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Playing Muds on the Internet-Rawn Shah, Jim Romine

  • Title: Playing Muds on the Internet
  • Author: Rawn Shah, Jim Romine
  • Released: 1995-05-08
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  • Pages: 328
  • ISBN: 0471116335
  • ISBN13: 978-0471116332
  • ASIN: 0471116335

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MUDs (Multi-User Dimensions or Multi-User Dungeons, depending on who you ask) are Internet-based role-playing games that allow you to join players from around the world anytime. If that appeals to you, here's the book to get you started. While it concentrates primarily on adventure/action games, it also contains information on the growing number of socially-oriented games, where interaction among players is more important than slashing monsters. The authors show you where to find games, how to join them and share valuable strategies.

From Library Journal Multi-User Dungeons (MUDs) have become incredibly popular ways for computer users to compete with hundreds of other adventurers in Dungeons & Dragons-type fantasies. MUDs have evolved, thank goodness, into social and educational vehicles, but the core of much MUD escapism is pure and simple role-playing and competing. Here, Shah and Romine essentially explore two MUDs: DikuMUD (created in Copenhagen as a virtual space filled with a number of different rooms and characters) and LPmud, originally a Finnish invention. Thanks to the authors' vast experience with the combative world of MUD, there's plenty of useful advise on how to survive, gain experience, pick up money and weapons, and even avoid death. Attributes are provided for different characters, different techniques are described to battle different opponents, and basic commands are outlined. As a special aid to neophytes, four characters have been especially set up for readers of this book for MUD experiments. If you're ready to spend about a day a week perfecting your skills in this world, this book will help keep your frustration level down and your fantasies alive.
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