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Looking for a new top-class MUD to call home? Then you've come to the right place! Ancient Anguish is a completely free, medieval fantasy themed game founded in 1992 and has been in constant development for over a decade and a half since. Our world has over 50,000 rooms in around 200 unique and original areas, and is populated by an average of 20 to 35 players at any one time.

All aspects of Ancient Anguish are rich in deep and detail. The classes are not cookie cutter variations of one another, and have extensive play potential. There are a multitude of aspects to the game, including exploration, questing, crafting, interplayer games, and more. Take a boat out to explore the seas, go fishing for a relaxing afternoon, play poker with a few friends, challenge buddies to a flag hunt, find a secluded area and plant crops of rare reagents. Become a wizard and create new high quality projects for Ancient Anguish, helped by an extensive wizard educational and mentoring system.

But enough from us, have a read of what our players say about the game:

I've played on a number of MUDs before, but Ancient Anguish is the only one that keeps me coming back for more. In comparison, the rest seem dull and lifeless. Rock on, AA.

What I like most about AA is the variety of areas and the attention and detail given to every room, NPC, quest, etc. Other MUDs I have tried don't allow you to do half the things AA does.

What I like most about AA is the balance and quality control. I have never seen another mud that is so balanced as to make gameplay virtually equal among all races and classes. The quality control is also spectacular, especially when it comes to spelling and grammar. I've very, very rarely found typos and bad sentences in any description.

I love AA, it's fun as hell.

Interested in checking it out? Drop into the main Ancient Anguish website to find out more. We look forward to welcoming you to our community.