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Posted: Oct 20th 2008 8:12PM (Unverified) said

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"The most old-school folks around might when pressed remember Ultima Online, but The Realm? Meridian 59? Not so much, and certainly not the pre-graphics era."

Maybe if the age limit for "most old-school" is 21. I fondly remember my MU* days from around '94 to '97 in high school.

Posted: Oct 20th 2008 8:57PM (Unverified) said

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I consider myself lucky, being 19 at the moment, of having the opportunity to play MUDs during a 3 years span, several years ago.

It presented me new opportunities to express myself and made me an avid roleplayer in current MMOs.

Looking back, in a way, I slowly transitioned from MUDs, taking a spin at Meridian 59 for example, and this made me "feel" like part of the people that throughly enjoyed this old school games.

Posted: Oct 20th 2008 9:26PM (Unverified) said

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t2tmud.org ftw

I played that in 6th grade... over 10 years ago. t2t was around long before that, and is still kickin today. I still consider it one of the most immersive games I have ever played.

Posted: Oct 22nd 2008 3:29PM (Unverified) said

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haha. figures that you'd be replying to this post regarding t2t. who's the best? i am. logs.dyndns.dk/
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Posted: Oct 20th 2008 10:58PM (Unverified) said

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Brings me back to mid 90's, playing RotJ CircleMud on dialup. Still some of the most fun I've had gaming.

Posted: Oct 21st 2008 8:03AM (Unverified) said

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My best friend played The Realm. It was really cheesy, but he had internet and could do those 'cool' things. I played BBS doors and then moved onto MUDs when I got internet.

Posted: Oct 21st 2008 9:09AM (Unverified) said

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I still jump into MajorMUD on free BBS' online from time to time. Thats all I played back when the internet was seen by my parents as just the porn swap meet.

Posted: Oct 21st 2008 6:14PM (Unverified) said

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My first MUD experience was NannyMUD in 1994. What was cool, was that they had a guild (class) called Fighters of Khorne, lifted from Warhammer.

Needless to say, they're now playable as Mauraders in Warhammer Online. So WAR has me waxing nostalgia over my MUD days.

Posted: Oct 22nd 2008 12:26AM (Unverified) said

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I started playing MUDS at uni and then soon after started in one called Achaea, Dreams of Divine Lands.

There are several great free ones still today with hundreds of players.

I am fortunate enough to be working on the development of one for Raymond E. Feists world, Midkemia which will be launched in the new years.

Things have come a long way over the past 15 years and I still play WOW and Imperian, Achaea and now build in Midkemia.

MUDS are still alive and kicking and everyone should give them a go if nothing else to see the depth they provide.

Posted: Oct 22nd 2008 12:00PM (Unverified) said

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This is great...fun times. I've been working on a web-based MUD for people to play at work. It is in beta now if you want to check it out. www.DomainOfHeroes.com

Posted: Oct 23rd 2008 7:34PM (Unverified) said

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"The most old-school folks around might when pressed remember Ultima Online, but The Realm? Meridian 59? Not so much, and certainly not the pre-graphics era."

Speak for yourself! I started text-based adventuring around 1980 on single-line BBS systems at 300 baud, and migrated to textbased MUDs (a la Gemstone, etc) as they became available.

Unlike today's kids, I prefer text-based adventuring to the silly, childish graphics of today's games.

Posted: Oct 23rd 2008 7:11PM (Unverified) said

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MajorMUD was so much fun, until the scripters started in.

Frankly I still prefer TradeWars. Damn that was good times.. until the scripters started in.

*senses a pattern*

Posted: Dec 15th 2008 12:21PM (Unverified) said

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In college I did a lot of single-user Star Trek playing on an IBM mainframe. My first multi-user experience was on the CDC PLATO system as a grad student.

Been out of gaming for 30+ years, but still have fond memories.

"You are in a maze of twisty passages that all look alike."

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