If you know me, you’ll know that I like to waste my time on playing in my favorite MUD (Multi-User Dungeon). If you don’t know what MUDs are, you have been born after 1970. MUDs are online multiplayer games (think WoW) but without all the graphics and fanciness. It’s purely text-based, so it takes a while to get used to, but the writing on good MUDs is great (and I mean novel-level, and not anything like the DaVinci Code or Men Are From Mars, Women Are Not) and their worlds are typically much much larger than graphical MMORPGs’.

So yeah, I particularly like MUDs because you can make bots that do anything, from fighting for you to running a casino (and you know that people are suckers for gambling), so I spend my time writing bots for MUSHclient, an excellent MUD client.

MUSHclient, however, is a graphical client, and I wanted something to run my bots on (preferably cross-platform), like eggdrop is for IRC. Seeing how nothing like that was available, and not wanting to rewrite my scripts, I decided to write my own. Thus, MUDdrop was born.

MUDdrop is a console client that can (or, well, will be able to) run MUSHclient scripts almost unaltered (if they’re written in Python, that is) and on any platform you want (I haven’t been able to get it to run on my mobile phone yet, sadly, but I most definitely will). MUSHclient plugins run out of the box, but because it’s still an alpha version, most of MUSHclient’s functions are yet unsupported. Apart from that, I’ve been running a bot for a month now on a shell, and it’s quite the solid.

So, if you’re interested, give it a whirr (I’m Greek, so I can make those phrases up, if this already exists I apologise to the creator, but still claim I coined it). You will not be disappointed. Well, maybe you will be, but it’s free, so quit your whining.