What is a "Newbie?"
Well, if you are reading this then you are one of two things. You are either very bored, or you are what people in Medievia refer to as, a "Newbie." Dictionary.com refers to a newbie as:
The Hitchhiker's Guide to Medievia defines the word as:
- (noun) n[y]oo'bee/ (Originally from British public-school and
military slang variant of "new boy") An inexperienced
user of Usenet or other system.
- (noun) noo'bee/ 1. Someone who is inexperienced. 2. Someone who is experienced, but makes a stupid decision or action (duragatory).
Your Life as a Newbie
Well, now that we got that out of the way it is time to go a bit more in depth as to what a newbie is. A newbie is someone who is relatively new to the game of Medievia. This can mean they are a day old, a week old, even a month old. They will still usually be considered a newbie. So, what can you do as a newbie? Well, life will not be all that exciting as a newbie. You won't be able to go run zones for big pieces of fancy equipment, and you probably aren't big enough to do your own trade run yet either. So, what can a newbie do?
Perhaps the most important thing to do when you are a newbie is to keep your eyes open. There is much to be learned from simply looking around and seeing the different things that go on. There is a phrase in Medievia that says that the greatest form of help in the game is other people. That is entirely true. Other people can offer you tips on everything. They can not only offer you help, but they can physically give you help. Some of this help may be in the form of EQ, or XP. Either way, you need to be sure that you are looking around at other people and talking to people. You generally want to be nice to just about everybody so you don't have to worry about horrible enemies later in the game.
So that is the social aspect of being a newbie, but what else is there to being a newbie? As I said before, the main thing you need to to do is learn. However, a great deal of this learning process comes from yourself. You learn alot about yourself, and how the game works, just by going out and xping in places. There is much to learn about the combat system of Medievia, the different pieces of equipment in Medievia, the spells, the mobs, everything. There is so much, that one could only wish to know everything. You will never be able to know everything about the game. So don't worry too much about how to run Bloodstone, or where you can pop dcs. For now, learn the basics. Learn the mechanics of the game. Learn about the game itself, not the things within it.
Another thing that you really need to be sure of: Do Not Get Frustrated! You will find yourself being weaker than other people in your clan, and you will get angry. But don't let yourself get so angry that you stop enjoying the game. Remember that Medievia is only a game and there is much more to it than running out there and becoming a hero as fast as you can. Be sure to slow down and enjoy yourself. If you get angry and aren't having fun, stop playing. No one is forcing you to stay there. There are so many other things to explore in Medievia, it's just not worth it to get angry and quit playing.
Links to Other Medievian's Information on Being a Newbie
These pages below are other bits of information that I have found on the internet. All of the original authors of the pages have been cited. All have the pages have been altered slightly for easier readability and to fit the format of the guide. Any additions to the pages from the guide have been made in red. These changes include, but are not limited to, accuracy, spelling, an extra information. Please do not think that I wrote these pages. I want to make sure that everyone who made these pages gets full credit. I just go out there and find them.
Please remember, the pages listed above were not originally created by me. They have just been modified and changed to fit the format of this guide. I do not want to take any credit away from the hard working people who made these things. However, to give myself a little bit of credit. I have been sitting at this computer for about 2 and a half hours now finding all of these pages. So, I did do some work.
If you have any other pieces of information regarding general help for newbies, please let me know by e-mailing me the link, or the file itself. You can e-mail me here: firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember, this page will be much better if everyone puts a little something into it.
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