I started playing this MUD a few months ago off and on. Lately, I've been playing it non-stop.
Before I go into much more detail here, let me say I am still very much a newbie to this game. My review is from a new player perspective and not that of an experienced veteran. However, I have been playing, developing and managing MUD's since the late 90's. So, I've been around the block in the community and back a few times.
When I first started playing the game, the community and staff welcomed me into open arms. Everyone was extremely friendly, there was a diverse set of RP characters and the game felt robust. As I type this, there is about 50 players on with 5 staff visible. It's very healthy and active.
I played primarily a criminal character that robs other players. Generic for some, but they support it. Both nobles and criminals are supported and the game encourages all types of RP. I really enjoyed that about the game and got hooked because of the possibilities I could do.
Unfortunately, the new feel kind of wore off when I sort of rubbed a staff member the wrong way. I feel this happened because I was a bit to needy from the staff when trying to learn the game. In summary, I was always poking them and talking with them about the game because generally, I was pretty excited about playing and learning as much as I could.
To make a long story short, I had a player complain about a PvP scene I was in. They said I left to early before giving them enough time to react. The staff investigated this issue, saw the logs and told me that I should be fine. But, it would not be official until the IMP reviews the logs and makes the call.
During that investigation, I found the staff member to be very rude. She obviously held some type of grudge with me and was not helpful at all. She told me I was being investigated, yet was getting spammed by other players to fully talk to me about the situation. This made her very short with me and made me feel like she really just didn't care.
The conversation ended with me getting super frustrated with the staff member where I vented a little more than I should. I feel this only happened because of how short the staff member was to start even though I tried to supply her with all the information she needed to fulfill her request.
At the end of the day, I really do like the game. But issues like this make it so much harder to play the game too.
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