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In the 80's and 90's, a variety of '''Multi-User''' computer based games came out, either by professional companies or individual programmers. Though outdated in design, many are still active. The games involved multiple users logging in and interacting with each other; in many ways they were the precursors of modern MMPORGs like ''[[The Lord of the Rings Online]]''.
'''MUD''' is defined as a ''multi-user domain'', ''multi-user dungeon'', or ''multi-user dimension''. All of these refer to the same idea, an online environment where a multitude of people may be logged on and interact with one another. The original defintion for MUD was ''multi-user dungeon'', indicating the multiplayer aspect applied to popular single player games like Dungeon and Zork. While not always the case, the vast majority of MUDs are built for the sole purpose of gaming. MUDs can be considered the predecessors of the MMORPG. Many, many Tolkien based MUDs have existed and still exist today, offering a large range of options to choose from. Listed below are MUDs based upon the works of J.R.R. Tolkien:
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* [[The Two Towers (MUD)]]
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There have been several types of ''Multi-User'' games:
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* '''MUD''': Multi-User Dungeon
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* '''MUSH''': Multi-User Shared Hack
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* '''MUX''': Multi-User Experience
  
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==See Also==
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* [[:Category:Multi-User Dungeons|List of Multi-User Dungeons]]
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* [[:Category:MUSH|List of Multi-User Shared Hacks]]
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* [[:Category:MUX|List of Multi-User Experiences]]
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==External links==
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* {{WP|MUD}}
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* {{WP|MUSH}}
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* {{WP|MU*}}
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[[Category:MMORPG]]

Latest revision as of 16:06, 27 March 2011

In the 80's and 90's, a variety of Multi-User computer based games came out, either by professional companies or individual programmers. Though outdated in design, many are still active. The games involved multiple users logging in and interacting with each other; in many ways they were the precursors of modern MMPORGs like The Lord of the Rings Online.

There have been several types of Multi-User games:

  • MUD: Multi-User Dungeon
  • MUSH: Multi-User Shared Hack
  • MUX: Multi-User Experience

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