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  Updated: 2003-Jun-2

The views expressed here are supported and sponsored by MUME management. These posts are available on MUME on the FAQ board. The numbering of questions here corresponds to the post number on MUME's FAQ board.

Post #1    What's a FAQ?
Post #2    How can I contribute to the FAQ?
Post #4    Where can I download MUME sources?
Post #5    Linkless deaths
Post #6    Why are players and mobs allowed to kill linkless players?
Post #7    May I return equipment to someone I killed linkless?
Post #10 How do I get items back from a mount? (also see FAQ 24)
Post #11 What is Mandos Sleep?
Post #12 Reboots and crashes
Post #13 Are the 30 & 5-minute rules enforced across reboots and crashes?
Post #14 Will my mount disappear over a reboot or a crash?
Post #15 Do unrentable items disappear at reboot or crash?
Post #16 Why does this game keep changing?
Post #17 Why does this game keep changing?
Post #18 How do I avoid being summoned when I don't want to be?
Post #19 Where will I end up after a reboot or a crash?
Post #21 MUME crashed and I lost EQ/XP?
Post #23 How can I find out my account name?
Post #24 How do I get items back from a mount?













#1 What's a FAQ? (Manw)

A Frequently Asked Question. A frequently asked question leads to a frequently given answer. You will find most of those MUME-related on this board.


#2 How can I contribute to the FAQ? (Manw)

> 1. Be sure that your question is a common one and not a game spoiler.
> 2. Write it down through the 'idea' command. The question by itself should rarely be more than one line long.
> 3. Optionally, if you know it, write a concise answer to the question.

--Manw.


#4 Where can I download MUME sources? (Manw)

Nowhere. This for a simple reason: a lot of time and effort have been put in this free internet game and we don't wish to have MUME clones or derivates popping around. There is only one MUME, this one.

--Manw.


#5 Linkless Deaths(Nienor)

This thread will attempt to reply questions concerning dying linkless.


#6 Why are players and mobs allowed to kill linkless players?(Nienor)

Q: Why are players and mobs allowed to kill linkless players?

Killing linkless people who have noquit or novoid is made possible by the code to prevent possible abuse by dropping link in a life-threatening situation.


#7 May I return equipment to someone I killed linkless? (Nienor)

Q: May I return equipment to someone I killed linkless?

A: Not if this was a cross-race kill.

If this was a cross-race kill, cross-race equipment transfers (as well as other cross-race cooperation) are illegal. Since linkless deaths are treated by code and rules no differently from other deaths, no special arrangement can be made for any kind of compensation.


#10 How do I get items back from a mount? (Gothmog)

Q: How do I get items back from a mount?

A: 1. Rent the mount in a stable.
2. Have the mount charmed and have enough command to order it to drop/give.
3. Kill the mount and plunder its corpse.
4. Steal the items from the mount.


#11 What is Mandos Sleep? (Gothmog)

Q: What is Mandos Sleep?

A: Mandos Sleep can occur when a legend character dies. It simply means that the character has to stay for a certain amount of time in the Halls of Mandos before entering the world again. How long time you have to stay can be seen using "info" or "stat" commands.


#12 Reboots and crashes (Nienor)

This thread will attempt to reply questions concerning reboots and crashes.


#13 Are the 30- and 5-minute rules enforced across reboots and crashes? (Nienor)

Q: Are the 30- and 5-minute rules enforced across reboots and crashes?

A: No. After a reboot or a crash you are welcome (and permitted by the account code) to change sides (or log on a mortal after a god) instantly.


#14 Will my mount disappear over a reboot or a crash? (Nienor)

Q: Will my mount disappear over a reboot or a crash?

A: You will usually get your mount back after a crash but lose it after a reboot. While this is what would typically happen, there is no 100% guarantee that it will always happen this way.
Notice that if you do get the mount back, you will also get back the saddle, but not anything the mount had in its inventory or in the saddle.


#15 Do unrentable items disappear at reboot or crash? (Nienor)

Q: Do unrentable items disappear at reboot or crash?

A: Yes. No matter how you left the game, unrentable items will not be stored.


#16 Why does this game keep changing? (Manw)

Q: Why does this game keep changing?

A mud in general, and MUME in particular, has to be a living organism in constant development or it will die abruptly. We attempt to code an engine and modelise a world whose mechanisms are always closer to those of the virtual reality we want our players to live in. Said shortly, we hope that our successive iterations of MUME are asymptotic towards the perfect simulation of Tolkien's Middle Earth ;-)


#17 Why does this game keep changing? (Manw)

Q: Why does this game keep changing?

A: A mud in general, and MUME in particular, has to be a living organism in constant development or it will die abruptly. We attempt to code an engine and modelise a world whose mechanisms are always closer to those of the virtual reality we want our players to live in. Said shortly, we hope that our successive iterations of MUME are asymptotic towards the perfect simulation of Tolkien's Middle Earth ;-)


#18 How do I avoid being summoned when I don't want to be? (Alkar)

Q: How do I avoid being summoned when I don't want to be?

A: There are several objects on Middle-Earth that give protection against such summoning. Ask around for a list of these objects; many of them are known throughout the land and are easy to come by.


#19 Where will I end up after a reboot or a crash? (Nienor)

Q: Where will I end up after a reboot or a crash?

After a crash you'll end up in the place where you end up if you die (for whities, Halls of Mandos, for orcs, Hall of Orcs, etc). After a reboot you will be in the same place where you were before reboot. (There is one exception to this: if by any chance you were in a mudlled room that does not allow you to reconnect inside, reconnecting in such a room after reboot would move you elsewhere.)


#21 Q: MUME crashed and I lost EQ/XP, what happened and can I get reimbursed? (Vair)

Q: Where will I end up after a reboot or a crash?

A: When MUME crashes anything that has happened to your character from the last time you saw "Saving Character" can be lost. This of course includes any XP, TP, eq gained during that time. It also is possible that items you lost during that unsaved period could appear back in your possession. As stated in Rules Reimburse there is no reimbursement for this.


#23 How can I find out my account name? (Vair)

Q: How can I find out my account name?

A:While playing any character if you type "account" you will see the name of your account and a list of the characters in your account.

Example:
Characters in account `myaccountname'
Name Rce Lvl Logon Area Rent Delete Host
Character man 1 playing free never mysite.com


#24 Q: How do I get items back from a mount? reimbursed? (Vair)

Q: Where will I end up after a reboot or a crash?

A: 1. Rent the mount in a stable.
2. Have the mount charmed and have enough command to order it to drop/give.
3. Kill the mount and plunder its corpse.
4. Steal the items from the mount.
5. Unsaddle the mount (See HELP UNSADDLE).






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