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02 Dec 2003 10:50 #8165 by Drake
Having trouble? was created by Drake
Looking for a help, but not sure where to look?

First stop should be the helpfiles.

Having problems locating a relevant helpfile for your situation?

type 'apropos <situation>'
where situation is 3 or more letters

>apropose newb
[player/concepts]: newbie
[player/faq]: newbie_chan

The results are helpfiles relevant to the situation you entered.

To follow these just enter in 'help [word after the :]'

Still having trouble?

'helptree' will display a list of help topics.

You can explore the files listed in the topics with 'help <category>' where the category is listed under 'helptree'

Still need help? Try asking on the newbie channel, but be sure to read 'help channel behavior' before hand.

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02 Dec 2003 16:49 #8166 by Namir
Replied by Namir on topic Re: Having trouble?
=) Also remember you can check out 'help mentor' if you
are still having alot of trouble after reading the help files.

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05 Dec 2003 06:03 #8167 by sousily
Replied by sousily on topic Re: Having trouble?

While we're on the topic of helpfiles, some people (in the past) had trouble understanding how to navigate the help file system.

For most purposes, you can think of the help file system exactly the same as a normal file system, with directories (folders) and files. The only difference compare to a filesystem is that there's no concept of the 'current' directory. The entire help file system is indexed, so you can just jump to any file/directory directly.

Let's look at the example from above:

[player/concepts]: newbie
[player/faq]: newbie_chan

To read a help file, type:
help newbie
help newbie_chan

[player/concepts]: newbie
Means that the helpfile 'newbie' is within the 'concepts' directory, within the 'player' directory.

You can use
help concepts
help player

To see what other directories or files are within those other directories.

A help file can be easily aliased to another word. Try:
help fish
help fishing

:)

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05 Dec 2003 06:58 #8168 by nothing
Replied by nothing on topic Re: Having trouble?
Pretty good information is being put in this place. Boy, am I glad I suggested this part of the forums!

Aha:)!

Well, I just hope this place is being put to use, and newbies (and anyone who needs 'inspired') are actually reading this...

Welcome to newbie-land. I am the newbie-nator.

WE'RE COMING TO GET YOU BARBARA!

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06 Dec 2003 10:05 #8169 by The_Vorpal_Tribble
Common unknown or passed over help files:

help wub
help phealth
help mobilize
help block
help clothe
help food
help drink

Common unknown commands without help files:

chat /on - this turns on chat, so that you don't have to spam newbie. (well, ok, this does have a help file, but still...)

helpsay <person> <help file name> - This is a command to give a hint to a person incognito that they should perhaps read this help file. It will then show up to them in bright blue words OOCly. You must be in the same room.

throw <object> at <thing> - You, err, well, throw something at someone. Be warned though, this is considered an attack, and if the thing is living that you are throwing at, it may not be happy.

think <message> - allows you to think without other players seeing it. Pretty much just for an addition to roleplay.

fill <unconscious or sleeping creature> with <container of liquid> - very helpful for giving water to keep alive a friend who is too hurt to get his own drink.

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09 Dec 2003 02:33 #8170 by Peeberonl
Replied by Peeberonl on topic Re: Having trouble?
Might I also point out the 'Help Ratzo' helpfile. I found it quite... well, just read it. ;D

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09 Dec 2003 03:12 #8171 by Virago
Replied by Virago on topic Hrmph.
Not that people should assume they have to passively accept vile behavior simply because someone is "just joshin' around." The concept of maturity isn't THAT hard to grasp...

Peh. On to advice; this post shouldn't be a total blivet.

For fighter-types, I reccommend reading "help style" before fighting anything.

Crafters, your best resource is going to be other players. They'll know what ingredients you'll need, what tools to get, and what items you can make. Offering to gather raw materials may be somewhat demeaning (and, occasionally, boring), but playing up the master/apprentice facet can be quite enjoyable roleplay.

Storytellers, unless your improv skills are nigh legendary be sure you write down your stories/songs/etc. before performing. This makes it easier to tell them again, as well, and you can practice dividing it into bits to get the flow right.

Thieves and magi, you people are crazy. Good on you.

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11 Dec 2003 03:31 #8172 by sousily
Replied by sousily on topic Re: Hrmph.

Thieves and magi, you people are crazy.  Good on you.


Aww, to be fair.

Thieves, look for these helpfiles:
help pilfer
help palming
help slip
help hiding
help sneaking
help reveal
help envenom

Magic user, there's
help magic


You can learn a lot more tricks of the particular trade if you ask people who know (in character). Of course, it may not be wise to ask people openly how to become a thieve or magic user, these being evil professions.

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11 Dec 2003 06:44 #8173 by nothing
Replied by nothing on topic Re: Having trouble?
Wow. I haven't played for such a long time.

I found Sirius' post very helpful. Didn't even know about the command 'slip'. Very good:)

WE'RE COMING TO GET YOU BARBARA!

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11 Dec 2003 14:40 #8174 by sousily
Replied by sousily on topic Re: Having trouble?
There's also a recent addition:

helptree

Which gives you the player help hierarchy, which is kind of cool.

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