In the top MUD I play, there are competitions for all players held in an Arena. In the Arena, you can die without experience lost and compete in combat competitions, or maybe just a game of freeze tag. Either way it is always a blast and not something you want to miss. In this MUD there are arenas all over in each city, and a public one. Events are held all the time and each one usually gives a prize to the winner. There are many events such as Freeze Tag, Bait the Frog, Tournament of the Fang, Rampage, King of the Hill, Free for all, and more! It is a great way to get experience in PvP situations without having the real consequences of dieing.
Me Mid fight in a Tournament of the Fang
Right now in my City we just had a few competitions. one was a Rampage, then we had Freeze Tag, Bait the Frog, and then a Tournament of the Fang. In a Rampage, it is just players battling it out and the last one standing wins. They are very competitive and hard to win, I’v never won one but I’m sure you could! Freeze tag is like normal freeze tag except you use wands and you can blast people from adjacent rooms! If you are hit 3 times by a blast then your out for good! But you recover blast lives every 30 seconds or so and can get up to 3 so, I almost won one of these once. Then we had a bait the frog game. This one was really fun and it is where there is a giant frog with you in the Arena! Then, a dead fly is spawned in a player's inventory and they must give or throw it at another competitor before the frog finds and eats them. I have won 2 of these out of the 2 I have played! Quite amusing. Then we had lastly, a tournament of the fang. These are LOTS of fun, I had never competed in one before until about 10 minutes ago. These are longer, but it is very very fun. In this event you are thrown in the arena with a bridle. You can then harness one of the spawned creatures and use them to afflict and help kill your enemy while you use your combat skills. For example if I bridled a gryphon I could ORDER GRYPHON KILL <player> and they would start hitting and afflicting that player. Than I could also target that player and use my class skills on them, which just makes it very hard on the opponent. You have to be quick though because they have mounts and could target YOU.
My mount hitting in a tournament of the fang
Arenas are always fun and can even be used for one on one duels or party spars which is a group of players versus another group of players. So these arenas are great and I suggest you get on that top MUD and try some of these games out. It is a very easy, a lot of times FREE, and fun way to get better at PvP combat!