I've been playing Realms of the Dragon for about 12 years. In that time, it's undergone many, many changes, while maintaining an essential core of fun and mystery that makes the text-based roleplaying experience unrivaled by newer, fancier gaming technologies. The world is huge, and the character options are plentiful and balanced. I've played characters all over the good/evil spectrum, and have found immense enjoyment at each stop. The official description here does a pretty good job of giving you the feel of the place. It's a detailed, often action-packed world the coders have created, with myriad quests and developed themes to make the experience more than simply stock-fantasy pastiche. Furthermore, it's remarkably well-written and conceptualized, another bonus for those who take the time to carefully read all the text they're given. In the past, the only thing that has slightly hampered the experience has been, I think, a pretty steep learning curve. However, the administration has made this issue a primary focus in recent years, and I think the game has become just as accessible as it is deep and rewarding. On the whole, I simply cannot recommend it enough.
– MudConnector.Com Review (Archived) by on Oct 9, 2007
Realms of the Dragon is a great place to come and meet new people, pk, roleplay, questing or whatever you want to do. There are many ways to have armours and weapons enchanted by the gnomes. Or you can join a Society or Org and go raid the elves for some prestige. Many titles are available as well as character descriptions. You can buy a house and supply the mud with potions and become very very wealthy. The list is unlimited to what you can do. We enourage newbies to come check us out. Also don't hesitate to check out the home page of ROTD @ www.rod.org. We look foward to seeing you all there :)
– MudConnector.Com Review (Archived) by on Sep 12, 2005
Realms of the dragon is an action packed pkoriented mud with RP aspects, it's a good mix of both. Getting started is a hassle but lately hugh steps have been taken both on the players and imms behalf to help new people into the game. All in all it's a great game, why else would it still be around after almost 15 years, and I've been here almost 10. The World is very well coded, there are great descriptions beutiful areas to discover and lots of fun quests, and regular omiqs. The game offers great diversity both in races and guilds play an orc fighter, or occultist, or try out an elven paladin and fight for justice. Why not a laid back halfling ninja who sits around smoking his pipe all day and thinks about life while he throws his fishing line in the pond. Realms of the Dragon is a mud I proudly call my home, and I hope you will too.
– MudConnector.Com Review (Archived) by on Aug 11, 2005
Incredible realm! Many adventures which constantly evolve and change. The staff is great and the player environment is really entertaining. I've played for 7 years so far, and this is only the beginning. Such an awesome world with a bright future. See you there! http://www.rod.org
Realms of the Dragon is by far one of the best MUDs of its type that I have ever played on. It is a huge universe which supports a great selection of wonderfully diverse races, guilds, and organizations. The quest system is one of the best I have ever seen, offering a wide variety of challenging puzzles for those who want to diversify their xping experience from the typical mindless hack and slash of countless monsters. The recent addition of numerous new armour pieces has allowed players to customize their characters even more. The balance and variety achieved with the different guilds allows people to come and have fun in many different capacities. People who enjoy combat can try some of the 'power' guilds while those who enjoy playing supportive roles can find other classes which allow them to play an important part of the RoD universe. RoD is a great MUD which is always generating new and original ideas. Although it takes a bit to get on your feet and learn the place, it's well worth the time and effort.
– MudConnector.Com Review (Archived) by on Jul 25, 2005