If you have played other muds, then you probably already have a general idea of how things work, and if this is your first experience with mudding you are probably as clueless as I was when I started. Don't get discouraged, it gets easier and there are wonderful resources available to help you find your way. First and foremost, whether you are new to mudding or a god on another mud, please read the new users guide.
Starting Your Character -
When you fist log in to Medievia, you will be asked "By what name are you known on Medievia?" You should enter "new" for new character. This will start the character creation process. The first thing you will be asked for is a name. You need to pick a name that fits in with the "medeival theme" of the MUD. Here in Medievia, only the first letter of your name can be capitalized, and compound words are not accepted. If you really want the name you chose, simply hit "yes" at the next prompt, then enter your password (2 times for verification). Do NOT use the password you are using for your email, another MUD, or anything else. Now, tell us whether you wish to be male or female on the game.
Next, you need to pick your class. Medievia has 4 classes: Warrior, Mage, Thief and Cleric. People have different opinions about which is the best starting class, you can click on the links above to read more about each. Once you have choosen your starting class, you are ready to enter the game! If you have ansi color, so does Medievia, hit "yes" when you are asked, or use the color command within the game.
How to Start Playing
When you first start playing, you are gifted with a set of newbie equipment, some food, and a Newbie Guide. There is not a mud school in Medievia, so the guide will help you tremendously. One of the most important things you can do with your spare time (when your sleeping or resting) is read help files. The information they contain may not apply to you now, but chances are it will eventually so please read them. However, everything you need to know is not in the help files or readily apparent.
You will eventually have a question that you just can't find the answer to - please ask other players. Don't pray unless its REALLY necessary. You can type "who -a" to see which Avatars are currently online, and send a tell asking them, or ask on your clan channel. Most Medievia players will be more than happy to answer questions or give directions to places you need to go.
If you wish to cut down on the ammount of information you see on your screen (it can seem overwhelming until you get used to it!), simply type "setcom". This will allow you to choose which channels you would like to see, and which you would not. I definitly reccomend keeping the "dragon" channel off, especially whist you are in the City of Medievia.
Some other helpful hints to make your time in Medievia more enjoyable are: