If you are new to mudding or have no idea how
to start playing the game, consult the Getting
Started section. The Newbiebook
explains some general concepts and lists most of the newbie
areas in the game. Still haven't found what you were looking
for? Check the FAQ, they might have
the answer, or browse the Help
Files (you need to be logged in to do that). Below, you
will find the player rules.
The Game Rules:
There are a number of basic
rules on Midnight Sun that all players must follow. In the
unfortunate event that a rule is broken, players will have
their actions judged and a sentence delivered by an administrator
of Midnight Sun.
- Quest hinting is forbidden.
Players are not to help or ask for help in solving
quests. Violation may result in banishment. Cooperation
is allowed as long as each player finds the clues
independently. Therefore, it is only advantageous
to solve quests together if they involve killing.
- Taking advantage of known bugs is forbidden.
Please report these bugs as soon as possible. This can be
done with the command 'bug <message>'. Note that even
after reporting a bug you are not allowed to take advantage
of it. As with questhinting, abuse of bugs may end up in
- Creating multiple characters is ABSOLUTELY forbidden.
Playing or owning multiple characters will almost
certainly end up in banishment of all associated player
characters. This includes using the 'guest' character. You
can use the 'guest' character in case of emergencies (for
example when your main character is not responding to any
- Poll logins are not allowed.
In other words, you may not have more than one screen open
to Midnight Sun at any given time.
- Inappropriate actions are not tolerated on this
The level of impropriety will be determined by
how the receiving party judged your actions. For
example, if you make unwanted advances on another player
then that is innapropriate. Please check first. This rule
includes but is not limited to communication on public channels
- do not use inappropriate language or discuss topics that
make others uncomfortable. Only English is allowed on public
channels, talking in a language others don't understand
is a rude thing to do. If you find that another player is
uncomfortable or bothered by your actions, or if you receive
a warning from an immortal, please do not continue.
The penalty for violating this rule is determined by the
actions of the player.
*In general, this mud is very friendly. Please,
be considerate of others and remember that there are real
people on the other end.
- Robotplaying is not allowed.
Robotplaying means you have a program do things for you,
be it a mud client or whatever. Robotplaying includes, but
is not limited to: keepalive-programs, autologin scripts,
experience/money gatherers and most automatic things. Using
aliases and such in a client is OK. To determine if something
is or isn't allowed is pretty easy. If the answer to the
following question is yes it is considered illegal:
"Does it react automatically to something I receive
from the mud?"
Note: 'React' means that it replies something
back to the mud. So coloring certain messages or so are
Finally, a request. Please take the time to show newbies
the areas appropriate for them in our realms. These players
rise quickly and will likely be fighting side by side with
you in no time. Remember, everyone started at level 1.
Not only players, but immortals too are subject to a firmly
defined set of rules. Listed here is a small portion of those
rules that are relevant to players. The omitted rules mostly
deal with building restrictions and balance.
- You are NOT allowed to help or affect players
in any way.
This includes not resetting rooms, giving out quest hints,
giving out any object etc. The only thing you are allowed
to do is explain the basic commands to a player, like 'say',
'wield' etc. If a player lost points due to a bug, he/she
MUST talk to an administrator about their problem.
- Never attack or kill a player or threaten him/her.
If a player behaves badly, file a complaint to
an administrator. You have finished playing and should therefore
interact as little as possible with mortal players. You
must not abuse players (or other wizards for that matter).
- Do not make 'deadly' traps.
A player must never die because he/she didn't know what
would happen in the next room. If a room is very dangerous,
make some hints (like giant footprints outside a giants
- Never generate messages, monsters or other things
look like something they're not.
That is, don't try to fool the player into thinking that
someone says something when it isn't true, a mouse should
be tough as a mouse and not as a dragon etc. If you are
not certain if a message is ok to use, then you should not
use it until you've checked with a senior.
- No numbers should be given out ever.
The only number a player gets is the amount of money carried,
and their level. NO other numbers.
By voting at Top Mud Sites every 12
hours you help new players find the game.
your vote to Midnight Sun now!