LabMUD is a work in progress (Coming into this MUD, you have to know this fact acutely or you will set yourself up for disappointment) by some of the good ol' boys from the ARPI team and some newcomers. Designed on the all-new FutureMUD engine built from the ground up by the game's owner, it feels much like the RPI games try to (but never quite achieve) -- So far this is one of few games I have come across with such high transparency from the staff regarding their own involvement and the game itself, without giving too many of the game's story spoilers away. The community-- staff and players included-- has been incredibly welcoming to my friends and I(after one obligatory misunderstanding), who came from a different MUD. All in all, it is the potential of LabMUD, and FutureMUD, that excites me about the future of this hobby that should have died decades ago. For the first time, it feels like we can progress, without the chains of legacy engines weighing us down. Thank you, LabMUD, for giving me hope again.