I always use Mudconnector's reviews to assess the worthiness of games before I even play on them. Needless to say, despite all the negative reviews concerning Firan, I threw caution to the wind, went and applied for a character. Note that I followed the appropriate format, providing the administration several paragraphs on why I wanted to play the character and what I had planned for it.
I received my character (a young noble child) without any hesitation or obstacle. I had never played a young child before, and while I found the role challenging, I probably have had the most fun in a MU that I've experienced in a long time.
Then a week later I was approached by a junior wizard and asked to relinquish my character. Not because I wasn't playing out of theme. It wasn't because I committed any kind of transgression against the game. Nothing like that. It was because the administration simply made a mistake, and that due to the character's secrets, it wasn't meant for new players. I was told that I was welcome to reapply for another character, and then take this specific character as an alt. Other player's compliments were not taken into consideration, let alone the FIVE XP points that I gained just from playing him for 48 hours.
I declined for reasons I will explain below. This is quite strange considering that Firan has a system on the roster which tags a character with notes for potential applicants. Lo and behold, when I applied, this character had no notes indicating that he was only for current players.
While I was welcomed to take another character, I did not. This administration action confirms everything that people on here have said about Firan. I can only deduce that my character was tagged by a particular favorite of one of the administration, and was perhaps coveted. I was simply a casualty in their way. Or perhaps this is simply a bureaucratic snafu, in which case, Firan needs to get their bum in gear. With the amount of staff that they have on this game, not to mention player helpers coming to the right and left of me, they should have been able to personally assist me within a day or two of this, apologize profusely, and help me choose a more appropriate character.
Firan is a great game. Creative. Imaginative. And with a great bunch of players. Just a horrible administration.
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