• Which Mud was this?

    From Bob Roberts@GAMENET/HOVAL to All on Tue Dec 29 19:22:00 2020
    When I was in college there was a local MUD running on campus which was pretty popular. I can't remember anything about it other then it was a standard fantasy type game, and you would basically get the objects required for each quest and throw them into a Pit. And once it was in the Pit you got points for it, and the object or monster or whatever disappeared from the game. Then eventually when all the objects and monsters were gone or dead, the game would be "Reset" and everything went back, and it was repeated.

    I think maybe it was running on software called AmberMud or something?

    Ring any bells?

    Bob Roberts

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  • From Bob Roberts@GAMENET/HOVAL to All on Wed Dec 30 08:45:00 2020
    Re: Which Mud was this?
    By: Bob Roberts to All on Tue Dec 29 2020 07:22 pm

    I think maybe it was running on software called AmberMud or something?

    Ah, after further research I believe it was based on AberMUD. At least that seems to be the most similar name...

    Bob Roberts

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  • From PhazeVektor@GAMENET/PEDALION to Bob Roberts on Thu May 13 17:58:00 2021
    fantasy type game, and you would basically get the objects required for ea quest and throw them into a Pit. And once it was in the Pit you got point it, and the object or monster or whatever disappeared from the game. Then

    Dumb question - is this a pretty common approach that MUDs take? I played on
    a few VAX (and similar) MUDs that - to my recollection - did not use this mechanic of throwing objects into a pit to advance the game collectively.
    This sounds pretty intriguing.

    I see in a later post you identified this as AberMUD (which I am familiar
    with but never, knowingly, played). Any idea if this is an AberMUD mechanic,
    or am I correct in thinking it was just coded by students.

    Cheers!

    ~pv

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  • From Bob Roberts@GAMENET/HOVAL to PhazeVektor on Sun Jun 13 12:09:26 2021
    Re: Re: Which Mud was this?
    By: PhazeVektor to Bob Roberts on Thu May 13 2021 05:58 pm

    Dumb question - is this a pretty common approach that MUDs take? I played on a few VAX (and similar) MUDs that - to my recollection - did not use this mechanic of throwing objects into a pit to advance the game collectively. This sounds pretty intriguing.

    I see in a later post you identified this as AberMUD (which I am familiar with but never, knowingly, played). Any idea if this is an AberMUD mechanic, or am I correct in thinking it was just coded by students.

    I believe it was specific for AberMUD game engine. It allowed a certain "shared universe" where people could work together in the environment to finish the quests, and then do it all over again after whatever time period had passed. Usually there was a set time for the refresh, maybe once a week or whatever. But it wasn't uncommon to request a reset whenever a character wanted to repeat a quest for more points or whatever.

    Bob Roberts

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