Began JediMUD: August 1992
I started mudding in late August of 1992,
when one of my friends invited me to come to the VAX lab after lunch
and 'check out this game.' I never imagined then that I'd become
admin a year later, let alone that I'd still be playing 6 years
down the road. Had I anticipated such a long run, I might have avoided
naming my third character with the name I intended to use for my
firstborn daughter -- but fortunately, most mudders seem capable
of telling the difference between us.
I've always thought of the mud as an alternate
universe -- a place we've created to give our players another world
to visit when they want a break from the real one. Yet, I find that
the mud doesn't obey such easy boundaries and stay out of my real
life; it's crept into it in innumerable ways. My life is unquestionably
more complicated as a result, but I believe it's also richer.
I thank you all for playing,
and hope you enjoy the mud!