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Ancient Anguish - MUD Details
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MUD Name Ancient Anguish
Telnet Address
Java/Web Client
Language English
Location One Wilshire, CA, USA
Admin Name bytre
Theme Medieval fantasy
Brief Desc Always free! 25 years of world-building to explore; fantasy/medieval theme, 5 races, 8 guilds, 11 classes - one brand new this year! Opportunities to learn & join in game development. Friendly active playerbase, careful game balance and rule of law.
Date Added 4th October, 2001
Codebase Lp MUD - 22 years of mudlib customization
World Size Gigantic (20001+ rooms)
World Originality All Original
Game Rating Not Specified
Player Killing Restricted Playerkilling
Roleplaying Accepted
Online Status Fully Operational
Category Medieval Fantasy
Ranking Category Game-Fantasy
Avg Players Online 26-35
Year Created 1992
Vote URL
  • Supports ANSI Color
  • Has Quests
  • Class Based System
  • Level Based System
  • Has Clans/Cabals
  • Private Messaging System
  • In-game Forums
  • Accepts Reviews
  • Free to Play

Ancient Anguish - MUD Description
Looking for a huge world to explore? Tired of pay-for-perks games which are nearly impossible to get ahead in without paying? Bored of enforced role-playing and looking for a place where you can indulge in wanton slaughter or clever banter with good company? Want a world where you can explore to your heart's content, then become a wizard to create new places? You've come to the right place!

Ancient Anguish is a vast, free, and incredibly engaging MUD that has since 1992 retained a friendly and loyal player base. The world is constantly expanding, adding new challenges, fun new classes, and more ways to pass the time than you can swing a hobbit at. Come try out the latest class, jaochi, added this year as part of our 25th anniversary celebration! Home to an average of 30 - 60 players at a time, you're never hurting for a partner in monster slaying, a room full of poker buddies or just someone to chat with.

One of the things that really sets AA apart is its commitment to both balance and diversity. Each race, class and guild is genuinely unique, every combination providing the player with a different set of strategies and perspective of the world. While the necromancers raise one of their many powerful undead minions to annihilate anything that stands in their way, rangers prefer to raise a wolf from a pup as a lifelong companion that will eventually grow to enormous proportions! There's no end to the amount of strategies you can use to enjoy the game, and you'll play for years trying all of them out.

But our engaging gameplay is only the beginning. Ancient Anguish is an open ended story, a fantasy novel come to life, a perfect place to escape from reality. An adventurer weary of hack and slash can relax in a posh restaurant, fish for giant squids in the ocean, engage in a game of trivia, plant and nurture unique herbs, woo sultry exotic dancers in hidden desert cities or compete in a gnome tossing contest. The possibilities are endless! Ancient Anguish is not just a mindless treadmill to run on, it is a magical world waiting to be explored.

So if you're looking for a place to cure your bloodlust, a wonderful and beautifully described place to explore, or just a friendly game of chess, AA is the place for you. Join us at on port 2222!

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