Dawn of the Ages is a medieval fantasy based mud. The server is based
in Germany, but everything is in English. Before a friend introduced
me to Dawn, I had played text-based computer games before, but never a
mud. Since I started playing Dawn, I've tried a few other muds, but
none of the ones I've tried quite compare.
First, we'll start with the races. When you first start your
character, you have several races to choose from, including, but
certainly not limited to, a few different human races (highman, dark
man, etc.), a few elf races (wood elf, dark elf, etc.), centaurs,
mountain dwarves, chaos dwarves, skaven (rat people), wulfen,
cherubim, and many others, giving you a choice of 22 basic starting
races, And that's just the beginning of your choices! Each of those
has different options for hair color, fur color, eye color, whatever
it is that the race you choose may have.
After you get the appearance of your character all sorted out, then
you have a few choices for your profession. There's something for
everyone there as well. Whether your character is going to be a
necromancer, a warrior, wizard, cleric, scribe, ranger, rogue, or
templar, you still have even more options as to what you want to
specialize in. Will you go rogue minstrel, necromancer of unlife,
ranger bounty hunter, templar of Sscis, cleric of Wyome? The choice is
yours. Are you going to be good, neutral, or evil?
And those aren't the only options you have in Dawn. Dawn currently
has seven clans that you can join to further your skills. You can be
in Ofcol, Tarealen, Callador, Pentacle, Lokatar, Antheum, or Judges.
Each clan, aside from Judges, who uphold the laws (but not the rules)
of Aryeon (the land that holds Dawn), has an opposing clan that they
are always at war with because of opposing views.
There are many items in Dawn, scattered across the land. Some of them
are limited or Legendary, and can only be held by people who join the
optional player killers. There are things that will help your
character to be able to fight better, but, as it is also very much a
roleplaying game, there are also items that, while they may not help
your character fight better, they greatly enhance the rp value of the
game, whether it is just something that helps shows the views of the
character, or maybe just something for him to fight for.
And, if that wasn't enough options already, once your character
reaches a certain level of power, they can chose to try to
reincarnate, if they have met the requirements. When you reincarnate,
you get a chance to start over with a new life. There are certain
reincarnation races that can only be accessed through that. Whether it
is Nymph, Titan, Troll, Celestial, Daemon, or one of the others, your
possibilities are nearly endless.
Beyond just the basics of the game, as I have talked about so far, we
must also talk about the actual players on Dawn. Of all the muds I've
tried, they are some of the most friendly. When a new character is
made, nearly everyone welcomes them to the realms. We're always
willing to help someone new get on their feet! The immortals are also
friendly and help the players a lot as well. Most of the people work
well out of character, even if their characters may be ready to kill
each other. :)
The playerbase isn't as large as it should be for as wonderful as
the game is. We're looking for new players who will help enhance what
it already has going for it.
If you're looking for a new world to explore, Dawn could be it! It
is good for both newcomers and people who have been mudding for years
as well. Between the newbie tower and the players, if you're lost,
there's likely going to be someone to help you back on your feet and
back in action.
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