money on except other players.

Strictly put, if you aren't in the 'in crowd' by the end of your
first year of play, only play Arm if you don't need karma or imm
interaction to get what you want from the game. If you get sideways
with staff, give up, or switch IP addresses and make a new account.

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Comment Submitted By: Zalanthan
Author Status: Player
Started on Armageddon: 2005ish? Don't know
Submission Date: May 13, 2013

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

Sorry, this review is patently untrue. The world is realistic and
harsh, yes, so exploring will likely bring you into contact with
things that will kill your character, but this only adds to the
feeling of a deeply hostile world, and the satisfaction you feel when
you manage to accomplish something. And the idea that once you get
'geared up' the only thing you can do is spend money on other
players...Well, you're just not being creative enough. Krath, the
term 'geared up' should never even be used in relation to this MUD,
considering some of the most powerful characters never draw a weapon
and go around wearing silk instead of armor. As for the staff being
exclusionary...Well, I'd hardly say I'm in the 'in crowd,' (don't
use the GDB, for one) but I find the staff to be the best around at
creating a realistic, seemingly living world.

Comment Submitted By: ShaLeah
Author Status: Player
Started on Armageddon: 2001
Submission Date: May 30, 2013

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

I specifically want to address this comment from the original
reviewer: 'If you get sideways with staff, give up, or switch IP
addresses and make a new account.' As a long time player I have had
more than my share of friction with staff. More than my share. You
should take a look at my account notes. They vary. Everything ranging
from misunderstandings, cattiness (which of course wasn't said) to
differences of opinion on what a helpfile means. Through the years
what I have to say is, -very- much to the credit of the current staff,
that they are -fair-. More than fair. I treat this relationship with
respect. I give them respect for their hard work, their unpaid hours,
their knowledge, their dedication to our game. Our game. Players and
staff together are the history of this place. In turn I am treated
with respect as a player. My complaints are dealt with in a timely
manner, their disagreements with my methods have never ended in a ban
or so much as a warning. You can't please everyone, after all. You
just have to play by the rules. The rules are there for everyone's
enjoyment.

I don't know what the OP means by 'in crowd' but I'm -sure- I'm
not one of them. I have five karma, I've had karma taken away twice
too. Karma is a measure of trust. Trust that you won't abuse the game
mechanics, not trust that you can play a role. Those trusted have
earned it, doesn't mean that they too, won't mess up or anger the
staff. As a matter of fact, not so long ago one of the reviewers was
very open about his opinion about staff... and now he's playing
sponsored roles and has plenty of karma.