I've played Dragonball:Infinity for a long time now, a really long time. I think it's long overdue that I write a review for an awesome mud. So, I'll do so... But I can't gut the flaws and awesome of DB:i without gutting every category of it.
Gaining in DBi Gaining is great, there are so many different ways to gain. You could medgain (Meditation gain) which is quite simply, lazy gains. Split sparring with is sparring with a split form and can be done with any form of split form. Sparring is also, obviously an option along with gravity training and mob killing. There is also the HBTC which increases your gains by quite a bit, allowing you to gain faster but can only be used for 15 minutes every 3 days. One of the best systems I've seen with no gripes about it, although it can get boring if you do it for hours on end, but with so many alternatives... How can you go wrong?
Quests on DBi Are well put together and done in areas. I've seen muds where they do the 'You accept a quest from a questmaster, kill a mob and get QP (Quest points)' but DBi's quest system is based on areas in which you get the quest and follow the story... The problem with some of these is that they can be so vague you could play in the area for a full day and not be able to continue...
RolePlay on DBi I'll start with the begining; A problem that has plagued DBi since I started and before I ever even touched or looked at Roleplay. The bio you need to begin RolePlay will take forever to get authed or even looked at, and if and when it does it may be turned down... Which is very disheartening.
Fairness in RP isn't an issue until you get up to tier2 which is difficult to explain. But in the roleplay system there is a 'DODGE OR DIE!' method of combat which is very unfun. If someone is running around with an ability to generate a ki sword, slash at you with a high tier ability and you dodge it... They tend to complain that you are godmoding.
RP Admins... Are generally very unfair and unfun. You will find yourself quite often in situations with the RP Admins that leave you looking at your screen going 'WTF?' for reasons such as they seem to pull very odd and unfair advantages/abilities for their own NPCs out of places that do not seem to make sense at the time.
From a player stand point, it almost seems like they pull these high end tiers out or unfair technologies out of thin air JUST BECAUSE THEY CAN, no joke, you will often find yourself up against an NPC that is not only 10x stronger then the strongest RPer iRP, but they will randomly pull out technologies that virtually make them invincible.
I admit though, only two of the three RP admins seem to have this... Attitude, one of the head RP admins seems to have a voice of reason and will listen to you and at least ATTEMPT to give you a fun and fair event. I can understand not wanting to NPC a punching bag, but at least make the bite worth getting.
Immortals of DBi Yeah... Rendo, the owner of the mud isn't so bad once you get to know him. But otherwise, he's unfair, he's extremely cruel and doesn't seem to follow his own rules (regarding channels anyway) Rendo has sculpted DBi's rules into that of some of the most unabusable and understandable rules I've seen from any mud. But his 'I'm the Owner, you're a player you don't matter' attitude will leave you asking why the mud is able to be played by mortals at all.
You can come up with a million ideas and they will be shot down rather harshly or not commented on at all, most of the time the shoot downs of ideacrafts are from Rendo himself.
Good Immortals of DBi Picard and Ryune, I don't even need to explain these two. They seem to be another set of reasonable voices amongst the immortals. Ryune is a great enforcer dispite what people say. Picard is a great coder and will seems to always hold an event if enough people are on when he logs in.
Less then good immortals of DBI Luke is a great builder... But seems to go through spells of bad attitudes where just treats everyone like junk. Furthermore it's as if he tries to enforce the mud when I've seen questionable acts that just leave me wonder if he knows the rules at all...
Kairus Remember the RP Admins I complained about, 90% of that comes from this guy. Although, I admit. I got to at least thank him for doing his job some of the time and reading/grading roleplays so people can get their RPP unlike the other two, who VERY rarely seem to.
Rendo Yeah... He's unfair, he's big, he's bad, he owns the mud, and he barely follows his own rules. You can't hate him because he brings you such an awesome mud like DBi, but you'll often want to complain about him directly to his face. Which I've seen him have no trouble just jumping on your ass for complaining about him and making your time on the mud a living hell.
The rest of the immortals are nothing special to note. All in all, DBi, despite it's flaws is the single best mud I have ever played and I will continue playing it until some unfortunate events strike.
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