Author Topic: Advice for new players  (Read 15358 times)

hyzhenhok

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Re: Advice for new players
« Reply #25 on: May 31, 2013, 08:25:11 AM »
Play someone stupid. Not lethally stupid, but someone who has an excuse not to know about the wider world.

My first char had amnesia, as did my come back from hiatus char. Gives you a little leeway.

Another option, at least in Allanak, is to play the dumb country hick. You can say you're from one of the farming villages outside the city, and of course you never actually left the village and came to Allanak until now.

mansa

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Re: Advice for new players
« Reply #26 on: May 31, 2013, 09:08:05 AM »
Don't be yourself. Act! Be anybody else you want to. Because nobody is stopping you.
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Marauder Moe

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Re: Advice for new players
« Reply #27 on: May 31, 2013, 11:40:13 AM »
Read the docs.

Doublepalli

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Re: Advice for new players
« Reply #28 on: May 31, 2013, 12:55:45 PM »
Play a warrior stump.

IntuitiveApathy

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Re: Advice for new players
« Reply #29 on: June 01, 2013, 09:42:42 PM »
It can always be played out in character.  Don't be afraid to try, and be true to your character!
Was there no safety? No learning by heart of the ways of the world? No guide, no shelter, but all was miracle and leaping from the pinnacle of a tower into the air?

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Fujikoma

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Re: Advice for new players
« Reply #30 on: June 02, 2013, 12:29:37 AM »
Unless you've intentionally made a recklessly hostile character, don't be too eager to throw your weight around. There will ALWAYS be something bigger and badder than you out there.

This is true, always approach with caution, respect, and an intent to kill or be killed (don't NOT try to kill someone who could ruin you later, always murder, and be sure and swift, if they get away, they get to plot on you later). Sometimes, though, approaching a group of salters with "Hi guys! Saw you salting and thought you could use another pair of eyes!" could be mutually beneficial, though more often than not they will do the smart thing and run away, because, really, why would anyone do that? They must be after our fucking salt!!! OMG RUN!

Nevermind some of us grebbers just get tired of picking up rocks and want to make friends, no, couldn't be that. Truth is we're after yer boots. Maybe we're even weaker than the other grebbers in your group...

All that said, don't be that dumbass that just tries to kill someone without thinking of the consequences. Like, hey, my legs are shorter, what if he outruns me? What then? Maybe he knows some people? Maybe I should not draw sword kill dude because it might get me killed a week or two from now. Find out who that guy is, and who he knows, before you go recklessly waving a sword about. This is the best thing you can ask yourself, is my paranoia justified enough to try to kill this person? Is my hate? Chances are, it isn't. Run, then ask around.

And then, there is that one badass grebber you may not have seen coming, underequipped, with just enough to swiftly end your life, just trying to be friends, and you think, I bet I could get his boots. Mantishead. Bad choice there, bucko.

Know when to trust, but keep a wary eye on the newcomer...
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Maso

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Re: Advice for new players
« Reply #31 on: June 02, 2013, 12:45:26 AM »
Fade to black.
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Iiyola

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Re: Advice for new players
« Reply #32 on: June 02, 2013, 05:22:40 AM »
Check your inventory. Over and over.
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Ouroboros

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Re: Advice for new players
« Reply #33 on: June 02, 2013, 06:45:27 AM »
Join a clan, preferably the Byn or a Great Merchant House (GMH). It's an easier way to find camaraderie and seek advice, in a world where everyone has their eyes on your boots. You might still die in the desert (especially if it's the Byn you joined), but you won't die alone and you'll learn more from that death than you otherwise would.
Yes, killing them is possible, but leaving someone alive can create interesting roleplay.

Norcal

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Re: Advice for new players
« Reply #34 on: June 02, 2013, 11:37:45 AM »
Hmm. Advice.

Read the documents

Get ready to die

When you do, read the documents again.

Repeat as needed.
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Fredd

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Re: Advice for new players
« Reply #35 on: June 02, 2013, 11:47:38 AM »
If you make a stealthy pc (Burglar/Pickpocket/Assassin) Find an IG mentor. These guilds take more finesse then other types, and if you don't learn to do it right...You will fail.
You have never had the urge to kill yourself, before now.

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RogueGunslinger

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Re: Advice for new players
« Reply #36 on: June 02, 2013, 07:34:32 PM »
Don't rely on any skills success in a dangerous situation unless it is 'Mastered'. And even then be prepared to deal with the inevitable fail.

Kismetic

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Re: Advice for new players
« Reply #37 on: June 02, 2013, 07:45:21 PM »
Don't rely on any skills success in a dangerous situation unless it is 'Mastered'. And even then be prepared to deal with the inevitable fail.


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RogueGunslinger

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Re: Advice for new players
« Reply #38 on: June 02, 2013, 08:02:49 PM »
LOL

Ouroboros

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Yes, killing them is possible, but leaving someone alive can create interesting roleplay.

jigglypuffs

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Re: Advice for new players
« Reply #40 on: June 03, 2013, 03:40:58 AM »
Start in Allanak.

I played rangers as a newb. Tuluk was much, much more satisfying to be a newbie ranger in.

I agree. Although maybe I would recommend playing a warrior. Ranger has some nice abilities, but they aren't quite as straight forward as "walk into the room, lay mayhem".

My bit of advice for every roleplaying MUD would be: don't make an edgy, mysterious young man. Cool in fiction, cool in film, absolutely overused in MUDs.

Molten Heart

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Re: Advice for new players
« Reply #41 on: June 03, 2013, 11:59:04 PM »
Log everything!

If you don't already have client that will log, I suggest you get one.  Any of the major clients should do this.  You might even be able to set it up to automatically log and name your log based on the date.  If you can do this, I suggest that.  This will save you all kinds of trouble trying to remember things, and in case something interesting happens you can always look it back up.  It's a pain to do but the rewards are lasting.

Mood

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Re: Advice for new players
« Reply #42 on: June 04, 2013, 09:53:30 PM »
Don't play a merchant unless you know how to play one.

If you don't know how to play a merchant, roll one and join a GMH to learn how.

edit: But, whatever you do, don't start out in the south as a noob merchant. It's Armageddon Nightmare Mode.
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Zul

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Re: Advice for new players
« Reply #43 on: June 05, 2013, 12:50:48 AM »
Advice: Avoid the GDB and do not associate with other players OOC through messenger applications.
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Fujikoma

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Re: Advice for new players
« Reply #44 on: June 05, 2013, 01:12:38 AM »
I have found the south a land of plenty, despite the lack of shrubberies.
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Patuk

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Re: Advice for new players
« Reply #45 on: June 06, 2013, 01:05:47 PM »
I'm definetly going to have to +1 the start in allanak advice.
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Re: Advice for new players
« Reply #46 on: June 06, 2013, 02:32:17 PM »
Don't take anything personally.
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RogueGunslinger

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Re: Advice for new players
« Reply #47 on: June 06, 2013, 03:16:58 PM »
Don't take anything personally.

This a million times. ANYTHING.

Maso

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Re: Advice for new players
« Reply #48 on: June 06, 2013, 04:13:56 PM »
Don't take anything personally.

This a million times. ANYTHING.

I still hate you.  >:(
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Jengal

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Re: Advice for new players
« Reply #49 on: June 06, 2013, 04:31:24 PM »
Don't let half-elves into your heart they will just leave you like all the others  :'(