EquestriaMUSH Aug 13, 2011 21:08:56 GMT -5
Post by Nightmare Moon on Aug 13, 2011 21:08:56 GMT -5
Okay everypony, here's the big announcement I promised earlier. EquestriaMUSH is now open for business!
What's a MUSH?: A MUSH (short for Multi User Shared Hallucination) is a type of text-based MMORPG. Unlike their cousins, MUDs, MUSHes tend to be geared towards social interaction rather than combat, and hence are perfect for pony RPs.
What will I need to get started?: You will need
1. An account here
3. A MUSH client. For Windows, I'd recomend MUSHclient (www.gammon.com.au/mushclient/mushclient.htm). For Linux I recommend Trebuchet (www.belfry.com/fuzzball/trebuchet/). For Mac, I recommend either Trebuchet or Atlantis (www.riverdark.net/atlantis/).
How do I get started?: Easy! Just PM me here with the following information:
1. The name of the pony you want (only OCs and background ponies, please! Mane 6 and other major characters are reserved. Name can be up to 24 characters long, including only letters and spaces).
2. A basic little blurb about your character, including at least species (no alicorns, please, unless I give you the okay first) and gender.
3. !OPTIONAL! The address of your main pony tumblr.
As soon as you get it, I'll create your character and PM you back with connection details.
Where can I learn how to play?: The MUSH contains an extensive built-in help system (just type help <whatever> to get help on a particular topic). I'd also very much recommend reading at least the "Getting Started" section of Amberyl's MUSH Manual (groundline.net/eu-mush/mushman/), especially if you intend to request a private home.
What's in game now?: Right now you have most of Ponyville's major landmarks to hang out at, as well as a small section of the Everfree forest. You can also buy food at various vendors and have a party with Pinkie Pie.
What will be in the game soon?: I intend to build most of Equestria's major landmarks, as well as introduce more interactive NPCs. Player-owned pets are also in the pipeline. But the thing that will arrive the soonest is player-owned homes (as soon as anypony requests one).
How do I get a home?: To get a home, just page any of my characters in game (The Architect (my administrator ponysona), Nightmare Moon, or Nightsky Melody) and I'll work out the details with you. So far, homes can be built in "Ponyville Residences" and "Edge of the Everfree Forest". Homes cost 40 bits. You will be responsible for decorating, expanding, and maintaining your home (Amberyl's MUSH Manual includes instructions on how to do all three).
Questions? Comments? Post them here! I hope to see you all in game!