MUD. Love it. Not the dirty kind, but the game(s)
Well, what is this MUD thing?
There are several ways to explain this, according to who you ask. I prefer
to say it's a virtual world where you meet friends (and enemies) with which
you can speak, explore the world, maybe even build yourself a nice house.
Or town, or whatever. Your imagination is the only limit. Well, there are
some rules to be followed, as usual. Building, however, most often require
you to have aquired a status as a Wizard or Witch on the MUD. More on this
There are several types of MUDs around, and based on many themes. In some
MUDs, the social aspect is the most important, while in others, you're sent
out on quests to solve and achieve a higher ranking. Fighting is a key element
in many MUDs. To gain experience and achieve a higher ranking, you fight.
Not that this is a bad thing, on most MUDs you're not allowed to kill other
players, only the characters that is part of the game. As you gain experience
from fighting and questing, you get higher rankings and more power, until
finally you reach the status of Witch/Wizard - and become immortal. Now
you have the power to build anything you want; New areas to explore, monsters
to kill and quests to solve.
Of course, playing on a MUD where fighting is a vital aspect doesn't refrain
you from chatting with others - people love to talk, even if they won't
do it all the time. It is like real life: You don't have to sit in a chair
to talk, you talk everywhere - when you work, go for a walk, go hunting
(well, except when you've approaching the game...).
So, would you like playing MUD? Well, as long as you're not uncomfortable
without a joystick, and there's nothing wrong with your imagination - yes,
I think you would. But don't just take my word for it, try playing yourself.
Then tell me later if you agree.
Where can I find and read more about MUD?
The Mud Connector
gives you a lot
of links to explore.