Okay just to settle a few things.
First the game is about as far from being new as it gets it even has its own db page
And there is This rather large topic about it
Secondly, the game is a mud and your best off using your favourite web client to connect.
it has a rather unique payment system where it is neither completely free nor completely paid. You can trial the game for free and need a subscription, however if you can't get a subscription, other organisations or players in the game like cities, guilds etc can essentially back your account, since if your online you'll be earning them credit as an active player. The community is quite familiar with this sytem and asking is no problem.
Alternatively, you can pay yourself with rl money each month, and get various benefits, as well as buy special items.
the game has some of the best descriptions and most unique systems I've seen in any mud, from full scale warfare, to a combat system based on balance and magic that includes smoking herbs, doing rituals and preparing spells in detail.
My only major issue with the game is that so much of it is player based, you can't even advance or do quests or tasks unless another player in your guild/city will assign them to you. There are apparently now npc quests and other things to do, though in my time as a newbie I didn't find them as much myself.
So, its certainly worth a try and apparently if you get heavily into its activities it can be an absolutely amazing experience, but I've not got there myself.
Lastly, I'm not %100 sure whether we have had a topic in new releases about this game yet or not, though it has been heavily discussed on the forum previously, so I'll report to the mods and let them make the decision as to whether this topic should be moved or not.
With our dreaming and singing, Ceaseless and sorrowless we! The glory about us clinging Of the glorious futures we see,
Our souls with high music ringing; O men! It must ever be
That we dwell in our dreaming and singing, A little apart from ye. (Arthur O'Shaughnessy 1873.)