-Written by the player Sedalis Welcome, New Player, to Advent-Truth! We are as excited to have you as you are to be here. We want you to have fun and be successful, even if you don't have a lot of previous experience mudding. To that extent, this FAQ is designed to give you some information about Advent-Truth you'll likely need during your time with us. Question 1: What exactly is a MUD? Question 2: What does "Role-Play Required" mean? Question 3: Can I talk about IC stuff on OOC channels? Question 4: How do I meet people? Question 5: How do I regenerate? Question 6: What is soft capping? Question 7: How do I wield a weapon with both hands? Question 8: I keep getting a time out error when I try to connect with mushclient. Question 9: How do I transform? Question 10: Is there an evil opposite to Kaioken? Question 11: How do I keep my cybernetic limbs when I die? Question 12: I can't see very well, or want a simpler display option. Question 13: Someone's breaking rules but there doesn't appear to be an Imm here! Question 14: I need to softcap, where are gravity machines at? Question 15: Can I use good and evil skills at the same time? Question 16: Where is a good place to start? Question 17: Why doesn't the game reflect the series down to every last detail? Question 18: Is there anything in the game we're allowed to talk about OOC? Question 19: When I die, do I get to keep my equipment? Question 20: If I choose to be evil, am I stuck being evil? Question 21: How does focus work?

Question 1: What exactly is a MUD?

When someone asks you if you play MUDs, you may get an image of soaked dirt and dirty clothes. However, online MUD stands for something else entirely. Advent-Truth is a mutli-player game in the MUD genre. The free dictionary online defines a mud as: "MUD (n.): A computer program, usually running over the Internet, that allows multiple users to participate in virtual-reality role-playing games."(*1) Advent-Truth is a Role-Play Enforced MUD based on the Dragonball universe where fans of the show can get together and create new storylines or just have fun playing the game. Above all else, the goal here is to have fun with the game.

Question 2: What does "Role-Play Required" mean?

Answer: Advent-Truth is a role-play required MUD. This means that while you are in In-Character (IC) channels, you are required to be IC. If you perform Out Of Character (OOC) actions while on IC channels, you can be punished. Don't worry, there are plenty of OOC channels for you to chat and be goofy on with other mudders. IC Channels: Say, whisper, link (telepathy), SNET (Scouter Network), shout. OOC Channels: OOC, Music, Newbie, Osay, gratz, tell, gtell (group tell). To toggle a channel on or off, type "no" followed by the channel name as one word. Some channels are off by default (like "music"), so you'll have to toggle them on if you want to see them. To turn the "music" channel on, simply type "nomusic"

Question 3: Can I talk about IC stuff on OOC channels?

Answer: Absolutely not. Here at Advent-Truth, we prefer to keep the IC and OOC channels strictly in use for IC and OOC talking individually. We do this because we want the IC atmosphere to be as immersive as possible. You cannot tell someone where you are, what your powerlevel is, etc., on OOC channels. You can tell them on an IC channel, though. (Like SNET!). Two of the first three questions are about IC/OOC and how to separate them properly... that should tell you how important those rules are here!

Question 4: How do I meet people?

Answer: You may find yourself thinking, "Okay, I can't tell people where I am on OOC. How the hell am I supposed to find or meet people to Role-Play with, then?" Don't worry, it isn't impossible. Once you get to level 6, you'll be able to wear your first scouter. Scouters give you access to SNET, the method of communication that was popular with Saiyans and Icers. Once you have a scouter, and are wearing it, simply type "SNET " to broadcast your voice to anyone on the same channel you are in the Scouter Network! You can change channels on your scouter by typing "SNET #". I can't tell you where scouters are because that's IC information. However, think about the show: What races generally used scouters? Yep, yep... now go look on those planets.

Question 5: How do I regenerate?

Crap, you took some damage! All is lost! Oh, wait... not so much. Most races regenerate by resting or sleeping. If you have a bed item, such as a sleeping bag or mattress of some sort, you can rest on that and wait for ticks to allow your body to regenerate. If you can find a healing tank, you can rest in that for a bonus to your healing rate. If you find one, type "htank" to get a list of options you can choose for their use. Some items, when eaten or swallowed, can also heal you. Of course, you have to be able to eat or swallow for some of these (No Senzus for you Androids!). Resting Syntax: *rest *sleep *rest bag (to rest on a bag) *sleep mattress (to sleep on a mattress)

Question 6: What is soft capping?

Answer: Soft capping represents the most you can improve yourself on your own, without advancing your level of abilities (your level) at your trainer. There's only so much you can learn and perfect your techniques and condintioning before you have to learn new techniques and ways of conditioning from someone more experienced. That is... until you achieve level 100! *A good guide on soft capping and the exact #'s can be found here: http://advent-truth.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=1124

Question 7: How do I wield a weapon with both hands?

Answer: Use the command "Twohand" and make sure you aren't holding or wielding something with your off hand. Type "Twohand" again to go back to wielding the weapon with a single hand.

Question 8: I keep getting a time out error (or 10061) when I try to connect with mushclient. How can I fix that?

Answer: Try using the ip address (208.43.220.232) with the port number (1280) to see if that works. If it doesn't, use the flash client to login, and someone will likely be on to try and help you. If THAT fails, post in the forums. The mud may be experiencing problems, or you may be behind a firewall. We won't know until we talk to you, though.

Question 9: How do I transform?

Answer: Type "Transform" without any arguments. The required powerlevel you need to obtain and the syntax for each form will be listed for you, if your race has any transformations. Here at Advent-Truth, you are not required to do any quests to achieve a transformation for any race, though you may want to do something in an RP log to RP your new achievement. New transformations are a great RP idea starter.

Question 10: Is there an evil opposite to Kaioken?

Answer: Yes. All we're allowed to say about it, though, is that Buu teaches it. Everyone knows where Kaioken is taught, so this is to balance that common OOC info.

Question 11: How do I keep my cybernetic limbs when I die?

Answer: Some people actually like their cybernetic limbs and want to keep them IC when they die. For those of you that fall into this category, simply use the toggle command "lkeep" to keep your cybernetic limbs when you die.

Question 12: I can't see very well, or want a simpler display option.

Answer: Iovan doesn't hate half-blind people. There is a command made just for you to help you play and enjoy the game just like the rest of us. Use the command "nolin" to make the game a bit easier for you or your text-to-speech program to read.

Question 13: Someone's breaking rules but there doesn't appear to be an Imm here!

Answer: Though this is rare, it can sometimes happen. If you feel someone is breaking the rules, use the "report" command to report them. Include the person's name and what they're doing in your report. If there is an Imm breaking the rules, send a PM on the forum to Iovan or Fahl. Imms who break the rules will likely be speared through the face and then forced to watch "The Little Mermaid" for hours on end. If the infraction is severe enough, the Imm may even lose their position. Imms are NOT above the rules, so don't be afraid to report them. You have our garantee that you will not be harassed over it. Report Example: report I think Sedalis is botting in the middle of the night when Imms aren't here to check him.

Question 14: I need to softcap, where are gravity machines at?

Answer: Generally, this is considered IC information. However, Iovan has decreed that gravity machines are so rare that we can tell you what planets they're on. We aren't allowed to tell you where they are exactly though. So, for your benefit, here is a list of planets that have gravity machine(s): Earth (Hard to find) Aether (Easy to find) Namek (Easy to find) There may be more, but this should at least let you know where to start looking!

Question 15: Can I use good and evil skills at the same time?

Answer: Sometimes. Some skills don't care about your alignment, but other skills do. You can't use Kaioken and Kuraiiro at the same time, even if you switch your alignment to learn one after already learning the other. The way this generally works is: Once you learn from one trainer, his alignment mirror opposite for the skill you learned won't teach you anymore even if you have a change of heart.

Question 16: Where is a good place to start?

Answer: There isn't really a true "best" place to start, but Earth is generally more populated than the other planets. If you're looking for RP, the odds of randomly bumping into someone is higher on Earth than the other planets.

Question 17: Why doesn't the game reflect the series down to every last detail?

Answer: Well, if we made the game absolutely realistic, it wouldn't be very balanced and fun. Sometimes, in order to make the game better, we have to stray away from something from the series here and there. We value balance first, realism second... so we try to keep things as realistic as we can without making it unbalanced.

Question 18: Is there anything in the game we're allowed to talk about OOC?

Answer: Yes. If it has to do with game mechanics, you're allowed to ask and answer. Game mechanics would be something like: "If I die, do I get to keep all of my equipment?" That's a game mechanic question. However, you would not be allowed to say this: "I died and lost all my zenni!" That tells people about an IC event that occured to you. In the first question, they still don't know if you're dead or not, so it isn't revealing IC information.

Question 19: When I die, do I get to keep my equipment?

Answer: Yes and no. Anything you're wearing, you get to keep in the afterlife. Anything that was in your inventory, as well as your zenni, you don't get to bring with you. Your inventory items remain with your corpse until your corpse rots. When your corpse rots, your items fall out of your corpse and onto the ground where mobs will more than likely begin picking random pieces up. Your zenni will more than likely be looted from your corpse by the mob that killed you.

Question 20: If I choose to be evil, am I stuck being evil?

Answer: No. For a cost (help reward), you can change your alignment. There should be good reason for you to change, though. In DBZ, Piccolo is a good example of someone that changed from evil to good. Vegeta is another. The possibilities are endless, and your character is fluid. If it makes sense, don't be afraid to allow your character to change when it would be natural for the character to do so.

Question 21: How does focus work?

Answer: Focus is a passive ability. Focus is your ability to control and use ki attacks, so every time you use a ki attack, you're using your "focus" ability. How do you train it up? Use ki attacks.

Sources

(*1) http://www.thefreedictionary.com/MUD

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