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Review Submitted By: Bonzie
Author Status: Player
Started on ZombieMUD: 11/26/2010-11/26/2010
Submission Date: Nov 26, 2010
TMC Listing: ZombieMUD

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

Well i was very expectant of this mud. So,i signed up. The mud is
big, with a plentiful amount of players. Very well detailed, and in
depth as well. But, as a newbie i discovered the hard way that the
help files are too convoluted to be of any real aid. They bombard you
with at least THREE pages of information at a time expecting you to
remember it all. You do get a skull guide, but he almost constantly
spams your screen with the same information over and over again, which
also adds to the annoyance of figuring out the files.

And this mud has a tendency to leave a newbie stranded, entering a
room with no exit expecting the new player to remember the long
paragraph that was presented to them in the beginning in order to use
an object to escape.

Now about the 'newbie friendly' part... I found out that to be a
complete fallacy. There were over 100 players on and only 1-2 people
would even offer aid to me, and yes, i did ask for it (and i even
received a few insults because of it).

So all in all i would say that if the Help Files were reduced into
manageable formats, commands for objects included in said help files
and the veteran players actually 'newbie friendly' and not
judgmental of a new (possibly confused) player, i would highly suggest
this mud. But unfortunately it is not so. This unfortunately will be
my first and last time playing this mud. I might try it again to see
if things have changed, and if they have not i'm afraid that i would
just quit again.

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Comment Submitted By: Endy
Author Status: Staff member
Started on ZombieMUD: 1995
Submission Date: Jun 11, 2012

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

I remember you. You spent only an hour in the game, and the whole
time even though I was offering you personal aid in getting you
started, you only complained about the 'bombardment of help files'.
You were way too anxious and had no patience, that was the only
problem.

Having said that, the newbie help files were found to be a bit long
to read so they were heavily improved and split into smaller texts. We
also now have dedicated newbie helpers.

And last but not least, newbies are most definitely not left stranded
and there are no rooms that you can enter within the newbie areas
where you would be left without exits.