March 23, 2002
My today's gossip corner is dedicated to
the highest level white race
character on Arda. That is, of course,
Elestir. So welcome!
First of all: When did you start playing? And who
were the meanies who showed you a game called Mume!
not sure here, but I think it was around beginning of year 1998. Before I
came to MUME, I spent some time playing one czech mud, where other players
(players of Pheare, Kuku, Sidlo, ...) and even implementors(players of
Laveron, Thorax) of this mud were playing MUME almost every day from 5pm,
as MUME was running like from 5pm to 8 or 9am back in those times. Also
few of my rl friends (one was p(Shorn)) were playing MUME, so one day I
and Luke decided to try it out as well.
How did you
meet up with your current lab friends, and who were
My only true labbie is Luke and I met with him
on university where I study. Later I met with p(Butrus) who plays from
college and "labbed" with him some, but not that much. Then there were
newcomers to university who tried and played some, but dont play
So. Lets say a bunch of you sit in a same
lab, playing. Do you play always same side of the war, or someone quietly
sneaks off to play orc instead? Do you argue a lot while playing in lab,
with your friends?
Sometimes we play on same side
with Luke. Then the play is almost constant trapping and raiding as you
can imagine. Sometimes I play whitie while he plays darkie, and then he
usually tries to trap me, so the communication is very
What makes Elestir so powerful char? Would
you care to share what skills you think, are the most important for
Elestir himself is not very powerful. He
doesn't deal as much damage as true offensive warriors (tho with glowsword
or ornate he still deals nice damage), but he is best type of char for
leading pk groups, because he has defence, good track and he is also
1.*Elf*. With really clueful followers (which is not always the case
compared to lets say Rogon's groups) he may seem
How many times have you died as
I never counted my deaths, but If I
remember right, I dt-ed once, climb-died in unqa once, pk-died like 10x
(of which like 3x linkless).
What you do when you
die? Curse and leave, or plot a revenge and try to reeq as fast as
Depends how I died. If I die to my own
stupidity I am pissed on myself and usually it takes a while till I give
self a second chance. The worst is if one dies linkless with fullsetted
high level char, like is Elestir nowadays. And even worse is when Arata
tells he won't allow the guy that killed you ld to return your eq. Those
are times when I consider to stop playing MUME. I hope I wont have to
reconsider it in future because of this. And of course there are deaths
that you can't affect, like bunch of guys wait-trapping in some no-scout
areas for several rl hours or trapping in newly found noflee rooms where
is no reason for them to be noflee, etc.
How has Mume
affected your real life? How much time do you spend in virtual
More than I would like to. More than I
Do you ever role-play?
Sometimes, especially when dealing with true
newbies, to make this game fun for them.
In what city
you live in Czech republic?
In Olomouc. Its
historical city in the centre of Moravia (eastern part of Czech Republic).
You can take a virtual tour at: http://web.olomouc.com/virtual.
reasons why a person should visit Czech republic
Hmm, can't come with 5 now, but it's surely
worth to see historical sight(especially in Olomouc and
Prague), to drink czech beer and perhaps to learn
czech language :P.
On what occasions do you
get 'adrenaline rush' while playing mume?
When I am
close to death or when some really experienced enemy is close
death. And of course when my link drops in PK, but that
belongs to first
case I guess.
Do you get
tired easy of chasing and tracking same player /or group who
and zigzags over half Arda? Or are you persistent and follow until
reach your target.
Depends who is it.
If I believe there is decent chance to get him, I
How many times have you tried to quit
mume? If so, why has it failed ;)?
I took a break
few times, but never tried to really quit MUME.
you see yourself playing Mume after 5 years?
can't see that far.
Do you have any famous phrases or
'warcries' that you tend to
Warcries no, as long as it
gives your enemy more time to flee. :-)
And famous phrases
neither, perhaps only Elestir's whois, but I don't know
famous, it's more like common knowledge. Actually now I recalled
one such often used phrase, it sounds "any heal scrolls to
But its not original I
How would you describe Mume in as few words as
possible, to a person who wants to start, but has never tried such thing
I would warn him that MUME is a thief of
Any last words for your fans and other mume
Stay alive and don't kill
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the MUME-players. Since time has gone by, interests have changed,
and people have aged .. please feel free to load me (firstname.lastname@example.org ) with
your new pics and profile updates!
Birthdays: Deimus 1st March, Elistan,March 7 Vidomina March 10th, Perrin March 25, Gabriel's son Gabriel - 3 years old
on 31st March.
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