Let me start out by saying that whatever you choose to do after
reading this review, not trying Gladiator Pits for a fight or
two would be a pity, I can say without exaggerating that this mud is
definitely one of a kind.
I started playing Gladiator Pits last year, just trying it after
reading the review by Alayla (on TMS). I liked it at first, because of
how easy it was for a new player to just roll in, no in-game skills to
practice or numberchase for just to be able to compete with the
regulars, a steep but still very managable learning curve and a
graceful and unique combat system. But I quit after some time, even
though there were a few people logging on every night there was just
not enough to do to keep the player occupied.
Skip to just last week, I decided to check on Gladiator Pits again,
after about 8 months and I'm hooked again. The combat system is still
graceful, unique and a lot less boring then the automated systems on
your standard Diku/Smaug/Whathaveyou. The amount of weapons has
increased quite a bit (which actually means something here, every
weapon has different attacks and techniques to use) and you can even
use different types of magic now. You can now customize your character
with different skills and talents (think feats in table-top D&D or
perks in Fallout). But best of all, there is now a wilderness with
different randomly-generated dungeons, keeping you occupied even when
there's no one else online. Sadly though, while those that do visit
seem to be nice people, there are still not a whole lot of people
logging in at the same time.
So if you want something different. A nice, if a bit small,
community. A unique combat, movement and magic system. Easy to
learn but hard to master gameplay. A chance to choose your own
fighting style, there isn't one 'power-build' you need to use to
Then log on to: godwars2.com port:3000 (The information in the
database is outdated, please use this host and port)
 Not just a buzzword, I promise, try it and you'll see.
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