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Carpentr
December 29th, 2008, 04:08 AM
Hey everyone , I'm new to linux and also MUDs in general. I was just wondering if there are any popular MUD clients out there that work with linux (Ubuntu specifically) and if anyone could suggest a MUD to play. I am running Ubuntu 8.04 LTS.

I enjoy the the medieval ages setting in books , so any MUD with that sort of setting would be great. There are so many MUDs out there I am just not sure which one to commit my time to and was hoping some of you would have some advice. Thanks.

dannytatom
December 29th, 2008, 07:04 PM
gMUD is the only client I know of, and it's not the best client in the market. Alot of games have their own Java clients you can use, though.

My favorite MUD: Materia Magica (http://materiamagica.com)
Not so fun, but one of the best Java clients: BatMUD (http://www.bat.org)

If your more into action Iron Realms (http://www.ironrealms.com/) make a lot of action-oriented MUDs. I'm into story/quests with some action mixed in, myself (such as the top 2 games).

I'm actually getting tired of this Medieval thing, though. If anyone knows of a good Steampunk MUD, let me know. ;)

compiledkernel
December 29th, 2008, 10:06 PM
Few Mud clients for use --

http://gaming.gwos.org/doku.php/games:alphabetical:j:jamochamud
http://gaming.gwos.org/doku.php/games:alphabetical:g:gnome-mud
http://gaming.gwos.org/doku.php/games:alphabetical:m:mudlet

cb951303
December 29th, 2008, 11:25 PM
Best GTK mud client IMO: kildclient.sf.net

Carpentr
December 30th, 2008, 12:03 AM
Thanks for the help everyone,

I think I'm going to try BatMUD and Materia Magic and see which I like more. Seeing as they both have java clients hopefully they will be decent ones.

Mudlet looks interesting , I'll look into that as a potential client to download.

dannytatom
December 30th, 2008, 12:30 AM
Materia Magica's client isn't anything special, but BatMUD's is great.

http://www.bat.org/play/batclient

But their game isn't nearly as deep and their world is a lot smaller than Materia Magicas. So really, it depends on what you want more; Easier use or better story/gameplay.

Carpentr
December 30th, 2008, 02:40 AM
I just made a character on Materia Magica and I'm liking the descriptions of the rooms and the way the world is written so far. I made a bard and am attempting to get through the introductory tutorial also known as a 'tour.'

Their java client is nice too ; it has a nice background and look to it. Better than staring at a black or white background IMHO. Easier on the eyes.

suupaabaka
December 30th, 2008, 05:36 AM
Welcome to MUDding, Carpentr! I've been in the MU* scene for several years, now, and there are all sorts. You have MUDs, MUSHes, MUXes and MOOs and even more different codebases, and each of those have a variety of themes to them. I almost exclusively play on Star Trek MUSHes, these days, though I do engage in the occasional MUD too.

A great place to find a relatively comprehensive listing of what's out there is the MUD Connector (http://www.mudconnect.com) (www.mudconnect.com). You can search through the database by size, theme, category and more.

As for MU* clients, the best one I've found so far is Kildclient. It's available in the repositories. For Windows users (in case you dual boot), ZMud is supposedly the best but it's not free. SimpleMU is a great alternative to ZMud.

You get used to the black background! Most MU*s out there use ANSI colour, so when you're on one and you're getting black and white, ask around to find out how to turn colour on.

Hope this helps, and happy MU*ing!

Vadi
December 30th, 2008, 06:00 PM
Kildclient/Kmuddy/Gnome-MUD are probably the best at this point. Mudlet would be once it's done ;)

Carpentr
January 1st, 2009, 01:38 AM
Alright , I'll take a look at Kildclient as well.

Right now I'm going to continue trying Materia Magica. The MUD connector sure does have a large list of MUDs though in case I ever get bored. :P

billyevil
January 1st, 2009, 11:50 PM
If you're still looking for muds, one I've played since the early 90's is called Jedimud and is pretty fun.

jedimud.com port 4000

meborc
January 6th, 2009, 01:32 PM
Alright , I'll take a look at Kildclient as well.

Right now I'm going to continue trying Materia Magica. The MUD connector sure does have a large list of MUDs though in case I ever get bored. :P

you can use other clients to connect to materia magica games, you don't need to use their java client - just so you know :)

i'm playing it too... hope to memorize all commands soon... i still need my cheatsheet

DistNBK
May 8th, 2009, 01:10 AM
Hey everyone , I'm new to linux and also MUDs in general. I was just wondering if there are any popular MUD clients out there that work with linux (Ubuntu specifically) and if anyone could suggest a MUD to play. I am running Ubuntu 8.04 LTS.

I enjoy the the medieval ages setting in books , so any MUD with that sort of setting would be great. There are so many MUDs out there I am just not sure which one to commit my time to and was hoping some of you would have some advice. Thanks.
I have two answers for ya, one, zMUD, if you can get it to work in Ubuntu, is the best MUD client out there and two, the best medieval-themed mud is The Legends of Excalibur, its based back in the times of King Arthur. I've been playin it for about 10 years now, best MUD out there. www.lofe.org is the webpage. lofe.org is hostname and port 8000.

My two cents,
Dist.

mystmaiden
May 8th, 2009, 04:59 AM
I started playing New Worlds mud the other day and it looks to be fun if you're really into the rp aspect.

Warpnow
May 8th, 2009, 06:24 AM
Kildclient for Gnome and Kmuddy for KDE.

Papaya is also decent for gnome.

As for muds, I play Aabahran: The Forsaken Lands, but am unsure to what degree I'd reccomend it. Its a very fun PK and RP mud with a dark fantasy theme but it seems to be slowly deteriorating, not to mention I have been banned from the forum for posting a negative review of the mud, so I feel that speaks to the maturity of the staff.

Carpentr
May 8th, 2009, 07:02 AM
Thanks guys, I'll take a look at the MUDs you guys recommended.

bytesmythe
October 31st, 2009, 07:53 AM
You should check out Tera at teramud.com:4000. It has been around for years and has a highly customized class and race system and rune-based spell casting. It could really use an infusion of new players, though, so if you have a chance, give it a try!

Vadi
December 6th, 2009, 03:50 PM
mudlet is probably a good client now, 1.0 out