The Two Towers (MUD)

The Two Towers (MUD)

The Two Towers mud is a free fantasy multiplayer text based online role-playing game set in Tolkien’s universe [ [http://pueblo.sourceforge.net/worldlist.php?tree=fan/tolkien J.R.R.Tolkien] list of worlds based on, 'A full-featured combat world based upon the works of J.R.R Tolkien'] at the time of events in the second volume of Tolkien’s "The Lord of the Rings". The game is a MUD (multi user dungeon) that was established in June 1994 and as of 2008 was ranked 66 by Mud Connector.(mudconn)] It can be played via a direct telnet , ssh or java connection, or through a mud client.

Description

The world depicted in the Two Towers mud contains many thousands [(mudmagic)] of uniquely described rooms, thousands of non-player characters, tens of thousands of objects, and hundreds of quests. The world holds, in total, nearly a hundred thousand rooms that players can explore. The regions represented in the game include Eriador, Rhovanion, Gondor, Umbar, Harondor, Harad, and Mordor. The scope ranges from cities such as Bywater and Minas Tirith to small homes and farmlands, as well as huge dungeon complexes such as the Mines of Moria.

The Two Towers mud also includes representations of most of the members of the Fellowship of the Ring who were living during its setting.

The Two Towers mud is set in the world of J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings". In particular, the Two Towers mud depicts the date of March 15th when Minas Tirith was under siege. The mud plays host to a battle between good and evil, with the free races (Hobbit, Sindar, Silvan, Dwarf, Edain, Dunlending, Dúnedain, and Eorling) generally contesting against the minions of Sauron (Uruk-hai, Easterling, Númenórean, Haradrim, and Variag), although members of the free races may choose to betray their heritage.

History

The Two Towers mud began as a project between a few students and has from the start been free from charge, and is run with help from player donations and the administrators' private funds.Under constant development from the very start, the game is now a complete virtual world almost completely identical to the geographical properties of Arda, with game areas including west and east Middle-earth, Harondor, Harad, Umbar, and Mordor. The ability to play as a minion of Sauron was removed in 2001, then reintroduced in 2005 after a major overhaul.

Playing

In the game, players explore the fantasy world of Tolkien, fighting monsters and enemies for treasure, equipment, and experience points. As they progress, players advance in level, gaining power, reputation, and different skills and abilities.(theoneringnet)] While some players choose to interact with one another in PvP (player versus player) combat, others pay great attention to their characters, writing custom descriptions and tales for their adventures to better interact in an RP environment. Others may choose to use the world as a chatting device to interact and socialize with other players.

Notes

References

*(mudconn) cite web |url=http://www.mudconnect.com/mud-bin/adv_search.cgi?Mode=MUD&mud=The+Two+Towers |title=The MUD Connector: The Two Towers |publisher=The MUD Connector |quote=Highly customized TMI-2 1.1.1 mudlib on MudOS v22] (May 4, 2007)|accessdate=2007-10-22
*(oneringnet) cite web |url=http://haven.theonering.net/reviews/games/twotowersmud.html |title=Tolkien Gaming - Gaming Havens - Game Reviews - Two Tower MUD |publisher=theonering.net |date=2000 or earlier |quote=you kill things and complete missions, you get more attributes' |accessdate=2007-10-22
*(mudmagic) cite web |url=http://www.mudmagic.com/listings/game/1264/ |title=The Two Towers : Tolkien's world carefully recreated |publisher=mudmagic |quote=Over 18,000+ rooms |accessdate=2007-10-22 - Game of the Month for October 2007, ranked third in Top 10 Themes

External links

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* - Official wiki for T2T
* - Official forum
* - player based 2007 map including parts of Mordor, but excluding inside villages and caves
* - player based 2002 maps for most of The Two Towers mud excluding Mordor and inside villages and inside caves


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