Accursed Lands is quite an experience. In it you will find a very interesting world with a plethora of stories to tell and many players willing to share their own. However, you will also find that while the game revolves around roleplaying, much of the community acts as if roleplaying is a simple hassle that gets into the way of grinding their skills slowly, and by slowly I mean very slowly.
Much of the older more experienced players seem to look for an IC reason to kill someone, no matter what, and it only gets worse as you have some very powerful players who roam the lands killing people at random, all in the name of roleplaying a bandit type of character. Nothing wrong with that, but in game reactions end up leading to clueless beginners being slaughtered. I enjoy rolling a goblin often, as they are a race that interests me and are open to me, since to use any other races besides the three basic ones you have to be rated by other players. However, I find it difficult to play to my liking, as I've seen with my own experience and with many friends that if you choose a race that has some background as being seen as weak thieves, you will usually be instantly distrusted by other players and questioned about where you have gotten some item or what your profession is, and you will find yourself dead within the play session.
Apparently player killing in this game is justified by killing others if you think they may have committed a crime. Which would be acceptable, to me, if the staff didn't impose the idea that they are willing to punish players that do that. The admins are, however, very active, but don't respond to you much(If at all) if you need help dealing with game problems. However, I found that while rerolling characters and trying out different paths, the admins were more than responsive by sending me a message telling me that they will punish me if I reroll anymore, and this was after going through only three test characters which were a Mysrra, a Goblin, and a Human. Accursed Lands has a lot of potential, but it is squandered by irresponsible admins, and an uncontrolled community.
I felt alienated from the first day I played on AL, I stuck with it for a while, however, because the world was fun and interesting, but now it just hurts me to even log in.
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