I would not recommend this MUD to anyone at all. Now that that's off my chest, time to get to facts.
First off, this is a sex MUD, despite Daos coming in and speaking to the owners. It may be against what Garret had made the codebase for, but no matter how much they tell you otherwise, it is. There are multiple rooms and objects for it, one immortal suggests it, and only one enforces the 'No SRP in public' rule. -~- Second, the Law immortals dont know what they're doing most of the time. They've recently decided to become more strict than ever, claiming they will be working harder, and cracking down on 'issues' such as a player simply mentioning the owner's name in an unpleasant sentence. Though, it is perfectly alright to insult other players.
I feel so much safer that simple statements are now a bannable offense.
Aggravation or annoyance towards an Immortal's rudeness, however, is a bannable offense.
The standard Law Immortal response to questions or counterexamples: 'It's not up for debate, discussion, or argument.' This includes any and all variations of the statement. -~-
Thirdly, the Roleplay staff must approve any special or unique ability for your character. Character approval is required. You must send in a note or talk to them, both of which may lead you to nothing, or an argument about what is possible and what is not. Those who know Kedanna personally may bypass the last step, gaining immunity from the Roleplay Staff's comments. -~-
Most of the playerbase are returning players and their alts, and of the few newbies that have joined in the past week that I have witnessed, one had quit because of the MUD's lack of newbie help and another because of lewd Global Social harassment.
This combined with as much drama as an episode of General Hospital makes this a poor area to MUD.
The Staff members may reply to this requesting that players should send in notes, but seeing as how they are never responded to after a long period of time, it seems like a lost hope.
I've quit The Gathering... in search of a more mature MUD that does not seem like an interactive soap opera.
P.S.: The sources of my review have been fueled by many of the players and a former staff member. Any attempt to call my bluff will be denied.
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