[MUD-Dev] Text Muds vs Graphical Muds

Ola Fosheim Grøstad <olag@ifi.uio.no> Ola Fosheim Grøstad <olag@ifi.uio.no>
Thu Jun 20 12:40:01 New Zealand Standard Time 2002

Matt Mihaly <the_logos at achaea.com> writes:

> 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.

 (It is not uncommon to have multiple accounts in EQ and Lineage is

Anyway, I think you should count in Web-based game/community
services with some notion of "Room" in the text-MUD
population. Which probably would change the picture quite a bit.

Ola - http://folk.uio.no/olag/

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