Well, one night I got bored, decided to search for a mud to poke around in. I am mainly a SWR guy, but I like my godwars and Rot/Rom Pk muds also. So I opened up Zmud, searched through the lists, stumbled across the name of Dark Lair. I logged in, was immediately greeting by the Immortal Morgor over the OOC channel and then the classing system was quickly explained to me personally by Morgor. Go kill 5 mobs, save, and then proceed.
Well, I killed my 5 mobs and while fighting I'm being tended/healed by other players who came to greet me. So I finished up the last kill, saved, and then Morgor came down to me, wisked me up to a private room, and asked if I had played before. I explained I had limited experience but not much, so he offered to walk me through some guildlines to help me get a better feel of things.
He went over the combat system, he went over the code style, he went over the classes (both vampire and garou each) and then helped me pick out my class and the specifics that went along with it. Once I had an idea(and I was amazed that he genuinely helped, not pointed me to a specific thing to get rid of me) he classed me using their commands and asked if I had any questions and I did not at the time. So he placed me back at the Altar and I began to interact with the mud.
I have been playing daily since and I have to say that it is a very nice mud. The players are friendly(uptime is usually during the weekdays, I've seen around 10-18 at a time while I've seen 5-10 on the weekends). I met another older character of the same class, but different clan than myself. He actually took me aside and filled me in on a few more class-specific things, as well as offering advice and directions to places to train.
I have long since gained a bit of strength, and am now about a mid level character. That same older player has continued to help me train and get equipment, and answer my questions, along with all the other players even now.
Dark Lair is a very friendly, and interesting environment. I suggest all of you at least check it out.
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