Overdrive
Fantasy-themed LpMUD (Multi-User Dungeon) founded in 1991.
Ranked 117th of 810 worlds statistically.
Ranked 55th of 351 worlds in the Fantasy genre statistically.
Voted 592nd on MUDConnector.Com.
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(Unknown)

Players Connected:
13 (5 days ago)

Maximum Connected:
23 (last 30 days)
Status:
UP

Version:
MudOS

Average Connected:
13 (last 30 days) ▼19%

Minimum Connected:
5 (last 30 days)
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LPMud                                       MudOS OD-baltwanga-0.9.19-1
   * Automatic shutdowns every Monday at 6AM EST
   * Inactive characters are purged periodically.
   * New characters do not save until they reach level 2.
   * Be sure to read "help quickhelp" and "help general rules"
   * If you need an Overdriver's help please use the "wizhelp" command
     with a description of your problem or question.  Please do not
     "tell" directly to an Overdriver.

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Description
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 is...
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Language:
English [1] [2]

Codebase:
LP [1]
Lp MUD [2]
MudOS [5]

Created:
1991 [2]

Location:
USA [1] [2]

Theme:
Medieval Fantasy [1]
Pseudo-Medievaloid Fantasy [2]

Category:
Medieval Fantasy [2]
Swords and Sorcery worlds [3]

Description:
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! [1]
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. [2] [5]
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. [3]
Very descriptive, well thought out.Mideval MUD. 4 basic guilds. Veryfun. Friendly people. [4]

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I started playing Overdrive in 1999 and became hooked rather quickly. When I started playing OD the game had a respectable player base and it was filled with unique areas. While the areas are still there, the player base has lowered some. Lately myself and a few other Overdrivers have been working on creating new and fun areas for players to explore and they also offer a mini-quest feel to it. We have added additions to the MUD to allow for more player progression past the 160 level cap. Hero Levels are new to the MUD and of course give players that have capped out the chance for further progression. Recently we also added colorized items/equipment based on the quality of the item. The quality colors used for each quality item is set up by the player, while the quality is defined by the wizard of that item. For example, if a wizard sets an item to be of 'good' quality, the player can set up the color for quality/good to yellow, red, blue etc. There are still active players who play on the mud and they are always willing to help new players. Even though I am a wizard and somewhat biased, but the active wizards on game are extremely friendly and are alway willing to help or answer any questions that new players might have. Bringing new players to Overdrive is something we are actively working on, so if you're reading this and looking for a new game, Overdrive would love to have you! Overdrive offers a ton of mini-quests and it has 11 unique quests for players who are looking for an intense puzzle to solve. More mini-quests are being worked on so if you think you've solved them all, just wait, more are coming. There is no PVP in the game, but we do offer dueling, a non-permanent player verse player combate. And every so often we offer Party Wars. Overdrive is extremely fun, challenging, and very welcoming for a hack and slash mud. So like I said before if you are looking for a new MUD or are new to MUDS in general we would love to see you around.
MudConnector.Com Review by on Aug 23, 2013
Overdrive is an intensely fun system, desperately needing new players! Characters are totally customizable, with each point of experience earned going towards a total (to keep track of your level) you also get those experience points to spend however you wish towards your statistics, skills, and class specific talents. There are quests that range in difficulty from performable within the first session, to quests that need groups of high-level players working together to solve them. There are challenges designed for all types of players in the game. Puzzles and mini-quests riddle the land, with riddles, cryptography, and other types of brain-teasers. Seek out the harder kills to challenge yourself (and your friends) in combat, trying to find the ice elemental that blends in effortlessly amongst the labyrinthine ice plains. Roam around the wizard's areas, and admire the detail put into each room, littered with additional descriptions, activities, hidden things to find, and sometimes a bit of humour. My desire in having more players join the Overdrive community would be to inspire the somewhat active coders of the community into greater things. We are missing the interactive element that a large MUD can have, where the players can inspire or drive the wizards to code phenomenal areas / changes, and the wizards can call for help occasionally to get the wheels turning on a bit of writer's block. With recently updated help files, and a Newbie Academy, plus friendly new-player helping players, come join us in our adventures!
TopMUDSites.Com Review by on Oct 6, 2003
I have 12 charactors on this mud and LOVE it, I have played this mud for 8 years, my charactors range from level 10 to level 108, I highly recomend this mud to people who like swords and spells and tons of fun. shift into overdrive and feel free to ask for help if you need help getting started I would love to help
TopMUDSites.Com Review by on Mar 7, 2003