Modern competitive online multiplayer gaming is in many significant ways unrecognizable, when compared to its ancestors. In the 30+ years since the pre-internet days of its infancy, it has changed so dramatically that it almost seems quaint to put games from the two eras in the same category.
In the late 80's to early 90's, online multiplayer games were essentially the exclusive purview of the BBSs. A player would connect directly via modem (later through a telnet protocol) to a bulletin board system where "door games" would be hosted. These BBSs and the games they hosted were entirely text based, but allowed for competition in both real time and turn based gameplay.
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