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Remember Avalon?...By the hour!

ttomm46ttomm46 bull shoals, ARMember Posts: 443 Uncommon

Hi

I remember whe i first got a computer i had AOL and there was a text based RPG called Avalon and unlike MMO'S today i Believe i paid by the hour..glad that  died....curious if anyone else played it?

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  • ianubisiianubisi Morgan Hill, CAMember Posts: 4,201

    I played Gemstone III on AOL in 1995 on the per-hour rate. Most expensive game I've ever played :)

  • ttomm46ttomm46 bull shoals, ARMember Posts: 443 Uncommon

    I don't remember the price but i know an all day session was out..lol

  • CzzarreCzzarre Cleveland, OHMember Posts: 3,742

    I, too, remember Avalon....We have come a long way. IM glad that the Per hour rate never caught on as online gaming progressed

    Torrential

  • FreddyNoNoseFreddyNoNose LosAngeles, CAMember Posts: 1,558

    The Shadow of Yserbius was my expensive game.

  • GorillaGorilla Member Posts: 2,231 Uncommon

    I have very fond memories of Avalon. I remember when it was a dial up 'BBS' style mud the fees where small compared to my phone bills. Cracking game.

  • HairysunHairysun none, OHMember Posts: 1,060 Uncommon

      Ah yes.....the outrageous phone bills.  Me and my 300 Baud modem.  What the hell is a "baud" anyway.....

     

    ~Hairysun~

  • RecantRecant Some placeMember Posts: 1,586 Uncommon

    I used to pay by the hour just to access Compuserve chat rooms.  This was on top of call charges.

     

    Still waiting for your Holy Grail MMORPG? Interesting...

  • FlemFlem BrisbaneMember Posts: 2,817 Uncommon

    I still pay by the hour...wait..what are we talking about again??  Oh yeah an old rpg browser game, i knew that.

    Anyways the game is still around... AVALON

     

     

     

  • FreddyNoNoseFreddyNoNose LosAngeles, CAMember Posts: 1,558
    Originally posted by Hairysun


      Ah yes.....the outrageous phone bills.  Me and my 300 Baud modem.  What the hell is a "baud" anyway.....
     
    ~Hairysun~



    Baudot,

  • renierrenier Boston, MAMember Posts: 106

    Originally posted by ttomm46


    Hi
    I remember whe i first got a computer i had AOL and there was a text based RPG called Avalon and unlike MMO'S today i Believe i paid by the hour..glad that  died....curious if anyone else played it?

    I played MageStorm from Mythic Entertainment through AOL... those were good times

  • nariusseldonnariusseldon santa clara, CAMember Posts: 26,690 Rare

    Does anyone remember Kingdom of Drakkar on the MPGnet? I played that for 2 (?) years. It charged $2 per hour (considered CHEAP compared to GENIE or Compuserve) and I used a telnet connection to get to the game.

  • darkgamerxdarkgamerx londonMember Posts: 311

    How much did Avalon cost per hour?

  • BelgyBelgy LisbonMember Posts: 1

    Hiya!

    Avalon is no long pay by the hour. It's now free to play through your city, guild, or divine patron! :) It has many new things to offer and recently had over a thousand bugs fixed, as well as new additions added in-game and out, including their forum-like website: meetplace.net (based off of the location every newbie starts out in when first entering the game).

    If anyone was interested in playing but the pay for play didn't suit them, it is now available to play free. So come be my apprentice, I neeed new Sorcerers!

  • ShortyBibleShortyBible Member Posts: 409 Uncommon

    My most expensive games were the Sierra single player games. Space Quest, Kings Quest, Leisure Suit Larry etc:

    They had 1-900 numbers to call if you got stuck with quests.

    I got stuck very often :)

    Edit. Just noticed that this was a serious necro :)

    Thread seems to be over 6 years old haha.

  • ErgloadErgload GV, OHMember Posts: 433 Uncommon

    Y'know I never got into Avalon. I got into MUDs when I was like 12yo, no way I could have paid by-the-hour back then. My first MUD was monthly sub-based, of course I couldn't pay for a monthly sub so I just kept making new chars and telling friends who I was.

    Then a friend from that MUD introduced me to Achaea in about 2001, and I've been playing that ever since.

    Interestingly enough, the creator of Achaea (Matt Mihaly) was a former wizard on Avalon and shared an apartment with Yehuda (creator of Avalon). Matt licensed Avalon's engine from Yehuda but found it so horribly buggy, and filled with backdoors, that he ended up just creating a codebase from scratch, and Achaea was born.

     

    edit: also just noticed this thread was necro'd by a 2-post account Avalon rep. how shameless :P

  • FlemFlem BrisbaneMember Posts: 2,817 Uncommon

    How on earth does someone find a thread that is six years old???

     

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  • ScorchienScorchien Hatboro, PAMember Posts: 2,510 Rare
    i also used to play some MUDS thru Quantum -Link on my Comm 64 in the early 80s , but fortunatley someone showed me some creative ways to avoid any phone charges :)
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