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|| _ ___ _o | | Announcements || || | | |...| |.| | | ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ || Nightfall is one of the oldest MUDs still alive, running continously since 1993, || | | |.o.| |.| | | Web Client || while first opening to the public in 1990. MUDs are text-based multiplayer || '-' '---' '-' | | Clients || online games - to check out the enormous landscape Nightfall has to offer, || \| | Quickstart || connect to nightfall.org at port 4242 using your favourite telnet client, have a || \| | Wait, What? || look at our description of various clients or use the web client. || | | ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ || || | | Races || If you want to get a feel without connecting now, The Guide might be an || | | Guilds || interesting read, and of course you are welcome to check out our notes on the || | | Map || different races, guilds and history past and present. || | | Lore || || | | ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ || For the impatient, the map of Nightfall is especially worth seeing. There is a || | | Who's Online? || short quickstart manual available, as well as a rather extensive introduction to || | | Finger || Nightfall and MUDs in general. || o| | ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ || || | | The Guide || On the technical side, Nightfall uses LDMud as a "gamedriver", which then || | | Player Help || dynamically compiles LPC code. LPC is an object-oriented variant of C which || \| | The Sky || makes it very easy to create large worlds with complex interactions. Upon || | | ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ || reaching level 21 as a player, you are welcome to join the wizards of Nightfall || | | Imprint || in extending this very world. || | | || || |/ | || || | | || +------------+ || | o | || /..............\ || |/ | || +................+ || o s| | || |................| || o / /x| | || |...Welcome to...| || \/ __o/xs| | || |...Nightfall!...| || \/ \xx| | || |................| || \ \s| | || |.....DON'T......| || \ /x| | || |.....PANIC......| || nmsxxsx| | || |................| || xsxxxmxs| . | || |................| || sxmxxxxmx| -_|= +---------------++--------------------------------+----------------+--------------------------------++----nmsmmsmmmxmS ./_|=|_-_ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~/.+..........+.../~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~/.......+..+...../~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~{o}~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~{o}~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~/............+.../~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~{o}~~~~~~~~/.....+....+...../~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~/..+............./~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~