Hello, I'm the Implementor of Realm of Shadows. I'm here just trying to get the word out about my MUD. We've been around for 8 years and have been pretty productive. The only thing we're missing is more players, so if you're a disgruntled MUDder who is looking for a new place that feels like home to hang around in you should give us a shot, but you don't have to take my word for it! - Here are some reviews people have written.
Written by Kasabian: I haven't been playing at Realm of Shadows for very long, in fact, only about a day or so, but I truly believe it is a game worthy of great credit. When I first started up my character, I wasn't expecting much, I've been through plenty of rinse-and-repeat creations and zoned out at level 5 then never came back. This time was different though, when I logged on I was greeted by an extremely friendly player who offered to help me out and aid in me getting to know the game. It wasn't long before I was getting tips and help in order to help improve my character, it was a very nice experience. Not long after that a staff member, notably Syriac, joined in on welcoming me to the game and helping ensue that my experience there was pleasant. Which it really was!
Given a chance, the game has extreme potential to get a hold of you and make an addict out of you, I found it very hard to stop leveling once I discovered how powerful your character could become. It's a very classic and fun experience, while offering a multi-class system that really justifies itself. The staff are great and friendly and from what I've seen the community seems to be fairly close-knit and homely, which is a great thing and something I've been looking for, for a long, long time.
If you're tired of the same old MUDs packed full of nameless 'cool kids' where you're just a faceless head in the crowd, then come and give RoS a try, or even hang out on the forums and get to know the community. Lord knows every MUD needs more players, but I think it's rare to find one that truly deserves them. :)
Written by Kindoma: Hi. I think that this mud is worthy of a review so here it goes.
1. Class system 9/10. Has alot of classes, and the triple class feature. Each one is built on a different basis so you dont have a bunch of warriors running around. You know Warrior/Knight.
2. Racial features: 8/10 Each race gains stat bonuses along with extra bonuses implemented into the code, and there are enough to choose from.
3. Mud features: 9/10 Damage absortion to balance out those damage seekers. Nice random drops. Fun leveling zones. Helpful staff and players.
Overall Rating 9/10 Give it a try…cant hurt right?
Written by Tytan: Hey all you Mudders out there! I have been with Realm of Shadows for quite some time. They are rebuilding the realm and adding in some extremely nice code. Triple Classing allows for us to be unique, and the players are very helpful.
The Immortals…Not sure what to say about them. They are helpful, involved, and know the game top to bottom. I have put in a few request for things to be added and if not that same day within the week they were added.
If you like pvp, running areas, friendly players, and roleplaying come to Realm of Shadows.
Written by Kilrath: I'm not sure what I can add that Aldous hasn't covered. However, I did want to make a sort of amendment to his review. The Multi-Classing in this game has been upgraded from Dual-Classing to Triple-Classing. That means that you can choose a third class as your player matures. I find myself quite addicted to this game, and I have been since it went public back in 2002. The owner/coder, Syriac, has always been open to the ideas presented by the players. I have seen a suggestion added very quick, and sometimes within the same day of it being brought forward to him.
It is very refreshing to have a game like this that is very friendly to its players. Not only that, but the staff on this game is truly one of the best you will find. They do not hide from the players. They are very interactive with the players, and will sometimes go out of their way to see that whoever is on the game is having a good time.
And while it may not be the largest world you can find, the staff seems to be putting a lot of effort into making it a unique and interesting realm to explore.
Written by Aldous: I've been following Realm of Shadows since the beginning and have watched it evolve into a completely unique and exciting experience. Realm of Shadows is derived from SMAUG code, but I have played many other SMAUG MUDs and I've never seen anything like this.
RoS has truly random items, random names, random affects, random pops - it really adds a lot to the game. There also is a TRUE multiclass system - not that crap remort stuff. You start as one class and later on you can dual to a second class and switch between them back and forth.
There is automated questing, random experience point bonuses, tiers, a god lead following system, optional PK, stat re-rolling, stat training, and so much more.
One of the best parts is the dedicated staff. They are always willing to help out - way more than any other place I've ever seen! They are very open to player ideas. I, myself, have submitted ideas only to see it implemented within a few days or less! I really wish there were more players and I'm hoping that this review will entice more people to come and give it a chance.