I started playing this game 7 years ago, and spent most of my puberty enjoying it. Even though the game wasn't nearly as newbie friendly back then as it is now, it was already a place where you would feel welcome, loved and helped when needed. Nothing except of course rules, is forced upon you, so you have the choice of roleplaying, player killing etc, which gives everyone a shot at something that they like. The PK enviroment is very active, with several player-run clans which have their own clan halls/potions and equipment. Roleplaying is encouraged, and rewarded when a good show is given, as long as it is based on the Belgariad/Mallorean series by David Eddings. All in all, the game offers a fun playing envoriment for the old and newbie and for those who don't like being spammed with 100's of people trying to look at the who list. The fact that the game has been around for more than 7 years should say enough.