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New Worlds -- Mud Review posted by Zephybel
Posted on Sat 08 Dec 2018 11:37:36 PM EST / 1 comment
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Some human beings cannot help themselves. They have an impossible to suppress sense of adventure and enjoy trying things which are entirely alien to their ever-limited scope of ever-expanding interests. For the longest time, I loved tabletop role-playing immensely. It pretty much defined my childhood with how much of my time and passion it consumed. Of course, being a girl in a male-centric game setting wasn't always easy but I played well with others and tolerated their treatment of a newcomer or a seemingly naive female well over the years because tabletop role-play was a personal and social activity and players and dungeon masters alike valued their reputations in tightly knit social circles.

Bearing this in mind, I eagerly set out to try my luck with the online role-playing community. For once, all of my role-playing circles were becoming rather inactive due to various individuals having a lot going on in their lives at once. For the first time in my life, I had to dive into the dangerously anonymous and troll ridden environment known as The Internet. New Worlds Ateraan, they called it. Seemed like a wonderful idea at the time! A somewhat generous list of races to play. Decent enough guild choices despite there not being many to choose from. A promise of role play being wonderful, active, and very much in character. I would invest many hours of my time into enriching myself with knowledge of the game mechanics, lore, and story of this world. And many more hours were sunk into creating a genuinely unique character to explore it. I pride myself in putting much thought into my characters, you see, for I do not right stories or participate in role play as anything even close to resembling an amateur. I do this for a decent living already but want to have some fun with it from time to time.

But one Ateraan player with a little seniority over me in this specific setting couldn't help but throw some vaguely out of character shade my way using her in character dialogue to call me a stupid, ignorant newbie and contrive some sort of harassing dramatic role-play with me when I refused to lick her boots. In a tabletop environment, this usually ends rather quickly with a dungeon master fading it out for what it is and giving the encounter a redo or even kicking a toxic member out of the aprty for a while if it continues to come up as an issue. This facilitates keeping a clean role-play environment free of OOC stupidity negatively affecting an IC world. It also facilitates reducing a delay in story progression over this becoming a recurring argument between players.

Almost supernaturally, the way Norman -a staff member of New Worlds Ateraan- handled this, a not too uncommon instance of bullying a newbie bleeding into in character dialogue, was by investigating an immediate false claim by the harassing perpetrator herself and her friends that I was breaking another entirely unrelated rule. This suspiciously escalated the problem to Norman himself and sidelined my own claim entirely even when I was found innocent.

Amusingly, even the most objective of evidence was not used to resolve my issue with the player of the character named Shadeau and I was eager to debate my disagreement with Norman. Norman was eager and willing to participate in this debate rather than close it, himself. And since he could not convince me to agree with him, he banned me from using all out of characters channels on New Worlds Ateraan. There not being a rule that I have to agree with him, he had abused his power to shut me up rather than use his power properly by telling me to drop it. In fact, if he had wished me to drop it, he had plenty of opportunities to tell me to do so. I could have then done so. And if I had continued then, I would have only then been guilty of breaking the rules of New Worlds Ateraan and had earned myself any sort of punishment. He then could have explained his community's sideways rules to me using the proper English that was missing in all of the help files combined.

Rather than take this lying down like so many girl gamers, I gladly shared the issue with a few willing Guides. Eagerly, Norman imprisoned me within a private the gaming environment so I was unable to speak with anyone else at all in order to shut me up entirely because his good oldbie friends were kissing his boots and disagreeing with me to be on his best side despite quickly piling objective facts adding up to his disfavor. I got to spend some time imprisoned for deigning to disagree with the Gods of New Worlds Ateraan, a place I am sure is full to the rafters with individuals who have role played far less than myself and probably wouldn't last five minutes in a meeting with publishers who have me on a first name basis and exchange birthday cards with me.

First impressions of Ateraan? There is not enforced role-play as advertised, but Enforced Role-Play Lite™. If someone bleeds OOC bullying of you being a newbie into IC dialogue as a form of contrived nipping social competition in the bud like this is middle school, you will be forced to break the game's own rules and role-play being harassed unfairly IC as the bullying is then compounded into unfair IC gossip and lies and it becomes outright bullying in a game that pretends to be newcomer friendly.

Penultimately, the staff members of the game are barely aware of the concept of role-play. Ultimately, they are incapable of maintaining a safe and friendly role-playing environment as a result of that. And finally nailing the coffin firmly shut, their own pride matters more than their own rules being clearly written and politely enforced.

As a sidebar, the conveniently made up unwritten rule that OOC harassment issues should be handled IC used as the excuse to bully me about rather than teach me said rule as a newcomer from literally dozens of other communities that would never ever do things that way doesn't really help me trust these people to be anything but extremely shady. If they were wise, they would have been a lot nicer to me and tricked some donation money out of me before revealing the truth that they hate new people learning how to play their game and want them to suffer miserably their vaguely excused wrongdoings for hours.

If you are a good human being and play Ateraan, I pray that you find a better-led community soon with similarly promising world building. But for the rest... Well, you made your bed and you can lie in it for all I care. Especially those of you who blindly defend unwritten, vague, or just made up rules and punishments. Perhaps I will consider reviewing this MUD specifically in my own community while I tear apart the socially incompatible mess that is the typical MUD in my experiences so far. Perhaps I will not. It depends on how angry I still am by the time I compile my information into my own content.

Roleplay isn't an MMO. You don't just get to bully people for being new. And you don't just get to pass poorly written garbage as rules. And you don't just get to repeatedly silence someone for pointing out that bullying needs to be resolved OOC for role-play to be fun. That's like yelling at newbies that they're wrong while simultaneously giggling you're sticking up for someone you've literally known five seconds longer and like more than your community growing, surviving and improving. That's, in fact, a perfect tutorial on how to get a stale, dying community with nothing but hesitantly returning people who probably are only returning because they sank a lot of time, money, and creative juice into your game.

This unfortunate incident aside, I really could use some tips on which MUDs are actually playable and have staff members that do not make excuses, ask loaded questions, or even outright spin topics to be right when, fundamentally in the sense of role-playing itself, they are so painfully wrong every moment they touch their keyboards. I want my content when I review the MUD community as a whole to have at least a shred of hope in it. I'll make money whether I rip on MUDs in general or not, so it benefits only yourselves and the potential curiosity of my own readers enriching your own communities to prove that MUD can be safe, fair, and fun.


Comment posted on Sat 08 Dec 2018 02:11:28 PM EST by Luneth:
     

I'd like to leave on Record the following:

That Zephybel was treated fairly. That it was I who gave her the tour and we were enjoying the RP. Until she met shadeau. And it went downhill from there. Shadeau did NOTHING ooc. She treated IC at all times and being hit so aggressively by an Immigrant, not only is it a rule broken. But she and I told you to desist and you continued to pursue her sexually. Also in your original you attempt to make it look like we sh** on you because you are a transgirl in real life. Then changed it here. Not sure why have two different version. But yes, you broke rules. Rules that were VERY clear.

Sindome -- Mud Review posted by Bobby Bricks
Posted on Mon 03 Dec 2018 11:05:12 AM EST / 0 comments
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The game looks great on the surface. They have this excellent way of drawing you in and making the world seem exciting on the surface. It's only after a little while that you realize the way things really work. First off, Cerb is a huge problem. He's an admin with a loli fetish that he brings into the game under both his characters and consistently makes the world not make any sense. The police force, for example, is not above dropping orbital strikes on people from space to off them or flying an AV down to waste someone. That is, unless it's against his character who is a fourteen year old girl armed with a katana. The entire police force wont touch her in any meaningful way. She basically does whatever she wants in the Mix (the PvP heavy ghetto area of the game) and he has a second character who runs the entire police force. Despite this, they will insist that there is no favoritism and any player with proper planning and skill could challenge either of his characters. His idea of giving people an out to do this is dragging all of his over exp obtainable bodyguards around with his character and calling people pussies for not attacking him over the IG chat. The game is a joke and it starts with Cerb and ends with people who buy into this world full of logical inconsistencies and downright favoritism of certain players and admin pets. If you're looking for an immersive RP experience, you'd get more satisfaction hanging around the NeoPets forums.


The Two Towers -- Mud Review posted by FemaleT2Ter
Posted on Sat 01 Dec 2018 10:56:12 AM EST / 0 comments
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I've been playing T2T for 18 years; almost two decades. Suffice to say that a game that keeps players coming back that long and this religiously have to have something special about it.

The good is everything having to do with the game as a coded system. No joke, once you get past the steep learning curve this is the greatest MUD in existence.

The bad tends to be the community. Not all of it's bad, of course, but the overlying atmosphere is one dominated by gatekeeping middle-aged dude bros insisting "there are no girls on the internet." If you have an even remotely female-sounding name, prepare to be picked off the wholist and become a point of discussion publicly over the global OOC comm, up to and including bets over which one of their notorious male creepers will prey upon you first. It's like a huge swathe of the male community stopped maturing around whatever age they were when 4chan stopped being relevant. And it's a huge shame.

In slightly shorter terms, best MUD on the internet, but if you'd prefer not to be harassed, create with a male name.


Star Conquest -- Mud Review posted by ItsaDog
Posted on Sat 01 Dec 2018 10:56:12 AM EST / 0 comments
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Do not play here. Don't even try it the first time.

Seriously, don't.

Fantastic game, code-wise. Heavily addictive, satisfying systems, tons to do and lots to play with. You will, however, be treated like a piece of garbage by every single member of their Staff in ways that even "survivors" of some of the worst games in history will be surprised by. No one I have ever met who plays Star Conquest is happy to be there. They're there because they got hooked, put too much time into their character to walk away, and only rarely have to deal with the Staff. I was on the same page. Sure, they spy on every single thing you say to every single person no matter the medium of communication and shove your nose in the idea that that's normal behavior, but you don't have to interact with them much. The mental gymnastics you have to do to stick around are insane.

No big incident took place in my case that caused me to stop logging in, I just did. I was actually fiddling around on a completely unrelated game when a Staff member sent me a tell and I got a wave of stress-nausea. That was my hint it was time to cut ties and wish the remaining members of the Star Conquest Stockholm Syndrome-havers the best.

If you play there now, please leave. You might be surprised how much happier you are for having done so. If you've never touched it, seriously, don't.


Darkened Lights 2.5 -- Mud Review posted by Hans Friedman
Posted on Tue 27 Nov 2018 10:28:55 AM EST / 0 comments
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I thought that Darkened Lights was going to be a traditional GODWARS theme. I was wrong. Mayhem showed me a great amount of detail in regards to the custom code and usage, its quite amazing, considering i am a huge fan of Godwars, Darkened Lights is much more, you can exp hunt and level up with over 1k levels its difficult, not to mention the user friendly nature.


Dark Risings -- Mud Review posted by Sam
Posted on Mon 26 Nov 2018 02:38:33 PM EST / 0 comments
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The MUD is in a really good place these days with regular events and weekly quests, open communication between staff and players, the veil lifted on how the game works, areas upgraded and new ones put in, endgame expanded through soul gems, etc. etc. I applaud the current management. The heartbreaking problem is the pbase, which for me is practically non-existent. I am not based in the US and play when most are asleep. Some years ago, there used to be 5-6 people on around at this time to interact with. Now there are none. At most there are 6-8 on at peak US times (and tbh even then the feel is strangely clique-y).

A lot of the guilds are gone due to inevitable inactivity. I find myself wondering if I'm playing for sheer nostalgia or enjoyment. Playing alone is kind of miserable.

Basically, the game needs a massive investment in expanding the pbase. Whether that's trying to bring old players back or finding new ones. It does deserve more players.


Aarchon -- Mud Review posted by Kurai
Posted on Fri 23 Nov 2018 11:02:49 AM EST / 0 comments
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A mud with alot of history and players, offers almost infinite leveling through remorting and re-remorting. More than enough areas to keep you busy with mini quests that you can do or leave alone. A website that offers plenty of info to let a newbie figure things out alone or helpful people that will point you in the right direction. Many original features that you can learn or just stick to the things you know. Its easy to get started with, rather than having to learn dozens of commands you've never heard of.


Cthulhumud -- Mud Review posted by Chester
Posted on Sun 11 Nov 2018 01:05:50 PM EST / 1 comment
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I'll let the log do the talking. My friend and I are looking for a mud to play, so we made characters here and were reading the help files when this happens:

(OOC) An Immortal gossips 'The fun thing about snooping folks with identical ip addresses is watching that there's a gap between the amount of time it takes one person to type a command and the other to type a command..'

(OOC) Marcus gossips 'There are actually two people here. My friend is trying to figure out how to post to the general board. Can you help us with the syntax?'

(OOC) An Immortal gossips 'Yea I noticed you read the rules and he promptly went to board research'

(OOC) An Immortal gossips 'and the idle time between your actions is hideously suspicious looking'

ooc Do you do this to all groups of friends who play together? Are there any active players in this game?

(OOC) Marcus gossips 'So do you do this to all friends who want to play together?'

(OOC) You gossip 'Do you do this to all groups of friends who play together? Are there any active players in this game?'

(OOC) An Immortal gossips 'watch ip's sure. and there are active folks'

(OOC) *an Immortal points excitedly at Bugbo!*

(OOC) Bugbo gossips 'yeah, i play the game fairly ferquemtly'

ooc I mean that is some pretty hostile right-off-the-bat interaction there. And when friends play together, do they usually type commands at exactly the same time to not seem suspicious?

(OOC) You gossip 'I mean that is some pretty hostile right-off-the-bat interaction there. And when friends play together, do they usually type commands at exactly the same time to not seem suspicious? '

ooc We can probably coordinate our commands to be at the same time, but is that necesary?

(OOC) You gossip 'We can probably coordinate our commands to be at the same time, but is that necesary?'

who

--- The Gods of Cthulhumud ---

--- The Players of Cthulhumud --- [ 84 288 0] Hero Bugbo the hopeful [Cabal Du Quixotic] [ 3 3 0] Newbie Marcus the hopeful [ 3 3 0] Newbie Chester the hopeful

GODS found: 0 Players found: 3

(OOC) An Immortal gossips 'no but if it ever becomes apparent that it cant be done that's an indicator of an issue'

ooc Do we still need to post a message about the same IP?

(OOC) You gossip 'Do we still need to post a message about the same IP?'

(OOC) Marcus gossips 'I can understand that multiplaying is a bad thing in an RPI, and that you are enforcing that by watching account/char IPs. We are two friends who play games while hanging out in the same house on the weekend. It is the only day that we are in the same house together, and I rarely get the time to play while my friend usually plays more often. What sort of evidence would you want that we're not the same person multiplaying?'

(OOC) An Immortal gossips 'given it is listed as a requirement in the rules I would. but, i tend to follow rules wherever i go.'

(OOC) An Immortal gossips 'Pop a note up. I will ping another immortal and discuss it. I've never watched two ips that had this consistent of a gap per command so it's a tough one to call :)'

ooc So another IP had a regular human typing speed gap in between commands?

(OOC) You gossip 'So another IP had a regular human typing speed gap in between commands?'

(OOC) An Immortal gossips 'meaning, when i check Bugbo and I have no idle time, the other immortal has logged some decent idle time. chester had none marcus had 3 when chester did any action. when marcus does any action chester has idle time of 2 or greater'

(OOC) An Immortal gossips 'It just comes across like the one person operated ipshare not two person. pop up a note on general board'

(OOC) An Immortal gossips 'board 3 and then note write'

ooc We have a group of 6 players looking for a suitable MUD to play together, we came to check this one out since we're die-hard CoC fans. But I think I see why this place is empty.

(OOC) Marcus gossips 'No thanks, don't worry about it. We'll make your decision easy and go elsewhere.'

(OOC) You gossip 'We have a group of 6 players looking for a suitable MUD to play together, we came to check this one out since we're die- hard CoC fans. But I think I see why this place is empty.'


Comment posted on Sat 10 Nov 2018 06:01:51 PM EST by Wod:
     

Hey Bugbo, I read this with great sadness. Please come back and let's sort this out. I think it should be possible to get you all playing at the same time. Some of the Imms can be quite strict, but I think they are very fair. I think this conversation just went the wrong way. -Wod(an).

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