This MUD is simply too vast to ever get bored. I have been here since
2000 and I have never stopped making discoveries. There are just so
many ins and outs.
Even the pure hack and slash aspect has so many avenues to explore.
Each time I tried a different class, it was a whole new world. A
cleric can outlast almost any opponent if he uses the healing power of
his gods. A necromancer can bring down huge enemies quickly, as long
as she can maintain control of her undead warrior.
Whichever class you play, your experience will be different. The
total uniqueness of each class means that there isn't a formula for
the best character, and each class is rewarding. You cannot be
satisfied until you have played every class, and you cannot master
this game; New records are inscribed at the hall of heroes all the
The exploring side of the game is just enormous. There are many areas
with interesting stories that do not get ravaged by warparties and
also many that do. What makes this game so great is that even
high-adrenalin areas are fully described, and all npcs are a part of a
story. The world feels real and it is impossible for a wizard to
insert big monster #247 with the best sword.
There are also miniquests littered all over the game. Curious players
can spend a few minutes or a few hours racking their brain, and often
there is a reward. The more vicious killers can ignore them
altogether. Everything is woven together, yet nothing stands in the
way, whatever your playing style.
Ancient Anguish stands apart because everything is quality and
original. You do find big scary monsters, but they also have a
history. There are areas to gain experience FAST, but they are well
described. There is powerful equipment, but it is hard to get. Nothing
ever feels familiar the first time you see it.
Ancient Anguish is high quality game that caters to killers and
Warning: If you try it, you will be addicted.
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