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While most of the available help info is present on Aydindril itself, there are a few things that, by their nature, would HAVE to be covered here. So here they are.

  • What is Aydindril 2?
    Aydindril 2 is a MUD, or Multi-User Dungeon. It is an online text-only role-playing game. Aydindril is based off of Rom 2.4b, though it has been heavily modified.

  • How much does it cost to play?
    Aydindril 2 is completely free. If you wish to donate to Aydindril, in order to help pay for server upgrades and 'net access, speak with Elmin. This, however, is NOT required and will NOT be rewarded in the game.

  • How do I play?
    To play the game, you need an internet connection and a telnet client. Of course, if you are reading this, then you have an internet connection. As for a telnet client:
    • If you are using Windows 95, 98, NT, ME, XP, or 2000, just click on your Start button, click Run..., and in the Open: box, type 'telnet redstreak.no-ip.org:4000'.
    • If you are using Linux, Unix, or one of their derivatives, then at your command line, type 'telnet redstreak.no-ip.org:4000'.
    • If you are using Mac OS X, you have a built-in telnet client. Connect to 'redstreak.no-ip.org:4000'.
    • If you are using Mac OS 9, you'll need to download a telnet client to play. The free client that I use is BetterTelnet, which is widely available on the internet.

  • What should I choose as my character name?
    DON'T use your real name - first, last, or a combination of them. Imagine that you are an adventurer in a medieval-like world, and choose an appropriate name. You will have the opportunity to add a title after your name once in the game. If you are prompted to enter your password, rather than confirming your name selection, then that name is taken. Reconnect and try a different name.

  • What do I do once in the game?
    Here's a few basic, and critical, commands.
CommandWhat it does
LookShows you the description of the room you are in, along with any characters or objects that are visible. (Some may be invisible.)
WhoShows you who is playing at the moment. You won't necessarily see EVERYONE online - sometimes players are invisible - literally - and are not listed.
North, south, east, west, up, downBasic movement commands. Can be abbreviated to n, s, e, w, u, d respectively.
GossipAllows you to send one line (at a time) of text to everyone currently logged in. Can be abbreviated to . (period).
SayAllows you to send one line (at a time) of text to everyone in the same room as you.
NoteLets you read (note) and write (note write) notes. This command is not available until your character is level 5.