Realms of Despair, or RoD, is one huge community that is broken into four:
There are some that are involved in all or just one, but no matter what it is, you are part of the family. Even in a few weeks you can be known by the mass 200+ players by name, in fact there are a few that go by first Real Life Name basis (not a requirement to play).
RolePlaying isn't required but the RP family is tight. Scene's are played, characters are made, hero's are created, and hero's die.
PK: There is always someone better out there then someone else, someone else is always out there to help someone else, there is always someone there to just beat around ;).
Chatters: The chat channels are always scrolling the screen
Mob Runners: With tons of rooms and mobs there is never a dull moment in this area. There are sill mobs not found yeat and currently still being found every day. New items are found, new runs are made. Every class has a roll in runs being a basic thief to a evil necromancer for spelldowns.
All around this mud gives alittle of everything you would want on a mud. Players offer help in every area in the game:
Newbie Council, PK Conclave, Guild/Clan/Order leaders, your average player.
These are the names of those who can help.
Just remeber, a new MUD is like being adopted in a new family. It may take time to get used to the family, but once you get the feel you never leave....ever.