Alright, another posting here got me thinking about looking at MUDs over the years. Does anyone have information or a good way to gather information on the number of muds for each year for the past 20-25 years? I'd like to look at the number of muds each year and compare it to events in computing and gaming over the different years. If people can get help get me numbers, I'll do the computing using Excel and SPSS.
To be more explicit, I'd be interesting in the following numbers: Number of MUDs per year (going back to 1993, preferably to 1990) Type of MUD's each year by code base (can be general such as MERC/ROM/Circle/ etc… I'd prefer more specifics, but I'll take overarching). Start Date and End Date for each mud. That could be really crucial for determining the relevance to major events).
If anyone has information or suggestions on where to go, I'd appreciate it. I know I can use MUDstats for more recent information, but not sure about older information.