There is no finer mud on the net than this. I have tried dozens upon dozens of other muds including nearly all in the top 40 here. This mud is FREE ALWAYS, has 200 people on at any given time. Has a very helpful and friendly Newbie channel along with several other channels including chat, ask/answer, traffic (for selling and buy eq) and auction. There are class specific guilds and non-class specific orders. There are also a couple dozen very dedicated Imms who are constantly adding to and modifying the world. And one thing I have dislike about so many other muds is the coloration. RoD's default colors are very warm and easy on the eyes BUT the Imms have no added the ability to change your color scheme to one of several different styles. All in all if you want a large community, with many many friendly and helpful players, in an ever expanding world, that is already so large it would take you forever to explore it all then this is the place for you. There is no finer MUD.