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TMC Player Reviews: Star Wars Mud (SWmud)

Review Submitted By: Spuds
Author Status: Player
Started on Star Wars Mud (SWmud): 7/24/2013
Submission Date: Jul 26, 2013
TMC Listing: Star Wars Mud (SWmud)

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

Too many rules.
Not enough guidance.
VERY FIRST 'quest' is to find some doctor at some place not on the

Rules require that you cannot ask for help finding places.
Admins begged for reviews on
Here's your review: Game is too hard to play, and the rules don't
make you sound friendly enough to ask for help.

Deleted my character after 1.5 hours of walking around.

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Comment Submitted By: Kalinaar
Author Status: Player
Started on Star Wars Mud (SWmud): 1999
Submission Date: Nov 16, 2013

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

In all honesty - 1.5 hours of play is hardly a sufficient amount of
time to present a fair assessment of a MUD that has almost twenty
years of history. This review is basically one big error since the
reviewer is incorrect in everything he has said. There is no 'first
quest' since the MUD is open ended. It offers a newbie academy to
show those new to mudding and new to the MUD the basics and gives you
some direction to our newbie simulator. The newbie simulator itself
has about 14 different areas to explore, each of which has it's own
quests. So, there is no 'first quest'. With that said, quests on
SWMUD are secret. Not being able to complete a quest though doesn't
cripple your character in any way shape or form. In the many many
years I've been playing SWMUD I have not been much of a quester and
yet I have achieved the highest levels possible and am still enjoying
this MUD above all others.

In response to 'game is too hard to play' I'm not really sure
where that is coming from. Our present staff is the friendliest staff
I have seen on this MUD since I started playing. I've posted two
petitions in the last few months where I needed a wiz to speak to me
privately and both times I was answered almost immediately and the
problem was resolved. The best advice that I can offer this reviewer
is that based on the tone and the content of your review, perhaps you
are just lacking patience. Text based games are nothing like playing
your Xbox. Most MUDs have secret quests because they don't want you
to be able to go on gamefaqs and automatically be able to solve a
quest puzzle that took a coder several months of well thought out
planning to complete, especially if the quest reward gives you
something quite valuable. If you don't have the patience for questing
then don't quest. It's that simple.