I enjoyed the time I spent here greatly, and I'm certain that with the expansion of the player base, Malevolence could easily become a a truly classic MUD.
Malevolence is a great world that will give you lots of opprotunities. After a hacker brought down the mud for almost a year, they are back up to speed and quickly making Malev (as regulars call it) a very player friendly world.
There are a multitude of races that, when mixed with the different classes and guild system available, allow you to create a character that is very unique for how you want to play the game.
The learning curve from levels 4-8 are pretty steep ( you will probably leave the newbie area around levels 3-4), but if you have the patience to get past that, the game is very in depth and enjoyable.
The Creators/Immortals in the game are always ready to listen to your comments and will make needed changes based on that. Nothing is concrete.
Overall, its a very indepth gaming enviroment that allows you enough variation to be your own character and not just follow those who have been before you.
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