I've been to alot of websites and have played a vast variety of mud and text-based games, and have learned about each environment through questions and consistent gameplay, but they all seemed of been lacking something substantial behind them.
When I play Dragonrealms, I feel that I am part of a larger scheme, and though i'm but a lowly individual in such an immensely coordinated community, it does seem that actions I take in one place can almost always have a definite reaction for someone else in another.
It is truly hard to come by such professionaly crafted fantasy-roleplaying games such as Dragonrealms, especially if you are new to them. There are the Bleach games, the Inuyasha games, the mystery killer games, the gang war games, the lets have sex with everyone games, and everything else written that clutters the internet, that offer little substance other than familiarity in the subject and the simplicity in gameplay. Dragonrealms offers an extremely broad variety of paths and options that a character can take and choose as they go along, giving the game a more sophisticated air of play as people are able to go about their lives knowing that their hard work isn't just a carbon copy of the guy sitting next to them.
I feel that most people who play this game learn quite a bit about how to roleplay in Dragonrealms because this is just what it is, a serious roleplaying environment. This is the place where, if you have the will and imagination to create a person with a story behind them and a future ahead of them, then the only thing that limits you is the time and effort you put into it. And there aren't just invididuals with a story behind them, there are whole families as well, with rich heritage and backgrounds to make you believe that they've been a part of the the society for many generations.
The bottom line is, this is a place where people do more than just build a character and level it and make it strong; they create a sound character of sound quality and mind, gaining friendships with people over the community and integrating themselves into the mainstream of economic society, becoming a strong, supportive member of the community, and a person that everyone knows, and knows about.
I believe that anyone that sits down and takes the time to learn the simplest of game mechanics of the environment will find themselves unable to easily turn their backs to this game, dismissing it as graphic-less nonsense. This is a game worth putting time and effort into, if not for the rich experience found in moderate to extensive fantasy roleplaying, then for the many people you will meet along the journey, alot of whom will bring you insight and understanding to the game to make it more fun, as well as give you another quality person to talk to, in and out of game.
I recommend that other people try playing this game; there's a 30 day trial to play, and as I've seen, they do not automatically charge you to continue playing, but wait until you try to log on again after you have run out of free days, and gives you the *Option* of paying. So its a free 30 days of play, without them automatically snatching from your wallet.
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