I have been playing this MUD for a while now, and although I have tried several other MUDs, I find this to be the most friendly. The people are for the most part there to befriend you, help you, make you comfortable, whatever. The admin is helpful, albeit strict, adn the world itself is user-friendly. H&S is the way most players go, simply because the RP is nearly non-existent.
Other problems do exist, however, adn a newbie would simply get washed away in the politics. Best to avoid such conversations, and just enjoy yourself, until you ahve established a foothold.