IRC became part of the websites for both Oregon State University and the University of Denver.The chat rooms that were created for University purposes morphed into rooms for general conversation as people became dependant on the companionship and socialization they had access to in these public venues.
The MUD servers that were once thriving are now often seen as being an 'old-fashioned' gaming system.
By 1994, over 400 of these MUD servers existed, but by that time, a new method of online chat had also been created.
MUDs had a combination of role-playing games, hack and slash, player vs.
player, Interactive fiction, and the first form of online chat.
Every day, people around the world enjoy the still-growing Internet phenomenon of chat rooms.