TFE Clones: where would the world be without them?
Currently, I know of the following places running various TFE-based MUDs:
- Beyond the Forest’s Edge [tfe.genesismuds.com:1100]
Severus has re-opened Beyond TFE and I expect we’ll see a bunch of new innovations to this engine… vehicles, new classes, making repair actually mean something. As a fellow coder, I’m particularly impressed with the ability to reboot the MUD without actually imapcting the world! No more “tell portal chiiron” 😀
- TFE Classic Part 2 [theforestsedge.com:4000]
Taking over from where Severus left off, TFE Classic Part 2 currently is where the majority of TFE players are located. Heaps of nifty features have taken this TFE descendant onward to glory… an atlas command that shows you a map of rooms you have visited, mudmail that can go directly to your email client, new skills, areas, and some ambitious plans for the future.
- The Eternal Forest [eternalforest.net:9000]
TEF stands proud as the longest running clone to survive the ‘clone war’. They, like many, have promised never to close or pwipe, but unlike the many they have been true to their word even through several shifts in management. They have added many new things to the game including heaps of new areas, a larger number of levels (more than the traditional 90), coloured titles, socials on ooc, and quest points to level.
- Mystic Legends [ml.mudhost.com:2001 – closed?]
Meridia is a new world, and with it comes lots of new races, classes, skills and spells. Though retaining some TFE areas by Florian and Fenlyn, they have been completely redone. Expect a challanging quest-filled gaming experience full of the puzzles Florian is so reknowned for. If I wasn’t tied up with my own projects, I’d probably be playing here… worth a look into at the very least 🙂
Know of a TFE clone not listed here? Submit it to the list.
Greyclaw has updated me on the TFE-tree, he wrote most of the code, however used Merc as a reference:
And everyone else who’s been left out… if you feel like your name should be here: email me.