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Newbies - Getting Started

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(press return to read more) || o| | The Guide || || | | Player Help || from Xilef in 1993 || | | The Sky || and Sabine on Fri Jul 2 16:54:41 1993 || | | ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ || and Riddler on Sun Oct 24 06:56:12 1993 || \| | Imprint || and Saxman on Mon Dec 20 13:35:48 1993 || | | || and Stafford on Sat Apr 9 08:36:40 1994 || | | || and Tzeentch on Fri Apr 29 10:26:23 1994 || | | || and Thragor on Wed Feb 7 15:30:00 1996 || | | || and Claudius on Tue Jun 18 15:18:00 2013 || \| | || || | | || ************************************************** || | | || * * || | | || * You should read the whole text that follows. * || |/ | || * Although it is a long text it contains nearly * || | | || * all. information you need to play Nightfall. * || \| | || * * || | | || * Any Complaints about this text or ideas: * || o| | || * mail Mutabor :-) * || | | || * * || | | || ************************************************** || | | || || | | || || | | || OK! I have a body, now what?! || | | || || | | || What is a Newbie? A strange vegtable? A new rock group? A socially || | | || transmitted disease? Well, if you are asking that question, the answer || | | || is: YOU! || | | || || | | || You are a Newbie if you are new to Nightfall. || | | || || o| | || At this point, this point being the point at which you are now, which || | | || I imagine is scratching your head in total confusion wondering what in || | | || Hell you are suppose to do next. "What in Hell you are suppose to do || | | || next" is not just and expression by the way. We really do have a Hell, || | | || and I would advise all Newbies to go check Hell out. They have a nice || | | || beginners park with monsters for you to kill and strengthen your sword || |o | || arm. || | | || || | | || So your next thing to do now: search for an "beginners park". You || | | || don't have to go to hell to find one - just ask the other players who || | | || are online. You can ask on the public channels using "= Hello?", or || | | || you can talk directly to others by "tell <name> <text>". Type "who" to || | | || find out who is online. Players are usually very welcoming and || |o | || helpful, but don't expect immediate answers! || | | || || | | || THE BEGINNERS PARKS: || | | || || |/ | || Beginner Parks are specially made for you. There you can train your || | | || skills and learn how to handle monsters. Ok, what should you do when || |o | || you found a beginner park? || |o | || || | | || Be shure to be in wimpy mode (type "wimpy"). Now you can't get killed || | | || easily, because you automatically run away, if you are injured || | | || seriously. || |o | || || | | || You should look for a weapon and armour. "Wield" the weapon, and || | | || "wear" the armour. You can enter the park without it, but it makes || | | || life easier. || | | || || | | || The effectiveness of the cheaper weapons (like under 100 CC) can be || | | || easily seen when killing cute litte bunnies. For example, a short || | | || sword is always better than a knife. Amazing, isn't it? || | | || || | | || Once you kill one of the monsters, check his lifeless corpse with || | | || "examine corpse" or "l corpse" (short for "look corpse") (no, lifeless || |o | || corpse is not redundant in Nightfall, we do have live corpses, too! || | | || Believe me! But that is another article.) and take all his money and || | | || armour("get all from corpse"). || \| | || || | | || Wear this armour and then go to the next monster and follow then same || | | || procedure. You can only wear a certain amount of armour. So what do || | | || you do with the excess? SELL it! Shops and stores around Nightfall || | | || will buy your extra armour of you. You can carry this money around || | | || with you, or you can deposit it in the bank. I recommend the || | | || latter. It is MUCH better and safer. Of course, you always want to || | | || keep enough cash on hand to buy beer and a meal or to buy that special || | | || someone a fire-breather. || |o | || || | | || Why do you need to buy beer and food? Oh, I forgot, you are a || | | || Newbie. You need to buy beer and food so you will heal. You heal || | | || faster when you are drunk than when you are not drunk. So, in || | | || Nightfall, it is not a bad thing to be drunk. || o| | || || | | || After you kick some troll, orc, dragon, and other monster's butts and || | | || take they money and armour from thier lifeless corpse and sell it and || | | || put the money in the bank. || o| | || || | | || If you want to know more about these fine parks type after you read || | | || this article 'guide park'. You will get a complete list of all || | | || existing parks. || | | || || | | || By killing monsters you get experience (XP). If you got enough XP, you || | | || can go to a guild and "advance" your level or your stats. You'll need || | | || certain stats to change from the Adventurer Guild, which will be your || |/ | || first guild, to another one. "guide guilds" will give you a || | | || comprehensive overview. || | | || || | | || Now you have to solve quests - you find a list of available quests in || | | || the guild. || o| | || || | | || Some other hints for Newbies: || | | || || | | || * Keeping a mental picture of the places you travel to also helps || | | || prevent from getting lost. Even better is: draw a map! || | | || || | | || * Try and look at places you go - you never know what you might find || | | || by looking at various objects! || | | || || |o | || * You can log off with "petrify" or by closing the connection on your || | | || end. This will preserve your current location and inventory, unless || | | || the MUD is rebooted for some reason. In this case, most of your || | | || inventory will be restored and you will receive a monetary || | | || redemption for the items lost. || | | || * Whatever you do DON'T kill other players or you will get your BUTT || | | || kicked ;) || | | || * Try typing 'help' for a brief synopsis of the commands we use here || | | || at NF. Hopefully it will make things a little easier. || | | || * Go use the portal that is just south and east from the church to get || \| | || some basic equip. Then try the pit. You'll find a friend there. || | | || "Pet" it. || | | || || | | || SOLVING QUESTS: || | | || || |/ | || Some quests may be solved without following all the procedures that a || | | || player should follow. Brute force and powerful magic are just two || |o | || things that can make a quest a lot easier to solve. Of course one || | | || might learn more from solving a quest correctly but where's the fun in || |o | || that. Some hack and slash now and then can never hurt, the worst || | | || thing that can happen is loosing your life, money, and all your || \| | || possessions. Sometimes it is easier to force your way past an obstacle || |/ | || but other times you should really think it out since there are times || |/ | || when you can't use force and must use intellengence. || | | || || \| | || || | | || WHAT TO DO WITH A SWORD (AND OTHER WEAPONS) || | | || || | | || A weapon is a very usefull item because you can do a lot of things || | | || with it. You can loose your weapon, you can forget it, you can drop || | | || it, you can dig in your garden with it or you can wield your || |/ | || weapon. So you see that it is necessary to take your weapon in your || | | || hand, because nobody will be harmed by a sword that is in your || | | || backpack. the command therefore is "wield <name of weapon>". || | | || || |o | || You should not attack ANY player, because it is not good for them and || \| | || it is not good for you because you will become a bad player and a lot || | | || of players will attack YOU. || | | || || | | || There are so many possibilities to kill anything that it is not || o| | || necessary to kill a player. If you have to choose a weapon, look what || | | || is your race, that you can ask your guide (or anybody) what could be a || o| | || good weapon for you. Example: A knife of an orc can be a sword for a || |/ | || halfling, but a knife of a halfling is only a toothpick for an orc. || | | || So if there is any possibility of changing, take the best weapon for || | | || you. Weapons you can find, buy in the general store or take from a || | | || dead corpse. || | | || || |o | || You don't know how good any weapon or armour really is. Just take a || | | || look at the name and make a guess. Maybe the two-handed Sword is || o| | || better than the knife. The second possibility is to ask a magician to || |o | || "compare" the sword with his spells. Maybe even you can do it yourself || | | || if you are of high enough level somedays. || | | || || | | || EQUIPMENT: || | | || %% or: where is all the stuff, other player carry ? %% || | | || || | | || If you start you only have your hands and probably a small dagger. So || | | || you have to got more equipment to fight effectiv and win the fight! || | | || When you walk through the streets you might find knifes; NF-city is a || o| | || place to get some better weapons. If you stand on the mainplace in || | | || front of the church,you have to go to the white house.(e,n,nw,ne) || |/ | || Enter the window and search the rooms.If you were the first,you will || |o | || find the "elvish sword". It's really better than knife and dagger. (Be || \| | || careful. Some races can't wield this sword and some even might get || | | || damaged). || | | || || | | || With this you can go to crescent lake. Go to the orcish || | | || fortress(e,n,n,n) and into the Hut of the shaman. The guards will only || | | || harm you, if they think you're no orc. Well, perhaps you should search || \| | || for a disguise which you can find near and in Lorinia. If you got that || o| | || or if you are an orc, they let you pass. Kill the shaman in the || | | || hut. He carries some usefull armour. Here you can find also the famous || o| | || orcslayer,if you look around a bit and use your mind. || | | || || | | || With the orcslayer you can kill the orcs outside the fortress. They || | | || are not so strong as you think..They carry also equipment. Masoch and || o| | || Bonecruncher are also nice targets... || | | || || | | || OK. Now you have some usefull stuff and can start your adventure. It's || | | || not the best equipment you can get in NF. But it's good for most of || | | || the monsters and quests. || | | || || | | || By the way: In some guilds you can't wield some weapons if they are || o| | || too powerful. But then you have other ways to fight. For instance || | | || spells. || |o | || || | | || GETTING SPECIAL POWERS || | | || || | | || Even though I've been playing for a while, it wasn't till recently || | | || that I found out about powers given to you by writing ariticles. So || |/ | || write your heart out cause the powers are worth it!! || o| | || To read more about this subject type "guide guide" (after you read || | | || that article you are reading at the moment completely) || |o | || || |o | || BEING A PEST || | | || || | | || It can be really annoying sometimes being a pest. You know like when || |/ | || you keep on asking a person questions or walking in on coversations, || |/ | || or even following people around. || | | || || | | || MONEY || o| | || %% or: how to become rich in here %% || | | || || | | || Everyone who is new here has one BIG problem: money. Although there || |o | || are many people who give some coins to you, you are always short on || | | || funds. Here are some rules on how to get most out of your game: || | | || || | | || Beginners: kill monsters in beginners parks and "take all from corpse". || |o | || || | | || There are a lot of (harmless) places wher you can find things to sell. || | | || || | | || I don't know where do you begin, but (with luck) you will know how to || | | || go to Nightfall city (and if not, ask someone). The route starts at || |o | || Central Plaza, south of the Church. You must go north of the White || | | || House (which is east of the Church). Inside you will find several || | | || objects that you can sell or keep (the best of them is the elvish || |/ | || sword!). Then you can go north of the house and climb the tree that || \| | || stands there. You must go then west-south of Nightfall, to the eastern || | | || shore of Crescent Lake. In these woods, running south-north, you will || o| | || find a lot of plants (the best are green). || | | || || |o | || Global rule: try to take EVERYTHING you see with you, such as herbs, || | | || mushrooms, sticks and that kind of stuff. You will soon || | | || have enough money to be able to leave things. (I still || | | || can't - *greeeeed*) || | | || || | | || And if you are a sorcerer, or you know one well, you can go to the || |o | || Casino in camelot, cast (or let cast) a luck-spell on yourself, and || |/ | || play a nice game of roulette. You will probably win (OR LOSE!) lots of || | | || money. I made 100 plats there one day. (and lost it the same way :-) || \| | || || |/ | || Or read the "glasshouse" article in this guide. || o| | || || | | || If all this does not work or these hints were just too much for your || |o | || brain, never worry about asking other players for money. Some of them || | | || have more than they can spend in their whole mudding life... || | | || || | | || HELP FROM OTHERS || | | || || | | || Don't be angry if someone doesn't help. What is important to know is: || o| | || Wizards are not allowed to help you. Although they would like to help, || | | || it's, well let's say 'dangereous' for them to help you because they'll || | | || break a rule of this MUD. This rule just exists, because a Wizard can || | | || know everything about the MUD and can tell you everything, as he's || | | || able to look into the sources of it. So it would be quite annoying, if || |/ | || a Wizard would help you to go through a quest or such. They can help || | | || you, if you're trapped in a bug (You get 'Your sensitive mind notices || | | || a wrongness in the fabric of space.') or they may even help you || | | || getting started. But they can't tell you more than you can find in || | | || this article. || | | || || | | || One general thing if you're asking for help: Talk English. Although || | | || this MUD is in Germany, it's an English MUD, and we've many players || | | || from all over the world in Nightfall. If you absolutely want to talk || | | || in another language, do so on the "babel" channel (help channels) or, || | | || of course, in private tells and says. || | | || || | | || A FEW OFTEN ASKED QUESTIONS || | | || || | | || 1. loosing everthing || | | || When you die, you drop almost everthing. So when you get to the || | | || point where you start buying stuff, always sell it before you || |o | || quit. You will not drop your money when you quit. || |o | || 2. Death does not mean you've lost the game! || o| | || When you die, you become a ghost that can't do very much. But the || | | || game isn't over! You can simply find a church or if you're a || | | || demon, the pit of hell, and pray or curse you'll get a new body and || | | || be just fine, minus all your possessions, who stay at the playce || |o | || you died. || o| | || 3. How to use a dispenser || | | || When you see a dispenser type 'list tools', then 'dispense #' # || | | || being the # of the item you want || | | || 4. Where to find all the Commands? || | | || 'type help' || | | || 6. Guild? || | | || You can join a guild once you reach level 5. Ask around before you || o| | || decide which one you want to join. See the guild magazine in NF || |o | || city for more details about guilds or type 'guide guild' || | | || 7. LAAAAAAG? || | | || Try getting in at a different time. Big jobs or many users can || | | || slow nf down. If this is still an issue in 2013, talk to your local || | | || provider, as NF is most likely not slow anymore :) || | | || 8. Fun? || | | || Besides quests and meeting people, you can kick, puke on, || | o | || poke... other players. If you want to be creative, use the emote || |/ | || command: || o s| | || - example: emote picks his nose | would be: || o / /x| | || - <your name> picks his nose || \/ __o/xs| | || 9. Playerkilling? || \/ \xx| | || You are capable of killing other players, but it is looked down || \ \s| | || upon (and goes on your record). 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