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|title = Threshold RPG
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|developer = [[Frogdice]]
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|colspan="2" align=Center bgcolor="ffffff"| <nowiki>[[Image:Griffon2.jpg]]</nowiki>
|released = {{start date|1996|06|17}}
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|genre = [[MMORPG]], [[MUD]]
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|<nowiki>'''</nowiki>Owners<nowiki>'''</nowiki>|| <nowiki>[http://www.frogdice.com Frogdice, Inc.]</nowiki>
|modes = [[Multiplayer]]
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|requirements = Internet connection,<br />[[Telnet]] or [[MUD client]]
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|<nowiki>'''</nowiki>Hosted by<nowiki>'''</nowiki>|| Dedicated Host
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|<nowiki>'''</nowiki>Date Created<nowiki>'''</nowiki>|| June 11, 2006
'''Threshold''' is a [[roleplaying]] enforced [[MUD]] (Multi-User Dungeon) written in [[LPC (programming language)|LPC]] with a custom code-base that has been in operation since June 1996.<ref name="threshold">{{cite web |url=http://www.thresholdrpg.com |title=Threshold homepage }}</ref> Its focus is on providing a place for roleplaying, as opposed to working as a traditional game. It has as many as 70 players online at any given time and is ranked in third place on the all time ranking list of ''Top Mud Sites''.<ref name="mudconnect1">{{cite web|url=http://www.mudconnect.com/reviews/muds/Threshold.html |title=TMC Reviews: Threshold RPG |author=Lynne Hall |publisher=The Mud Connector |date=1999-01-22 |accessdate=2009-01-10}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=http://topmudsites.com/alltime-rankings.html|title=TMS All time rankings |publisher=Top Mud Sites |accessdate=2009-01-10}}</ref> In 2001, the game was listed by ''Computer Gaming World'' as one of the Top 10 Free Online Games.<ref>{{cite magazine|publisher=''Computer Gaming World''|title="Top 10 Free Online Games"|date=2001-01-08|accessdate=2009-01-10}}</ref>
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== Gameplay ==
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|<nowiki>'''</nowiki>MUD Genre<nowiki>'''</nowiki>|| Roleplay Enforced
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''Threshold'' is a text-based MUD<ref name="cgonline1">{{cite journal|url=http://www.cgonline.com/computer-games-magazine/article/the_list1|title=The List - Some highlights from the roads less traveled in the MMOG scene|publisher=Computer Games Online|author=Brett Todd|issue=156|accessdate=2009-01-10}}</ref> running on a custom server.<ref name="mudconnect1"/> The focus is heavily on [[role-playing]], and the bulk of rules and administrator intervention is to enforce and stimulate role-playing.<ref name="mudconnect1"/> The game doesn't allow minors and one must be over 18 to play.<ref name="usenet1">{{cite web|url=http://groups.google.com/group/rec.games.mud.announce/msg/a331f950eae0421c|title=Threshold Role Playing Game!|date=1997-06-21|accessdate=2009-01-11}}</ref>
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|<nowiki>'''</nowiki>Codebase<nowiki>'''</nowiki>|| Custom LPC
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The game itself may be accessed via a [[telnet]] client or a [[mud client]]. The player goes through a brief character creation, and may then begin interacting with the game world.
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|<nowiki>'''</nowiki>Rating<nowiki>'''</nowiki>|| Adult (18+)
== Game World ==
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|<nowiki>'''</nowiki>Website<nowiki>'''</nowiki>|| <nowiki>[http://www.thresholdrpg.com www.thresholdrpg.com]</nowiki>
''Threshold'' RPG is a fantasy based [[MUD]] set in a world with three main continents and a chain of islands. Religion based on a pantheon of Greek-like deities plays a dominant role in the story of the mud, and Threshold has been recognized for its player-driven legal system <ref name="youhaventlived1"/>.
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== Business Model ==
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|<nowiki>'''</nowiki>Connect<nowiki>'''</nowiki>|| thresholdrpg.com port 23
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Threshold started out with a donation system where players donated towards sever upgrades and hosting costs. Then Threshold evolved to a registration system with a yearly subscription fee. In 2007, Threshold became free to play with a [[pay for perks]] system where players can purchase virtual items.<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.mpogd.com/news/?ID=2661 |title=Threshold RPG is No Longer Pay-to-Play |date=2007-05-20 }}</ref>
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<nowiki>'''</nowiki>Threshold<nowiki>'''</nowiki> is a <nowiki>[[roleplay]]</nowiki>ing enforced MUD (Multi-User Dungeon) written in LPC with a custom code-base that has been in operation since June 17, 1996.&lt;ref name="threshold"&gt;<nowiki>{{cite web |url=http://www.thresholdrpg.com |title=Threshold homepage }}</nowiki>&lt;/ref&gt; It has as many as 100 players online at any given time and is ranked in third place on the all time ranking list of <nowiki>''</nowiki>Top Mud Sites<nowiki>''</nowiki>.&lt;ref name="mudconnect1"&gt;<nowiki>{{cite web|url=http://www.mudconnect.com/reviews/muds/Threshold.html |title=TMC Reviews: Threshold RPG |author=Lynne Hall |publisher=The Mud Connector |date=1999-01-22 |accessdate=2009-01-10}}</nowiki>&lt;/ref&gt;&lt;ref&gt;<nowiki>{{cite web|url=http://topmudsites.com/alltime-rankings.html|title=TMS All time rankings |publisher=Top Mud Sites |accessdate=2009-01-10}}</nowiki>&lt;/ref&gt;
== Reception ==
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Threshold is currently owned by <nowiki>[http://www.frogdice.com Frogdice, Inc]</nowiki>, and it was originally created by Michael. A Hartman, known to the game as Aristotle. In 2001, Dalaena was added as an administrator of Threshold, and in 2007, Gesslar became the third person to code on Threshold RPG.
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<nowiki>==</nowiki> The Game World ==
''Threshold'' was, for three consecutive years, ''The MUD Journal'''s highest-rated role-playing game.<ref name="youhaventlived1"/>''[[Computer Games Magazine]]'' listed it as a highlight of less popular MMOGs, describing it as being particularly focused on role-playing, and noting the distinct passion of its players.<ref name="cgonline1"/>
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Threshold's landmass consists of three continents and a series of islands off the west coast of Sable, the main city, and players tend to congregate in the taverns or their guild.
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The world of Threshold includes fourteen guilds, one of which is unlisted. Of these fourteen guilds, seven have special roleplaying requirements to join, and many of the guilds have special racial roleplaying restrictions as well.
[[Richard Bartle]] has described it as having a individuality lacking in contemporary graphical MMOGs noting its in-game legal system as an example.<ref name="youhaventlived1">{{cite web|url=http://www.youhaventlived.com/qblog/2009/QBlog050109A.html |title=Threshold |author=Richard Bartle|date=2009-01-05 |accessdate=2009-01-10}}</ref>
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In addition to the guilds, player created clans and organizations wield much of the power on Threshold. Each clan needs an approved charter, with active roleplay propositions, and four members to create the clan. From there, the clans may determine how many ranks they have and what to call those rankings. This leaves room for a lot of customization.
== References ==
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Threshold places a great trust in its players as players are able to design custom clothing, custom houses, and custom items with very little interference from administrators. Players aid in policing each other by pointing out descriptions or items that break the in-character environment, so while abuses do occur, they are few compared to the power players have over their environment.
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<nowiki>==</nowiki> Controversy ==
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To come.
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<nowiki>==</nowiki> Links ==
== External links ==
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To come.
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<nowiki>{{ActiveMUD}}</nowiki>
* [http://www.thresholdrpg.com/ ''Threshold RPG'' official webpage]
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<nowiki>[[category:List of MU*s]]</nowiki>
* [http://www.mudconnect.com/mud-bin/adv_search.cgi?Mode=MUD&mud=Threshold+RPG MudConnector]
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<nowiki>[[category:MU* Promotional Pages]]</nowiki>
[[Category:MU* games]]
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<nowiki>[[category:Fantasy]]</nowiki>
{{Wikipedia|Threshold (online game)}}
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<nowiki>[[category:Free]]</nowiki>
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<nowiki>[[category:RP Enforced]]</nowiki>

Revision as of 04:32, January 14, 2009

[[Image:Griffon2.jpg]]
'''Owners''' [http://www.frogdice.com Frogdice, Inc.]
'''Hosted by''' Dedicated Host
'''Date Created''' June 11, 2006
'''MUD Genre''' Roleplay Enforced
'''Codebase''' Custom LPC
'''Rating''' Adult (18+)
'''Website''' [http://www.thresholdrpg.com www.thresholdrpg.com]
'''Connect''' thresholdrpg.com port 23

'''Threshold''' is a [[roleplay]]ing enforced MUD (Multi-User Dungeon) written in LPC with a custom code-base that has been in operation since June 17, 1996.<ref name="threshold">{{cite web |url=http://www.thresholdrpg.com |title=Threshold homepage }}</ref> It has as many as 100 players online at any given time and is ranked in third place on the all time ranking list of ''Top Mud Sites''.<ref name="mudconnect1">{{cite web|url=http://www.mudconnect.com/reviews/muds/Threshold.html |title=TMC Reviews: Threshold RPG |author=Lynne Hall |publisher=The Mud Connector |date=1999-01-22 |accessdate=2009-01-10}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=http://topmudsites.com/alltime-rankings.html|title=TMS All time rankings |publisher=Top Mud Sites |accessdate=2009-01-10}}</ref> Threshold is currently owned by [http://www.frogdice.com Frogdice, Inc], and it was originally created by Michael. A Hartman, known to the game as Aristotle. In 2001, Dalaena was added as an administrator of Threshold, and in 2007, Gesslar became the third person to code on Threshold RPG. == The Game World == Threshold's landmass consists of three continents and a series of islands off the west coast of Sable, the main city, and players tend to congregate in the taverns or their guild. The world of Threshold includes fourteen guilds, one of which is unlisted. Of these fourteen guilds, seven have special roleplaying requirements to join, and many of the guilds have special racial roleplaying restrictions as well. In addition to the guilds, player created clans and organizations wield much of the power on Threshold. Each clan needs an approved charter, with active roleplay propositions, and four members to create the clan. From there, the clans may determine how many ranks they have and what to call those rankings. This leaves room for a lot of customization. Threshold places a great trust in its players as players are able to design custom clothing, custom houses, and custom items with very little interference from administrators. Players aid in policing each other by pointing out descriptions or items that break the in-character environment, so while abuses do occur, they are few compared to the power players have over their environment. == Controversy == To come. == Links == To come. {{ActiveMUD}} [[category:List of MU*s]] [[category:MU* Promotional Pages]] [[category:Fantasy]] [[category:Free]] [[category:RP Enforced]]

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