Frequently Asked Questions
The following list are most of the frequently asked questions people new to Shadowgate have. Be sure you have read this whole thing and know that your question is unanswered before you go asking someone else. Everyone here is happy to help you, but you must understand that answering the same question over and over again when it is well documented is a bit annoying. That is why we have this faq document.
0. What is legal here?
1. What is the first thing I should do here as a newbie?
2a. Why do I not see any names on the <who> listing?
2b. What do the ** before and after a persons name on who list mean?
2c. What does the number (1m, 10s, 28m, etc) after some names on the "who" list mean?
2d. What does [INACTIVE] after a player's name on who list mean?
2e. What does [INJAIL] after a player's name on who list mean?
3. Why can't I understand anything I say?
3b. Okay, but doesn't this limit my RP?
3d. How do I customize my says?
4. How do I send and read mail on Shadowgate?
5. How many quests do I have to do?
5b. What is a class?
5c. What is a guild?
5d. What are the different guilds on Shadowgate?
5e) How do I join a guild?
6. Have you seen player X?
6b. How do I hide my IP information?
7) Why can't I wield this weapon?
7b) But I type it correct and I still cannot wield this weapon!?!
8. Is player killing allowed?
9. How do I know my stats?
9b. What do the stats mean?
9c. How do I raise my stats?
9d. How do I reroll my stats?
10. What's AC? Why does it matter?
11. What is alignment?
12. How do I learn more about this mud?
13. What is legal here?
14. I have an idea for something new here, who do I tell?
14b. Huh? An overseer rank? Well what are the immortal ranks here then?
14c. I just heard a 'Someone' say something on the newbie line! Who was that?
15. What does 'afk' mean?
16. How do I see in colour?
17. How do I know what commands exist?
18. What are hp?
18b. How do I know my current hps?
18c. Wait? Condition? What's that?
18d. Well ok but now I went and attacked a farmer and have only 3 hp left from my max of 24. What can I do to solve this health problem?
19. Ummm...a lot of the stuff I have been picking up is junk. Should I just leave this stuff on the ground?
19b. What about reboots? What do I need to do when one is happening?
20. Ok I know the game terms and I got a good idea on what is going on but Shadowgate seems really big and I am confused as to where to start adventuring, where to get equip, where not to go etc.
21. Alright, I know Shadow city well and have the multi-coloured map of it that I spent hours drawing hanging in a lovely frame on my wall. But there does not seem to be that much to explore is an adventuring, monster killing sense within Shadow city, where is a good place for a newbie to start adventuring and exploring?
22. Woo woo! I found some monsters and crushed a few skulls! Now though my experience needed to advance in the <score> command list is in the negatives?!? Am I bugged or do I have to do something to advance in levels?
23. Okay why does it say I'm hitting myself with this new weapon I've found?
24. I just got something that said "Error! Contact a WIZ?" How do I do that?
25. I've heard of someone being called a High Mortal? What's that?