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TMC Player Reviews: The Builder Academy


Review Submitted By: Silvaria
Author Status: Player
Started on The Builder Academy: August 2012
Submission Date: Apr 1, 2013
TMC Listing: The Builder Academy

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

So, I'm relatively new to MUDs. I've only been around for about a year and a half, and in
that time, I haven't played many more than one or two of them.

I found myself obsessed with them quickly. After a few months, began wondering if I could
use MUDs as a creative outlet, even without the Roleplay... The only problem was I had no
clue where to begin.

While researching codebases for MUDs, I stumbled upon The Builder's Academy. I thought
it was too good to be true... These guys could teach me and coach me in learning to build
for a MUD?? And eventually, should I become interested, even help me learn how to code???

Sure enough, I submitted my application, and upon entering the MUD and getting familiar
with the commands, I soon had my own area with which to do whatever I pleased. This is
what I found in my experience here.

The help-files supplied are extremely helpful, describing with much detail each aspect of
the building commands in easy-to-access and easy-to-understand menus. Rumble, the
owner and administrator, works very hard to be available to new builders whenever he can,
and makes sure to answer questions in-person whenever possible, and with great patience.
Of course, he and the other admins cannot hold your hand or do your work for you, but if
you have the drive to learn how to build or code, they are extremely supportive and helpful
in your endeavor. Especially when it comes to more advanced customization, such as
triggers, the TBA forums are an amazing reference. If you don't find what you're specifically
looking for, Rumble and his staff will do their best to get you pointed in the right direction.

I highly recommend TBA to people I know who are interested in expanding their
knowledge about MUDs. I have found it to be a wonderful place for practice, guidance, and
application. If you have the interest, the time, and the drive, they are dedicated to teaching
you.

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