I played a little MUD1 last night, while writing the post.
I was within sight of the rank of Legend (44,871 points, only a couple of resets), when I got a little careless during a dwarven genocide spree. I’d obliterated nearly the entire dwarven realm and decided now would be a good time for a refreshing wafer. So rather than stop and rest, I trotted over to where I knew one to be.
There was a long pause between my last command an my arriving in the destination room, and when finally the packets did flow again, and as I was typing ‘eat wafer’, along came the notice that I was being attacked, had been thumped, and fallen down dead.
Oddly, aside from being annoying in that “Oh, I didn’t win the lottery?” sort of way, it made me remember that I hadn’t had a beer in several weeks.