Well i was very expectant of this mud. So,i signed up. The mud is
big, with a plentiful amount of players. Very well detailed, and in
depth as well. But, as a newbie i discovered the hard way that the
help files are too convoluted to be of any real aid. They bombard you
with at least THREE pages of information at a time expecting you to
remember it all. You do get a skull guide, but he almost constantly
spams your screen with the same information over and over again, which
also adds to the annoyance of figuring out the files.
And this mud has a tendency to leave a newbie stranded, entering a
room with no exit expecting the new player to remember the long
paragraph that was presented to them in the beginning in order to use
an object to escape.
Now about the 'newbie friendly' part... I found out that to be a
complete fallacy. There were over 100 players on and only 1-2 people
would even offer aid to me, and yes, i did ask for it (and i even
received a few insults because of it).
So all in all i would say that if the Help Files were reduced into
manageable formats, commands for objects included in said help files
and the veteran players actually 'newbie friendly' and not
judgmental of a new (possibly confused) player, i would highly suggest
this mud. But unfortunately it is not so. This unfortunately will be
my first and last time playing this mud. I might try it again to see
if things have changed, and if they have not i'm afraid that i would
just quit again.
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