I have not played MUDs regularly since the mid 90's. Just
recently I ventured back again. Dark Risings had received
some good reviews, so I decided to try it out.
My experience there has been terrific. There's never been
less than about 15 visible people on morning, noon or night.
The newbie channels are monitored by many and questions are
not only answered, they are often answered by 2 or 3 people
There's not been one time I've felt ostracized or ridiculed
for being new and having questions. The atmosphere is VERY
friendly and accomodating for both new and experienced
The help system is well documented and extremely thorough.
Also, the admins are responsive to feedback, even from new
users, often fixing typos or adding to the help system
within 30 minutes from the time it was suggested or bugged.
Bottom Line - If you are thinking about getting started on
a new MUD, or you haven't played in a while and looking for
a new home, Dark Risings is worth a look. You will NOT be
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