AresMUSH is designed for players familiar with PennMUSH and TinyMUX. Virtually all of the commands you’re familiar with will work just as you expect.
The Ares for Vets tutorial gives a run-down on some of the differences between AresMUSH and Penn/Tiny.
Commands in Ares are designed to be simpler and more approachable to new players, while at the same time preserving shortcuts for experienced players used to commands working a certain way. Where possible, it supports both Tiny and Penn syntax for things like mail and channels.
Player Handles bring a little taste of social media to MUSHing. A handle is your OOC identity, used across all Ares games. Through your handle, people can identify you as a player, not just as a character.
Ares tries to make players’ lives easier. These little conveniences, like a better AFK system and a clear separation between IC and OOC command output, add up to a more pleasurable experience overall.