Raph Koster: MMOs versus MUDs

Metaplace’s Raph Koster has been around long enough to know most virtual world history. He’s raised some interesting points about MUDs and MMOs, stating that the latter have “removed more features from MUD gameplay than they have added”.

One of hundreds remaining: Project Carthage

One of the hundreds of MUDs still running: Project Carthage

What do you think? Is there truly anything new in multiplayer gaming or virtual worlds more broadly? What further evolution would truly impress you?

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  1. Interesting post. I have made a twitter post about this. Hope others find it as interesting as I did.

  2. Interesting post. I have made a twitter post about this. Hope others find it as interesting as I did.

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