Lost Souls ... Well, there is much to say about this MUD. It is, by far, the most advanced MUD one could play. But where it advances in functionality, it lacks in player base. Although there are a gross amount of guilds (classes) to play, it is still a hack n slash focused game.
Lost Souls doesn't offer anything to those who RP, or punish those who don't. Of course, this does not mean you can't RP. But you would be the only one - so ... have fun with that.
Let's set aside the 10 people who actively play Lost Souls, and look at a few of its advancements:
Lost Soul's main overland map is completely 3D, and there are more guilds (classes) then active players. It is pretty much impossible to play a 'pacifist' character, due to there being virtually no experience rewards besides killing. This is not the MUD for those who wish to play a generic character: such as a simple Rogue or whatever.
Lost Souls offers a wide range of races - spanning from Dana (another word for elf), to Nyloc (strange creatures made of pure shadow energy). Each race offering unique traits, or powers.
Among many other things, there is a 'Atman' system, allowing players to manage all their characters from one screen. Different character names and passwords are unneeded, you can pick what character you wish to play upon logging in.
Despite all off the amazing features Lost Souls has, it will never amount to one of the top 10 ranked MUDs due to its small player base. Although it is not a matter of how the players act, it is the lack of them that is sad. The overly complex MUD offers no basic tutorial to new players, so ... new players who refuse help don't stick around long.
Learning how to play Lost Souls is like ... learning how to do a specific type of math. But once you learn how to play, you won't really want to leave, that I assure you.
Some would classify it as a 'dead' MUD, seeing as how at times, there are more developers logged in then players. I don't see it making a come back due to the general lack of care by the developers and players. Virtually no advertisement is done by the staff or players.
All-in-all it's a amazing MUD, that just lacks care. I don't play nearly as much as I used to, but still pop in every now and then.
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