Continents has a guest room which allows one to sign on and investigate the mud without having to go through character creation: look at the area list, read the helps, ask questions, check out the socials, or just visit with someone.
State thy name: XXXX
Enter the name you have selected.
There are no actual rules about what is considered an appropriate name and we are fairly liberal about what is allowed however an "unreasonable" or offensive name will be rejected. Preferred are names that fit in with Continents theme of a medieval/fantasy world. We have characters with names ranging from Rick, Marcia, and Tina, to BloodPool, CoolDragon and Gnorman the Gninja Gnome. Some examples of names that would be rejected: KidMetal, and SoulFly because they are too far out of theme; and offensive names which I won't list here, because they are offensive.
Did I get that right, XXXX (Y/N)? y
Enter "y" to confirm or "n" to go back and pick another name.
Give me a password for XXXX: zzzz
Enter the password you wish to use with your character.
Please retype password: zzzz
Enter the password a second time to confirm that it is correct.
Select a race [
Aarakocra Giant Ogre Halfogre Minotaur Faerie Gnome Halfkobold]: human
Choose the race you would like to be. The more "normal" (read humanlike) the race the easier it is to play. Human being the easiest with Elf, Halfelf, Dwarf, and Halfdwarf not far behind. The Drow race is tough, Werewolf very tough and Vampire extremely tough, although there are some big advantages to each of these races too.
HUMANs are the most "neutral" of all
After selecting a race you will be given some basic information about this race and asked to confirm that this is the race you want.
Are you sure you want this race? y
Enter "y" to confirm or "n" to go back and choose another race.
What is your sex (M/F/N)? m
Select your gender Male/Female/Neuter. You only get one chance at this, don't screw it up and accidentally hit "n" instead of "m" like I did once. It leaves you feeling shortchanged.
Select a primary class [Mag
Choose what class you would like to be.
The MAGE class is....
After selecting a primary class you will be given some basic information about this class and asked to confirm that this is the primary class you want.
Are you sure you want this class? y
Enter "y" to confirm or "n" to go back and choose a different primary class.
Select a secondary class [
Alc] : trv
You may or might not go through this portion depending on what you have chosen for a primary class. Some are allowed secondary classes and some are specialized classes already containing skills from 2 or more other types and/or having special skills and do not get to choose a second class type to be.
For more information see the class combinations page.
The TRAVELER is....
After selecting a secondary class you will be given some basic information about this class and asked to confirm that this is the class you want.
Are you sure you want this class? y
Enter "y" to confirm or "n" to go back and choose a different secondary class.
Are you satisfied with your class combination of
Mag/Trv? Answering 'no' will allow you to go back to re-choose both primary and
secondary classes again. y
Enter "y" to go on. Enter "n" to go back to the beginning of class selection, this will allow you to start over in choosing a class/classes.
What is your alignment (Good, Evil or Neutral)?
Enter "g", "e" or "n" to select an alignment. Some choices may not be available depending on the class you have selected.
If you already have a character here that is level
17 or above you may skip mud school and be promoted directly to level 5. Do you
already have a character here that is level 17 or above? n
Enter "y" if you have a character that is above level 16 (You will be asked to provide the other characters name and password) AND you wish to go directly to level 5. Otherwise enter "n".
Welcome to Continents Envy Diku Mud. May your visit here be ... Fun.