I've been playing Realms of Despair for
about 2 years now, and I can honestly say it has been time well spent.
For those of you aiming criticism at this mud, I find it amusing that most if it comes from a level 2's point of view.
People must understand the Newbie council are volunteers, giving up their time and experience to make the mud the great place it is. With 300+ people, obviously some questions can't be answered, but from my interpretation people only seem to be asking once and giving up.
Typing news at any level gives a huge list of updates and fixes made, which more than proves our immortals are experienced, busy and hardly 'power abusing'. The minimum guidelines for immortal consideration have been well thought out, with a background in leadership a must, and quests being regularly conducted for everyones enjoyment.
For anyone that hasn't tried Realms of Despair yet I would highly recommend it, I can certainly say it's given me a lot of new friends and it's a fantastic atmosphere to play in until the wee hours of the morning =)