A Tale in the Desert
If the sounds of this interests you then download it from the link below and grab hold of the wiki (you will need it). There is so much going on in the game and so much that can be done you really need the wiki to figure things out.
A Tale in the Desert
Download link: http://www.atitd.com/
Wiki link: http://www.atitd.org/wiki/tale6/Main_Page
You can be male or female in the game and there are a few outfits you can choose from and customize slightly. You can change your outfit anytime you like during play. After you finish the tutorial, you will get tests (quests) that appear as a tab near your items and skill tabs. Use these to figure out what you need to learn and do next. Visit the schools and universities often to learn more skills and gain more abilities.
Take your time when choosing an area to live in and make sure it is suited to your wants. Some areas are more lively than others. You will be very limited with what you can do until you build your compound, but don't rush into building one right away. Find a good area with sand, mud, dirt, clay, grass and silt deposits nearby. Be aware that others need quite a bit of space, so don't build too close to another player, unless you have their permission. Afterall, you don't want them to build their things where you are, so return the kindness. There is plenty of empty space.
Travel between areas has been made quicker and easier by using the Chariot Stations (pictured above). These will allow you to move instantly to any area that is next to the one you are in. Travel is free for about 2 minutes, then you have to wait around 8 minutes for the next free window to open. You can use your travel time which accumulates when you run around and can be collected when you are offline. I have about 5 days of travel time available and it cost a couple of hours of that time to use the Chariot Station (CS) if I don't want to wait for the free use. It is a good way to travel, especially when you need to visit every University of Worship in each section to collect your packet of free vegetable seeds. Be sure to visit all of them, as you can only get the free veggie seeds once from each University of Worship.
So, if crafting is your thing and free is your thing, then I highly recommend giving this MMO a trial right now. I hope you enjoy the game.