Before I started on Geas, I played most of the other big, popular
MUDs. They all were the standard fare; pick a race, pick a class, kill
the monster, level up, get skills deal. No real focus on the
individual character's progression, since you couldn't stray outside
the skill list. And since everything is just raw numbers, you are
struck with no real wonder or awe. Or at least, I was.
And then I played Geas. Right off the bat, you pick a race, pick how
you want them to look, do an optional tutorial, and then you're off
to explore. No channels to turn off, no trainers to find, no
level-specific dungeons to find, because hey, there are no levels!
The skills are learn by doing, so if you want to be a swordsman you
get a sword and find something to kill (there is plenty). The combat
system is deep and intuitive with specials and toggles, everything
working off of your skills, what you wear, etc. Incredibly realistic.
Also, the combat itself has no numbers. Based on the weight of your
weapon and how strong and agile you are, you attack every x seconds
and then, depending on how skilled you are, and your stats again, you
might hit the enemy. Or, their armor might deflect it.
You might be saying to yourself, 'Well, how is this different than
MUD x?' Trust me, it is. You just have to try it to see it. Did I
mention there are no stock rooms? Also, there are guilds in the game
which offer special powers that are, for the most part, player run.
There's so much in this game I can't think of it all. It's been so
long since I've played a different MUD that I probably take all the
great things this one does for granted.
Roleplay is mandatory, by the way, so please keep that in mind.
Hmm... that's about it. If you are looking for a different experience
that will keep you playing forever, Geas is for you.
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