I don't even know where to start when it comes to submitting a review for my beloved MultiMUD, so I guess I'll just relay a recent experience for me that personifies what MultiMUD is all about.
I had come back to the MUD after a 2 year hiatus and I created a new character. I was approaching the max level, and hit a particularly rough patch in my leveling. I had out-leveled the zones that were previously pushing me through my levels at a steady rate and I had to find a new place to kill. Long story short, I found a new zone but it was frustrating and slow, due to mobs that have large amounts of HP and the tendency to flee when low on life. I was getting bored, leveling was taking too long and I needed a change of pace. I suddenly remembered a zone that was appropriate for my level and headed right over.
This new zone, Cloud City, was absolutely perfect. The mobs gave large amounts of exp and were easy to kill in addition to being near a healthy room to rest in. My spirits were lifted! I started running around the zone, poisoning all the mobs I found. I figured that by the time I finished poisoning everything, the very first mob I had poisoned would be sufficiently weakened and I would be able to just breeze through the zone and accrue the levels. All was going well until I went up to the 6th floor..
In the world of MultiMUD, there are rooms that are death traps. If you enter the room, you will die immediately and your body will forever be entombed within this room of death. They can generally be avoided if you read the room descriptions and check your exits, but every once in a while you get cocky and stop paying attention. They are completely and utterly demoralizing
The 6th floor of Cloud City contained a death trap, and much to my dismay I waltzed right in and promptly died. I was absolutely crushed. I had just lost all of my gear that I had worked so hard to balance and perfect, and this new amazing zone I found had betrayed me. I honestly considered just deleting my character right then and there, I had not the heart to re-equip my character from scratch. I realize that this was an irrational thought, but I had just had my spirits lifted after that frustrating patch of leveling and with my newly acquired dismay I just didn't know if I had it in me to carry on...
20 minutes later I was completely re-equipped, and actually better off than I was in the first place. How was this possible? Why, because of the generosity of the players that were online. They dropped whatever it was they were doing to offer condolences for my death and lost equipment, and promptly offered to help me acquire new gear. At this very moment, I was reminded of what it was that makes MultiMUD such a special place to me.The inhabitants of MultiMUD are some of the kindest and most generous people you'll ever meet. All you will find is acceptance and kindness if you give it in turn, and this is what makes MultiMUD such a wonderful place.
If you're looking for a new MUD, look no further than MultiMUD. I promise that as soon as you create your first character, you will immediately be assaulted with greetings and offers of help and advice.
MultiMUD, I love you.
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