Unfortunately, the game appears to be dead. No players to interact with, and more importantly no immortals to approve you beyond level 4. Very unfortunate, it seems enjoyable but if the staff can't be bothered to log on to let you continue beyond the first hour or so there is really no point in playing.
Eternal Visions is awesome. It's a huge, fantasy based, medieval world with all kinds of weapons, armor, spells and original areas to explore. There are a variety of races all with perks and disadvantages, as well as a variety of classes to choose from -- from a lowly rogue, to a noble knight or powerful sorcerer. It's very RP-oriented, and it's enforced through barriers (level-caps) and Role Playing Points, which is great if you're looking for more than just a hack'n'slash MUD -- though you can do plenty of that here, too. And the grouping system is great, so that you're not bored out of your mind and alone all the time. Come give us a shot! We really need more players. The MUD went down for awhile but it's back up under new ownership, so we need to rebuild the playerbase to its former glory. Plenty of room for cool new people. ;)
This is my one and only MUD, as I have no use for any other. First off to mention, the place is HUGE. There are over 25,000 rooms and it's still growing. Player contributions are appreciated as the sheer size keeps more and more information needed. Something I've found so helpful it's necessary, is the color ANSI map, so even though the game is text based, it keeps your directions straight. The game play is very interesting, as there is always somewhere new to explore, new races to encounter, and TONS of hidden areas to find. It has an alternate reality/old world feel to it, though I don't know how much of that is intentional. Leveling and learning are set up to reasonable difficulties to keep advancement interesting and obtainable. There is a good assortment of races and classes to choose from and the backstory is well interwoven into just about everything, and yet they made it in a way that you can still get along without knowledge of the backstory (it will find you eventually). RP is heavily encouraged and it's entirely necessary to advance. RP is developed into the big picture story. The command list is extensive, so you are able to do just about whatever you want. In fact, most things about this game are extensive. Weapons listings, available rooms, social commands, animals, NPC characters, etc. The Immortals (staff) are online a lot and always willing to help the newbie out. The current player base is not large, but everyone is happy to help out with any questions. The game has been very fun for me to play and we'd love to see more folks online with us. A lot of hard work has gone into making this a great place to be, and as a player, you can tell.