Having hit nearly my seven year mark here at LotJ, I have to say I
leave it with mixed feelings. Upon beginning to play, it was still a
metropolis of well RPed characters, fun player driven timelines and a
superb code; probably the most extensive and molded I've seen of the
remaining Star Wars MUDs. I have spent a good portion of my adult life
fine tuning and RPing characters here. In '07 I think I saw the
player count hit 85 or more on a rare occation.
Unfortunately, fast forward to 2012, and we see a largely deminished
player base. 45 to 50 people on at a time. Most of those good RPers I
mentioned before have been driven off and are replaced by constantly
hiding in your clan base because the IMMs cowtow to a clique of
players who actively alienate and wage war on any who oppose them,
make them feel threatened or have done either of these things in past
timelines to them.
They control half of the galaxy, two of the major playing clans of
this era and a ton of Capitol ships. Pretty much if you're someone
like myself, there is no redemption, only PKs or straight up hiding in
Not only do the IMMs constantly overlook their poorly RPed in
character decisions, player kills and metagaming, but a handful
actively use their IMMship to further their own IC agendas all while
helping the clique out constantly with free IC swag and zero penalties
for rule violations.
The extreme bias I've seen as this mud has switched owners is
disheartening, and ultimately the reason I am departing after playing
for the majority of a decade. At one point this MUD was player driven,
RP based and fun. As it is now, if you're not on one of the IMMs good
sides, appart of the super clique who always gets what they want with
half the effort, or possibly Jesus, you probably will not have fun on
this mud in the long haul. Might be fun for a short stint, though.
Just try not to get to know the terrible people.
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