Welcome to the MU*, if you've never played one before, this simple guide should help you settle into our game. :) Now, keep in mind that every game does have similar commands, but not each one is truly similar in everything that they do. But, it's not too hard to adjust between this MU* and the others. We'll start out with one of the basic forms of communication, so if you need help and the guide makes no sense.. You can ask in game! :)
p <name>=<text> - this allows you to page a person, using text as the content of what you are saying.
For example: p Niva=Hi! I'm needing some help.
It would send to Niva that you're needing some help. It's very simple. But, there are ways to pare more than one player at once. If you want to give it a try, here is how:
mp <name> <name>=<text>
For example: mp Niva Zevida=Hey! Could one of you please help me? :)
That would send a page to both Niva and Zevida, asking for help.
Now, once you're in an area you will have a "knot", this knot allows you to communicate to all others in your area. So you can ask for RP and things like that. :) Each knot has a three letter system that indicates who it can talk to. Xanadu's is: XAW. So if you're wanting to talk to the Xanadu knot, this is what you do:
This allows you to say whatever you want on the knot, as shown.
What you will see: [Xanadu Weyr] Zevida: Hello!
You can pose on the knot as well. :)
What you will see: [Xanadu Weyr] Zevida dances.
Now that we got the simple communication system done. Let's move onto communication and RP.
Now, " is how you denote speaking. It's the same way when you use the command in game. " would end up being <your name> says, "<text>". Very simple. But there's something you need to remember when using this command: If you are going to end your pose, end it with a sentence of dialog because the " will always appear at the end of the sentence. :) Let's demonstrate:
"Oh, man. This is so awesome!
What you will see: Zevida say, "Oh, man. This is so awesome!"
The say is an easy way to type out your poses. Just remember to finish with a sentence!
Now, let's move on to actual poses. There are three ways that you can pose in the game. Posing is having your character interact with what just happened in the RP scene. Now, let's say that you want your character to smile at everyone in the room, but you don't want to say anything either. This is the command you would want to use.
:smiles at everyone in the room.
What you will see: Zevida smiles at everyone in the room.
When you use this, remember that you DO NOT need to space between : and your pose. If you space it'll look something like this:
Zevidasmiles at everyone in the room.
It'll bring it closer, allowing you to do possessive. But, there's a simpler way to do that. We'll move onto the possessive pose.
Let's say you want to talk about your character's new pants. And, you want it to be the start of your pose, describing your new pants. The command for that is ;. This makes it so when you use it, it'll bring the sentence close to your character's name. We'll demonstrate.
;'s new pants are quite clean.
You will see: Zevida's new pants are quite clean.
:) It's very simple.
Now, you don't always RP with your name at the start. Perhaps you want to describe what's going on in the room but you don't want your name present. (Though in RP, it's always good to add your name somewhere so everyone knows who it is.) Well, the command looks a little something like:
@emit - this is to emit your name from appearing.
@emit The sun is shining.
What you will see: The sun is shining.
Everyone will just see that the sun is shining, and you don't want to have your name present. This could be very useful during TPs when you need to describe what's going on when you don't want your character involved. :)
There, we've covered all the RP and communication systems. Now we'll cover some other basic commands to help you get along in the game.
Say you want to know if someone's online and you aren't quite too sure what to do. Well, there's a whole list of people online. :) The command you'll want to use to see is 'who'.
who - this command brings forth a list of all the people online.
Well, that's just fine and dandy, right? Let's say you want to know where everyone is RPing at. You need to know where they are. In game, there's a command to allow you to see. '+where'
+where - allows you to look at the game and see where everyone is at. Just note, not everyone is findable, due to their settings they may have set up. :)
Now, going between rooms is simple in itself. There should be a list of exits in game that allow you to see where you want to go. The most simple exit there is will be: out. If you're not sure what exits there are, just type 'l'.
l - is the command that let's you "look". You can look at anything, other players, around the room, and objects that might be in the room. :) (note: this is a lower case L) For example:
l here - would give you the description of the room.
In-game Mailing System
Each game has their own mailing system, let's say this person you need to talk to is not currently online. Well, you need to tell them something so you can go ahead and send them a @mail and let them know. Now, @mail is a difficult system. We'll break down the basics here.
@mail - shows you your inbox
@mail <number> - allows you to read that mail labeled a certain number
@mail <subject>=<names> - allows you to send a mail with a subject to those listed in the <names> spot. Note: you only need a space between the names, no commas.
@mail/send - sends your letter out.
@mail/abort - deletes the letter that you are currently writing.
@mail/proof - allows you to double check the writing you have on your letter.