Nodeka is pure pk mud at its best. Skills/spells are more pk oriented. If ur looking for a mud that has diverse combos of classes and races, skills and spells that turn the tables, tactics and stratedgy of group oriented classes YOU HAVE TO TRY THIS MUD.
Though the starting maybe slow. But everyone has to start somewhere. Make friends (the right ones) and i'm sure u'll be on your way to bigger things in the game.
The main growth of a character in this game is base on stats. All this talk about donation (paying cash for 'gems'(or called stones in nodeka) and for more plats) is real. If you have the money and don't mind spending it, it'll make it easier for you to grow. Saying that, YOU DON'T HAVE TO DONATE MONEY to grow big. I've been playing this mud for almost 4years and i have not put a single dime in this game and i can say honestly i'm pretty big and decent in the game.
People are willing to donate for you if you pay the right amount of platinum (in game gold). Which shouldn't be all that hard.
And even if you don't really like pking, there are many ppl in the game who don't and enjoy running quest and bigger group areas.
Areas are now growing and AI are increasingly getting smarter.
Give it a try, and judge it for yourself