AresMUSH is designed with three goals in mind:
Existing MUSH clients effectively require you to have a coder on board before you can make a game. Coding should be an afterthought, not your primary concern. Ares provides a complete MUSH-in-a-box that can be installed and configured by people with no prior code experience.
Learn more at Ares for Admins.
Ares is designed to offer a familiar experience to both Penn and TinyMUX players, so experienced players will feel right at home. At the same time, it tries make the commands more approachable to new players and old alike.
Learn more at Ares for Players.
Some games will need advanced customizations or theme-specific code. Traditional MUSH softcode is hard to learn and work with, and the server hardcode is difficult or impossible to change. Ares uses a mainstream programming language (Ruby), and a plugin system to make coding easier, more flexible, and more pleasant.
Learn more at Ares for Coders.