These people have broken into (or gotten permission) to enter divine temples, have found a way to walk every city regardless of their allegiance, they are the first on site when a new location is opened and they tend to be the go to people in regards to quest information. These people take a great pleasure in uncovering the puzzles, exploring the tiniest details, even mapping the previously unwalked lands.
Achaea, the top MUD from Iron Realms Entertainment caters to the pvper, to the grind-fest basher seeking endgame fame, and the explorer type. While many articles cover the combative aspects and discuss hunting or roleplay, I want to focus a bit on what Achaea offers to the riddling, questing explorer type player.
Firstly, very simple, like combat rankings, or experience rank we have the Explorer Ranking. In respect to the number of rooms in the game, the number of rooms you have explored determines your Explorer ranking.
As the in game help scroll Explorers states:
As new lands are discovered, your rank in the Fellowship may actually decrease. This is because your rank in the Fellowship depends on how much of the known world you have explored. If you do not keep the boots dusty, as the Theran saying goes, your prowess as an explorer will diminish. Your rank may be seen in RANKINGS EXPLORERS ME, or just RANKINGS EXPLORERS, or SCORE. Others may see it in HONOURS or RANKINGS EXPLORERS.
To enable this type of player, the realm of Achaea is constantly being expanded, with quests and additions made all the time. A huge addition was the invention of ships, allowing players to own their own vessels, to sail across the wilderness map to distant islands and continents. Each bearing myriad civilisations, quests, shops, history and lore.
With so much to explore, if you enjoy solving puzzles and have great attention to detail, why not come and start up an intrepid explorer in Achaea or one of the other great free to play MUDs from IRE? Got to keep the boots dusty!