(The Eternal Forest is a derivative of The Forest's Edge base) The world of the Eternal Forest stems from the depths of fantasy, a world in which conjurers and con artists mingle with warmongers and holymen. It is a realm where clans battle for superiority...as do individuals who care nothing for the unity the organizations provide. It is a world of high fantasy, imagery with which everyone is familiar, though the texture of the world is different. New cities, forests, swamps...areas of all kinds wait to be explored by the brave and to claim the lives of the cowardly. Come and explore this brave, new world...join those who have already survived the seasons of The Eternal Forest. Special Features Include: * Hierarchy based skill system where skills improve with use. * Areas - We have including old favorites and new additions. * Large range of areas new and old for all levels and classes. * Areas that are suitable for either grouping or solo. * Settable aliases. * Automated auction. * Body-part based combat system. * All items/pets save and there is no rent. * Introduction/Befriend Commands with no limits. * Mail System. * Reagent based magic system with spells that can be leeched. * Shops can customize items given the correct ingredients. * Hierarchy based skill system where skills improve with use. * Multiple items treated correctly, i.e. 2*loaf = two loaves of bread. * Races which make a difference - trolls can eat corpses, etc. * Expanded bank account limits which can store gold as well as equipment. * Socials that vary from race to race. * Skinnable player corpses. * Optional classes for remorting purposes. * Channels have a scrollback ability so you can see what you may have missed. * Objects appear differently before/after identification. A bluish brown cloak becomes a cloak of The Eternal Forest +2. * Complex internal scripting language allowing levers that open gates, gravesites you can dig, etc. * Clans and Strongholds in which to enhance your gameplay.
Based off of the immensely popular Diku MUD The Forest's Edge which went offline in 1998, the game which everyone loved to play has expanded! A vast amount of new objects, mobs, areas, quests, and coding modifications are being implemented over the next 30 days. The Eternal Forest is a text-based MUD which is very user friendly. Characters can be created on the fly from a relatively simple race/class/alignment list, then begin exploring a humongous map which has grown and evolved for nearly eight years! There is no cost to play, and characters do not have to pay rent for upkeep. Roleplaying is encouraged, but not required. Players can choose to grow and explore the lands on their own, or band together with other online players to battle a series of increasingly challenging areas. Characters progress with improved skills, spells, and equipment. Players who love quests or attention to detail will enjoy the new zones being added, being some of the most detail-rich unique areas ever seen before. PK is available though restricted to particular zones. Unlike most overpopulated graphical MUDs, interaction with the same players is frequent, yet without the loneliness present on many upstart text-based MUDs with small playerbases. Long described as one of the most fun MUDs to play, TFE and its subsequent clones have maintained a steady playerbase and progression that stretches nearly eight years. Come join the fun at eternalforest.net port 9000!