MUME is really something else when it comes to Middle Earth world "simulations", if you will. The whole thing is just very realistic, very gritty and and pacey and makes you feel like you are really there... and I havent even ventured out from the shire yet, where I hear things are really quite tame compared to the rest of the world!
I like the addition of the libraries where you can go and look up stuff if you dont have anyone to help you along, even though people are also always friendly and willing to help you out.
There also seems to be a heavy aspect to the PK and player wars further into the game, but you cant really experience it at the lower levels, where everything is more of a coop against the monsters game.
All in all a good experience. Two thumbs up.