How to Play TriadCity
The TriadCity Players' Guide
Death is permanent: a note about violence
It's extremely important to remember that in TriadCity, death is
This is very unlike other MUDs, in which death is an inconvenience
that can cost you time, levels, and equipment. In TC, if a
character dies, it's over for that character.
Thus you should be very, very careful about initiating violence.
If you're set on becoming a Warrior or another violence-using
Role, be sure to carefully
the appropriate Warrior
before going out and attacking things.
Here's a suggested step-by-step for new characters interested in learning to use
Learn the "Learn" Skill.
Learn the "Flee" Skill.
Learn the "Hit" Skill.
Learn the "Consider" Skill.
Get your "Armor" attribute as high as you can. Find the
equipment that will raise that attribute. Higher armor means harder to
Get your "Dexterity" attribute as high as you can. Find the
equipment that will raise that attribute. Higher dexterity means more
likely to hit your opponent, and more likely your opponent will miss you.
"Consider" potential victims carefully before attacking them.
Many opponents are surprisingly capable.
Choose a location for your attack which has lots of escape routes. The
more exits there are from your location, the better. This makes it more likely
you'll be able to "Flee" successfully if need be.
Initiate your first fights bare-handed, or with a pair of
boxing gloves. Don't use weapons until you learn the appropriate
Attack things only in out-of-the-way places, where the various cops aren't
likely to bump into you. If a Sylvan Archer finds you attacking a pigeon,
she'll kill you, no questions asked.
In general, don't attack anything until you reach level five. This is a rule-of-thumb
kinda suggestion: your character may be ready sooner, or later.
At first, never attack anything alone. Not until you're comfortable with the process,
and are at high enough level to survive by yourself. Go in groups, preferably with an
experienced character who's willing to help you out.
To close with a qualifier. In future, TC death will become a meaningful thing. There'll
be complex afterlife experiences, with the possibility of reincarnation as a new character
with special abilities. But, that's a long way off. For now, our best advice is, don't
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