Fishing Snippet for Dawn of Time MUDs

This fishing snippet offers a simple but expandible form of entertainment
for players that also provides them with a food source that can be
sold. If your mud uses cooking to cook raw meats, make sure to make
the fishcatch object with a raw flag.

Players have to have a fishing pole and hold it to fish. They also
need to have bait in their inv. They must be standing in a room of
sector type WATER_SWIM or WATER_NOSWIM (adjust to fit your code) to
fish.

You will need to create the following:
Skills:
fish

Object Types:
pole
bait

Specific Objects:
fishcatch – declared in your game as a specific vnum Continue reading “Fishing Snippet for Dawn of Time MUDs”

Better Mining Code

This larger snippet has mines separated by type and includes the use of
a mining skill. Like the basic mining snippet I have posted previously, your players will need to have a pick and be holding it to mine. Rooms will need to have a vein object reset into them for players to mine. Once the ore is mined, they will be told that there is none there. I find it best to have the ore scattered throughout the mines and being unseen.

You will need to create the following:
Skills:
mine

Object Types:
silvervein
goldvein
gemvein
pick

Specific Objects:
gemstone – declared in your game as a specific vnum

Room Types:
goldmine
silvermine
gemmine Continue reading “Better Mining Code”

The Abduction of Kore

For those that missed our Abduction of Kore event, here are my notes on it:

Start of Story – 1 Day

    • In Game RP the abduction

One of the nymphs comes to town, as part of a global search.

    • A temporary replace of update.cpp, the weather code

A complete downpour, as Demeter starts to cry over her missing/lost daughter.

    • Temporary mobiles

Have the nymphs looking all over Greece for the girl.
When greeted, they will tell what they saw.
When they hear the word KORE, they will tell about the girl.

    • Mprogs

Nymphs searching
Bartender’s Gossip Prog needs to have a line about it.
Beggar Mob Spec should have a line about it. Continue reading “The Abduction of Kore”

Blast From The Past – Athens is MUD of the Month!

I got this fantastic email from Kyndig today! Thanks to all of our hard working staff and the many fantastic players!

-Hera of Athens

“MudMagic.Com” <staff@mudmagic.com> wrote:
Date: Mon, 2 May 2005 12:59:43 -0500
To: Hera_of_Athens <hera_of_athens@yahoo.com>
Subject: [MudMagic] You won game of month
From: “MudMagic.Com” <staff@mudmagic.com>

Congratulations to Athens!

This game has earned the Game of The Month for the month of May. Once a month a new game from the Game List at MudMagic.Com is chosen. This game has stood out in the game community by promoting community interaction within their player ranks.

The Game of the Month is hand chosen by Kyndig and Jaelli. The requirements demanded to receive this prestegious award are among the most stringent in the community. Some of these
requirements are:

* Game List Owners must give positive feedback on ways in which to further advance the Online Text Game Community. * Player interaction within the community through voting and commenting.
* The ending rate for the month must be 3+ wizards ( 7 rating )

Hera_of_Athens has shown the willingness and desire to further advance their game by promoting their online text game through the community. Congratulations Athens on your strong community interactive player community!

The Staff of MudMagic.Com

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Athens has Guilds and Player Houses

The military point system, clan system and arena are now all complete and fully functional. Players who are clanned now lose points and gain points through pkilling.

An example of all the player houses (1 room – 7 room) are now completed and installed into the public areas of the game. Their doors are unlocked and available for players to explore and view.

The list of things needed to make our game more ready to be open to a larger player base is short. I feel confident that with a good effort put forth, we could be ready for more extensive testing in no time.

I’m hoping for a large get-together of the immortals to discuss the finer details of changes occurring in our mud and to exchange ideas. I know that it is almost impossible to find a time that works for everyone.

Hera, Queen of the Gods
Fight monsters while gods interfer to become a hero or join in the great political debate about democracy and the war between city-states. A highly intense roleplay environment awaits those who wish to enter the world of ancient Greek Mythology. Athens is a free to play mud, a text-based internet game where multiple players interact online.

Athens is located at athens.boue.ca port 9000
Our website is http://athens.boue.ca

Blast From The Past – postings from my old gamer blogs that have been ported to my new site.

Athens – Armies are created, let the PVP begin!

The Army of Athens and Military of Megara have been created. You will need to contact me to join either army (until both armies are established enough to do their own promoting and recruiting). I also need volunters to switch citizenship to Megara. It has been pretty much agreed that speeding up the creation of armies should create a more dynamic game for testers to enjoy.

I do appreciate those of you who have been coming to the mud often and exploring. The bugs and typos you have found have helped us very much in our goal of creating a quality mudding experience. While other areas are still being created, more items, quests, mobiles, food and water sources are being added to the existing areas to make them more playable. Your comments and suggestions have been taken very seriously and almost all have made it into the game already.

Due to the interest by several testers about becoming builders, I thought it wise to mention that Eris, our head builder, is always accepting applications through e-mail to round out our staff. Information on what information to send her way is found on our main web site, http://athens.boue.ca on the front page. Continue reading “Athens – Armies are created, let the PVP begin!”

Athens, New Cities Open!

First off, I’d like to thank all of our testers for helping us get a good start when we opened March 1st. Our first area open to testers has for the most part been a success. More equipment mobiles, quests, etc are of course being added as time continues. Your assistance in pointing out bugs and spelling errors has been greatly appreciated.

Three new cities are being opened up to the player testers now. Knossos, Megora and Delphi will be temporarily accessible through a series of soft-links called Hermes Travel Agency. As the areas between these cities are opened, hard-links (actual roads and open countryside) will replace the need for the soft-links.

Upon posting this announcement, the travel agencies will be open and offer transport free of charge to all player testers. I look forward to your bug reporting, critiques and comments on the newly opened areas.

Hera, Queen of the Gods
Fight monsters while gods interfer to become a hero or join in the great political debate about democracy and the war between city-states. A highly intense roleplay environment awaits those who wish to enter the world of ancient Greek Mythology. Athens is a free to play mud, a text-based internet game where multiple players interact online.
Athens is located at athens.boue.ca port 9000
Our website is http://athens.boue.ca

Blast From The Past – postings from my old gamer blogs that have been ported to my new site.