My background: I love text adventure games (and also ASCII, e.g. Nethack), choose-your-own-adventure books, and role-playing.
For whatever reason, I've NEVER played a MUD. I've thought about it for at least 15 years, but I'm not sure why I never just tried one... They sounded too good to be true, so maybe I was just afraid of having a negative first experience.
I finally decided to dive in with Sindome as a first. Cyberpunk has always interested me. I was really excited going in, and then I stumbled upon a thread on Reddit in which a few members complained about what a toxic environment there was here. A knot formed in my stomach.
I've been here a few days, and I'm really glad I joined. The environment is incredibly immersive, I feel like I have a room to explore my character's backstory (and create a newly damaged one), and everyone has been exceptionally friendly!
I don't think I've ever had so much help in a game starting out, so I'm really grateful. The in-game documentation has been pretty good, as well, so things have been pretty self-explanatory, but I'm impressed at how much there is to do... and there's a fucking IC forum... haha.
See you guys on, and thank you!