The Mud Concept
A mud can take on many forms. However, common between all muds
is the ability for many people to interact within the game at the
same time. MUD is the acronym for Multi User Dungeon. As the name
implies, the first muds was set in a fantasy environment. Even though
many still are, it is far from the only environment possible. What kind
of world you play in is entirely up to the administrators of the game
to decide. It can be anything from a science fiction universe in the
far future to a medieval world with castles and dungeons. This particular
world, Xyllomer, is set in a medieval fantasy environment.
You play the role of an adventurer. As you explore the world you
will meet other adventurers set out to complete quests, engage in
combat, or just to meet new people.
It is up to you to choose your friends and enemies. As you treat
others, they are likely to treat you. Some creatures may prove hard
to deal with and some might be willing to trade. A few will flee as you
approach while others will stay and fight. As you gain experience as an
adventurer you will get better at the skills that you choose to practise.
Whether to wield powerful magic or lethal weapons, is again your choice.
Maybe you wish to do both...