When I started Distant Lands 2, I had never played a MUD before. The players, staff, and helpfiles on this game quickly and kindly showed me the ropes, and I began to learn that Distant Lands 2 was an expansive realm in which one could become a hero of epic proportions. The players are kind and helpfull, so just shout. I have never felt the need to play any other Mud, as this one is, well.....addictive. I give Distant Lands 2 three thumbs up, and an 11 out of 10. Come give it a try, I'm sure you will agree.