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TMC Player Reviews: GarouMUSH

Review Submitted By: Eric
Author Status: Player
Started on GarouMUSH: 1996
Submission Date: Aug 24, 2005
TMC Listing: GarouMUSH

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

The staff are responsible for alot of the over-arching plots that
shape the worldview of the MUSH, and they accept this responsibility
well. Always willing to work with the player rather than take an
adversarial role, they know that to make a MUSH work you need the
players to trust you, rather than fear you. While they can at times
seem to be picky on character and story applications, they have been
doing this for a long time and GarouMUSH has seen many other similar
themed MUSHes come and go over that time... thus the Wizards of
GarouMUSH obviously know what they are doing.

As for the other players, I couldn't ask for a group of cooler
people to roleplay with. The application process keeps the quality of
player to a certain standard, and while that may seem to sound
elitest... well, it is. If by elitist one means that we like to make
sure the players that join the game can form a sentence, use at least
decent punctuation, and can be a part of the world rather than try and
be above it. So far, of the players that have come through the
application process, less then five have turned out to be "problem
players". These mainly being people who refused to accept that their
characters were not the 'best at everything'. That said, there is
plenty of room for your character to excel above and beyond the norm.

As for the MUSH itself, we recently went through a massive code
overhaul. A lot was added, and alot refurbished. We have a strong
playerbase at a current total, at time of this review's writing
(8/26/05), of 64 garou characters 28 humans, and 6 characters that
fall into the 'other' category (Mages, Other Shifting Breeds,
Etc...) While the focus is on Garou themselves, an already established
player may apply for a non-Garou or Human character as a foil. Meaning
a character that isn't the focus of the story, but rather helps the
story along for those who are it's focus, the Garou.

I love the place enough to stay there for going on ten years now. Its
had it's up and downs, due usually to the pressures of real life. On
a major upswing right now, it is the perfect time to come join
GarouMUSH and take the fight to the Wyrm.

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