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Essex MUD

  • noun The original, 'classic' MUD version 3A which ran at Essex University from 1980 until 1988, from which virtually all other MUAs are descended. Also known as MUD1 and SXMUD.

    It was played by many people, both internal and external to the University. Although eventually available only during night-time due to the effects of its popularity on the system, its impact on on-line gaming has been immense. It was eventually closed down when Richard Bartle left Essex University to work for MUSE full time.

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