The first thing you'll notice when you enter the game among the reg's (regular players - some on low-level new chars that they've made) is how much conversation is going on. People talk about anything and everything on the Gossip channel (and every other channel, there are many.)
The average age range for the players seems to be from 15-30, and the topics of coversation can waver all over the place. For us old schoolers, the MUD is largely based on conversing now, more than playing. But we still do use our player characters (those of us who also have builders/wizard characters) because we still try to increase their size in various skills, and try to rack our brains ('Wait, we have brains now?!') at solving any new quest that is added to the MUD.
Our homepage is currently being worked on, and upgraded to something a little less n00bish. heh
Well, i'm not much of a writer right now, because i've just woken up (at 4am) and am anxious to play the MUD. And because i have a short attention span (which would explain a lot of my deaths. haw!)
For newcomers wanting pointers, i guess i would suggest a race like Humans to test the waters with. They have a good amount of STR (strength) max (when you 'rearrange' it to 18 - you have the option to rearrange once) thus allowing you to carry a fair bit of armor. Their DEX (dexterity) and WIS (wisdom) (also when maxed out at 18) give you nice melee and defense bonuses on your skills (TG is a skill based levelling MUD.) Ways of healing (Hit points(Hp) and Guild points (Gp) (TG's form of mana, you increase Gp when you join a guild)) include: sleep, drinking booze, eating food, certain armors, and from players in a Guild that have healing gcommands (guild commands.)
Also, raising the skill ot.st (other.stamina) higher controls how much Hp you have. The more you have, the more chance you get of increasing you Hp recovery rate awake and asleep. Drunkeness also affects recovery rate. Having a high CON (constitution also allows you to eat and drink more.)
Welp, those are just the basics. For more questions, when you log-in, you can immediately use the newbie channel (Syntax: newbie hi) to ask anything. As with all MUDs, people prefer that you read all the helpfiles (Syntax: 'help' will list all the categories to choose from) pertaining to what it is you'd like to know first. That saves a lot of time. Though, with the right attitude, people will more than likely offer you their assistance.
That's all for now.
Happy adventuring :), Mike the no-lifer.
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