First of all, if you're under 18 this mud is not for you. Move on to the next review.
HellMOO is a very detailed and in depth mud. I haven't been so addicted to a mud in years. Why isn't it highly ranked you ask? Because, no one can tear themselves away long enough to vote much less write a review.
I'm not even sure why I tried this mud. The description is enough to scare most anyone away, and it takes place after a world-wide collapse, and I'm a fantasy fan. But from the first room, starting out as a young orphan in an orphanage, I was hooked. And it only got better.
What's more, I'm usually a Diku or LP mud type player, and all the MOO's I have checked out over the years have been crap. But not this one. It came as a total surprise.
So what's it got. First, the depth and detail of every little thing, from rooms, to every object you will find, to the areas (and it's huge, massive), to the npc's you encounter and interact with, to the coding of jobs and professions. It is quite amazing how much work has been put into it. From exotic weapons of all sorts and abilities to flying-cars that you not only build, for example, but pilot (the crafting system is the most in-depth and impressive one I have ever known.) The list it too much to go into for this review.
The use of colors is also good and pleasing to the eye. Generally there are always at least thirty or more people on. Despite the anything-goes-and-can-happen world, most everyone is polite and helpful, entertaining and interesting. I've never had a problem. That's not to say it can't happen, the world is now a dangerous place and care must be taken not only with npc's but also with players you encounter. I've never even seen an immortal/admin/god. They must all be too busy building and churning out more amazing stuff, as the player-world seems to run of itself.
I recommend joining a corp when you've come out of the bomb shelter at 12 years old. There is so much to learn and explore that you're going to want to be able to ask others for knowledge and sometimes assistance. This mud completely engages the player, draws them in and has them live a second life of danger, romance, friendships, adventure and moral exploration. It will take you years to know it all, much less try it all.
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