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of game, and just looking for some game information, this is probably
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this will be informative for you.
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Abandoned Realms is a multiplayer online game. It exists on the internet,
with no downloads necessary to play. It is played over the TELNET protocol.
Every modern computer comes with TELNET.EXE, so if you have this (and if
you are looking at this page, chances are you do), chances are, you're all
ready to go!
[CLICK HERE] to launch
your telnet program through the browser.
[CLICK HERE] if you are having difficulty.
Alternatively, type TELNET ABANDONEDREALMS.COM 9000 on your command
prompt. If you are using Windows XP, you may need to reconfigure
your display settings to be able to access the command prompt.
If all goes well, you should see a window like this open:
That's it! You're connected! Visit our "Play Now" link for more
convenient ways of connecting to the game.
If you already have a character, you should enter your character name
and password now. You can skip this section and proceed down towards
the introduction and basic commands.
Otherwise, its time to make a character! This is a simple and painless
process. First, enter a name. Try to be original here, and mindful of
the fantasy setting. If you don't like your name, answer "no" to the
question, and you will be given some random ones.
After name creation, its time to choose a password. Make this whatever
you like, and write it down. Abandoned Realms staff members will never
ask you for your password, so do not give it out for any reason.
Race and Class
The next step is to choose your race and class. There are 16 of each,
however, each race has a limited selection of class picks. Choose human
if you want access to all the classes.
"Exp extra" affects how many points your character will need to gain its
next level. By the highest levels, compounded exp costs amount to a lot
of extra needed points. Its probably best to start with a low one.
As demonstrated in the above picture, you can also get some basic
information about your race options at this stage of creation. Also, if
you decide you don't like your pick (e.g. you chose a male dwarf
warrior but want a female halfling thief) you can type BACK a few
times to return to the race pick stage.
This is usually a confusing aspect of creation for new players, but
it needn't be, if you read this brief explanation.
Your character has five stats - strength, intelligence, wisdom, dexterity
and constitution - to help define his strengths and weaknesses. For example,
a giant has high strength, high constitution, and everything else is low.
Each race's max stats vary from 1-25, for example a giant is 24/16/16/16/22.
Each classes max rollable also vary, for example a giant warrior can roll
24/16/16/16/20, but a giant healer can only roll 22/16/16/16/20.
The stat roller lets you roll within a range of TWO points from each of your
max rollable stats. For example, if your max rollable is 22/16/16/16/20,
then your worst is 20/14/14/14/18. It isn't hard to improve over the worst
roll, but expect to take days to get one that's perfect.
Alignment and Ethos
That's it for the gamey stuff. Now its time to define what your roleplaying
will be like. Are you going to be a goodie-two-shoes, helping others, even
if it means you do without? Pick good. Are you going to refuse to help others,
even wish harm on them? Pick evil. If you aren't sure, pick neutral.
Ethos further refines your alignment choice. For example, "evil chaotic"
is a division of evil, commonly thought of as the "destroyer", whereas
"neutral chaotic" is truly a free spirit.
The roleplaying guide has more detail for alignment and ethos.
Exit character creation by pressing ENTER when you are ready.
At this point, your character has been loaded into the game, and is
ready to play. The rest of this brief guide is devoted to helping
you understand what's happening. Begin by going down.
Going down will place you into the "new player" area. If you want
to leave it and explore the towns, walk UP afterwards.
This is the introductory room of the newbie area. From here, it
should be quite self-explanatory inside the game, but just incase,
you may wish to drop by the website's [CLICK HERE] for more answers.
Here are some tasks that you will want to get immediately started on:
[CLICK HERE] to learn about the game commands
use your 3 starting trains to boost your stats (the trainer is near the start)
use your 5 starting practices to learn some of your level 1 skills
head out to the arena to find some good armor and level yourself up
try to complete the quests!
Congratulations! Enjoy yourself roaming the Abandoned Realms.