After having wandered through a few MUDs to get a feel for the genre,
I paid a visit to Legends of the Darkstone. I was warmly greeted by
many players who offered assistance to get me started.
I picked a class that is weak at the beginning, but eventually grows
to awesome power. I was prepared to be patient, but help came almost
Some experienced players helped with lots of equipment. Others cast
protection spells on me or helped me recover lost equipment. I've now
reached a level where I can start exploring cautiously.
My advice is not to hesitate to ask for help. Mingle, get to know the
players. This MUD has a great deal of geographical, social and gaming
complexity (the good kind that makes it varied and interesting). I
haven't gone back to other MUDs since.
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