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Hi, I've been tossing around a few ideas for a MUD. I want to make something with a vastly different play mechanic than what I've seen in MUDs before, even if it's only really a proof of concept. I'm not a very experienced programmer, but I've done a little bit, and what I'm looking for isn't neccessarily some just build-it-and-go type codebase.
Originally, I was waiting for HellMOO's codebase to be released, but I'm not sure if or when that will happen, and I'd rather work with something else. Because I would need to strip out any character statistics and combat systems anyway, I was thinking of just working with another MOO core (or another social MU like MUSH). However, before I went through that (and working with 20 year old code), I thought I'd ask if there were any other codebases anybody would suggest I start with, and the pros and cons of each. I certainly don't want to have to make things like channels, message boards, etc if I don't have to, but I feel like there has to be something newer and better designed in the years since MOO was developed.
Not sure how many MUDders are here, but seems as good place to start. Thanks!