Materia Magica is simply the best MUD out there.
----<<TRULY ON THE CUTTING EDGE OF INTERACTIVE MUD GAMING>>----
-MASSIVE AND EXTENSIVE
Start off in Lasler, where you buy armor and practice your initial skills and spells. Take the trial, recovering the three leaves: digging in the graveyard for one, stealing another from an insane gypsy, and traveling deep into the dark, dank Ghering caverns for the last. Continue the trial by passing through a shrouded forest, passing dryads who may or may not help you. Finally evade a dragon, stealing his loot. Answer a riddle, jettison your mount--and fight. Get a mark (reward) at the end. This is all before level 10, of the possible 240 levels. (Not to mention the elite ARCHON MAGE class that is reached by completing the 9 levels of the Dungeon of Arbaces, under the 16 various-pk, mazy levels of crazy Lord Bloodbane's Proving Grounds, on Irda Isle.) It is one mark of the possible 50+.
VERY newbie friendly, always someone on to answer any question.
If you are looking for a MUD that is the best, something that you can get into, and something on the cutting edge of gaming, THIS IS THE MUD FOR YOU! www.MATERIAMAGICA.com