I am very new to LegendMud, but from what I've seen so far, let me tell you this: Wow. This mud is hands down the best I have ever played.
The premise is simple: history as it was thought of at the time. What does this mean? It means running questing to become a Ritter in medieval Kleinstadt, following in the footsteps of Odysseus, doing battle with dragons, the Kraken, exploring Dante's Inferno, meeting the protagonists and author of The Scarlet Letter, surviving the port of London in the 19th century, delving into the opium trade...the list goes on and on.
As a writer, this mud is enough to invoke jealousy. The rooms, mob descriptions, equipment, everything is painstakingly crafted and brought to life by a unique system of interaction. You can actually converse with mobs.
From what I've seen so far, there appears to be room for player killing, roleplaying, or just hack and slash. Though there seems to be a fairly nice balance of the three, compared to other muds I've visited.
LegendMud offers a classless system, wherein the skills you learn (based on your attributes, which are rolled at the start of the game and may be increased only through equipment changes and questing rather than practicing or training) develop the type of character you become. This leaves room for any combination of thieves, fighters, mages, druids, snipers, bowmen, bards, elementalists, fencers, necromancers, rangers, surgeons...again, the list goes on and on.
Beginning your character, you will become frustrated. You don't get a chance to see your actual attributes until level 10, and achieving that level for a first time player involves patience and a willingness to learn. If you're hoping to hop right into an uberpowerful character, look elsewhere. LegendMud asks that you put time into your character, flesh out the details, put some stock into it. Which is fine by me. By the time I hit level 10, I was hooked.
While not all of the players are helpful, most of them are. Some have the letters NPH in their title, indicating that they are New Player Helpers. They're quite willing to answer any questions you have...as are the immortals.
In conclusion, check it out LegendMud. It'll be worth your time.
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