You know, a year ago or so, I'd be here praising this mud as if it were a God... but now, I don't know, things have just changed. After the shattering, I don't even want to play any longer.
Not because of changes, but because the game isn't fun anymore. Leveling a character is IMPOSSIBLE so I would advice new players to just find another place to play. If you don't have lots of cash, tons of characters, and the top equipment, not to mention a good buddy as an Immortal, you're pretty much screwed.
All in all, this game SUCKS now so don't even think about logging on, noone will help you anyway.