I started playing this Mud today, and I wanted to share my initial experiences.
First, when you enter the game, be sure and type "ansi off" to turn off ansi color. That will make gameplay much smoother.
You can also use the "blind" and "bcb" commands in conjunction with on or off, to streamline the text for your screen reader.
It reminds me a little bit of Clok, for how immersive it is. You take a long time to build your character, learning about the world you've found yourself in, and the Mud school lets you explore skills in all the professions in which you have an interest, before you make a final decision. It really allows you to do a lot of learning and exploring before you lock your character into anything.
I really like it. I've been able to progress at my own pace, and no one has insisted on RP so far. But the players are friendly and helpful.
Exploration is awesome, and the world is written beautifully!
The list of skills and abilities seems endless, and you really interact with them instead of just magically having them. "Pick herbs", "launch boat" etc.
I'm thinking of becoming a ranger or druid, so I haven't tried any combat, and can't speak about the specifics of that. But the game environment, exploration, and crafting all seem fantastic.
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