World Review: Furcadia
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World Status: Operational
Furcadia is a top-down, isometric viewpoint, 3rd person environment. That is to say, you view your character from the outside, from above, and slightly to one side. Movement is diagonal, through a tiled landscape, similar to "The Sims".
Rather than being Role-Play enforced, encouraged, or barred, this world follows the somewhat unique tack of allowing almost every type of play imaginable. You can role-play to a high level, chat freely about 'real-life', and even, in highly specialised areas, more 'adult' content, unsuitable for minors takes place.
Furcadia achieves this by, in almost MUSH-alike fashion, allowing players to create their own content, in the form of 'dreams' - player built and scripted areas - which players can drop into the world, for others to explore, and use. Obviously, the widely varying rules for Furcadia can create some widely varying areas, from massive waterfalls, and wilderness, through to pubs, clubs, and unique gaming zones.
The editor required for all this, is actually included in the initial download, so, you're all ready to create your own content almost as soon as you enter the world.
As mentioned above, Furcadia abounds with player-created content, but
New Haven is the central map, and the one through which all others
The Challenges Map is a world set aside entirely for games, and puzzle-solving. All kinds of puzzles, and games are found here, some requiring teams of fifty or more to play.
For some, its the thrill of discovery, the freedom to strike out, to pioneer. Whether its mapping new lands, or exploring unknown fields of endeavour, to be first, to boldly go, this is what explorers live for.
There is an incredibly huge set of worlds for you to explore.
The social life is the life for you. To chat, to roam, to gossip all day, and chatter all night. You are the heart of the party, and you are the soul. The drive to chatter, the need to gossip, stretching out, making connections, mind against mind, heart against heart. It keeps you going, it keeps you sane.
If you like to chat, then you'll love this world! Thousands of people, chatting about whatever comes to mind. Once you get engrossed in chat, you'll forget you're talking to a dragon, with wings bigger than you are, or to a cat curled up next to you.
There are a wide variety of chat commands available, including local whispers, standard talking, shouting, broadcasting, and direct point-to-point sending. Gestures, and emotions are also available, and very easy to use.
Work, work work. Everybody... You have this burning desire to succeed, to achieve renown, to be the best in whatever field you set your sights to. No matter what, you must be the best... What will you be? A powerful warlord? The leader of a town? You're ambitious, and crave power? This section is for you.
Furcadia is completely classless, and level-less. There is no experience system, and no perma-death. There is very little conflict of any kind. Achievement is often more through money spent on extras, than by other means.
You get your fun through fighting, killing, pillaging and pilfering. From despicable thieves, through sneaky assassins, great military generals, and noble knights, you love to kill, you live to kill.
Killing in Furcadia is simple -mostly, it's not allowed. The only places that do allow it, are player-areas whereby the possibility has been scripted. As a result, there is no experience system, and no levels.
New players, you'll find Furcadia an enjoyable experience.
Experienced Players, unless you've a high-quality connection, you'll find the download times annoying. One wrong move, and you've got a 900k download (although you can abort it). The limited command-set may also put you off.
Rating 64 / 100
Client OS:Win 2K, Win 98, Win 2K, Win 2K