I first found Avatar in late 1996/early 1997 and have been hooked ever since.
Avatar has a wonderful sense of community, friendship and vitality and is so much more than just a levelling MUD.
"With only a few race/class combinations to enjoy, some of the more entertaining ones of old were removed (rangers and martial artists) they have been supossedly replaced with better ones that fit in more (archers and the very very rare sorcerer that only comes at a high price)."
I personally don't call a choice of over 20 races and 6 currently playable classes with the addition of sorcerer and archer, a few. Sorcerors are currently limited in availability but this intentional as they aren't supposed to common.
Archers will be available as of Jan 1 2002, to everyone as far as I am aware.
"If you're looking for any sort of worthwhile PK, a dynamic world with more zones being added, inspired builders, down to Earth IMMortals, an in-depth spell list, original classes, origional races, origional zones, or any sort of fun after you hit the first 151 levels, then Avatar may not be the place for you."
Avatar isn't intended to be a PK mud except in the designated areas or when someone is bountied for fun. If you want PK then go to a PK-orientated MUD.
Over 80% of the areas are non-stock (original) and more new are currently being worked on by a dedicated team of builders.
I am a very recent addition to the Immortal ranks at Avatar and as such feel I am still in touch with what it's like to be a player.
We do respond to well thought-out and constructive criticism especially if we are given potential solutions to perceived problems.
We also have mechanisms where PLAYERS can submit ideas/suggestions for improvements to the MUD and these are evaluated on a regular basis.
Quests are run on a regular basis by players, Angels and Immortals for the enjoyment of other players.I often run trivias on all sorts of subjects.
With the regular addition of new areas, spells and skills there is always something new to learn.
Don't just take my word and those of the other reviews.
Come visit us and see for yourself and form your own opinion :)
We look forward to welcoming you to the AVATAR family.