Why do we require an account?
To keep our players safe.
Anonymity encourages misbehavior. Public identity encourages social responsibility. By holding everyone accountable we've achieved something remarkable in the milieu of MUDs and RPGs. For more than twenty years our games have been free of the flame wars, harassment of women, and childish temper fits which mar so many role-playing environments. Even our bulletin boards are safe — shocking as this may seem to players coming from many traditional MUDs.
We recognize that some players feel anonymity equals safety. Our experience has been the opposite. When we hold everyone to high standards we create a welcoming, safe, collaborative experience. Where chronic misbehavior simply isn't tolerated.
If you have questions or concerns about our policies, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.