LegendMUD Newbie Guide
Chapter Five: Further Information
from the Bible Moralisee:
These issues have been indexed on the main web page for easy reference.
|AC||Armor Class range is -100 to 100 with -100 best|
|AFK||'away from keyboard' usually means the person isn't watching their screen|
|AFK Buffer||Think of AFK as Voice Mail for tells -- it stores any tells you get|
|AGG MOB||aggressive NPC that will attack anyone arriving|
|BRB||'be right back' pretty much the same as AFK|
|CLIENT||an application that you can connect to the mud with that allows for aliases, triggers, & macros to be customized. Some popular ones are Tintin++, Tiny Fugue, Zmud, Genewic or GMud, Mutt Lite, and Ewan. Check popular ftp sites for availability.|
|CLAN||A player-run organization. May be RP or PK.|
|DIKU||a type of mud server that was developed at: DIKU -- The Department of Computer Science at the University of Copenhagen, by: Katja Nyboe, Tom Madsen, Hans Henrik Staerfeldt, Michael Seifert, and Sebastian Hammer|
|EQ||equipment, items, stuff -- or also the items you currently have equipped and are using|
|ERA||one of three sections of the mud, Ancient (ANC), Medieval (MED), or Industrial (IND)|
|GP||gold pieces, money|
|HER||short for HERO, lowest level immortal|
|HOMEROOM||the room to which you return when a recall spell is used, when you re-enter the game after auto-renting, or dying. The room changes when you rent or do a time trans quest.|
|IC||'in character' meaning what you do is consistent with the role you are playing with a character -- also the command for returning from the Out of Character Lounge (OOC), the Wild Boar Tavern|
|IMM||short for IMMORTAL, second level immortal, they have at least one area in the game|
|IMMORT, GOD||one of the administrators of the game, they can't influence game play, but are around to make sure it goes smoothly and to create new additions to the world|
|IMP||highest level immortal|
|INV||inventory, what you're carrying but not using|
|LAG||the delay in the information sent back and forth across your link|
|LINK-DEAD||also called LD, it's when your connection is cut, your character remains in the game, but not functioning. You will auto-stand and auto-flee if attacked while you're link dead, but your safety isn't guaranteed. You cannot be given anything if link-dead, nor will you earn experience.|
|LINK||your connection to the mud via the internet|
|LOL||'laughing out loud' similar to 'ROFL'|
|MERC||a type of mud server by Furey, Hatchet, and Kahn that is based on the DIKU server code|
|MOB||a computer controlled character, also called NPCs|
|MOODS||shorthand for the mud's speech system, which permits placing speech tags on your speeches|
|MORTAL||a character who is level 50 or below and killable|
|MOTD||'message of the day' gives important information when logging in.
another source of important information is ||NEWBIE
||someone who is new, a low level character. A
newlyn is a female low level character, they're all newbies.
||'non-player character' or a computer controlled character, also called mobs
||'out of character' when you do things as
yourself, not in the context of the role you are
playing with your character -- also the command
for going to the Out of
Character Lounge (OOC), the Wild Boar Tavern
||a character controlled by a live human being
connected via the internet
||pkill, playerkilling -- a voluntary system where
pkenabled characters can attack or steal from
each other by joining clans set up for this
purpose or going it alone as a 'rogue.'
||someone who can participate in player vs player combat
||a magic spell that returns you to your homeroom
from nearly anywhere in the game. This spell
doesn't work in all rooms.
||'rolling on the floor laughing' similar to 'LOL'
||roleplaying -- where you set up a personality,
history, etc for a character and try to present
that role to the other characters consistently.
||when the screen scrolls by so you can't read it
with annoying repeated acts, chats, or tells.
||if someone is asking for it to be done, it's 'true forming' a magic
spell that repairs magicial equipment. It can also mean a client
application by the name of Tiny Fugue.
||a half hour in mud time or on average 75 seconds in real time
||a quest that takes you from one era to another in
the same geopgraphical location
||TT++, a client application for use with muds that
allows for aliases, triggers and macros.
||someone who is NOT pk-enabled and should not
influence CLANNED disputes by using skills or
spells or risk becoming pk enabled themselves.
||your relative position to the fight. scale of -3
to +3 default is 0 and you return to 0 when you
awake, the more wary you are, the further you
edge from the fight, the more aggressive you are
the closer in you fight your opponent. AC and
+hit are associated with this.
||experience points, what you need to level and
gain from killing, exploring, and questing