Questions and Answers:
Q: Is Continents newbie friendly?
A: If you mean are there friendly, helpful people at
Continents, well we like to think that we are. If you
mean is it an easy place to play and make levels then
no, Continents is not a place to visit if you don't wish
to be challenged.
Q: I am completely new to mudding, what do I do to get started?
A: In that case, Continents may not be the best place for you to start,
but several people have made Continents their first mud so you can do
it too. First, go to the Character Creation
page and decide what you are
going to be at Continents. If you have problems deciding what class or
race you should be, try Warrior
as a primary class with whatever
secondary class you would like, and the Human
race. This combination is
probably the least complicated to play. After you have created your
character you will be standing in the entrance to mud school, read all
the room descriptions and signs that you find, and follow the directions
Q: Do you have any suggestions or hints for a new player at Continents?
A: Yes, see the Hints and Suggestions page.
Q: What are the restrictions/limits on things like equipment levels,
grouping, multiplaying and PK?
A: These questions are all answered on the Restrictions page.
Q: What is there to do after reaching max. level?
A: There are many options available. If one has amassed a
sufficient quantity of money one may buy a store and
live out retirement while operating a shop. Another is
to remort and learn all the skills of a new class,
while retaining all of the skills learned in prior
classes. Yet another is to become a guildmaster and
teach others the skills you have learned. A forth is
to go through the clanmaster quest and become a clan
chief. There are also various other imm positions that
are sometimes available, such as: questmaster, fight promoter
or player liason / mediator.
Q: What is max. mortal level, anyway?
A: Maximum mortal level is level 75.
Q: How is Role Play handled? Is it enforced, encouraged, supported?
A: Role play as is done on the "theater" or "play acting"
type muds could be performed at Continents but that
is up to the individual players involved.
Continents is an adventure type mud that requires
players to interact with one another to survive and
succeed. You need to get into that castle to get an
item found only there, but there is an uncrossable moat?
Hire a Wright to build a bridge for you. Oh, you are a
Wright. In that case you will need to find and purchase
materials for building the bridge from a Supplier.
Q: How does skill learning work?
A: Skill basics may be learned from a guildmaster.
Guildmasters only teach their own skills, but anyone
may enter any guildhall and inquire where a particular
skill is taught. Once a sufficient skill level is
reached, skills are improved through use.
A: In a way we do, we feel that private and confidential things
are, well, private and confidential. We do reserve the right to
investigate or examine anything necessary to keep the mud operating
properly or to assist people who are having difficulties, but this
does NOT give us the right to divulge any private or confidential
information obtained while doing this.
Let me quote "help snoop" for you. This explains how we operate
Snoop is only available to the imms :) but this help has been made
available to everyone so they may see our Snoop policy.
Snoop shows a copy of all the input and output going to a character.
The character must have an open channel. Snoop may be used with
more than one character at a time.
When Snoop is activated the character being Snooped is informed that someone
is watching what happens to them. If e.g. Delila was complaining that
Sampson was harrasing her. Please ask Delila if it would be all right for
you to watch what is happening to her, and get an OK, before you switch on
Snoop was modified so that those being snooped would get a message that they
were being watched. If you want to snoop someone -- ask them first. If it
is a problem on a public channel, then snoop doesn't need to be used. If it
is a problem with harassment or abuse, snoop the one being annoyed. Snoop
is NOT for your amusement or voyeuristic entertainment.
Snoop yourself to cancel all outstanding snoops. Those being watched will
get a message that they are no longer under observation.