Although Dawn is not the first mud I have ever been to, it is definately the best. Not once have I ever seen a newbie player turned away due to others being "too busy" to help. Dawn may not be what is considered by more "popular" muds to be large because we don't have 70+ players on at any one time, but the quality of the people here would amaze even the most skeptical person (I was one of them). The Immortals here are truly a wonder, and the Admin staff are the only people I have ever seen work as a team WITH their players instead of against them due to insecurities with which they use to segregate their own people. The Immortals may make the game come to life through code, but it is the quality of the people here who make it a home.