I've been playing Arcane Nites for years. It is the place where I like to hang around when I am not playing. I played since the old times before all the changes not so long ago. It was a great game to play or just a place to hang around. However, after the changes in codes, areas, classes/races, spells/skills, and a lot of many other things, now it isn't just a great game, it is the best mud I've ever played. The players are friendly, the Immortals always give out quests, and most info are available for new players who wants to learn about the game.
The best part (or bad part, depends on how you look at it) is that this place is continuously being upadated to be better place. All the bugs and unbalance stuff are being weed out and redesigned to make it a better place.
Wish I can say more, but I am sure you wouldn't want to read a 10-page review. So, give it a try, gain few levels, and see for yourself. I am sure you will like Arcane Nites if not in love with it!