While you can certainly enjoy the game via
the Mudslinger web client,
you might prefer to connect to the game with software designed specifically to help you play a MUD.
Here are some of the MUD clients that we have heard good things about:
Linux / UNIX
Do not be afraid to try a few, as they all have different strengths and weaknesses.
After you download a client, tell it to connect to
9999 to join the game.
Please check out our getting started guide as well!