ScalesMUCK

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ScalesMUCK was a MUCK primarily aimed at scalie characters.

  • Addresses:
    • MUCK server: scalesmuck.raptorbits.com:8886/8887 (formerly scalesmuck.com/scalesmuck.net)
    • Website: (defunct) http://www.scalesmuck.com/
  • Ran/from to: 1998 - 2011, 2013 - present

Description[edit]

ScalesMUCK was established in 1998 by ChronosWolf, intended for scalies but also allowing furries to join as well. ScalesMUCK runs MUCK version Muck2.2fb6.01 on an ARM Raspberry Pi, and is hosted by Phorsaken. Formerly, it was hosted by Madcoyote Studios. The previous administrator of ScalesMUCK was Reveille D'Giovanetti, who remains a wizard.

Issues[edit]

During the dot-com era, ScalesMUCK relocated to a new website, but faced DNS server and naming issues. Due to this, many of ScalesMUCK's userbase left the MUCK for good. The website's issues were eventually resolved, and ScalesMUCK eventually reestablished, but with only a fraction of its former population.

In mid-October of 2006, the MUCK's host, madcoyote.com, experienced a major hardware failure. As a result, the MUCK was down for ten days. The issues were fixed, but in order to prevent another incident similar to this from happening again, ScalesMUCK was mirrored nightly at a second location for immediate DNS changeover.

Closure[edit]

Due to a constantly declining user population, the MUCK was shut down permanently on September 24, 2011, at 7:02PM PST.

Re-Opening[edit]

Phorsaken expressed interest in early 2013 in reopening the MUCK, running it on a Raspberry Pi system. The muck came back online officially on Sunday, Feb 24, 2013.

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