Transformers roleplaying online - a MUSH thread!

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by Blueshift, Nov 3, 2007.

  1. Blueshift

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    With the movie having passed us, I was wondering if any of you would like to join me in the mystical magical world of Transformers online roleplaying. I've played on and off the Transformers 2k5 MUSH for around seven years, and it is one of the best (as in there's not really any "HURR" retards there).

    MUSHing is an odd thing. It is like a MUD but with more letters. Using the hitech application that is a telnet browser, you can connect to an online world and travel using letters on your keyboard, talking to people as if they are in the very same room! :doh

    Okay, it may not be pretty or cutting edge, but its fun, dammit.

    There's still lots of MUSHes about, but if you want a Transformers one with more than 3 people on it, you'll want to play on 2k5. It's set post (original) movie, so you don't get Optimus Prime (DON'T CRY) but you do get Wheelie (I used to play Wheelie! :v:) 

    Here's the official theme rundown:


    The year 2005 was merely the beginning. The Death of Unicron saw the birth of Galvatron and the Unicronian Born, and now the Autobots find themselves in a more desperate war than ever. However the Decepticons are not the only threat, the Quintessons have time and time again made their presence known to both Decepticon and Autobot.

    Transformers 2005 MUSH -- now set 23 years after the events of Transformers the Movie -- gives a whole new look to the Transformers universe. RP Activity is steadily growing once again, and with the recent release of the movie, there's never a better time to app. The Autobots, led by Rodimus Prime, Ultra Magnus, and Elita One, struggle against the immense power of Galvatron, Cyclonus and the Decepticon army. The Junkions seem content to entertain the masses, and help the Autobots when the times become desperate. The courageous humans of Earth Defence Command struggle to adapt to new Cybertronian technology while battling both the Decepticons and the rival Protectorate organization.


    How to connect
    First thing's first, you'll need a client. You can use raw telnet, but it is horrible and ugly. I suggest you download MUSHclient which is nice and easy and friendly. Find it here: http://www.gammon.com.au/downloads/dlmushclient.htm

    Secondly, you will need to connect. Just start a new world, with the address tf2005.net 5555


    Commands
    The following commands will keep you in good stead on all MUSHes.
    who - who is on
    +where - where people are
    l name - look at someone
    ic / ooc - hop In Character or Out Of Character
    +gu text - talk on the guest channel
    "text - say something in the room
    :text - make a pose starting with your name
    @emit text - Emit a pose!
    +icfinger name - the In Character information on a player
    +oocfinger name - guess
    +bg name - The background on a character


    Screw that, I wanna be a Transformer!
    There are currently several levels of characters. You can apply for a feature character (type +fcavail to see a list of available ones). Alternately you can make up your OWN character (how exciting is that!) You can transform and everything, it is magical, more magical than a magic wand!

    For the lazier of you, some of the lamer characters are app free. That is, if you want, you can automatically get one, but will get instantly kicked if you suck horrendously. You can be Gears or Eject or Twin Twist (Or Runabout & Runamuck, why those guys are app free beats me!) Type +afcavail to see a list of these!

    That's it from me, I hope to see more people there so I can kill you all :) 
     
  2. Moonscream

    Moonscream YES, We EXIST!

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    You should warn them that quality roleplaying on MUCKs, MUSHes, and MOOs requires an ability to write well in English. ;) 

    --Moony
     
  3. Blueshift

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    Haha yes, very true. In a text based environment it helps if you can... well, write! Though personally I've never seen any such problems at 2k5 (at other places though, well...!)
     
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    Its been my experience that places where you have to apply for a character versus just applying for membership with a name and password will pretty much repel anyone who doesn't want to make the effort to actually craft with words. I used to be a roleplayer, but I'm 'retired' you could say.

    --Moony
     
  5. Misatokitty

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    There have been people on 2k5 whose grasp of english was fairly terrible as well.

    Used to play there years ago, but finally idled out back in 00-01. Have played on a few other TF MUSHes, as well, so for anyone else looking to play, some of the smaller MUSHes can be a lot of fun and deal with aspects not covered in the cartoon run, but as mentioned the RP can be spasmodic depending on when the other players are available.

    But, tell me, has 2k5 ever gotten over the whole "never changes" thing? The thing that really turned me off there was the Decepticon civil war 7 odd years ago starting with the surprise assassination of Galvatron... that led to an almost complete retcon due to the same people who'd been crying out for change then crying out for things to stay the same.
     

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