Been around the block in the DIKU-type genre, and I haven't seen the
faintest glimmer or competition to the well-rounded combination of
player-killing action and wholesome roleplaying experience....
A plethora of classes catering to all interests -- from the standard
gamut of mages taken to an unstandard level of detail, to well-adapted
fighter-types, to the skulking, frightening rogues, to the truly
unique bards (now with new skills!) and the psionicists, this MUD's
developers have done an excellent job.
A new stat system has also been implemented, and, for the
true-at-heart roleplayers, after some interactions with the active
immortal staff, you'll unlock an in-depth new trait system which
helps one flesh out one's characters even more.