• What happened to BBS Door games?

    From HusTler@GAMENET/HAVENS to All on Fri Nov 15 22:42:50 2019
    What happend to the BBS Muds? Why did they all move away from the BBS and into dedicated servers? The amount of players? Did the Muds really get so many users a BBS couldn't handle it?

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  • From Hemo@GAMENET/UJOINT to HusTler on Sat Nov 16 10:05:02 2019
    Re: What happened to BBS Door games?
    By: HusTler to All on Fri Nov 15 2019 10:42 pm

    What happend to the BBS Muds? Why did they all move away from the BBS and into dedicated servers? The amount of players? Did the Muds really get so many users a BBS couldn't handle it?

    In the 1990's, I would sometimes see so many users connected I couldn't get in to the BBS to play when I could or wanted to play.

    I might think that in some cases, so many callers were there just for the MUD, that sysops might have re-allocated resources into what they thought might bring in the most money to maintain all the lines.
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  • From Dumas Walker@GAMENET/CAPCITY2 to HUSTLER on Sat Nov 16 10:22:00 2019
    What happend to the BBS Muds? Why did they all move away from the BBS and into >dedicated servers? The amount of players? Did the Muds really get so many users
    a BBS couldn't handle it?

    I still have a MUD running on Moe's, mudman. You can find it on moetiki.ddns.net:27 under the doors menu.


    * SLMR 2.1a * I open a door to an empty room...then I forget...

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  • From Dumas Walker@GAMENET/CAPCITY2 to HUSTLER on Sat Nov 16 17:04:00 2019
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    What happend to the BBS Muds? Why did they all move away from the BBS and int
    dedicated servers? The amount of players? Did the Muds really get so many use
    a BBS couldn't handle it?

    I still have a MUD running on Moe's, mudman. You can find it on moetiki.ddns.net:27 under the doors menu.

    Sorry, while I do have mudman, the one that is really like a mud is DoorMUD.


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  • From HusTler@GAMENET/HAVENS to Dumas Walker on Sun Nov 17 14:27:08 2019
    Re: What happened to BBS Door
    By: Dumas Walker to HUSTLER on Sat Nov 16 2019 05:04 pm

    What happend to the BBS Muds? Why did they all move away from the BBS >>and int dedicated servers? The amount of players? Did the Muds really >>get so many use a BBS couldn't handle it?

    Sorry, while I do have mudman, the one that is really like a mud is DoorMUD.
    I've been checking out Muds this past week. Waaay to complicated for me. I was never a gamer really. I was into Doom for while back in the day. I also enjoyed Global War on the BBS. I still check Global War for active games but there's no interest. I guess it's too simple for gamers that enjoy muds. That and the fact everyone wants to be a SysOp and not a user ;-)

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  • From Marisag@GAMENET/AMIGAC to HusTler on Tue Dec 3 12:42:58 2019
    Re: What happened to BBS Door games?
    By: HusTler to All on Fri Nov 15 2019 22:42:50

    What happend to the BBS Muds? Why did they all move away from the BBS and into dedicated servers? The amount of players? Did the Muds really get so many users a BBS couldn't handle it?

    MUDs and BBS's are branches on a tree, as both were started around the same time, with MUDs maybe even being a bit older as people in govt & college's used to play MUDs, IRC, etc while at work/school. There are also servers where the role playing is very intense and they are not the right place for general discussion.

    Thats why I offer CoffeeMUD hosting for $14/month first month free as well as Synchronet hosting - they are groups with a slot of shared features...

    Marisa
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