ah, silk road... I dunno. I spent several hours fighting the same straw-man monsters over and over and over again... and there wasn't any hope of me beating the higher level ones just across the bridge out of town before spending several more hours levelling up. I mean, I've -done- the levelling thing in other MUDs, I've fought the same monster for hours or days before, but silk road just didn't look like it was going to give me a 2nd monster to fight for a long time.
Now, for a free game, it wasn't bad. It certainly beats Maple Story in terms of graphics tech (if not charm) and it's a lot easier to get into than gunbound. And anything beats eve online for the level of _psychotic evil_.
I've been playing GalCiv 2 for a while... sadly not really a networkable game. As brilliant as the first, though, enough 3d to look cool without being totally unmanageable.