Old 18th September 2003, 07:27   #1
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Text-based RPGs? Yes or No?

I have to admit, I have a penchant for text-based RPGs. Rather than being drawn to them by the actual gameplay (that REALLY only takes a few minutes each day), I'm probably drawn to them by the community and message boards.

I play http://www.alienaa.com/cgi-bin/c.fcgi?id=177363 (A3: Awakening), and used to be a manager for an old online game Criminals-RPG (with over 10,000 players).

Am I the only one who has (or dares to admit that he/she has) a liking for online text-based RPGs? :P




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Old 18th September 2003, 08:16   #2
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Muds rule.

I've played 3 Kingdoms on and off for almost 8 years now.

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Old 18th September 2003, 18:00   #3
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Old 19th September 2003, 23:46   #4
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I prefer REAL RPG's. You know, not stting in front of a computer, but at a table with your friends and whatnot. That is more fun to me, seeing I am with other people, in the flesh.
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Old 21st September 2003, 00:10   #6
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Oh God damn, don't even think of trying to get more people playing that sh*t hole called AAA.
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Old 22nd September 2003, 12:16   #7
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Had loads for the ZX Spectrum ("The Hobbit" being the best). Of course, text-adventures were necessary for machines with only 16kb of memory. I even programmed me own:

10 if input$ = "N" then goto 100
11 if input$ = "S" then goto 110
12 if input$ = "E" then goto 120
13 if input$ = "W" then goto 130
100 rem *The Oak Tree*
101 cls: print "You are at the old oak tree, bla bla bla.

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Old 22nd September 2003, 19:49   #8
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MUDs 0wnz0rz.

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Old 1st October 2003, 14:09   #9
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Text-based RPGs? Yes or No?
No.
(I tested NetHack but i didn't understand it)
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Old 1st October 2003, 15:01   #10
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I used to have NetHack, it was the weirdest thing.

Also used to have a Hitchiker's Guide To The Galaxy game on the 486. Having read the book or seen the film would have helped me understand I suppose.


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Old 5th October 2003, 07:05   #11
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I *looove* text based rpgs. They rock my world. I hate real life ones, like LARPS. Ate my friend's whole life one semester at college!
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Old 12th October 2003, 18:23   #12
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I played one for awhile called MechWars but it has been taken down now for over a year because they were gonna release the new version but it still hasn't happend

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