Elly the Wanderer's Mapmaker for MUDs
By DivZero Consultancy Pte Ltd
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Never get lost again when playing your favorite MUD/ MUCK / MUSH / MUX / MOO games with Elly the Wanderer's Mapmaker for MUDs!
If you find yourself frequently lost in a sea of text and missing important locations in your games, or just running around in circles, then what you need is a MUD cartographer like Elly!
With a few simple steps and taps, you will be crafting beautiful maps on your magical device. Go forth and explore with confidence!
"Every lover of text-based adventures, western RPG's, and MUD's should get it immediately. - Joshua Villines, Gaming Editor, iPhone Life"
( Elly recommends visiting the Cities of M'Dhoria, which has more than 6000 rooms carefully crafted for a wonderful MUD experience - http://www.mdhoria.net )
Good start, but you can't SAVE :(
I wish I had clicked on the "More" button of the other review before I bought this app. There is no way to save your maps, which pretty much ruins the functionality for me. It's unlikely I'll do an entire area in one sitting, and chances are I'll make mistakes and want to go back and fix them. And don't leave the app because when you come back, the map will be blank again!
Otherwise it's a great start! The interface is simple and attractive and gets the job done.
I'd have given it 4 stars if you could save. Suggestions to make it a 5 star game:
- ability to type notes for specific rooms
- overrule the room shape if you push a different button (rather than having to delete it)
- export as a pdf or something other than having to take a screenshot
Not good, not bad..just ehhhh
Well, the concept for this app is great, and there's really nothing "wrong" with it. When I map something, however, I do like the ability to show all exits...this doesn't allow for NW, SW, SE and SW, which is really important to me. Also, I have to take a screen shot to save, and I cannot map outside the grid box...some areas are much larger than this program allows.
How about making the app able to map ALL cardinal directions, giving us the ability to save our progress (without screen shots) and go beyond the available grid? Also, I would like the ability to print or e-mail or somehow export the data. THIS would make it a more functional app and five stars. Great effort, but this needs work.
Much Better than Graph Paper
All old-school gamers know what it's like to have our keyboards hidden by the piles of graph paper we used to map our way around the dungeons of games like Zork, Bard's Tale, and Wizardry. This app provides an elegant, quick, easy alternative. Every lover of text-based adventures, western RPG's, and MUD's should get it immediately.
The app only lacks the following:
- The ability to save maps.
- The ability to export/email apps.
- The ability to add levels to maps.