I played this game for about a year, following a world reset. My conclusion is that New Worlds Ateraan does many things well, but nothing that other MUDs don't do as well if not better. Ultimately, this MUD is not worth your time, and you'll save yourself a lot of frustration if you find another MUD that actually values its players.
I must echo the sentiment expressed by Zerbo's review, below me. NWA had a lot of potential, but underneath the veneer is a dull grind that's exacerbated by weak RP from much of the playerbase. The game claims to be RP-enforced, but many players don't even use proper spelling and capitalization. The defense will be that this game has many blind players, which is great, but which is also just an excuse.
I have also felt personally bullied by the staff player discussed in his review. Without getting into too much detail, a couple months ago we had a cordial disagreement. It turns out she took it much more personally, and the amount of hateful vitriol coming out of a STAFF MEMBER toward a PLAYER was shocking. My five-year-old knows how to keep her temper better! I don't have any problem with Staff playing the game they worked so hard to put together and maintain, but this behavior is completely unacceptable. It's totally unchecked because Andrew, the head of the game, won't do anything to rein in his staff, so they have permission to go on sustained bullying campaigns against players. Again, admin have decided that this is an appropriate way for STAFF to treat a PLAYER.
Once it became clear that the admin didn't really have players' backs, I logged off, and I won't be going back. As I said at the top of this review, NWA doesn't do anything well enough that it's worth putting up with weak RP and mean-spirit staff who reinforce cliques, abuse their power, and bully other players.
Do yourself a favor and stay away.
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