In 1987, MUD1 was licensed by CompuServe , who pressured Richard Bartle to close down the instance of MUD1, better known as ' Essex MUD' , that was still running at Essex University. This resulted in the deletion of the MUD account in October 1987. This left MIST , a derivative of MUD1 with similar gameplay, as the only remaining MUD running on the Essex University network, becoming one of the first of its kind to attain broad popularity. MIST ran until the machine that hosted it, a PDP-10 , was superseded in early 1991. 
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