I'm supposed to be writing an essay right now for a summer course I'm taking, but my mind is consumed with Avatar right now. That's the story of my life regarding the MUD... I'm just so enthralled with it. It all started when I was in grade seven and it hasn't stopped since (I'm now entering second year university.)
I can honestly say that I've felt a full range of emotions regarding the game. I've loved it, hated it, been saddened by it, and been elated by it. I've felt just about every emotion except for boredom. There have been bad times: I've had full gear sets lost, been punished by immortals, died thousands of times, had characters "nerfed" due to changes, and yet I've always come back for more. To go with the bad there has been the good: I've met countless people from around the world, enjoyed playing the game many different ways, overcame numerous challenges, and I dare say attained a pretty reasonable degree of power ;).
People are always complaining about the Immortal staff, and I'll be the first to say that there was a time when I used to as well (of course, that was in my younger days when I was always getting in trouble!) However, I can honestly say that to this date I've never seen a better staff working on the mud. A revamped group of dedicated Staff, Angels, and Immortals are taking the game to new, and better levels.
The only problem? Counts are at a lower level than I've ever seen them. That is what's compelled me to write this review. It's a plea to old players to come back and give the MUD a second chance, and for new players to come in and experience the game that has given me so much over the almost 8 years that I've been playing. I assure you, you won't be disappointed.
I hope to see you all soon,