[MUD-Dev] Text Muds vs Graphical Muds

Matt Mihaly the_logos at achaea.com
Wed Jun 19 09:16:40 New Zealand Standard Time 2002


On Tue, 18 Jun 2002, Kwon Ekstrom wrote:

> I disagree, I think if you take the "total" mmorpg and the "total"
> text-mud population... (overlap aside) you'll find that text muds
> actually have more players than graphical muds.  There's simply
> alot more text muds out there to distribute the population over.

Almost definitely not. The Mudconnector, for instance, registers
around 125k unique users a month. Not everybody in the MUD community
uses it, but being extremely optimistic about the size of the
market, maybe 1/3 do. That's an extremely optimistic estimate of
375k text MUD users. Everquest alone has more subscribers than that,
and Lineage has millions of players.

--matt

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