AD&D Dark Sun Online: Crimson Sands
DSO - abbreviation
A great deal of the interactivity rested on elaborate MUD-style conversational conventions (speaking to those within earshot, privately confiding, announcing to the whole server), attempting to limit "out of character" (OOC) chatter as deleterious to whatever suspension of disbelief was a prerequisite for group role-playing in this strange new graphical online forum. Nonetheless, many later staples of MMORPG social conventions could be found emerging here, from the formation of player guilds to forbidding "PVP" (player vs. player) combat in certain "safe" areas, among them the newbie launch pad of Caravan Way in the city-state of Tyr.
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