This is a great mud. It's very newbie friendly and the layout of the world is easy to learn. It's a very laid-back place where you can usually find someone to talk with if that's your thing, but the chatter is not excessive. There are plenty of opportunities for lower level characters, and it is very enjoyable if you like to exercise your brain as well as your sword. Regardless of your level of mudding skill, you should give it a try. The AL client works especially well with this mud.