So, it’s been a good few years since I last touched a MUD, and even then it wasn’t for very long, (life fell apart for a while, you know how it is) so I’m basically back to being a raw newcomer, who has some fairly...Vague ideas about how things work. I’m looking to get back into things, as I’d like a sense of community, but my main jam is roleplay. It’s my bread and butter, and the be-all and end-all of why I play these kinds of games, basically! To that end, I have a few questions, because I like to have a solid grasp of concepts before I dive in.
1) From what I remember, Aetolia was always lauded as the most roleplay intensive of the various IRE MUDs. Is that still accurate? A general overview of which orgs or groups are more active in that regard, or are generally inclined to be more in-depth in terms of their roleplay would be wonderful.
2) Also, I’m interested in vampires, but they seem to have undergone quite a lot of changes since the last time I looked. It looks like it’s more classic, get turned by a Sire and that’s pretty much locked in - Like a vampire parent, sort of deal. Could someone give me a simplified rundown of the general process of becoming a vampire, and what is expected of one thereafter?
3) Are the Gods particularly active these days? How about admin roleplay in general? Divine RP is a huge, huge draw for me, so active Orders with a Divine that pops in at least once in a while would be great! Tanixalthas seems particularly cool, but I have no idea if She's active, or how she views the undead/vampires. Answered in discord, much appreciated to all that were so helpful!
Also, is there an Aetolian discord, or do people usually just stick to communicating in-game? Got it, thank you!
Any general tidbits that folk think would be useful are, of course, very welcome!