Old-time IRE player and Aetolian what-iffer returning from a long, long hiatus. After years of drifting about, sampling big name MMOs and indie games alike, I've come to find that nothing can quite recreate or substitute the brand of atmosphere, depth, and immersion you find in a text-based roleplaying game.
As a veteran of Imperian and dabbler in Lusternia I knew it was time to return to the polished, developed content of an IRE game. That said, the latter never really rubbed off on me and the former, my beloved first home, seems to have more or less drifted into oblivion. Now, while I never really settled into Aetolia, but it's something I always wanted to try. Your community has a reputation among the IRE circles for character, resilience, a top-notch Admin, and, well... fun! That being the case, I think it's time to give it a try for myself and, if things go well, set down some roots.
All that said, I've been away from MUDs and roleplaying on the whole for several years. It's not so much that I'm concerned as to whether or not I've still got- I don't even know where to begin!
So folks, help me out if you would, and treat me like a fresh-from-the-box newbie when I ask: where do I start?
tl;dr: ermigerd, vampires!