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Posted: Nov 4th 2007 11:35AM Arturis said

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I sank vast amounts of time exploring the mud scene back in the early '90s, and even messed around with setting up my own DIKU-derivative MUD, though I never finished enough to go public with it. Probably a good thing, as running it off my father's Tandy 1000 on a 14.4k dial up would have had him enraged over the extra phone bill and inability to use his machine.

Posted: Nov 4th 2007 11:37AM Speedmonkay said

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Mmmmmm
The good ol days of MUDs. I remember way way way back when someone said the words "visual MUD" everyone would drool.
This article makes me want to find a MUD and open up a telnet session.

Posted: Nov 4th 2007 4:03PM (Unverified) said

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to the last sentence of the article:
AMEN

Posted: Nov 16th 2007 11:16PM coolhandrew said

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o.......m.........g.......................

blast from the past! my first taste of "mmo's" was also from MUDs. Major MUD in fact. any time some moron tries to convince me that an MMO's pvp is "hardcore" i politely tell them they could have been playing a MUD and lost *ALL* their crap on them and *ALL* of it going to the guy that PKed them. which typically gets the reply, "OMFG wutz a MUD haha n00b"

good blog, i agree that the first MMO developer that can capture the magic ability of a MUD to completely immerse a player in a 3d rendered MMO environment will truly reign supreme. at least in my book :)

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