Dikumud

01.03.15
The Game Archaeologist: How DikuMUD shaped modern MMOs
01.03.15

The Game Archaeologist: How DikuMUD shaped modern MMOs

Even though there are hundreds and thousands of MMOs spanning several decades, only a small handful...

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04.05.11
The Game Archaeologist plays with MUDs: The history
04.05.11

The Game Archaeologist plays with MUDs: The history

You know that sinking feeling when you get into something that's way, waaaay over your head and y...

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01.04.11
The Game Archaeologist and the NeverEnding Quest: The highlights
01.04.11

The Game Archaeologist and the NeverEnding Quest: The highlights

To many veteran MMO players, the opening horns of EverQuest's score are enough to trigger vivid mem...

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04.20.09
The Digital Continuum: Evolving past the Diku design
04.20.09

The Digital Continuum: Evolving past the Diku design

I never played any of the numerous MUDs -- let alone DikuMUD -- back in the early nineties, and it'...

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01.30.09
Newest 1UP blog a haven for RPG and MMO fans alike
01.30.09

Newest 1UP blog a haven for RPG and MMO fans alike

There's a saying that goes, "Teach a man to level up, and you'll satisfy him for a lifetime. But te...

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11.14.08
The Anatomy of WoW: Seven games that inspired Blizzard
11.14.08

The Anatomy of WoW: Seven games that inspired Blizzard

Blizzard is one of the most prestigious and succesful developers in the world for good reason -- it...

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08.01.08
The Daily Grind: Is the genre too commercial?
08.01.08

The Daily Grind: Is the genre too commercial?

Every industry has its Wild West period. Seemingly crazy folks move forward with what turn out to b...

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04.27.08
Player vs. Everything: What if WoW sold its code base?
04.27.08

Player vs. Everything: What if WoW sold its code base?

I could bore you all today by starting my article with a lengthy story about the pre-history of you...

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04.17.08
Player vs. Everything: When will the players leave WoW?
04.17.08

Player vs. Everything: When will the players leave WoW?

I always think it's interesting when I hear developers talk about how World of Warcraft opened up...

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