I decided to come back and play on TG after almost a year of MUD retirement. I was more curious to see if anything has changed in the time since I have left. I have played only but a few hours and quickly realized there is squat that is different, as I will explain in my observations below. I am truly disappointed and regrettably I will not be returning, as you will see the reasons why in my arguments below.
What really leaves a poor taste is, the once medieval based DoT game has turned into an anime playground with toad demons, cat demons, and rattling, which you can see upon creation of characters. When I got out of the “newbie school” (which does look impressive) I was greeted by public sex at the recall point, when I asked in character for them to stop they took offense out of character calling me “a whiny bitch”. I also found that the who list is are bombarded with who owns who and who's having sex with whom is really annoying and takes away from people who are not sex addicts.
he immortal staff is larger than the playerbase (having 15 imms and approx 10 players on during daytime). They have no true defined roles, as an example one immortal is the Goddess of nature and then other Goddesses are rulers over “storms” and “fire” which are obviously nature based realms. The mud owner is Goddess of love while another Goddess is passion, again clearly a cross of realms. Then there is the God of magic which crosses into every immortal, in essence he is the most powerful immortal though it seems he'd rather make muffins for everyone rather than create entertainment.
In my opinion, the mud is highly disorganized and the staff lack understanding of each other and what is going on with the players. I had a question as to why the steal command was disabled and the seven visible immortals never gave me an answer, nor did the three mortals. It has been my observation that Grakor is the only person truly trying to do the right thing as he heads the “law council” and sadly, there is a rebellion between the playerbase, coding staff and him. It is my opinion that Kedanna whom clearly lacks a vision and management to take the mud, (unless she wants it to continue being the brothel it is) hand the game over to another person or close it down.
I stress that these are my views and observations from playing on the gathering over the past few days and compared to the reason I originally left about one year ago. I encourage you to visit The Gathering and change my mind that this has become the worst MUD for those that enjoy true original roleplaying. If your preference is sexual stimulation through slavery and bondage roleplaying then this is the MUD for you.
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