Hi! I’m writing this today because I wanted to share something about my favourite MUD, and not to mention it’s one of the best MUDS around. There is one amazing aspect to it, that keeps me completely hooked. I’m sure some MUDS may have similar attractions, but none like this one. This feature is the ability to not only raid other cities, but destroy them.
It is even more complex than that, first before you can destroy you have to get inside the city, which is tricky with all the guards. So you have to find somebody who can slip in unnoticed, or maybe can phase in depending on their class. Then once they are in, you have to bring the whole group in. Then the raid leader can and must SANCTION a raid to actually do damage. Once this happens, you can hear his or her bloodthirsty cry echo throughout the city. In order to destroy a city, you must have 5 people or more in the city at once. So if they attack in defense, and you drop to below 5 people in, the raid is “unsanctioned” and you can no longer do damage to the city until you are back up to 5 members. In order to damage the city room, you must call upon elemental fire. You do this by SUMMONing SPARK. When you summon spark, it will look like this:
You close your eyes and concentrate, tapping into the deepest wells of inner strength. As an intense heat builds within your chest, your eyes fly open and you begin channelling the entirety of your will towards summoning a creature of conflagrant fury to do wreck havoc upon your enemy's city.
So now, in order to efficiently destroy the room in a timely manner, you must have as many people summoning at once who are not preoccupied already holding a totem or even holding off the enemies. As the more summoning, the quicker the room is turned to ruins. After some time, the room will be destroyed and then you can move onto another room in the city, once again needing an “in” if it is not directly adjacent.
But you can only destroy 5 rooms every in game month, as your city only has 5 tanks to do it with. Tanks hold the energy you need to destroy a room. Every month you must fill up as many tanks as you want with karma items. You gather these various items, burn them, and sometimes embers will pop out. You then take these embers, and place them in the tanks. After they smoulder in there for a bit, you are ready to go.
Not only is there city destruction raids, but there are also border skirmishes just to tease your enemy. These are usually less attackers than a sanctioned raid, and can be done anytime. So if your out of tanks or want to save them for later, you can lead a skirmish onto your enemies. But I’ll blog more on that later.
Most players who are into combat and PvP love raiding. But even those who aren’t the best, still enjoy it. Not to mention, if your able to stay alive, you can gain lots of experience by destroying a room. Personally, I think raiding is one of the best perks to MUDS and my favourite part right now.
Heres what it looks like when you destroy a room. As you can see in my prompt I went from 67 experience to 75!
Hope you enjoyed! Stay tuned.