This tutorial was written by Filo to address some of the learning curve that
some users might have in using the MUCK. Written on May 14, 2003.
So, you have yourself a new character on Voregotten Realm and have just logged 
in. You may want to dive right in and get exploring or start up an RP with
someone who is online, but hold on there. You need to setup your character. The
first thing you should do is take the time to write down a few things and plan
out on paper what description your character should have, as well as what it
may smell, taste and feel like. In addition, you will need to have what species
and sex your character is and how you want him to speak. 
After you have that information log in and type: 'editplayer'. This will bring 
up a window similar to the following:
Player editor v2.20 by Henri @ Voregotten Realm  -  Based on Triggur's version.
 1.- Your name is Filo.
 2.- Edit your description.
     (enter 'L' to look at yourself, 'D' to display the description hereafter)
 3.- Edit the details that one may 'lookat'.
 4.- Your sex is .
 5.- Your species is .
 6.- Your home is The Voregotten Park - The crossroads(#1248).
 7.- You CANNOT fly.
 8.- You ARE NOT a magic user.
 9.- When you speak you see 'You say, "..."'.
10.- When you speak others see 'Filo says, "..."'.
11.- Edit your 'sweep' messages.
12.- More settings ?
Enter '1' through '12', 'L' to look, 'D' to toggle @desc, or 'Q' to quit.
Here you have quite a few options. The first one we are concerned with is
number 2 so go ahead and type that one in. Next, you will be asked if you want
to convert your description to include simple MPI. For the purpose of this
tutorial, we will not be covering MPI (see the MPI tutorial on this site) but
as you learn more, you may want this feature so answer yes. You will be brought
to a line editor.
Unlike windows notepad you can only edit things one line at a time. It will 
automatically indent for you so you do not have to worry about spacing right
now. To see all the commands you can use, type in '.h' (period h) and hit
enter. It will display a list of the commands that you can use. For now, we
will just use a few of the more basic commands. By default, your description
will be set to:
You see nothing special.
As this is what other players see when they look at you we need to change this.
Enter the command '.del 1' (one) to remove that line and start with a clean
slate. Now, enter the description for your character that you planed out
previously and when you are done, re-read it for any spelling errors before
hitting enter. Once you do, nothing will seem to happen. Your text however is
not lost. To see it in there, type '.l' (L) to see a list of the lines (*).
If you are satisfied with you description type '.end' to save and exit the
editor. This will bring you back to the edit player menu.
(*) Now you may notice that it is just one line. That is fine if you are using
    a client like simplemu, but that will not due for someone using telnet.
    Therefore, we now have to format it. To do this we use the '.format'
    command. You should have only one line right now so if you type
    '.format 1 = 76' and hit enter then use '.p' to list it you will see that
    this command split up your description into multiple lines. This will make
    it so that older clients will not word wrap your description and break it
    up unevenly.
    Note from Henri: formatting your description like described above is NOT
    recommended for when using a modern client with re-sizeable windows, the
    lines will split very unevenly when the window is too narrow. And when the
    window is large, many space will be wasted on each line too... Anyway, all
    the public rooms of the MUCK got unformatted descriptions, so if you got an
    old client which is unable to wrap lines properly, just change it for a
    better one (some good and free ones are available from the MUCK web site).
    On the contrary, I recommend to split your description into paragraphs,
    each (unsplitted) line entered in the MUCK line editor representing a full
Number 3 allows to set details on yourself that will not appear when people
'look' at you, but only when they 'lookat <your name>'s <detail>'. This may be
used to setup details of your anatomy that you will hint for in your main
description (see 'news looktraps' for more info).
Number 4 and 5 are self explanatory, just enter in your species and sex. Should
you wish. Number 6 is what your home is, and allows to change it. See also the
'news settling' document about how to make your home on the MUCK.
Number 7 and 8 are character dependant. If your character can fly or use magic, 
set these to yes. The next two, 9 and 10, are self explanatory. Set them to
reflect your particular species. For example, a horse would be "You neigh" a
cat: "You purr" and so on.
Type in 12 and hit enter. You will see the following screen:
Here are more settings available via the following MUCK commands:
  smell #set         : to set your smell (see 'smell #help').
  taste #set         : to set your taste (see 'taste #help').
  feel #set          : to set your feel (see 'feel #help').
  hand #ask|#!ask    : for object handing settings (see 'hand #help').
  throw #ask|#!ask   : for object throwing settings (see 'throw #help').
  think #type <skill>: to set your telepathic skills (see 'think #help').
  ride #mode <mode>  : to choose the way you are "ridden" (see 'ride #help').
  morph ...          : to setup your various forms (see 'morph #help').
  vore #setup        : for your vore settings (see 'vore #help').
  vp #set ...        : to set your vore preferences (see 'vp #help').
  wixxx #set ...     : to set your fetish preferences (see 'wixxx #help').
  pinfo #edit        : to set your player info (see 'pinfo #help').
  ansi-colours       : to setup your ANSI preferences.
Enter 'Q' to quit or any other letter to continue...
Enter 'Q' so we can type in some commands. Now what you see are additional
customizations that you can make. The first three are fairly straight forward
and follow the format 'cmd #set' for each of these set it up with the
description that you have written up. Next is the 'vore' command. It is also
menu driven so type in 'vore #setup' and hit enter: this menu is displayed:
vore.muf v3.01 (c)2002-2004 Henri @ Voregotten Realm - Setup menu.
- Predator settings:
  1.- Edit your swallow/digest messages.
  2.- Add/edit/remove a bellyroom to/in/from your digestive tract.
  3.- Add/edit/remove an exit to/in/from a bellyroom.
- Prey settings:
  a.- Edit your reform messages.
  b.- Choose your reform location (currently set to:
      your character's 'home' location).
  c.- You DO NOT agree to play scat scenes.
  d.- You DO NOT agree to play unbirthing scenes.
  e.- You DO NOT agree to play cock-vore scenes.
  f.- You DO NOT agree to play anal-vore scenes.
  g.- You DO agree to be morphed along the digestive tracts.
  h.- You DO agree to be swallowed while sleeping.
  i.- You DO agree to be prey.
Choose an option from '1' to '3' or 'a' to 'i', or 'Q' to quit. 
If you play a predator, you may setup your bellyrooms with the options 2 and 3
(belly rooms will be covered in another tutorial). But either prey or pred, you
must make sure that your prey settings are matching your preferences.
The prey options are easy and straightforward.
In the same vein, and still about your vore preferences, are the settings of
the 'voreprefs' command. You will see the list below when you type in
'vp #flags' and hit enter.
voreprefs.muf v2.00 (c) 2002-2003 Henri @ Voregotten Realm.
The following flags are available. Each one must be appended with one
Digit from 0 to 5 with the following meanings: 0=ask first please !,
1=never/opposed, 2=rarely/not fond of it, 3=sometimes/indifferent,
4=often/interested, 5=always/enthusiastic).
Example: voreprefs #set pre5 prd3 fem5 fur5 sft5 har0 ...
pre : Being prey          prd : Being predator      nov : No vore ! (1)
fem : Female partner      her : Herm partner        mal : Male partner
hum : Human partner       fur : Fur partner         scl : Scaly partner
fea : Feathered partner   veg : Vegetal partner     sen : Sentient partner
nse : Non sentient        mec : Mechanical partner  mon : Monsters/Demons
mac : Macro vore (2)      sam : Same size vore      mic : Micro vore (3)
prl : Preliminaries       gag : Grab & gulp scenes  sex : Sexual scenes
cud : Cuddling (no sex)   tea : Teasing             lic : Licking/grooming
hun : Hunting             fig : Fighting            tri : Tricking
ftt : Prey fattening      sau : Sauce on prey       coo : Cooking
wil : Willing prey        unw : Unwilling prey      fed : Prey fed to pred
stu : Pred stuffing       sft : Soft vore           har : Hard vore
pai : Pain                blo : Blood               fat : Prey fatality
che : Chewing             nib : Nibbling (no pain)  swa : Swallowing
squ : Squeezing           asp : Asphyxiation        cru : Crushing
ora : Oral/tongue         dig : Digestion           sca : Scat
bbl : Big/fat belly       flt : Flat/muscular belly lar : Large stomachs
tig : Tight stomachs      cro : Crowded stomachs    emp : Empty stomachs
bul : Big bulges          blb : Blob vore           vac : Vacuum vore
unb : Unbirthing          ana : Anal vore           coc : Cock vore
vam : Vampiric vore       unc : Unconventional vore sto : Storing in pred
rea : Realistic scenes    fan : Fanciful scenes     too : Toonish scenes
pvt : Private scenes      pub : Public scenes       opn : Open scenes
ski : Skilled partner     ver : Verbose RPing       qui : Quick scenes
(1) if set, the other flags are ignored and the digit is irrelevant...
(2) big predator, small prey.  -  (3) small predator, big prey.
It is a lot, but it lets other players know what you are into. To set these you 
type the command 'vp #set' followed by the abbreviations like in the example
given. For matters of convenience, I have included the command that you can
copy and paste if your client allows, just fill in the numbers and you are off.
To look at other players voreprefs all you have to do is type vp and then the
players name, i.e. 'vp filo' and the hit return. Please note that if you make a
mistake you must re-enter the entire thing over again as the 'vp #set' will
erase all that is there. Another command that is help full is 'vp #add' which,
if you forget one flag, will append it to the list.
vp #set pre prd fem her mal hum fur scl fea veg sen nse mec mon mac sam mic prl
gag sex cud tea lic hun fig tri ftt sau coo wil unw fed clo nak cls stu sft har
pai blo fat che nib swa squ asp cru ora dig sca bbl flt lar tig cro emp bul blb
vac unb ana coc vam unc sto rea fan too pvt pub opn ski ver qui
Now that you character is all setup let me introduce you to a few commands that 
are very useful. First off are 'help' and 'globals'. Both of these commands
will give you a whole host of information and allow you to learn the various
things you can do with them. To use them simply type 'help' or 'globals' and hit
enter. The help screen will display the most basic commands: 'go', 'get'/'drop',
'look', 'WHO', 'say', 'whisper', 'page', 'pose', and 'inventory'. It will also
tell you how to use these commands at a basic level.
Note that 'global <command>' will display the help screen associated with
<command>, be it a built-in or addon one.
Another useful command is 'where'. It will tell you where online users are in
the MUCK and will aid you in meeting them. Also of note is the bulletin Board
located in the Forest of Broceliande. Using the read and write commands you can
view and leave messages on the board. For help on these commands type
'read #help' and it will list how to use it.

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