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Re: Forgive me for being cynical...
Posted By: thermoplyaeDate: 3/14/05 2:04 p.m.

In Response To: Re: Forgive me for being cynical... (Forrest of B.org)

: Marathon MP is totally different from MUD-style play. Marathon MP is fun for
: the speed, action, reflexes - the audiovisual and tactile interaction with
: the game. Even if the graphics are primitive by today's standards they are
: still essential to that gameplay.

: Role-play is fun for the storytelling, the character interaction - it's
: basically a large collaborate writing process where each writer gets to
: write for one character and the game/GM controls the overall plot, chance
: events, etc. Unfortunately amongst all the old text-based MMORPG systems
: (including MUSHes, MUXes, MOOs, etc), MUDs are renowned for degenerating
: quickly into hack-n-slash combat fests with little interesting character
: development. They're sort of the Diablo of text-based RPGs - maybe
: addictive to some but ultimately shallow. That is of course not so much a
: limitation of the MUD system as just the type of user it used to draw in.

: A good Marathon MUD would have to be set in a time/place that would make a
: bad tradition Marathon scenario. The two game type are anethema to one
: another. You want a place without constant combat, with motives and
: possibilities that extend beyond just killing things. Perhaps something
: set on the Marathon en-route to Tau Ceti, or the seven years of the colony
: prior to the Pfhor attack? Possibly involving Strauss and whatever his
: plans were with the Battleroids, whatever sort of coup he may have been
: planning. Can still involve combat but not outright war, Chockesians can
: provide cannon fodder to build up combat skills, day-to-day colony life
: provides you with something to do, and the MIDA espianage(sp?) backstory
: allows for character growth and a connecting plot arc.

I dunno. It might work out. Maybe not.

I'm interested(ish), but I don't really want to get my hands messy with this one.

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Marathon MUD!!!Johannes Gunnar 3/13/05 4:47 a.m.
     Re: Marathon MUD!!!K-chi 3/13/05 8:02 a.m.
           Squeeee~! *desire* *NM*luke9 3/13/05 8:52 a.m.
                 Forgive me for being cynical...Me_43 3/13/05 8:23 p.m.
                       Nevar!!!!one! *NM*luke9 3/13/05 9:14 p.m.
                       Re: Forgive me for being cynical...Johannes Gunnar 3/13/05 10:36 p.m.
                             Re: Forgive me for being cynical...goran 3/14/05 9:59 a.m.
                                   Re: Forgive me for being cynical...Johannes Gunnar 3/14/05 10:58 a.m.
                                         Re: Forgive me for being cynical...Forrest of B.org 3/14/05 11:30 a.m.
                                               Re: Forgive me for being cynical...Johannes Gunnar 3/14/05 1:57 p.m.
                                               Re: Forgive me for being cynical...thermoplyae 3/14/05 2:04 p.m.
                                         Re: Forgive me for being cynical...canemex 3/26/05 5:34 p.m.
                             Re: Forgive me for being cynical...freakctc79 3/17/05 7:11 a.m.
                       Re: Forgive me for being cynical...K-chi 3/14/05 11:20 a.m.
                             Re: Forgive me for being cynical...thermoplyae 3/14/05 2:02 p.m.
                             Re: Forgive me for being cynical...goran 3/14/05 3:25 p.m.
                             Re: Forgive me for being cynical...Me_43 3/15/05 2:19 a.m.
                                   Re: Forgive me for being cynical...K-chi 3/15/05 2:43 p.m.
                                         Re: Forgive me for being cynical...Me_43 3/15/05 5:00 p.m.
                                               For the record: Looking forward to the MUD :-) *NM*luke9 3/15/05 6:12 p.m.
                                               Re: Forgive me for being cynical...K-chi 3/19/05 1:12 p.m.
                       Re: Forgive me for being cynical...Fatman 3/17/05 6:01 p.m.
                             Re: Forgive me for being cynical...ukimalefu 3/18/05 10:01 p.m.
                                   Re: Forgive me for being cynical...Drinniol 3/19/05 6:03 p.m.
                       UNPFHORGIVEN *NM*duality 3/19/05 7:26 p.m.
           Re: Marathon MUD!!!Drinniol 3/16/05 2:21 a.m.

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