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Trudging Through the Derby MUD in Lock Step

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For the final DerbyCon CTF, I decided to take on the MUD for team Illuminopi.

Derbycon 9.0 EvilMog CTF MUD
The CTF MUD was created by EvilMog and the world he created was pretty staggering. I really appreciate the effort that he put in to the MUD for us all to enjoy. For those that do not know. a MUD, or Multi-User Dungeon, is a real-time, text based, multiplayer game. You can learn more about them here.

Okay, let's get into it.
Upon your initial login and sign-up, there were more rules, tips, and tricks presented to the player. I mostly ignored everything and went in with tree branches a-blazing!
By the end of the conference; I believe I captured about 4 to 6 thousand points worth of flags in the MUD, and if I recall correctly, I only got about halfway through the challenges.

I attempted to make use of some evenings after the conference to take on the challenges outside of derby and got as high as third place:
Okay maybe I spent a day on it. 
Even with the pictures from a derby f…