[MUD-Dev] MUD timeline

J C Lawrence claw at kanga.nu
Wed Mar 15 21:51:52 New Zealand Daylight Time 2000


On Tue, 14 Mar 2000 23:20:18 -0800 
J C Lawrence <claw at kanga.nu> wrote:

> On Tue, 14 Mar 2000 12:22:08 -0500 Derek Snider
> <derek at idirect.com> wrote:

>> BTW... SMAUG was released at the end of 1996... which is a
>> significant addition because a few Everquest developers/designers
>> were players on Realms of Despair (the SMAUG development MUD) and
>> I have information from an inside contact at EQ that they
>> definately took a lot of ideas from SMAUG.

> A rather belittling yet not inaccurate view is that EQ is DIKU
> warmed over with a graphical interface.  The gameplay, command
> set, base functionality, and design are a pretty accurate copy of
> a standard, stock, DIKU -- or that Smaug is descended from DIKU:

It appears that (some of?) the DIKU people have somewhat similar
views:

  http://www.dikumud.com/default.asp
  http://www.dikumud.com/docs/diary.asp

Quite curious.

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