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.
Q: "How do I write a message on the boards?"A: First of all you have to decide what is the correct board to post on. A message about a 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.
%h for help on how to use the
editor when in it. To finish editing your message, type
To reply to someone else's message you can type
reply <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.
Q: "What is a library in MUME? Anything like one in real life?"A: A 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.
Others cover the rise and fall of cities and kingdoms,
teach about gems, and how to make maps.
More information can be found in
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.
Q: "Now that I can see the books, how do I read them?"A: Well, that depends on the book. 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
read Strider 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
Q: "What is this News, and/or Mail thing I see mentioned when I log in?"A: The 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
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
look mail to see incoming
look sent mail to
see outgoing mail.
Reading a mail is a matter of typing
To write a mail you use
@<name> an example being
Lets discuss a playing time @Huntar. The same
editor used in writing on boards will
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