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Do you visit/care about the MU/MUDs section?

Yes.
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Do You Visit or Care about the MU/MUDs Section?

Postby Antaric » Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:27 am

We are currently in the process of trying to find out if anyone still uses this forum, outside of the advertisers that we get into that section.

So, I ask all of RPGFO, do you visit this section of the Forums at all? If you do, please tell us. Even if you do, do you really care about it? Or not at all?

If enough people care about it, we'll leave the section up, if not, then it will be removed.
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Postby Merxiel Othir » Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:36 am

I think I may have visited it once or twice way back in the day when I first joined, but, other than that no I don't visit it, and no I don't care about it lol.
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Postby Bobthecrusher » Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:38 am

I honestly only visited maybe once when I joined back in April, but other than that no.
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Postby Kotorchix » Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:21 am

I actually have no idea what it is, so I only looked at it once or twice.
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Postby Bane » Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:38 am

Just looked at it now. Most likely wont again. So the answer is "NO".
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Postby darkling » Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:53 am

Um, I'm afraid I don't know what all. Those letters mean so... maybe if you explained?
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Postby infinitum3d » Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:18 am

MUD stands for something like Multiple-User Dungeon??? It was a type of multi-player online text-based(?) game. Someone else may clarify better.

Now that they are typically graphical (pictures, not text based) they are often called MMORPG'S massive multiplayer online role playing games.

I don't use that thread/forum and didn't even know it existed.
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Postby Antaric » Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:24 am

If you've looked at Legend of the Green Dragon, which has a link on the top bar of the site to, that is a MUD. Which infinitum3d described.
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Postby iamjack » Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:54 pm

yes i visit, care about it no not really not enough people post there for me to really read it
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Postby Darkscythe » Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:02 am

nope.
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Postby VieEnRas » Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:55 am

Guess I'll be the positive voice in this since I mainly joined to check out the MU* board and was saddened to see that it wasn't there.

For those of you who don't know what MU* is it does stand for Multi-User* - there's MUD/MUSH/MUCK/MUSE/MUX/MOO. All of which stand for different things. EG: Mud - multi user dungeon, Mush - multi user shared habitat/hallucination so on and so forth.

Muds (and I believe some Moos) tend to be more like text-based MMOs with grinding and killing objects to gain XP to level up characters.

Muck, Mush, Mux and Muse are more text-based role play.

The main difference between the various games is the code it is written in. One you may type one thing to do an action, another will be something else.

I normally play on the role playing games instead of grinding games. I'm surprised more people aren't interested in them because honestly they bring the various types of RP into one happy medium when done right.

It has the gaming aspects of Tabletop RP - Dice, character sheets, XP, objects, items, etc. Throw in the great posing like a forum - we've got players who will write as much and as well as a good forum pose in the matter of 5-8 minutes - some less. Of course, like with forums, you'll have some not as good players - but really, where don't you have those? And throw in the chat speed by being connected at the same time? It's really a great medium to rp in especially once you get to know the other players.

However, unlike chat rooms, forums, or, for instance, the shout box here - you can be in different rooms and you can talk to those only in your room OR with everyone in the game with the simple use of quick code (and I'm talking the difference between typing "ooc hi" vs "+pub hi" no need to change rooms or switch boards - heck, the game I play on, you can type "+ hi" to type on the public channel). You can also page one player (or multiple players at once who may be in different rooms), whisper and most will have in-game mailing systems. Each room has its own description with exits. Some games allow you to build your own rooms for residence or businesses, lock entrances or exits, purchase vehicles, weapons, armor, build up character stats, and I could go on. You can look at other players, change your description/clothes - it really depends on the game you're on.

For those of you who have never played on a MU*, I think people should at least try it once. If you don't have the time to sit down for an hour - that's understandable. MU* isn't going to be for everyone - that's when forum rp shines because you can rp on and off as you have time. But if you like to really rp with quick back and forth on a forum and do have the time to sit down for an hour to have fun - I strongly encourage you to check one out. Without needing to download a client, you can hop on over to MudConnect's Flash Client and pick something that catches your interest! (and if you keep getting the 'loading mud list, please wait' try refreshing a few times. It's been finicky.) Like firefly? I strongly put a good word in for The Cortex. Having played in all the previously mentioned mediums - tabletop, forum, chat - I definitely prefer MU* for RP. The only drawback I've found is needing to find more people who will give MU*ing a chance instead of giving up when evoking the "Huh?" response when first starting. Yes, there's a learning curve - I went through it too - but it is TOTALLY worth the RP when you get in. Sure, you have to think on your feet, but that's what makes it fun. That's what will grow you as a role player and writer.

And so, in a nutshell that is what MU* is. Might be an older form of RP, but if you like to RP your own things and like to tell a story with others, MU's still have a lot to offer if you're willing to give it a try.

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