I can never really remember how long I've been playing Waterdeep. I remember when DKs cost 100k. I remember Thunder. I remember when there wasn't a whole lot on the other side of the ocean.
Most of WDs players can also remember these things, because they've all been here for 10 years or so. 10 years!! Think really hard, how many people do you have contact with now, that you did 10 years ago. I'm gonna guess not many.
10 years is a long time. It's a testament to Nisstyres vision, that his game has never gotten old. After a while some of the bigger muds tend to slide into a 'lets just give them whatever they want' mentality. Nisstyre (Wds Owner) would never allow that. Working for it, is part of the allure of the game.
The Game itself has it all, you can see that for yourself on the listings page or at the muds website. It's the the things that you don't see on those pages that matter the most. Pure Pkers. I've seen top top pkers come from other muds and get slapped around like 3 legged mongrels by WDs pkers. Bar none, they are the best of the best.
RP. Every so often the global RP of WD shakes the mud to its foundations. Where huge sweeping changes take place to keep every aspect of the game fresh.
The Immstaff. At least 6 out of 7 days if not more, the Immstaff runs some sort of mini Immquest for the players. That's not including special events etc. The Imms love to be loved.
The Players. I know of at least 3 couples who've met on WD and gotten married! We have every type of player you can imagine. From bad to good, but even the bad, are really just looked upon as 'that cousin you just can't stand', yet they are family nonetheless. I know that if I ever needed to flee my country, I would be taken in on 3 different continents and given a place to stay. These people are the best.
People make the game, any game. This game sits above all others of its kind because of that fact.
Yeah, the innovations and cool coding is great too, but the people make you spend 10 years of your life here.
This game is more than just a passing time sorta commitment, it fills your life. 'More addictive than tetris in the 80s' One of the coolest aspects of the game is the secrets. There are mprogs out there, that people have no clue about. Waiting to be found. You will be hard pressed to see or own all that is out there. You will try really hard to do so though. Maybe that's why we've all been here so long. Waterdeep is into it's second decade. This is something that WILL change your life.
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