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If you are new to mudding or have no idea how to start playing the game, consult the Getting Started section. The Newbiebook explains some general concepts and lists most of the newbie areas in the game. Still haven't found what you were looking for? Check the FAQ, they might have the answer, or browse the Help Files (you need to be logged in to do that). Below, you will find the player rules.

The Game Rules:

There are a number of basic rules on Midnight Sun that all players must follow. In the unfortunate event that a rule is broken, players will have their actions judged and a sentence delivered by an administrator of Midnight Sun.

  1. Quest hinting is forbidden.
    Players are not to help or ask for help in solving quests. Violation may result in banishment. Cooperation is allowed as long as each player finds the clues independently. Therefore, it is only advantageous to solve quests together if they involve killing.

  2. Taking advantage of known bugs is forbidden.
    Please report these bugs as soon as possible. This can be done with the command 'bug <message>'. Note that even after reporting a bug you are not allowed to take advantage of it. As with questhinting, abuse of bugs may end up in banishment.

  3. Creating multiple characters is ABSOLUTELY forbidden.
    Playing or owning multiple characters will almost certainly end up in banishment of all associated player characters. This includes using the 'guest' character. You can use the 'guest' character in case of emergencies (for example when your main character is not responding to any commands).

  4. Poll logins are not allowed.
    In other words, you may not have more than one screen open to Midnight Sun at any given time.

  5. Inappropriate actions are not tolerated on this mud.
    The level of impropriety will be determined by how the receiving party judged your actions. For example, if you make unwanted advances on another player then that is innapropriate. Please check first. This rule includes but is not limited to communication on public channels - do not use inappropriate language or discuss topics that make others uncomfortable. Only English is allowed on public channels, talking in a language others don't understand is a rude thing to do. If you find that another player is uncomfortable or bothered by your actions, or if you receive a warning from an immortal, please do not continue. The penalty for violating this rule is determined by the actions of the player.

    *In general, this mud is very friendly. Please, be considerate of others and remember that there are real people on the other end.

  6. Robotplaying is not allowed.
    Robotplaying means you have a program do things for you, be it a mud client or whatever. Robotplaying includes, but is not limited to: keepalive-programs, autologin scripts, experience/money gatherers and most automatic things. Using aliases and such in a client is OK. To determine if something is or isn't allowed is pretty easy. If the answer to the following question is yes it is considered illegal:

    "Does it react automatically to something I receive from the mud?"

    Note: 'React' means that it replies something back to the mud. So coloring certain messages or so are not illegal.

Finally, a request. Please take the time to show newbies the areas appropriate for them in our realms. These players rise quickly and will likely be fighting side by side with you in no time. Remember, everyone started at level 1.

Not only players, but immortals too are subject to a firmly defined set of rules. Listed here is a small portion of those rules that are relevant to players. The omitted rules mostly deal with building restrictions and balance.

  1. You are NOT allowed to help or affect players in any way.
    This includes not resetting rooms, giving out quest hints, giving out any object etc. The only thing you are allowed to do is explain the basic commands to a player, like 'say', 'wield' etc. If a player lost points due to a bug, he/she MUST talk to an administrator about their problem.

  2. Never attack or kill a player or threaten him/her.
    If a player behaves badly, file a complaint to an administrator. You have finished playing and should therefore interact as little as possible with mortal players. You must not abuse players (or other wizards for that matter).

  3. Do not make 'deadly' traps.
    A player must never die because he/she didn't know what would happen in the next room. If a room is very dangerous, make some hints (like giant footprints outside a giants lair).

  4. Never generate messages, monsters or other things that
    look like something they're not.

    That is, don't try to fool the player into thinking that someone says something when it isn't true, a mouse should be tough as a mouse and not as a dragon etc. If you are not certain if a message is ok to use, then you should not use it until you've checked with a senior.

  5. No numbers should be given out ever.
    The only number a player gets is the amount of money carried, and their level. NO other numbers.

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