I made this mud in February 2008 after having the idea in December
2007. I had watched all of the Naruto episodes and mangas and wanted
to make a Naruto mud to reflect that.
We used Rom, because I like Rom, and we modified the areas that we
had to make them Naruto-themed, as much as we could. From there we
made many Naruto-real zones. We changed many existing skills to make
them Naruto jutsus. We made our own. We made many things that made it
We have a long, long way to go before we are really Naruto. In many
ways, perhaps we will never get there. Many people get frustrated by
our lack of success in getting there too.
We have only a few people that regularly play, perhaps 20 or 30
total, and at any point in time we have perhaps 10 on at once at
maximum (although our all-time record is 17). Because I am in
Australia and many of the other staff and regular players are from
Australia, we have someone on for most parts of the day. Just the
same, we rarely have too many.
One of the keys to the mud, in my opinion, is that this is a
'people's mud'. Not only do we allow whingeing, but we encourage
it! If you have a complaint, that is genuine, then we will reward it
and restore anything you lose. On top of that, any bugs that are found
equal 5 mission points per bug, every idea 5 mission points per idea,
as at when they are implemented/changed. Many people get their names
to ideas and bugs, so that you are not penalized for whingeing -
rather, you are encouraged for making it a better place.
One day we hope to be what we initially aimed to be. In the meantime,
please help to make us as good a World of Naruto as we can be.
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Comment posted on Tue Jan 20 14:53:58 2009 by Anonymous:
'Not only do we allow whingeing, but we encourage it!' - bull
You slam people who argue with you about things, you slam people just
because they don't agree with you, heard you even muted someone, lol.
Even if that player doesn't quit, i quit.
I honestly wouldn't play on a mud with such a childish Head Imm.
Comment posted on Fri Oct 16 04:54:13 2009 by Ichike:
It is unfortunate that Ihvron wrote the above, as we had something of
a misunderstanding. I am glad to see that he finally came back. Ihvron
was one of our prized players who became a little bored having reached
the max level and being so far ahead of other players and started
cheating out of boredom. I feel like this is my fault in many ways,
for I did not provide enough to entertain him. I work so hard on
making it good for newbies that I let down our long-term players. I
did not mean to punish Ihvron any more than what his cheating gained
him and I think that it is forgiveable what he did.
I am not upset at the above comment, but would expect that over the
balance of time such comments would be the minority.
Perhaps saying that we encourage whingeing is a bit misleading, as
there were stages where that went out of control. Perhaps I should
have said that I encourage constructive criticism and ideas. Outright
whingeing did get to be a headache.
Nonetheless, I hope that this feels more like a MUD that belongs to
each and every player who comes along, rather than just to me. I try
to make it belong to players, with player leaders and so forth.
In all of our time, we have only had 1 serious cheater (whose account
was deleted over it) and have only had to ban 1 person (for spamming).
Our players are divided into factions, good vs evil, RP vs not, PK vs
not, and so forth, but I think overall everyone is very friendly. The
number 1 rule is to have fun, and I think that most people have this.