Darkrisings use to be an excellent mud worth playing. I use to be very impressed with the attitude of the staff members and the balance of the classes.
In recent times many events have changed from what they once were. The attitude of the immortals has changed a lot. I watched an invisible immortal speak on a channel about how poor the overall roleplay of the morts was. A mort spoke out against them and even gave an example of a situation in which the morts used a decent rp instead of resorting to pk. The imm returned with a comment like 'Since you are trying to prove a point, I won't trust you to fill me in on the details.'
On April 1st, all the safe rooms were changed to regenerate stats negatively as a prank. During the prank a few new players were caught in these rooms and began showing signs of losing interest. Several mortals spoke up on the ooc channel. One of them was sitebanned for the rest of the day. An immortal I spoke to said he angered Mark (An implementor).
A friend of mine was the mortal leader of a guild. One day he was transed up and cussed out by the immortal leader of the guild. When he swore back at her, he was slain and deguilded. Later on she told me that she cussed him out to get his attention and that when he swore back it was disrespectful.
I spoke to two or three of the current immortals. Several of them give out other people's alternate characters and spread general trash about players. I was told by an immortal that one male character enjoys having 'special' relations with both male and female characters ranging from children to adults.
The most recent display of vulgar power happened while an immortal was having a bad day. A mortal asked him what he should name his child. The immortal slayed him and then placed his corpse for all to see with a sign reading 'This is what happens when you bother an immortal having a bad day.'
A few events have been brought up over staff cheating. I cannot speak for those in which I spoke to an immortal and they confirmed it.
A vampire was killed and looted heavily. The player who killed him found illegal equipment on the vampire. He was transfered to an imm room and questioned over the issue of killing the vampire. When he showed the equipment to the administrator, he was site banned. There was a note following his banning. It talked of the mort being disrespectful and at the end read 'Imp abuse? Lets do it.' The vampire was also a character used by the imp who wrote the note.
Most the vampires on darkrisings were or currently are staff members. One of which had a duel with a member of the covenance. She admitted to me that she recieved tells from his guild immortal while dueling him. The immortal told her that her opponent was out of moves and the immortal consensus was that she should finish him off. She 0later told me that the player was so pathetic that his own guild immortal hated him enough to aid a vampire against his set role.
The last example I have happened to a friend of mine. He had been following his role and made a suggestion that a person in another guild take something from a member of their guild to save the world from a cruel fate. The next day after speaking to his immortal, his immortal vanished and he was slain from no where. He spent twenty minutes trying to contact an immortal to find out what he did wrong. He sent the administration a copy of what happened. After speaking to the immortal who slayed him he got upset and sent the logs to a friend. He later made a comment to an old friend not to rejoin the guild he just left. The next day he was confronted on the incident. He was accused of trying to ruin the reputation of an immortal and told 'Lets skip to the end.' After that he was site banned.
I realise that every story has three sides. No party above was perfect. I just wanted the events I have seen to be made known so people may make an educated decision before trying this mud.
I will end this review on a positive note. The only thing I miss about darkrisings were the mortal players. They are some of the best in the gaming realm.
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