The World of Pain, for the
next while, will be under constant construction and modification.
A great deal of the current code is being modified, debugged,
and replaced. Many of the superficial parts of the mud will
change - that cannot be helped. However, your immortal staff,
are planning on another kind of change as well.
There are several integral parts of a solid, strong MUD.
One of the most important of these is a character base filled
with well thought out, and well played characters. What
that translates to is good roleplaying. Good roleplaying
raises the level of realism, tension, excitement, and overall
fun in the mud, as some of you may know. So, we are going
to request that the mortals on World of Pain begin to strongly
incorporate roleplaying into your mudding. Please continue
First of all, when you create a character, you should always
have an idea of what kind of role you want this character
to play. This should strongly affect the choices you make
during character generation. Class is the probably
the biggest choice you can make for your character. It determines
what kind of skills and spells you'll learn and often times
what your profession is. Race is another very important
choice you will make, and one which is often paid little
attention. Race does matter! Not only does it have a very
large affect on how your character should be roleplayed,
but before long there will be race-specific code implemented.
Choose your race to carefully fit your character! You can
learn more about races on the Races page.
Gender is fairly obvious,
and only affects roleplay for now.
Now that you created your character, you must roleplay it.
First things first, make a description for yourself. You
can do this by typing QUIT at the mud, and then entering
the number which lets you change your description. It should
include your race and your physical description. When people
look at you this is what they'll see. Make it accurate.
Next, you have to step inside the shoes of the character
you are playing, and pretend that you are actually him or
her. When you speak, imagine yourself in the specific situation.
Imagine what you'd say, how you'd act, and what you'd do
if you were your character. This is where the fun begins
folks. This is where you get to take a break from reality
and immerse yourself in another world for awhile. Come up
with a history of your character. Maybe your family was
enslaved for ages by the Orcs and you have vowed to take
revenge. Maybe you are a Prince from a foreign land, driven
out of your homeland by angry peasants. Be creative, but
don't be so creative you can't roleplay your character.
Remember, you're going to be spending a lot of time with
So, I've given you an idea of what we would like to see.
Here is a list of things we definitely do NOT want to see.
Whoever gossips, 'The Lakers
really sucked last night!'
No one should have any idea who the Lakers are in World of
Whoever gossips, 'I gotta go. My mom's being a bitch.'
Unless you're talking about your mother on the MUD, same as
Whoever gossips, 'Anyone have a warrior 2.char? I need someone
This is serious Taboo on roleplaying MUDs. NEVER mention your
2.chars! Any one of your characters should not know the others
exist! I CANNOT stress this enough. For this reason, there will
be no be no simultaneous multiplaying. You may have
2.chars, but they cannot play at the same time on the MUD.
Basically, try to confine all public (say/gossip/emote/etc.) to
being in character. This maximizes the enjoyment of others, and
doesn't disrupt the mood. If you absolutely must speak out of
character, do it in a tell, and precede it with an (OOC) for Out
Of Character. For example:
Whoever tells you, '(OOC) Ack.. mom
is calling, gotta
This should almost never be said on a gossip channel (I cannot
think of why it would need to be - you don't need to announce
your arrival and exit from the MUD), and should be used sparingly
in all other cases.
Play your character, I tell you!
Behavior Towards Gods
Let's see here. How would you act towards a
God if you were in the mud? Do not treat Gods like mortals.
Do not mock or insult the Gods, unless of course you are looking
for punishment. Basically, it will save you and me a whole lot
of time if you roleplay well. So do it right!
Blatant disregard for these expectations
will be punished in some fashion. If you have any questions about
anything, please contact any member of the Immortal staff.
Thank you for reading this, we truly feel this will make World
of Pain a better, more fun environment.