"Upon first arriving in that mysterious land, the first thing I did was step into a puddle, ruin my boots, get run over by a passing carriage, lose my hat to a thieving urchin, and then fall flat on my face in front of a gaggle of giggling ladies with portmanteaus..."
LegendMUD Newbie Guide
Chapter One: Getting Started
| Thanks for giving LegendMUD a try. Feel free to ask
any questions you may have any time you are online.|
The following is an introductory guide that we hope will help you
get started. The world of LegendMUD is a complex game system and
has a daunting amount information to learn. By the same token, it
is an endlessly rewarding, never boring universe. Stick with it
and you won't be sorry.
An image of Doubting Thomas, from the Bible Moralisee: Paris, c.1235-45
Table of Contents
THE PLAYER CODE OF CONDUCT
THE BASIC PREMISE BEHIND LEGENDMUD
THE FIRST THINGS ANY NEW PLAYER SHOULD DO
FAST START TIPS FOR THE EXPERIENCED MUDDER
TIPS FOR THE NOVICE MUDDER
WHAT IS CONSIDERED CHEATING?
INTERACTING WITH OTHER PLAYERS--WHAT'S NOT ALLOWED?
lists the major differences from stock DIKU and MERC muds and some of our
reasons for such changes.
Read HELP SKILLS
and HELP MAGIC, neither are standard.
If you're interested in playerkilling, or playerstealing read
We do not allow multiplaying or equipment
Also read HELP RENT. Don't leave the game using QUIT Y.
if you want to keep your stuff. LegendMUD has no rent fees, but a
limit on the value of the items you carry. If you cannot save
successfully, you run the risk of losing everything if the mud
crashes or if you lose link and are auto-rented. We keep a save
log and it has final say in cases of reimbursal requests.
Note that CONSIDER gives a
level comparison only. For a more detailed comparison, the judge skill,
anatomy skill, and judge spells are useful.
What if I'm STILL completely and utterly lost even after
reading this? Don't give up completely. Some of our best players
started out quite wet behind the ears. If all this theoretical
talk escapes you, log in, and CHAT that you're new to muds and
would like some help in learning how to play one. Type WHO or
WHOSHORT to see if any of the immortals are online (they're the
ones at the top of the list with their title in brackets in front of their
names, like [ PR ], or [ Admin. ]). Or you can look for mortals with NEWBIE HELPER or
NH in their title. You can see the titles of all visible mortals and
immorals by typing 'who'.
A quick summary of useful HELP topics is:
What common commands are used on MUDs? A good quick reference
guide for the basic commands used on LegendMUD is to type HELP
and it will bring up a quick page summary of commands and useful
help topics. Also HELP SOCIALS brings up a list of the commands
used in social interaction like SMILE, HUG, BONK, etc.
Whom should I ask for advice on how to play the game? An
immortal or other players should be able to answer your questions
on how to play the game. Remember PRAY is an emergency channel to
the gods. Only they hear it. CHAT goes to everyone on the whole
mud. To turn Chat, Info or Auction off, simply type CHAT INFO or AUCTION with nothing else.
TELL person message can only be heard by the person to
whom you direct the tell. SAY message can be heard by everyone
in the same 'room' with you. YELL message can be heard by those
Whom should I ask to help with playing the game? Immortals can
only explain how things work, not give in-game advantages to
players. This includes things like loading NPCs for you to kill,
giving you equipment, healing you, transferring you around,
telling you your stats, telling you skill prereqs, telling you
the steps to quests. So you should ask another player to help you
play the game.
The LegendMUD Player Code of Conduct covers the basics for everyone.
LegendMUD does NOT allow multiplaying. You can have more than
one character, but _only one may be online at a time_. Quitting
several newbies merely to acquire gold and/or equipment is
considered cheating. Trading equipment between your own
characters, by dropping equipment from one and picking it up with
the other is also considered cheating.
Giving away excessive amounts of equipment to characters who
cannot rent what they are holding is also considered a violation.
It's more a violation of the unsuspecting character who is put at
risk of losing any equipment, experience or gold that they may
have earned on their own before they were 'helped out.' In the
event of a crash ALL of their equipment will vanish and no
successful saves will have been made for them in the meantime.
Looting player corpses is also considered against the rules,
UNLESS you and the player whose corpse you are looting are BOTH
clanned. In the case of clanned characters stealing from clanned
players' corpses, the 'legality' of it is up to the clans
involved. Taking equipment from a clanned player's corpse and
handing it to an unclanned character is also not allowed as the
clanned character has no recourse.
Only one player should play a given character. They may be
permanently given away, but sharing a single character between
two or more players is also considered cheating Asking gods to
fix, tell, or change your stats or even skills is considered
cheating, as is getting them to load items or mobs for you.
Any players caught cheating will be dealt with on an individual
basis. The basic violations listed above are all call for
character deletion. Punitive actions include any and all of the
following: removal of equipment, alteration of stats, denied
access to mud commands, denied access for a character, deletion
of character, demotion of level status, banning of a site if
repeated violations occur with multiple characters. We don't like
to have to use any of these options, but remember we that can and
LegendMUD has simple rules for interaction between players.
DON'T HARASS ANYONE -- IF YOU'RE ASKED TO STOP, STOP.
DON'T ACT LIKE A PKILL ENABLED CHARACTER WITH A CHARACTER
THAT ISN'T PK ENABLED
DON'T LOOT NON-CLANNED PLAYER CORPSES
DON'T USE EXCESSIVE AND PROFANE LANGUAGE ON PUBLIC CHANNELS
On to the next chapter!