So where to begin, MUME. Itís a difficult thing to explain to others. Iíve been playing this game since 1996 with quite a few breaks - every time Iíve tried a new game (like wow, lotro, other mmorpgs) i always end up coming back to mume.
Iíve often pondered why and I will try to explain.
Games for me involve emotion, I have to feel a bond to the character and enjoy playing it. It has to be challenging and yet rewarding. There has to be both solo and group challenges, for whatever mood I am in and how much time there is available.
Most games meet these requirements for a time, but it often becomes just a pure grind. Not on mume though.
There is no game ever that has gives so much emotion, from the immense thrill of player killing (with its harsh punishments and rich rewards) to the long evenings where you slowly explore, learn and xp with friends. And quite a few of those have been a lot more talking and getting to know the players behind the keyboard than actually doing something real in game.
It is a hard game to get started on - but a few changes has been made since the last reviews on here. There is now a starting area with quests and rewards on the whitie (whitepuke) side. On the dark side or the zaugurz side there is no such aid.
The players are mostly always helpful and aiding (just donít spam/annoy).
It is a huge game, enormous with good written descriptions. There are loads of mobs (npc), doors and quite a lot of hidden secrets. The game has its own language to control the interactivity of rooms, exits, mobs, equipment and movement. There are roots that trap you, roofs that collapse if youíre to heavy and unrelenting rangers that hunt.
The complexity, the playerbase and the game itself has to be experienced. And if you come join the rich Tolkien based world - stay a while and learn and get passed the first steep learning curve.
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