A very well put together mud, with unique systems that define this out of all the other DB muds out there. My favorite is the structured rolePlay system they created after the last player wipe. It has tiers to gauge players against each other, rather than just random vague notions.
There is a mostly fair Player Kill system that evolves. It has a tendency to favor the more experienced players, and is the cause of several disputes over harassment. A bounty system is also in place, where a player can set up a bounty for anyone over a certain power level, and Hardcore characters collect on this by killing the bountied player. One does have the option to buy off the bounty, if a character isn't waiting at a bounty office to kill them. And unfortunately there is always that one person who is strong enough to kill you. There is a timer for this.
Unfortunately the bad side to this mud is the administration. The main force behind the mud, Rendo, is a man who usually is very unwilling to compromise to what his player base wants. I say usually because I have seen him cave in, albeit very unwillingly. He usually chalks the issues up to people whining and complaining however, and lets people do what they want. Rules are changed around on the fly, sometimes without any explanation.
Taken at face value, the changes may seem minor, but stepping back and looking at the bigger picture, its obvious that some changes are made to benefit a certain group of people. I've seen several new players be run off this way, simply because of the lack of support. Some players will sit online all day and have several alts so its possible to pick off enemies no matter what range they are in, and it isn't considered harassment.
Not all of the administration is a failure however. Several admins are just held back for some reason or another, when they could really be used to let the mud shine. A great mud if you are willing to put up with being harassed or don't mind the owner doesn't really care too much about his player base.
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