This is a really rich experience. The world is huge, and there is so much to explore. Very deep in terms of world-building and lore. And it is continually being evaluated and developed. My guild is about to expand, in a way, and there is a lot of excitement. Several other new or revamped guilds have been popular, as well as really old ones with long-established players. For a newbie, there is a lot of support, including a very friendly community of helpers. Role play is taken seriously by some and nearly ignored by others, but there are enough who do role play that it is satisfying for someone who wants to develop a character and really immerse herself in the world. I strongly recommend this game. It makes me happy.