Ajax's Useful Reminders

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This guide discusses a few things that may not necessarily fit anywhere else but are useful reminders for newbies and veteran players of the MUCK alike. All commands as you should type them will be in bold and italicized to make things easier and aren't case sensitive.

+Set #List

You might have referred to +set #list as you were creating your character but this command doesn't end its usefulness once you're pcreated. I'm not going to offer a full listing, you can get that on MU yourself but I will go over the less obvious commands worth noting. As ever if you have any questions about the ones not mentioned or anything else for that matter on MU related maters let me know.

Use '+set =' e.g. ''+set Species=Mole''

look-notify: Notifies you when another player looks at you. Only works if you're in the same room as the person looking at you.

Broadcast: Send all 'heard' data to a channel. Now you can either broadcast to yourself. This is useful because lets say you wanted to broadcast an RP in a room that you didn't own/control. You can broadcast yourself to the @radio and anyone in that room which you're broadcasting from will be picked up.

To broadcast yourself to the radio type +set broadcast=@radio

Related but worth mentioning.

To broadcast your room to the radio type +broadcast here=@radio

To stop broadcasting to the radio whether room or yourself type the above with nothing after the equal sign.

SDesc: Short Description. Can also use @sdesc me=whatever to achieve the same results.

OPage: The Opage message is your page message that others see, it tells them who is paging them, who the message is directed to, and gives them the message you've paged.

Now before you set your opage message you need to know the three properties that you need to set inside your opage messages for others to be able to receive your page.

%N: Your character name is usually the first thing displayed along with the information that you're paging.

%M: This is the message it self, and as you might imagine the most important thing to remember or otherwise no message will go through.

%T: The person who is receiving the message, or you if you're receiving a page from someone.

Default Opage Message: Ajax pages, "Hello" to you.

Okay, so I've noted what a default opage message looks like for a reason. Some of you might want to change back to the default after a time, and to do so you'd set your opage as so.

+set opage=%n pages, "%m" to %t.

Now the whole purpose of setting you opage message is to have a unique opage message that is creative and interesting. The best example I can think off the top of my head comes from another member of the staff and our chief as well as only wizard on the MU Otter.

His pages look as shown below, but basically you can make any sort of opage message surrounding the %n, %m, & %t props that are so important.

Otter's voice floats into your mind and he says "Hello." (to you)

OPage-Pose: Since I've already covered the basic idea behind setting opage messages I'm going to skip on any further explanation. Instead, below is simply the default message as seen by someone receiving a page-pose from myself. Hopefully this will be enough for you to grasp the idea if it isn't already apparent.

Default: In a page-pose to you, Ajax hullos.

+set opage-pose=In a page-pose to %t, %n %m

page-sleep: Page Sleep Message, message people receive when you're offline after paging you.

PInfo: Personal Information IC & OOC.

Summon: Message sent to someone you summon.

Ride-Arrive: Message shown from leader on arrive.

Ride-Depart: Message shown from leader on depart.

Ride-Leave: Message when you leave a group.

Ride-Remove: Message when you remove someone from your group.

sweep-std: Standard sweep message.

sweep-swept: Message shown when you are swept.

title: the where/find title and while this command works I'm going to have to recommend against its use. I say this because while you can change your title with +set title=whatever you cannot remove it with that command that I'm aware of. The better way to set your title being +settitle. It lets you remove your title by simply typing the command to clear it, and to add a title you just type +settitle whateverwithout the need of an equal sign.

Basic Commands Everyone Should Know

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@bootme: If you happen to have trouble with your connection, odds are that you have a ghost connection remaining. While not generally important to boot from the MU, it is useful so that others aren't confused when your said ghost connection will eventually idle out and shown you to have disconnected.

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@icdesc: @icdesc lets you view a characters description from afar. This is usually without them knowing that you're looking at them as the mentioned look notify above on applies when you're in the same room. If you did want to know that people are looking at you from afar though its a simple string of @Mpi, {null:{tell:{name:me} looked at you!,this}}, and all you have to do is put this directly after your description.

Ex1: @desc me=You see an ugly mouse, with bad breath and green teeth. {null:{tell:{name:me} looked at you!,this}}

Ex2: @desc me={List:Ugly} {null:{tell:{name:me} looked at you!,this}}

One last thing, the message in this case "looks at you!" can be changed to anything you wish.

Ex3: @desc me=You see an ugly mouse, with bad breath and green teeth. {null:{tell:{name:me} is a peering space monkey.,this}}

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who: Full listing of everyone online and their online times, its also where one can show off their @doing message as mentioned directly below.

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@doing: To set your doing, which is a short message of your choosing all you have to do is type @doing me=yourmessagehere

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Who #Loc: who #loc is exactly like who, except instead of a doing it provides the location to the right.

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+Reach: +Reach is useful if you want directions to someones home/camp/business.

Ex3: +reach Ajax=home

To Ajax - home

Type 'tired' and you will end up in my pit of DOOM! Oh wait, that's my other pit, you'll end up in my pit of Insomnia.

Of course to add your own directions, its rather easy. On the MU you can type +help +reach for help on how to set your +reach but I'll provide the example posted there here.

1) lsedit me=+reach/where

 2)   add steps to find 'where' to the list
 3)   .end when done

Example (from Nicodemus' point of view):

> lsedit me=+reach/home

> .del 1 999

> portal, then west mossflower, then (...steps to follow)

> .end

Remember though, a person may have multiple +reach destination. Treesong for example has one for her home and the DFC Camp. Its best to keep the where part simple, home/camp, etc. Something people will think up automatically.

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+Configfind: +configfind lets you adjust the width of your find list and the various columns, and it may take some messing around before you get the settings that are perfect for you. That being said if you do mess up, all you have to do is type the period on the keyboard all the way through configfind again and you'll set everything back to default. So why would you want to configure your find? Well for me its because the default setting cuts off the name and location after a certain length and since my find list doesn't go all the way across the screen anyway I'd much rather those two columns be as wide as I need them to be.

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0) DONE         1) Name         2) Title        3) Sex
4) Species      5) Status       6) Location     7) Idle time
8) Online time  9) @doing

Okay, so your in +configfind, again its simple enough. You select the column you want to change from the list. In this case I'll start with name and type 1, with 1-7 being the defaults. The only thing is if you've noticed, the idle time is all the way over there as number 7. So if your not paying attention you may put your idle time where you don't want it. Assuming you want everything where it used to be and just wider. Then you type 0 for done, type yes, and period until your out of '+configfind'. You usually don't have to mess with the rest, but feel free to if you feel inclined to.

My settings are as followed, everything not mention is set at default. Again though these

settings might not be right for you depending on several factors like your client and your own preference.

What width would you like displayed by find/where? ( . for default)

125

Name

Please give column width no greater than 50 (. for default)

14

Location

Please give column width no greater than 50 (. for default)

50

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+Paste: This lets you enter lines of unformatted text that would be impossible to show otherwise using the regular commands like say/pose/spoof. To use it simply type +paste and enter the text you want to paste. You should see this after you type the command and like lsedit to exit out of paste at anytime you just type @abort.

[Enter lines of text. Type '.' on a line by itself to paste or @abort to abort]

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+Staff: Typing +staff will give you a listing of the current staff online and list their specialty if they have one. So those of you who may have been wondering why I have +staff in my title, now you know. As staff myself, I can only say that I encourage you to page me, visit me in the pit if I'm there, or page #mail me if you have a problem.

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Well that wraps it up, happy MUCKing and hope you found this guide useful and informative. ^.^

- Ajax

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