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Sindome -- Mud Review posted by Michael
Posted on Sun 14 Oct 2018 06:39:48 AM EDT / 0 comments
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Sindome was an amazing game in several aspects, and one of the worst games on the internet in other aspects. Johnny, bless his heart, was an amazing fellow that actually seemed to take pride and care in his players. He did a few little coding tweaks specifically for my character to add some coded flavour to them. Nothing mechanically just a couple custom emotes that I could prompt with an alias that was built into my character rather than my client. I see in some of these reviews Cerberus is still around. Screw that guy, screw him with a ten foot pole, I don't know why Johnny keeps him around, he chased off half the players I played with with his metagaming characters. He's fine with NPCs though, strangely enough, but if he has his own player character he's a jerk.

Otherwise, this game was great, a good solid friendly (despite the cries of toxicity, the player base from an OOC point of view is primarily positive, I've often had a player use the OOC comm to be like "Sorry bro, but thems the biz") group at the time I played several years ago. Staff were often doing little things to encourage sudden roleplay, though the limited amount of staff to the 50-60 players (before Cerberus chased most of them off for awhile) did mean sometimes you could be waiting a few days if you were trying to get Staff to puppet an NPC for a player arc.


Armageddon -- Mud Review posted by Zambo
Posted on Fri 12 Oct 2018 12:56:10 AM EDT / 1 comment
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I came to Armageddon searching for a rich and immersive roleplaying experience with the hopes that it also came with a community that liked to have fun. I was very shocked to find that many players here cannot separate the game from real life and act just as badly on Discord and the game forums as their characters do in the game.

The game has a harsh setting, so it is understandable that players will play bad people. But they don't have to be bad people in Discord and the forum. When you go on the game's Discord only to be flooded with creepy sexual and racial jokes, and this behavior is not only the norm, but completely supported by the staff who moderate the chat, you have to wonder if Armageddon attracts bad people, or turns good people into bad people. When I have said that people should calm down I was private messaged by both players and staff. Many were rude and told me, in harsher words, that I was being a buzzkill for being offended by racist and sexist behavior. The rest told me that what they do kind of sucks, but it's the norm and that they hoped I would enjoy the game despite the community surrounding it.

However these people are missing the point: a MUD is supposed to be a community just as much as it is a game. If you can't enjoy the community, how are you expected to enjoy the game? Would you play a tabletop D&D game with people you don't like? It does not make any sense.

Avoid this game at all costs until they do something to fix the community and remove players and staff members who are aggressive towards women and minority players. They are a stain on the MUD community that may never go away until the MUD community makes the effort to keep away.


Comment posted on Wed 10 Oct 2018 02:03:05 PM EDT by Zambo:
     

Update: After posting my concerns on the game's forum here (http://gdb.armageddon.org/index.php/topic,54160.0.html) my thread was locked for trolling. I was told to submit proof to the staff of my claims, and then did so, only to be told that my proof was received and would be investigated but that my thread would remain locked. A lame excuse for trying to quell dissent and turn a blind eye to the community's serious problems. Stay very far away from this game before you become a victim too.

City of Ages 2 -- Mud Review posted by Lynne
Posted on Tue 09 Oct 2018 07:48:20 AM EDT / 0 comments
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I was a player back in 2005-2006. So happy to see this MUD back running. I would like to see more players and would be happy to help those just starting.


Arx, After the Reckoning -- Mud Review posted by Hardcore Mu*
Posted on Sun 07 Oct 2018 06:33:09 AM EDT / 0 comments
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Arx, this MUSH gets a lot of things right off the bat. It feels like a very interesting story where players have a great amount of freedom to change events. This can be observed in the first review given. However for all its good and strong points, I wish to present the other side of the coin in terms of balanced criticism.

The Compact

Arx, as its name implies, takes place in the largest city of Arvum. It is a very huge city. Looking at it's map shows that. However as good as the city reads and feels, not everything is the color of roses. Even with every Major House having its estate as well as several more districts, the map is not even that big when you can easily travel through it

Take a look at the world map: http://play.arxmush.org/topics/

This world map is huge! Look at where Arx is! This map is known as the Compact formed by all the territories that have 'bent the knee' to the main great Houses: Grayson, Valardin, Thrax, Velenosa and Redrain. Each Great House is completely led by a player character. And each area shows the amazing detail they put on the city to represent each fealty.

There is just one problem, that's basically all you have aside from several outer rooms. There is no real sense of exploration. The actions taken can be put in an 'instanced room', which all PRP use unless it takes place in Arx. That means that's all you get. And for its trumpeting of changing things, well yes it does. That is not a lie. The changes are permanent to the lore. But these are all off screen places. It's not like you can travel at -least minimum- to the main capitals of the Houses. And some other locations.

But that's not there. Yes there are some areas. But most of the world doesn't really exist. And those changes are pretty much written down. Not like you can go and see such things, unless they working on that. Which would be my suggestion: make at least a more sizable area of exploration and offer the ability to travel to at least the main cities like Sanctum. Or Lenosia. I hope they do add such areas for real true exploration. Because otherwise there is not much offered here in that sense.

The Noble Life

URRAH! Nobles that are portrayed in a different light! I like how the Nobles are built. They usually are made to enhance RP. And they aren't like OH EM GEE KNEEL OR OFF WITH YOUR HEAD! Nope, they are actually noble in every sense of the word. There is definitely a great code of chivalry and the respect between both genders is huge. You won't be accused of being a slut if you are a promiscuous woman. So that's great! There is only one catch to the Noble Life: Arranged Marriages. So it is your duty to marry whoever the House Leader wants. Because you are effectively a treaty. And the Pantheon forbid you attempt Divorce without a very -real- and -tangible- reason. On the good side they -do- make an effort of doing it as enjoyable as possible. So that's good. But expect that to happen if you are a Noble.

Arx Politics

Arx seems to have been setup for there to be conflict between the Houses. I'm not sure how this is supposed to work, given the above concerning Noble intermarriage should have managed some kind of lasting peace. But still I was expecting something more out of this. There is a great show of the every Fealty of playing their bad side and being conflict brewing in the, paraphrasing of the game: 'the dangerous political waters of Arx'. And this sounded completely awesome. On paper at least. In practice with everyone else trying to kill the Big Bad who seems to have incredible amounts of power, there is really no reason to attempt this. It would be extremely stupid to do these things while there are several 'alien' (read elves, demons and other serious stuff) that want to wipe the Compact out. Thus why in the world would the population split up if they run huge risks of getting wiped out for being prideful? Therefore the politics were barely felt. Even if you do play a political character. It feels more like an empty show then any true conflict. Besides everything, aside from severe crimes like devil worship, can be solved super easily with the Honor Duels.

The Good

The good news? The Arx team will be adding new features like crime, as well as fighting stances, poisons, magic and the dominion style mini game, which is probably, as addictive as it sounds. And the Arx team are heavily committed in a serious game. Heck Arx's staff is the first staff I know that doesn't even -play- the game so that no one is screwed. Everyone is given an opportunity to shine. So these was more an exercise in constructive criticism.


New Worlds -- Mud Review posted by Crow
Posted on Sat 06 Oct 2018 07:18:48 AM EDT / 0 comments
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Many reviews constantly bash on Andrew, the lead designer. I can't judge them. I have played a lot of muds and I am aware staff can be like that. /Because they are human/. They are not perfect. So let's review everything we have seen spoken negatively about the game.

Andrew Is Doing Illegal Sh**

All issues about Andrew being a normal human cough*who made and makes mistakes*cough are irrelevant. Thus lets focus on the real juicy matter at hand. His donation system. So think about this: do you truly believe NWA has not been reported for all these -illegal- stuff Andrew seemingly does? Because the implication is he uses donations and as a thank you gift progressively reward you until a max point. And that pretty much everything he has done is illegal at the /Federal/ level, including his website which 'stole' copyright images. Ouch. But what's this? The man is still there with not a single issue about him breaking the law. That pretty much discards the so called 'immoral system' he uses. Because just the stolen copyright things that are still on the website, should have been taken down. Nope. Still there. This leads to the only one known /FACT/: Andrew has never broken a law concerning his mud.

Donation System

This is the system Andrew has to make money for himself. Gasp! What a crime! He asks for donations to make money to pay house mortgage or rent. Utilities. Food. Gas. Phone bill. Server bills. Staff. Etc. So he offers a choice to the gamers: Money vs Time. So if you are in a rush? Sure! Throw $1000 and there you go! Instant powerful character! Hey just like in WoW or Guild Wars 2 with there cash item that gives you +XX levels ahead of the competition. But you seem to forget that no matter how much money you spend that other guy can and will kick your ass even in a same skills fight. Yes the player with no perks has to play more carefully but these people have time under their belt. So don't whine about dropping $1000 and not being a special snowflake. Either way there are lot of Triple AAA titles that does this same exact thing.

It Has Low Quality RP

I would facepalm here by now. So I'll use another popular text game Cyberphere Sindome, a great game, go play. Anyway in this text rpg, just like New Worlds, their emotes rely heavily on socials and says most of the time with more wordy emotes and poses when required. And guess what? They are one of the top text games out there. Bonus points for offering a very sweet perk for just $200!

Staff Play Powerful Characters

Seriously? We are actually going to whine, complain or rant about that one? It is not a secret that in many text rpg's Staff are the most powerful PC's. Uh... kiddo they better be. Staff has the right to slap you if you are messing with their work. These text rpg games mean a lot to the staff. And is no surprise they will use the full range of their powers to pimp slap you. I'm not even quite sure why this is an issue. Makers of their games, no matter the medium, will always do this. It's like staff 101 and shouldn't be a surprised by now. As even in Destiny 2 this has been done.

The MUD Is Stagnant

Well okay man. Aside from triple AAA juggernauts in MMO like WoW, Guild Wars 2, Final Fantasy 14... can you mention text rpg's that do that? The closest thing would be MuSH based Arx. But guess what? Those changes are off screen. Yes they do happen and affect the lore. But the main playing area is just the city of Arx and a few rooms. Anything else is made by a player DM. Many games that are triple AAA don't have this if they are even remotely online because they are not single player games. So if real juggernauts can't do this all the time? Why would this text game be different?

It Is Extremely Grindy

You really want to go there... Okay buddy. Feel free to mention any game based on RPG mechanics that -does not- have a grind in them. I'll wait. In the meantime know that as long as people have fun, they'll gladly do it. See Donation System if you want to shave the grind off. But the game is set to at least, minimum, two years or more for a character. Barring small instances where permadeath happens. So again I compare it to Sindome, Legends of the Jedi or Arx where people are able to not instantly be permed in a fight. And were it saved for the last story of a plot arc or if the person is a troll or such well... those always get killed quick in any game that protects it from such players.

Ateraan Is Not Perfect

There is not a single game that is perfect. They are all flawed in some way. But people do play his game. And despite all the criticism, it's still alive. Even when I divide 121 players by 2.5 for an estimate, I still get 40-50 players. Bonus if you knew that Arx allows two players at the same time.

Idling So That Time Passed By

I agree a bit on this one. And I'm certainly trying to see if a who active can be used to find role-play. I also advised that idlers don't be in the public area. But moreover that idlers can be identified so one knows what ro send to their mind. It also lets people see the psychic channels, channels that are IC and work much like Sindome. And yes I played a lot of Sindome as you may have noticed. Anyhow there is nothing wrong with idling and leaving the game up. I do believe the experience caps you get per Borg should be somehow based to character level. But either if there were zero changes I can deal with it because its a minimum two year plan (IF you survive that long :P). And so has a lot of long time non donating players.

Conclusion

In the end there is always two sides to a coin. You don't need to believe me. Don't be a robot or a puppet, find out about things your self. If the game ain't for you, delete character and nope it.


End of Time -- Mud Review posted by Jhanandra
Posted on Sun 30 Sep 2018 01:05:12 PM EDT / 0 comments
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End of Time is the mud that I just keep coming back to. Even if I step away for a while due to real life, I find myself logging into End of Time again. Why?

The game is still in active development - new areas, skills, quests are worked on constantly. The change notes are at 399 and growing and there minor tweaks all the time that don't even go into those notes. The changes aren't just thrown in at random and do nothing - most of the changes improve the ability to build out areas or directly impact players. The implementor is open to ideas from all over and puts his own ideas up to get input from the players.

The story and background. If you have the time, check out help history and help timeline. The game is a mixture of Final Fantasy and the Chrono Series, and a lot of effort went into making the EoT world sensible in that framework. And just like the games, you can talk to practically everybody. While using "talk" is how a large portion of questing is done, it also teaches you more about the world and the attitudes of the various people. As the hero there is even a broader story for you to embark on that will take you through the different areas, learn the different cultures, and find your way to amazing and hidden new places.

The already indepth system and the variety between the different classes:

Other reviews have already gone into how amazing magic has incorporated elements and combinations into the spell system. What wasn't mentioned was the amazing summons that mages get access to. Like most games, mages are super squishy but the access to summons helps them survive... while they still have mp. On the other side of spells are the beefy knights with access to sabre spells, allowing them to make use of the elemental system alongside their melee combat.

On the other side are the far more physical classes of thieves and fighters. Fighters are a straight-forward melee class at first but branch out to bushido for samurai or blitzes for brawlers. Thieves on the other hand are good at the obvious backstab, but they also get so much more. With access to traps, sniping with the bow or thrown dagger, and even fighting drunk with a gun for their off hand. But remember to make use of your skills because you will need them.

So come on over, create, quest and explore. Join me for drinks and a cruise over the world in the Morning Glory airship. Play Rock-Paper-Scissors and Triple Triad. Join hands with Guardia, Shin-Ra and the Empire or forge your own story in the world of Dissidia.

Come on over, we look forward to seeing you!

PS - Join us on discord to ask questions, chat, and even offer ideas for improving the mud.


Aldebaran -- Mud Review posted by Randa
Posted on Sun 30 Sep 2018 01:05:12 PM EDT / 0 comments
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Well, I'm extremely biased in this review because I fell in love with Aldebaran many, many years ago. I don't think there is a bad thing I can say about it except that due to a player shortage it can be lonely. Fortunately, I'm naturally a loner anyway so it doesn't stop me from playing. Like Rakshasa already said in his review, the written environments are quite rich and the exploration system with both the major and minor quests is a lot of fun, so I often spend most of my time in the game exploring. Having said that, the game IS richer with other players due to it's design; quests and exploring are often a lot more fun and interactive when journeying alongside another player.

Another aspect of Aldebaran I have loved from the beginning is its user-friendly design. It is an excellent mud for beginners who may not be familiar with mud environments; it was my first mud and I pretty much figured most of the basics out myself, both through it's intuitive, simple design, and the help files. I've played many other muds that, while there is no denying their richness of features, are perhaps so heavy with a million different features that it can be overwhelming and actually distract from the overall experience. For me, even after lengthy periods of absence from Aldebaran, the moment I step back into its world, I'm instantly at home.

So yes, I highly recommend this mud for those who are new to muds, and for anyone that appreciates a well-written, fun environment with lots of challenging areas to explore.


Aldebaran -- Mud Review posted by Rakshasa
Posted on Sun 30 Sep 2018 01:05:12 PM EDT / 1 comment
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Aldebaran was my first and is still my favorite MUD. I have played on a variety of others but Alde has an essence that many others lack. The lands of Aldebaran are like a living story-book, full of evocative descriptions and adventure. The people are old friends now, which is the biggest difference I found from other MUDs. Alde's design encourages players to socialize and form a community; two of our players actually married IRL after meeting on Alde.

I have seen extremely well-written MUDs whose design actually discourages player interaction; they are fun but lonely. I have seen MUDs with elaborate room descriptions but no quests or dynmamic content; they are nice to look at but ultimately dull. Alde's community and quests give it a vibrant, living quality that I miss on other MUDs. I have played on it for two years as a player and then as a wizard, and there are still places and secrets I have yet to discover.

I invite you to begin discovering Aldebaran for yourself!


Comment posted on Sat 29 Sep 2018 07:53:43 PM EDT by Randa:
     

Well said! Pretty much echoes my feelings also.

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