I have been mudding here since 1996, which doesn't make me one of the oldest chars, but I've been around long enough to know that this mud is one of the best around.
Strengths: Innovative coder who listens to the players. A huge mud with many areas. Open to new builders after an application process. Very newbie friendly. Lots of opportunities for unique character development.
Weaknesses: The lone coder is a weakness in that one human can only do so much so quickly. This requires patience which seems to be in short supply these days.
Overall traits: We have a well developed skill sphere system which contains over 350 skills not tied to any class. We have 10 classes each with 20 unique skills only available to those classes themselves. And we have 12 races to add variety to that mix. In the future we plan on having racial skills but these are not present at this time. Our world is huge Over 150 areas, including many unique areas. We love newbies and are currently trying to rebuild our player base after a 2 year fall off due to completely rewriting of the code base. Stop by AN and give it a try. Look for Ioreth and tell me Hi.