Clear as MUD

This week Cody "Micajah" Bye reinstalled Gemstone IV onto his
super-duper-killer computer.....and had fun. Why? What can modern
MMORPGs STILL learn from the old text-based games? What do they need to
do to reengage with the imaginations of their audience? Cody discusses
all of these questions and more in his latest blog, titled "The Loss of

Being an avid reader for most of my childhood and
into my adult life,
it was easy for me to visualize these places that were merely described
on my computer screen. Instead of being forced to view an artistic
style that I didn't enjoy (I've never been a huge fan of WoW's cartoony
graphics), I was in charge of what I saw and kept my own thoughts on
what was going on.

Last Updated: Mar 13, 2016

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Karen is H.D.i.C. (Head Druid in Charge) at EQHammer. She likes chocolate chip pancakes, warm hugs, gaming so late that it's early, and rooting things and covering them with bees. Don't read her Ten Ton Hammer column every Tuesday. Or the EQHammer one every Thursday, either.