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Mudding

Postby Timmy » Oct 10th, 2005 at 9:26 pm

Do we have any Mud playing HF'ers? And if so, any suggestions?



I've looked at a few but going off the forums, I'm not too sure about em.



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Postby LeoPawnz » Oct 10th, 2005 at 10:29 pm

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Postby Burzum » Oct 11th, 2005 at 12:03 am

You mean those text based RPGs?
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Postby Timmy » Oct 11th, 2005 at 12:37 am

Yeah, I've played a few in the past but its been a while. I've noticed a bunch of them now have a fee, or have crap you have to pay real money to get.



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Postby ratlin » Oct 11th, 2005 at 2:05 am

i started playing this on aol in 95. but fees where to expensive.

http://www.dragons-gate.com/

then aol sold it another company and the fees where much better. and i played again for about a year. i stopped playing because i wasn't very good at scripts. and the elite where awesome with them. oftent with scripts so leet they could do there home work while there char farmed, and xped for them, while i would go blind reading text and typing commands.

its still going strong with a tight 150 person community, thats noob friendly. if i had free time id probably play again.

ive heard gemstone III is decnet too. but i never tried it.
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Postby Timmy » Oct 11th, 2005 at 8:20 am

I'm looking at Distant Lands, it's free, meaning totally free not the no charge to play but if you want all the best goodies you need to "donate" kind of free. The forum is either heavily editted or the players are actually happy in the game. Alot of the top 20 muds have tons of bitching and moaning and complaining about DM abuse, wonder how they get to be a top 20?




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Postby Suck. » Oct 11th, 2005 at 8:58 am

such as Legend of the Red Dragon? That game was fucking great.


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Postby WidowMaker » Oct 11th, 2005 at 1:20 pm

Timmy, ifyou are a Dragonlance fan, you should check out Arctic MUD. It is a more serious MUD, meaning PK is allowed (although it is not overly frequent), and the GODS have a policy of not interefering with the mortals (under normal play conditions). It is not a very newb-friendly MUD, as it is intended for more experienced, serious MUDders. Thus, you are expected to explore and find stuff on your own, rather than shouting to the entire world asking for help.

It usually has 80-100 people on during the evenings, and has been around for a long time. It is completely free.

http://mud.arctic.org/index.phtml

If you wan to play there, let me know and I'll jump in wih you. I have played there on a few different occasions, but highest I ever go was level 18 (out of 30), mainly because I was solo.


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Postby Burzum » Oct 11th, 2005 at 1:31 pm

Suck. wrote:such as Legend of the Red Dragon? That game was fucking great.

Ya! I was hooked on that game. Used to play every day before school.
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Postby Suck. » Oct 11th, 2005 at 1:52 pm

I found a decent active LORD server a while ago that I played on for a bit. It's got 3 games going at once. One is straight up LORD, the second is LORD + a couple of add-ons, and the third has a whole bunch of extras. The second two get sorta' dumb, b/c it's not too hard to figure out how to work the addons and get tons of shit fast, especially the third. You can beat the Red Dragon in a couple of days on it, and it comes down to who puts in the most time to beat it 9 times or whatever before the game resets. The first is a pretty solid game though.

Telnet to lord.stabs.org

You can just go to Start -> Run: "telnet lord.stabs.org"


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Postby Burzum » Oct 11th, 2005 at 3:20 pm

SWEET!!! :D

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OMG ! that brings back memories. I haven't played this game since I was 13. I think I'm gonna cry :cry:
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Postby Catalyst22 » Oct 11th, 2005 at 5:57 pm

My first game was Thexder on a Tandy. I wasn't into computers back then... Primarily because my mother thought they were made of glass.

My older brother was big into Amiga so I played a few games on his system, but I don't recall any of them.

I remember the big floppy disk rack of trial games that you saw everywhere. Thats where I first got Wolfenstein 3d. My brother had this monster full tower 386 that he paid over 4k for back then. He needed all that "POWUH" for his engineering class".
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Postby Shade » Oct 11th, 2005 at 6:25 pm

My friend has some big ass tires on his truck, he's like ur typical Texas Redneck, but he has some "Micky Thompsons" (i think thats what their called) and those tires are fkn huge.

But anyways,

I went MUDDING with him one time and jackass tried to go up this super steep hill and he rolled the fkn truck backword, it flopped upside down and then rolled sideways and landed right side up, he broke some rods or some shit and was fucked. Muddding is like a hill billy texas thing, yeee haww lez go mudding. Anyways

later

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Postby carnage » Oct 11th, 2005 at 6:43 pm

A MUD that I used to play back in the day is 3K (3 Kingdoms).

You can download sounds and images for the MUD, so it might be best to head to their website first. www.3k.org. The jist of the realm is somewhat a strange one, but its pretty popular. They have usually over 100 people (max of 300) on at all times. The MUD is so large though, that you can usually hunt and not run into many people. They have registered PK, so you dont have to worry, unless you want to. They have 3 sub realms: Fantasy, Science, and Chaos. You will encounter different types of things in each. They are not shy about pulling locations from "real life". IE, you will see things from Disney characters to movies, to books. They have quite a few guilds from the generic to guilds like Fremen (Dune), Jedi, Warders (Wheel of Time books). This MUD is at least 10 years old and I think approaching 15 years.

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Postby Catalyst22 » Oct 11th, 2005 at 9:25 pm

OH SHIT! This whole time I thought "mudding" was a code word for homosexual intercourse. You guys have actually been talking about driving 4x4s in mud.
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Postby Burzum » Oct 11th, 2005 at 10:18 pm

Catalyst22 wrote:OH SHIT! This whole time I thought "mudding" was a code word for homosexual intercourse. You guys have actually been talking about driving 4x4s in mud.


Speaking of...I drive to MO Saturday to get my 33" BFGs on 15x10 wheels :D. I'll post pics after I get my suspension lift upgraded and get the new rubbers on.
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Postby Catalyst22 » Oct 12th, 2005 at 1:05 am

Burzum wrote:
Catalyst22 wrote:OH SHIT! This whole time I thought "mudding" was a code word for homosexual intercourse. You guys have actually been talking about driving 4x4s in mud.


Speaking of...I drive to MO Saturday to get my 33" BFGs on 15x10 wheels :D. I'll post pics after I get my suspension lift upgraded and get the new rubbers on.


That will look good with some 20 twin twins or some Dubs. Did you get the whistle tips also? Be sure to get some truck nuts! :P
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Postby Burzum » Oct 12th, 2005 at 9:22 am

Catalyst22 wrote:
Burzum wrote:
Catalyst22 wrote:OH SHIT! This whole time I thought "mudding" was a code word for homosexual intercourse. You guys have actually been talking about driving 4x4s in mud.


Speaking of...I drive to MO Saturday to get my 33" BFGs on 15x10 wheels :D. I'll post pics after I get my suspension lift upgraded and get the new rubbers on.


That will look good with some 20 twin twins or some Dubs. Did you get the whistle tips also? Be sure to get some truck nuts! :P


I don't know what any of that stuff is except for the truck nuts. First time I saw them swing'n from this beat up old van on the backroads of Alabama I about pee'd my pants laughing.
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Postby Timmy » Oct 13th, 2005 at 2:44 pm

Bah... I've given up already, I forgot what it was that drove me away from MUDs to begin with. Not overpowered classes, or silly themes (like smurf village), or the lack of graphics. Nope what drives me nuts is inconsistent map making, if I move 1 step north, 1 step west, 1 step south, and one step east I should fucking be back where I started......


lazy coders....


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Postby ratlin » Oct 13th, 2005 at 3:02 pm

your making the mistake of thinking your moving the same distance evertime you change rooms. some rooms say there is a road up north that curves off down the hill, etc, etc. so if you went north, you could end up in a room thats like 50 yards away from where you where.. take 3 more rights at different distances and you wouldn't be at the same place =P.

this is town square for the game i played.

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at night time you can't see shit as a human unless you had a torch equiped. blind i used to be able to go from the bank to all the stores or to the gates to go xping =P
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Postby Timmy » Oct 13th, 2005 at 6:12 pm

I understand the logic, but I still think it's just laziness on the programmers part. Since the actual action of movement costs the same move points whether that one step was 10 feet or a quarter mile and the "room" description doesn't inform how far you came from the last "room". I miss the old Bards Tale/SSI Gold box Ad&D games, plenty of mapping fun to be had there.



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