Overdrive or OD as it is commonly referred to, is a large MUD with thousands of rooms. OD is a hack and slash type mud but it does offer 11 unique quests and a ton of mini-quests. It is player friendly and you can usually find someone to help you with any questions you may have. There are dedicated realm coders creating new and fun areas for players to explore. There is a very detailed help directory available to players and it is highly suggested that new players to OD read through them. Also new characters that are created will be able to enjoy a basic set of armors and a weapon (dagger) to help them through the first 4 levels. At level 4 you can join a class and start using the perks of a Class Vault and the Class Channel line to ask other players of your class for assistance in obtaining better gear. The noob set is to help players with those first levels in the learning process of the mud! There is a level cap at 160, but players at that level can continue to gain experience and train their skills beyond that. There are four different classes players can choose from: Fighter, Priest. Mage and Thief. Each class has different training styles and can be trained to your liking. While there is the level cap of 160, OD is now home to Hero Levels! This is a new leveling system for players that have reached 160 and have obtained certain training requirements to advance even further. Hero Levels will offer new advantages to players that call themselves "Heroes of Farcaern". We offer Colorized Items based on the quality of the item you are wearing. This is a new addition and not all items have been upgraded for quality colors. A lot of the higher end and newer items to be installed into the game do however have colors. With a low player base OD allows simultaneous Character play, up to four characters on at the same time. It's nice to know you can have a Priest on with your Fighter on at the same time! OD has friendly players and wizards and we are a very casual mud. Role Playing is not really played on OD; however, it is allowed and you may choose to Role Play. Log on and join the fun!
Overdrive is one of the oldest LPMuds still in existance. It is a huge medieval-fantasy world that first came online in 1991. Since it's inception, the game has grown into a vast world filled with unique creatures, powerful weapons, and a highly dedicated player base. Some of Overdrive's features include no level caps, a complex combat/skill system, 11 major quests and dozens of mini quests, four classes that allow for a wide variety of training styles, the opportunity to create characters in multiple classes, unique monsters and areas that encourage partying, and a dueling system that allows non-permanent player killing. Wars are probably the most unique feature on Overdrive. Players are notified in advance when a war will occur, at which time the game is rebooted and players engage in a non-permanent free-for-all for bragging rights and a possible spot in the coveted hall of fame. Wars test players' character training, knowledge of the game, ability to work together, and strategic capacity. While players are very serious about their adventuring, the amount of silliness on Overdrive is almost legendary. It pioneered the idea of year-round snowball fights, which combine with pies in the face, the occasional flying cow, and a mage spell (singalong) that has been known to cause sudden outbursts of singing and merriment. New players will find the help files, along with the Newbie Academy, very helpful. Players are always willing to lend assistance, so do not be afraid to ask. Deadly combat, friendly players, and a heavy dose of goofiness combine to make Overdrive one of the most fun places to play. Shift into Overdrive, we'd love to have you.
Overdrive is a long-standing (over 5 years) system with an emphasis on embellishment and detail. Full class, skill, and combat system. Theme is medieval fantasy with a slight twist of the absurd. They're back after being down for a while, with a much faster server.