As a child, it was a place where I could be myself and find acceptance. As a teenager, it was a healthy alternative to the negative social environments some adolescents face. As a college student, it was a great way to avoid studying; a quest or big Lord run was the perfect excuse to miss a class or two! Now, as an adult in the real world, it is a superb place to relax, converse with great people, and enjoy the ever-changing facets of the MUD. Avatar is a cross-generational and cross--cultural world where you can drop the pressures of reality for just a few hours and find bottomless and authentic enjoyment!
I was an Avatar player before it was called Avatar. I have been, with a few hiatuses, an active player since age 10. I am now 22 years old, and I still come home from work with the butterflies in my stomach, eager to log on and see if Paladins have been further developed. With this in mind, I have been playing Avatar for 55% of my lifetime, which is probably more than any other adult player can say. I have grown up on the MUD, and become an extremely successful person in my real life. I owe much gratitude to this MUD, it's incredible all-volunteer staff, and the unique players that have made the virtual world come alive to me.
While this writing does not contain a concrete and detailed breakdown of my evaluation of the mud, such as Kam's (posted 10/08/04 - 00:36:03), it does give a deeply rooted genuine and sincere personal testimony of the immense greatness of our second home, Avatar. I hope it serves as a relief from the technical criticisms posted recently. If you're looking for a quick fix, I would recommend a fast-paced player-killing MUD. If you're looking for long-term enjoyment and a second home, I invite you to join our world. I can think of no better joy on Avatar than to take a new player by the hand and show off all the treasures we Avatarians enjoy each day.
See you on the MUD!