Here in Avendar, playerkilling starts at level 11. This means
that once you reach level 11, you may attempt to attack other
people. Contrawise, other people may attempt to attack you.
Acceptable targets for playerkilling (or "pking") are players
whose experience total is within 30% of yours, or whose level
is +/- 8 levels of your own. To attack another player, use
the MURDER command, which is the principle way of starting a
fight with another player.
Mechanics aside though, here's the real reason we have player-
killing here: We think that any role-playing environment
without it suffers a critical loss. Imagine playing a
holy crusader, dedicated to stamping out any and all evil in
the land. Now, imagine a despicable thief, who makes his living
by stealing the gold of the innocent, and sliding his blade
between the ribs of whoever displeased him. Without player
killing, imagine what would happen if these two met!
Would they just exchange curses? Yell at each other? Why
does the warrior fight if the only evils he can vanquish
the monsters of the realm? Is the thief doomed to preying only
on innocent computer controlled creatures?
We here think that a world without playerkilling is a world
without the vibrancy that a real world *should* have. In order
to really play the roles you've chosen for yourself in our
fantasy world, you need to be able to really interact
with others. For this to happen, this interaction has to occur
on a more than superficial level - one player has to be
able to threaten what the other holds most dear, and the
stuff that really matters, such as the ideals of the participants,
get played out along this backdrop. Players can live, breathe,
fight, and die here on Avendar, and that's the world the
way we like it.
For some tips on surving in a world with playerkilling, see
SURVIVAL and PLAYERKILLING2
The FAQ answers basic questions about the game and gives tips for play.
The Basic Commands Cheatsheet pdf is a quick and easy printable reference of basic commands.
You can also check game helpfiles on a variety of topics to guide you through the playing of Avendar. Simply type the topic into the search box (or while in the game, type: help <topic>).
Here's a list of general topics to get you started (type your choice into the box):
- getting started - The basics of Avendar and MUDding in general.
- information - How to get info on yourself and your surroundings.
- moving around - How to move around in the world of Avendar.
- interaction - How to interact with objects and items in Avendar.
- communication - How to communicate with others in Avendar.
- grouping - How to group together with others in Avendar.
- combat - How to engage (and survive!) combat in Avendar.
Be sure to pay attention to the "See Also" located at the bottom of many of the helpfiles, as they often point to other useful pieces of information on the topic you're reading on.