What about those that are just natural, experienced and accomplished MUDders?
When anaroth was young, and yes anaroth is my first here, he was accused by a different person every day of being a seccond.
Im sure in a space of a year I could notch up over 15 people calling me a super-seccond.
But the fact was i learnt fast and had a lot of mud experience under my belt. Should people like me that have come from similar muds be penalised in this way?
How about offering advanced charactors? Where these 'super-seconds' may pay for a charactor that is born with the basic skills. This is rather like something ultima offers. So these secconds that want to be a seccond can enter with (for example) All-GM skills and not bother those who are younger.
Written by my hand on the 22nd of Midwinter, in the year 1153.