|Release date(s)||June 17, 1996|
|System requirements|| Internet connection,|
Telnet or MUD client
Threshold is a roleplaying enforced MUD (Multi-User Dungeon) written in LPC with a custom code-base that has been in operation since June 1996. 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. In 2001, the game was listed by Computer Gaming World as one of the Top 10 Free Online Games.
Threshold is a text-based MUD running on a custom server. The focus is heavily on role-playing, and the bulk of rules and administrator intervention is to enforce and stimulate role-playing. The game doesn't allow minors and one must be over 18 to play.
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 .
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.
Threshold was, for three consecutive years, The MUD Journal's highest-rated role-playing game.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.
- ↑ "Threshold homepage".
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Lynne Hall (1999-01-22). "TMC Reviews: Threshold RPG". The Mud Connector. Retrieved on 2009-01-10.
- ↑ "TMS All time rankings". Top Mud Sites. Retrieved on 2009-01-10.
- ↑ "Top 10 Free Online Games". Computer Gaming World. 2001-01-08.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Brett Todd. The List - Some highlights from the roads less traveled in the MMOG scene. Computer Games Online. http://www.cgonline.com/computer-games-magazine/article/the_list1. Retrieved on 10 January 2009.
- ↑ "Threshold Role Playing Game!" (1997-06-21). Retrieved on 2009-01-11.
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 Richard Bartle (2009-01-05). "Threshold". Retrieved on 2009-01-10.
- ↑ "Threshold RPG is No Longer Pay-to-Play" (2007-05-20).
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