This is the first time I've ever posted a review of any type, but this mud truly deserves a few more plugs.
People, players and admins, are what make a truly good mud. And, Slothmud has been blessed with one of the most friendly and helpful playerbases plus exceptionally fair, responsive, and humorous admins that I've encountered in my 12 years of mudding.
From 8 different classes, (Warriror, Cleric, Mage, Thief, Monk, Bard, Druid, and Necromancer) you get to choose 4 with which to build a character that suits your style of play. You get to take your new 4 class character through an enormous world filled with areas which cater to all different kinds of play, be it solo/grouped, hack&slash, strategic, or plain blast it up :)
The immortals and players have developed a very helpful web page to go with this mud. The site consists of an extensive equipment data base. It houses maps of almost all the areas complete with walk directions and lists of loaded equipment. There is also a detailed listing of class skills and a newbie help section. Many die-hard mudders may not want or need the info, but it was one of the key things that attracted me.
The only major gripe I would have about this mud is the character stat generation. Unlike most muds, you do not roll stats when you generate a character. Instead, there are 3 classes of tokens (triangular, hexagonal, and octagonal) tokens that randomly load in the game. These tokens are used to roll stats as many times as you like (depending on how many tokens you find) until you are happy with them. This lends a type of treasure hunt aspect to the game that I like. However, many players have had to roll tokens well over 200 times to get adequate stats. The token idea isn't bad, but the formula for the stat generator could use some tweaking.
All in all, I would highly recommend this mud to anyone. I went in looking for a place to build a solid solo character. I still play there. I still solo alot, but I have found quite a few good friends to chat and group with. I have seen many changes implemented, most at player requests, by the immortals to help make Sloth a more interesting and fun place to be. Come and visit. Newcomers are always welcome. And, who knows? You may just want to adopt our little family :)
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