TorilMUD is one of the biggest, deepest MUDs I've played. It doesn't
take long to pick up the basics such as leveling. It's the exploring,
questing, and end-game zoning which takes up the vast majority of time
and effort. The zones are fantastically detailed, and with so many to
choose from, there's always a new place to explore and new mobs to
check for quests.
The world itself fits into the Forgotten Realms after the Time of
Troubles but before events like 4th Edition. With 300+ zones, I'm
surprised there's hardly any deviation from valid theme in the game.
It prevents a very serious, professional in-character view of the
There are some excellent player resources like a world map and
equipment database. Information itself is a precious commodity, since
there are so many difficult to obtain yet very powerful items and
spells hidden behind vague quest info. Even a remort from Necromancer
to Lich. The people in the game are generally happy to help even so.
There isn't much roleplaying, as it's primarily a hack-n-slash game
with gathering more equipment as the primary objective, aside from
beating the actual challenge of it. Rogues are especially valued as
the class which provides the most flexibility to deal with encounters
and problem situations, like taking out a healing, tracking dracolich
or recovering a corpse from deep within a fogged grid of giants.
I've honed my MUD skills here far more than any other game, and it's
made me a better player in other situations. TorilMUD is near the top
of the challenge / reward hierarchy, and with 11 years of their
no-pwipe policy still going strong, I can be assured that my rewards
will remain as long as I want.
In general, it's a great place to smite baddies and quest for
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