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Journal Entry 0242
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     I hate coming out of cryo. My mouth tastes like I've eaten a lifetime worth of dust and it feels like my bladder is the size of a small planet. And those are the high points. Of course, arranging to get sent out here wasn't handled in what I'd call an ideal manner... but that's irrelevant now. I can feel the transport begin its aerobraking maneuvers so we should be due to put down in the next 12 hours or so. If only Hannah could see me like this, with nothing but the Company-issued rags on my back, and empty pockets...wouldn't she be surprised. No turning back now, though.

Me, mining? I never pictured it. Oh, I'll play by the rules for the first few days, get the feel of the place. But...I suspect there's more to do than stand there with a drill for hours on end. I'm actually looking forward to it, strangely enough.

    
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Welcome to Core Mud, an interactive text MUD set on the planet formal star-charts refer to as Hermes 571-G, but that everyone in the know refers to simply as "Core". Core is one of the most distant settlements known to mankind, most famous for its lucrative yet oppressive mines. But more than mankind can be found here; Core is a diverse group of 9 races in total, all vying for recognition or profits, or both, working for The Company, the megalithic entity running the colony itself. To The Company, everything is secondary to profits. It is up to you to determine how best to survive in this environment, whether that be through combat training, superior mining skills, or technical prowess.

Core MUD is always free to play and features a fun and supportive atmosphere. Roleplaying is encouraged but not mandatory. Mining is your primary source of income, but there are multiple ways to scrape together a few credits... or a few million. Core Mud also features an economy which is player-driven; players own merchandise shops featuring energy weaponry or useful tools, pubs featuring assorted alcoholic (of course) and non-alcoholic beverages, and clinics for healing, to name a few. Come join us today!

    Important Game News

    Dec 18, 2020
    Promoted Steve to Arch as he was able to arrange for our new hosting. He's been working diligently to integrate Core with the Mudlet game client. The game can transit WAV and MP3 sounds, we integrate with Mudlet's automapper, and we have some status meters that update in real-time.

    Jan 1, 2021
    Core's prior hosting service went out of business. We have therefore moved to a modern 64-bit server and this fixed many issues.

    Apr 16, 2021
    Core being a textual game, it lends itself to use screenreader software in order to play. We have made numerous accessability improvements throughout the year. A player who needs screenreader support types:
    setenv screenreader on
    This changes the gameplay experience so there's not as much ASCII art, and tablular output is easier to interpret.

    Aug 28, 2021
    We unfortunately had all of our RAID disk drives fail. New drives have been installed and we restored what we could from Git backup. Some content will need to be recreated on our Wiki and the forum. We acknowledge our backup "miss" and deeply regret what happened.

    Late Sep, 2021
    Core now supports secure TLS when you play. All players are encouraged to utilize this important feature! If you're using Mudlet, create a new profile for port 4022 and click the "Secure" checkbox, like so:
    Mudlet profile

              

    Page last modified: 10/02/2021
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