NiM5: Upgrading and obtaining more skills
The skill command lets you view your character's current skill ratings.
You can examine a single skill, or view all of your skills and groups.
Skills are arranged into different groupings, and they are rated
individually. As your character performs actions, skill ratings
improve. Some skills require special items such as tools or materials
to be used at all.
See Also: Apprentice, Learn
You may "learn" a skill from a master, and then practice that skill
with the same master.
Skills can also be taught while "doing" -- the action of using a skill
gradually improves your character's performance in a skill. You must,
however, have a basic understanding of that skill from a master,
and you must understand the general background of a skill (it's group)
before you advance in a particular skill.
You don't have to 'know' a skill to try something. You can
steal, pick locks, attempt to climb, whatever, and as long as
you try you have a chance of succeeding. But don't beat
yourself up. If it doesn't work, move on, and come back to
it. A good way to earn money for skills is by working for
the king or becoming a privateer.
Experience is a tally of your kills. As your character gains experience
they level, and as they level, characters gain access to higher level
abilities and spells which are more advanced.
When a character reaches level 100, he or she may opt to become
an immortal, and be given some power over the creation of the MUD
and the players on it. Immortals are generally benevolent.
You also gain experience through using your skills. The more you
use a skill, the greater chance you have of gaining skill bonuses
which give you experience.
Karma is a relative value of your actions in the world. Karma is
affected by who you choose to fight and your actions in trade.
Karma also affects your ability to trade and the way you are perceived
by other members of society. Good karma is helpful and increases
your odds of success, bad karma is not helpful and decreases your
chances of success.
Killing defenseless and peaceful animals is one way to get bad Karma.
Learn lists any apprenticeships you current have, or any that are
available from a nearby teacher.
To learn a skill, go to an appropriate teacher, and type "learn [skill]"
to pay for apprenticeship.
You may also learn by performing a skill.
See Also: Train, Practice
Syntax: pick <door> [direction]
This command is not yet fully implemented.
Practicing with your teacher allows you to learn more about a
skill, its use and grants a level of understanding to your character.
You may also practice skills by performing them.
Typing practice alone lists the skills you are currently studying.
See Also: Learn, Train
A skill which allows you to ride and control your mounts more
See Also: Trample, Ride, Mounts
skills <group name>
skills <skill name>
The skills command shows you what skills you are studying. Skills,
in general, are listed in two columns beneath their group name.
To view an individual group, or an individual skill, type the name
of that group along with the command.
Related topics: Apprenticing, Skill Groups
Keywords: 'SKILL GROUPS'
Syntax: train [target]
For skills in which you have achieved mastery level, you may train
other players. Training only allows beginning level mastery for
your students, they must practice the skill elsewhere to gain
their own mastery of it.
See Also: Learn, Practice
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