Getting Started: Welcome to your first MUD adventure
Welcome! You most likely found your way to The Mud Connector(TMC) while searching for Free games to play on Google or some other search engine. Perhaps you saw that TMC provides access to over 900 free MUD games and like any gamer you wanted to try something new. You came to the right place! If you have played Ultima Online, EverQuest or even World of Warcraft then you have played games that were designed by people with extensive backgrounds playing and building MUDs.
Though you may not have heard of a MUD before now, chances are you have played games that are closely related. MUD stands for multi-user dungeon and a large number of them are RPG text-based games, some are based on Medieval Fantasy ( like Dungeons and Dragons ), some are based on Star Wars or Star Trek, or cyberpunk, or Dragonball, or even popular book series like the Wheel of Time, Pern or even Harry Potter. All of them have one thing in common - you play them over the internet with other people from around the world.
One thing you should not expect to see in a traditional text-based game is flashy graphics, though some text-based MUDs do offer minimal graphics that aid in gameplay, for example a world map of the game. You can think of a MUD as an interactive novel, where you are the main character and you decide how the book unfolds through your actions.
I won't bore you with the history or varied types of MUDs, instead I want you to jump right into a MUD that right now has other people from around the world waiting to play with you. We'll make it so easy for you, all you have to do is click a single button and before you know it you will be connected with a MUD that will help you to create a character of your very own; And you won't have to pay anything, 99% of the MUDs listed on TMC are free!
There are a few basic commands that you should learn so that once you are connected you have an idea of some things you can do and more importantly, how to get help to figure out the rest.