Mudlet UI Player Panel
Mudlet UI Player Panel

Looking for a break from your current "reality"?

Created in the late 1990's, The World of Pain is a 100% free online multiplayer text-based game. In this realm, you can create and control a new being with a unique personality and skillset. You'll get to explore a new world with a variety of places and faces that you have never seen before.

Whom do you wish to be today?

Choose your gender, race and class to create a unique individual. See our Roleplay page for more information on creating and roleplaying your character.

Feature Highlights

  • Newbies under level 50 are protected from death and equipment loss
  • Unlimited mortal levels and never-ending adventure
  • Multiclass/remort your character at level 400 (or above) to add a whole new set of abilities.
  • For the daring, you can also kill other players, but this is limited to specific PK areas
  • Complete quests for rewards
  • Mudlet and Grapevine client graphical interfaces
  • Automatic mapping of the entire game with Mudlet and the in-game map command
  • Clickable links in game if your Mud client supports MXP
  • All objects and equipment are automatically saved, no payment for rent is required
  • Chat with beings in other realms via Grapevine

To Play

Play now via the Grapevine web client. You can also use a mud client such as Mudlet or Tintin++. We recommend Mudlet as we have a graphical user interface for the mud and support for their mapper, as well as tabbed chats and player status bars. If you have a mud client, you can connect to the mud at WORLDOFPA.IN, port 6969 or port 6943 for secure telnet.
Mudlet UI Sidebar Items
Mudlet UI Sidebar Items
Mudlet UI Sidebar Map
Mudlet UI Sidebar with Map

New to the realm? Check out our New Player Guide!

NOTE TO ALL PLAYERS: You will be held responsible for the information contained within the Roleplay section. Read it and pay attention! Roleplaying is not only encouraged, it is required!

Social Media

The World of Pain is a social game! Tell your friends about us and join our Discord server!

Latest News

12/20/2021: New Mudlet UI!

The new Mudlet user interface is now live. Features:

The UI should automatically load when you connect via Mudlet. Recommendations: Use port 6943 and check Secure. If you're using Windows on a high resolution screen and experiencing display issues, see the Mudlet FAQ: Distorted font on Windows? for a fix. Optional: Enable Discord.

6/26/2021: Bug fixes and clickable things

Many things that caused crashes have been fixed. We've also added clickable links in MUD clients that support MXP (such as Mudlet) for a few things, such as:

There have also been enhancements to the in-game newbie tutorial.

8/18/2019: Grapevine support and other changes

We now have working Grapevine support for gossip and tells between other realms, and lots of internal game changes have been made. The biggest change made recently is to the object save system. ALL rooms now save objects upon reboots or crashes.
Source code for our CircleMUD/tbaMUD-compatible Grapevine chat as well as Mudlet map file generation has been relased at

11/15/2018: The World of Pain has been brought back from the dead!

The World of Pain has been resurrected by Blizzard. (again) I've spent some time fixing major crashing bugs and making the mud run better. We still have a lot of work and testing to do, but you are welcome to play and help us test things out. Please write any bugs you find on the problems board (west, west, south from the Woodhaven Cathedral) or use the BUG command.

Here are some more details on the new World of Pain:

The Old World of Pain Immortal Staff:

Pain, Cyclops, Dionysus, Blizzard, Slayer, Ldygodiva, Tiedie, Zekkon, Undertaker, Triniak, Tempest, Rah, Sithas, Skylarq, Kane, Motaba, Sylvestr, Aliana, Psiona, Electro, Reiko, Eldrik, Talon, Delecti, Havoc, and Farley.

Open Source projects used by the World of Pain:

CircleMUD, tbaMUD, MySQL++, Bootstrap, JSON for Modern C++, IXWebSocket, Crossguid, TinyXML2, Emojicpp, Theia, phpMyAdmin, Mudlet, Demonnic's MDK

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