Shattered World is by far the worst mud i've seen in a long time.
The immortals(coders) are rude, stubborn and abuse players. Of the
list of players who have submitted their own review, you will notice
-Mutaki, does not play anymore.
-Jewels, I've never seen this player and i've been playing for a
long time, so they do not play anymore, nor have i ever seen him/her.
-Harmony, this is a kid in grade 10 who believes it's ok for
immortals not to do any work of any kind if they don't want to.
Apparently it's a privelege that they devote their time to do
nothing. I wouldn't be suprised if he believed in the tooth fairy
too. So don't take those words to heart.
-Mouser, does not play anymore.
-Tigo, a member of the staff, trying to trick players into going.
-David Corbett, I believe i know who this is, but am uncertain,
however if it is who i believe it to be, he does not play anymore
-Gladia, recent once every 3 week visits to maintain her place.
-Pharaik, does not play anymore
-Dyskilian, does not play anymore.
Now, i don't want you to believe this is just a few of many players.
Because it is not, there is at any given time no more than 4-5 palyers
on. Normally it is just myself and a few coders. The immortals(coders)
are rude and very close-minded.
This rant was inspired for numerous events where my character was
abused by coders to the point i lost everything i had been on the mud
to gain, skills, wealth, ect..
From all the other reviews, as i stated above, they don't play
anymore. It is a dead-end mud.
I would like to state that i find the vast amount of code to be
exceptional, i have not seen a mud with so many abilities, however
they have been poorly implemented, and the coders do not feel it is
their duty to fix most problems. A common response for them would be
along the lines of, 'We aren't required to do anything'.
In closing, I find the mud is run much like monkeys on a typewriters,
lots of working being done, none of it useful.
It must be made clear the review above is that of statements made by
my own personal opinion(s).
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Comment posted on Sat Sep 17 12:16:20 2005 by a SW fan:
Ok, Tigo wasn't trying to 'trick' anyone into going. When he wrote
the review, he was still a player. Dyskilian DOES still play. The
Immortals are very active. In fact, just recently, a new quest was
added. And as far as being 'abused' by coders, you obviously must
have been doing things you aren't supposed to do and got punished for
it. There is nothing wrong with that.
Also, if you have such a huge problem with bugs...why don't you
become a coder and help out? I'm sure Dredd or Greebo would be happy
to send you the wiztest if you meet the requirements.
However, there is a point I DO agree with you about. There is an
extremely small playerbase. A lot of the more powerful and experienced
players are moving on and not a whole lot of new players are coming
in. That, is the reason SW is listed on sites like this one. Maybe if
you were to vote/submit a good review, you could help this problem
rather than making it worse.
Also, the other players that you said don't play anymore...Sometimes
people like to create new characters without telling anyone. You have
no way of knowing.
Comment posted on Mon Oct 10 13:17:33 2005 by Dyskilian:
Contrary to what this reviewer says, I'm still around, not in the
grave quite yet. Not that he needed to be anonymous, we all know
exactly who he is, and that would be a professional whiner.
He is the type who plays for a little while, learns a little bit
about the game, and then complains when things become a little
difficult, or he has trouble making money because he has alienated
every single other player in the game.
More specifically, he spent most of his time attacking the staff for
problems that weren't entirely their fault, and in general
complaining that older players had an advantage (no kidding).
He blames the staff for all sorts of abuse, but ignores the fact that
he always started off everything he said with whining about how
horrible and difficult everything was, and how everything needed to be
changed to make it easier for him. Of course, we could have all
suddenly changed and given him everything on the silver platter he so
demanded, but we're not like that. Apparently he is. Go figure, so
yes, if you want everything handed to you just like that, then maybe
this isn't the place for you. If you want to work at exploring a huge
mud, then maybe it is.
Comment posted on Sat Dec 31 23:08:39 2005 by Mutaki:
I am actually still a player, have been for a long time (Since 1999
if I remember correctly), and I don't intend to stop anytime soon. I
find comments made by you to be groundless. It seems that you
really don't know what you're talking about as many of the players
you have named as 'non players' are actually still playing.
Some have picked up new roles, wanting to continue their association
with the MUD in different ways, because to some, this MUD is like a
2nd home. It is for me anyway, always somewhere where I can go, talk
to new people and enjoy mudding.