Q: "What is a bulletin board?"A: A bulletin board is an object that can be read by players, and in most cases written on. Boards usually have a topic, e.g. the Warrior Bulletin board covers topics interesting to warriors, the General board covers subjects that don't fit on any of the specialty boards, and so on.
Q: "How do I find a bulletin board?"A: There is a board containing advice for new players in the Halls of Mandos where new players start, and people come to after they die. There are several bulletin boards in most major towns. Check your newbie map (look map) for places such as guilds and inns for some boards.
Q: "When I find one what do I do with it?"A: To look at a list of messages on the board use
look board. This will show the number for the post, its title, and name of the person posting. An example might be,
1969 : How to hunt food (Huntar). To read this message you would type
read 1969, and the message would show on your screen.
Q: "How do I reread a message, since it does not show on the board now?"A: When you read a message the board then marks the message as having been read. To reread a message you know the number (#) of, you can simply type:
read #. By typing
look all boardyou can see all messages listed, no matter if they have been marked as read or not.
thief practicing backstab and looking for advice on it belongs on the Thief board. To write a message you type
write <topic>. The topic is what it is about. An editor will pop up that you can type in.
To reply to someone else's
message you can type
<number> where the number is the number of the post you
are replying to, e.g.
reply 1969. In
reply the title will be based on
the title of the previous message.
library in MUME is a place where books can be read that have been written by experienced adventures. They cover topics for new players like skills to learn, places to visit, how to fight, guides for new players, how to make money, etc.
Q: "Where are these libraries?"A: If you have a map in your newbie kit type
look mapand look for a room saying Library. All the race homes have them, though some towns and villages do not.
Q: "How do I know what books are here?"A: You can see a listing of the books available to be read in a library by typing
look books. This will provide a list of all the books in that particular library. Librarians in different towns collect to their own interests, some have books in common with other libraries, and some have unique books not found elsewhere.
Books without an index are read simply by typing
read <name>: for example,
read MUME Combat. Newer books are divided into chapters, and they are a little more complex.
An example of an excellent book for people to
read is "Strider's Guide for
the Young Adventurer" by Strider, the Elven
Cleric. This can be
read by typing
contents to see the contents page. Then to
read the first chapter, you type
read strider chapter
1, and so on. To read it
all at once you type
News and mail boards are somewhat more complex versions of the bulletin boards mentioned above.
The News board is for people to
read messages from the
Ainur on changes to
MUME. It can be accessed from
anywhere using commands
common to the bulletin
boards except, to
read message number 997 you type
news 997 not the
read 997 you would
at a board.
The Mail board is used to send
mail to other people in
MUME. Go to one of the
mailboxes, usually there is one in any city. It can be looked at by typing
look mail to see
incoming mail, and
sent mail to see
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