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Wallowing in the MUDs with Raslazel

A series of articles about MUDs and gaming in general, involving strategy and commentary on role-play and having fun.

Author: Raslazel

In-Game Theft – A Short Rant

Posted by Raslazel Monday August 6 2012 at 9:50PM
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Hello, I’m Chris, better known as Raslazel from the top MUD Achaea by Iron Realms Entertainment, and I’m here to talk about theft. No, not real-life theft. That’s a different blog. I’m talking about in-game theft. I’m all for it. I like the threat, what can I say?

I’ve never played a thief character in a MUD and I never will, simple as that. I don’t enjoy it. But, when my character has everything he needs (triggers, aliases, in-game defences) to stop it from happening, and a thief still manages to get something from him, that’s impressive. I don’t care what it is, either. A weapon, a piece of armour, a special vial or just gold, it’s all fair game if I’m dumb enough to let it get taken from me. It adds variety and danger (not to mention a bit of schadenfreude, when someone who spent a ton of RL money to buy IG items gets them stolen) to the game.

But still, people whine and gripe and complain that it’s ruining their fun. Get a life. If your in-game crap is that important to you, go outside and get some fresh air, it’s probably been a while. Think about it this way, if you don’t lock your house and you get robbed, you’re partially to blame. Don’t say that you shouldn’t have to lock your doors, you know you have to. Why is it any different for your character? Your character deserves to lose his shirt if he’s not willing to protect himself. You’re just whining that you can’t sit AFK in peace.

Nerfs to theft in Achaea brought this on, rant over. Again, I don’t play a thief, I just like what they bring to the experience.

If you have no idea, what I’m on about, you should try playing a MUD. MUDs, especially top MUDs by Iron Realms Entertainment, are a great source for finding fellow roleplayers and having a lot of fun. Completely free MMORPGs are few and far between, but IRE offers multiple opportunities to earn credits (in-game currency that can be used to buy powerful artefacts and master skills) without spending even a penny. Have a look, you can even play them as browser games!