UrMud is an ongoing adventure, which means at any time you can leave
and continue later, and there is no real "end". You can compare yourself
with other players, which are also trying to become more powerful,
to see if you're "winning".
If you always felt you would make a good cro-magnon hunter, you can test
your survival skills in this evolving world. If you wished you could change
the past and make your mark on history, this is your chance. UrMud is also
a friendly community that you can be part of.
Like in real life UrMud has no pre-set goal, but most use wealth and fame
as a measure of a person's achievements. While many hunt as a means
of obtaining wealth and fame, sometimes other ways can be safer and more
There's lots of ways to make money in UrMud. Gathering doesn't require much
and is relatively safe, so it's good when you start. Chopping trees brings
in more money, but you need an axe. Various types of hunting can be
lucrative, but are also risky and require a much higher investment.
Trade doesn't require you to wander as much as gathering, but you need
money to buy the merchandise and if the prices change, you might lose money
instead of making a profit. Later owning stores, farming, mining, various
crafts, highway robbery, bounty hunting, and many other jobs will be added
to your options.
The map is huge, with more surface than Jupiter on a 1 foot/tile
scale! You could walk for 50 real years, day and night before reaching
the edge of the world, and you'd still have a lot of walking to do
to explore everything!
And, of course, UrMud is free. There is no starting fee, no monthly cost,
no hourly cost, or any other drain on your pocketbook. Just some lost
sleep due to staying up nights playing this great game. :o)
The world of UrMud isn't static, it's constantly changing. The grass grows,
the creatures eat plants and each other, the market prices change. The
villagers aren't just mindlessly wandering for no reason, they're busy
working to get richer, much like players do.