I've tried lots of MUDs and had some great times, but many of them
these days are either gone(can't connect) or forgotten(no one online
ever). Then I found Legends of the Darkstone! I was warmly greeted by
the staff and other players who wanted to help me get started.
I picked a class that sounded fun, the Gypsy, and decided to get
going. I was immediately shocked when I saw actual thought put into
quests and NPCs that interact with each other, giving me a reason to
look at everything around me. I was rewarded by the realization that
the room descriptions were changing based on whether it was day or
This is a very established MUD, with tons of areas. The world is set
in a way where the geography is represented very faithfully too, so
you can journey across large deserts or through dense forests yet the
quality of description and the details are not ignored even in what
would normally be 'filler' zones. I would recommend to anyone trying
Darkstone out to not hesitate to ask for help. Everyone's really
friendly and there's a lot of varied and interesting complexity to
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