Ok, So... first I'm not here to flame lotn or give the place some
bad review just because I don't like the staff members. But I glanced
through the previous reviews and I don't really find them to be very
accurate, at least not anymore. There was a time when lotn was
home to a selection of very good mudders ones who did call the place
home. Now it's simply ruins of a once good mud. Where to start I
Let's start with the staff issues. Abuse of power is one
thing that i've never quite agreed with on muds. I've seen it on
more than one occassion. Imms giving directions to players trying
to kill other players. Imms stepping in to save a player's life when
the attacker has a good reason for attacking. I've even seen imms
kill a player for little reason. I could go into detail but there's
no need to go there it is something that needs worked on however.
The noble system is an interesting concept to the mud. However...
most of the kings and queens have been imms or know the imms
directly. So there's an issue there that needs to be resolved. The
mud i'd say buildingwise has alot of original rooms.
Quite a few pieces of stock still laying around too, but its not
really a bad thing so to speak. Some people find comfort in stock at
first so it fits well enough.
The races are original, the classes are fairly stock. Nothing
really innovative that i've noticed. Single backstab assassins,
they make poison, warriors swing swords, though they do have stances
but so do other places. Really i haven't seen anything in the
classes that I haven't seen anywhere else.. So creativity is needed
Guilds... Well not many people really fly their colors anymore.
Only three active.
That's pretty much my review I guess of the place,
I've touched most of the areas of importance. I've played at lotn
since version one. The place has had it's ups and downs. Most of
the original players left along time ago. There are a few stragglers
left. My time with the place is over however. It's just not what it
used to be.
To all the newcomers, give it a shot if ya want. Just
note it's not perfect. And as a former imm, and player, what was
said in the review is true and not meant to run people off from the
mud. Moreso to keep those who are looking for a new home a more up
to date listing of issues and problems the mud is facing rather than
happy go lucky reviews that are perhaps outdated, considering
a number of the people who wrote the reviews quit on bad terms.
Anyway, if you've questions about the mud you're welcome to contact
aim - mainframex
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Comment posted on Thu Jun 15 18:51:24 2006 by Valnir [head coder]:
I'm sorry you felt bitter enough for being penalized to post such a
slanted review. I'm sorry to say that this seems to be where the
large majority of our negative reviews come from. Our positive reviews
come from real players that like our mud. Unfortunately they do not
post reviews near often enough.
He was right, we are mostly original. We are consistently trying to
improve upon the mud. I personally spend several hours a week on
fixing bugs or developing new features for our players to enjoy and be
challenged by. Our builders are developing several new areas, while
re-vamping other areas.
We only ask that you give us a fair chance. Our players and staff are
more than willing to help. Our staff will be more than happy to help
you, where possible, without breaking the rule or cheating. We do not
abuse our power. This is a misconception by those that do not like to