I recently discovered Sindome while traveling down a strange rabbit-research hole of MUDs/MUSHs/MOOs and I am astounded by this place. It rather looks too good to be true. But I made an account anyway, thinking to get my feet wet.
Quick disclaimer: I've never played a MUD/MUSH/MOO before, but I do have a great love for Neuromancer and experience with tabletop roleplaying.
I suppose the purpose of this post, besides introducing myself to the community, is to ask for any sort of advice for complete beginners that may be beyond the scope of the Newbie Guide or that may have cropped up after the creation of said guide. I haven't formally started the character creation process yet--man, I've got a glut of ideas--I'm sure I'll have more questions after I do. I would, generally, like to avoid investing a lot of time in creating a character who is destined to die quickly. Should I bank on my first character serving predominantly as a learning experience and less as a proper character? Or are there certain steps I can take to get a modicum of longevity in my first character? I'm open to all advice.
And thanks. I realize you needn't necessarily chime in here. I appreciate it.