I just recently began playing Arcane Nites - and quite by accident, at that. I was looking for a place that I could play in a friendly, original environment - a place where whining and unhelpful people did not frequent. It was lucky then, that I found AN.
Within seconds of character creation - which, by the way was interesting and new unlike so many other muds these days - I was helped by friendly IMMs and high level players. There's a lot that is not standard in AN - including their skill system, which is too neat for words. Well, other than words like "Really fricken cool". All the new and interesting features might have been intimidating, if it weren't for the speedy assistance and guidance I was given by all of the helpful players.
So, I don't know why I am still writing this review... I should be playing AN!