THE MINISTRY OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS - Achaea Online Help

10.4.8 THE MINISTRY OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS

The Ministry of Cultural Affairs is responsible for holding events within the
city, and generally keeping the morale of the citizens high. Those holding this
office are encouraged to come up with innovative, fun events for citizens. If
they are successful, we may support them with custom code.

Aside from unsupported events, this Ministry is responsible for any Arenas that
the city owns.

The commands associated with the Ministry of Cultural Affairs are as follows.
Note that these commands will only work on an Arena owned by your city.

ARENA SHOW <arena>
   - Lets you see information about an Arena. For instance: ARENA SHOW HASHAN
     would show Hashan's Arena, assuming it had one.
   - NOW includes a list of those ALLOWED, even before the INIT has occurred.
   - See the end of this help scroll for an example SHOW.

ARENA SET <arena> FULLNAME <name of Arena>
   - This lets you rename your Arena's full name. This does not affect the name
     that is used for these commands, but the long name, e.g. The Matsuhama
     Arena.

ARENA SET <arena> FEE <fee> [optional: PER LEVEL]
   - With this, you set the fee that your Arena will charge people. If you do
     not include the words 'per level' at the end, the fee you set will be a
     flat fee that will apply equally to everybody. If you include 'per level'
     then the fee you have will be multiplied by the adventurer's level. You
     will end up netting 1/3 of the total fees the adventurers pay, as the 
     winner gets 2/3 of the fees paid, at least in the case of Duels.

ARENA SET <arena> TTD YES|NO
   - allows duels "to the Death" or forbids them.

ARENA SETUP <arena> ALLOW <organisation / adventurer>
   - By default, your Arena will be able to be used by anyone in the case of
     the various events. Doing this will limit the next event to whichever
     organisations (cities, orders, clans, houses) you specify. You may also
     specify individuals. You can allow as many organisations and individuals
     as you like.
   - In order to select an Order, use the name of the God.

ARENA SETUP <arena> DISALLOW <organisation / adventurer>
   - If you've already set someone or some organisation as allowed, this will
     reverse it.

ARENA SETUP <arena> EXCLUDE <organisation / adventurer>
   - This command will explicitly exclude the specified organisation members
     or the specific individual from joining the event. You cannot exclude
     and allow the same organisation/adventurer at once.

   *NOTE* THIS OVERRIDES THE ALLOW OPTION. If someone is a member of an org
   that is excluded but is also a member of a different org that is allowed,
   they will be excluded.

ARENA SETUP <arena> INCLUDE <organisation / adventurer>
   - If you've already set someone or some organisation as excluded, this
     will reverse it.

ARENA SETUP <arena> MAXLEVEL <maximum level>
   - Only those whose level is equal to or under the maximum level will be
     able to participate in the next event.

ARENA SETUP <arena> MINLEVEL <minimum level>
   - Only those whose level is equal to or greather than the minimum level
     will be able to participate in the next event.

ARENA SETUP <arena> NODRAGONFORM <ON/OFF>
   - Only allow those in lesser form.

ARENA SETUP <arena> DELAY <2-5 minutes>
   - By default, your Arena event will start automatically in 5 minutes.
     With this setting you can change it to be 2 to 5 minutes.

ARENA SETUP <arena> DURATION <15-60 minutes>
   - By default, the game will have a duration of 15 minutes.
     With this setting you can set it from 15 to 60 minutes.

ARENA SETUP <arena> RANDOMTEAMS [ON|OFF]
   - Force random teams during team arena events.

ARENA RESET <arena>
   - Resets an arena. Kicks everybody in it out and clears off any event.

ARENA WITHDRAW <arena> <amount>
   - Withdraw gold from an Arena.

ARENA DEPOSIT <arena> <amount>
   - Deposit gold in the operating account of an Arena.

INIT <event> <arena>
   - Initialises an event in an Arena. You will want to do any SETUP commands
     on the Arena first. Example: INIT FREEFORALL DELOS. All adventurers who
can
     participate in the event will see a message offering them the chance to
     join.
   - Possible events are, providing your Arena is equipped with them:
     freeforall, baitgame, freezetag, Rampage

START <event> <arena>
   - Begins an event. Example START BAITGAME DELOS.

END <event> <arena>
   - Prematurely end an event. This is marginally better to use than ARENA
     RESET if an event is already started.


Below is an example of what ARENA SHOW displays, and what each field in it
indicates.

--[Arena #1]------------------------------------------------------------------

   Name:     delos                      Basename:  arena
   Fullname: The Matsuhama Arena
   Staging:  ARENA_STAGE                Spectator: SPECTATOR
   Gold:     5721139                    Owner:     none
   Lifetime: 12074460                   Fee:       5 (per level)
                                        Delay:     5 min

Total Events Held:
   Duels: 43361  FFAs: 3047  Freezes: 219  Baits: 160  Rampages: 145

Events and Mods:
   Duel  FFA  Freezetag  Baitgame  Rampage

Game: Free-for-all
Properties:
   Max level: 85  Min level: 40
Players:
   Sarapis Mausolus
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Name
  - Indicates what name you have to refer to the Arena by.

Basename
  - Not relevant for mortals.

Fullname
  - The proper name of the Arena.

Staging/Spectator
  - The god names for the rooms that are the Staging and Spectator for the
    Arena. Not very useful for a mortal but there for the sake of completeness.

Gold
  - The amount of gold currently in the Arena's account.

Owner
  - The owner of the Arena.

Lifetime
  - Lifetime earnings from that Arena.

Fee
  - The fee to use the Arena. It will specify whether it is a per level fee or
    a flat fee.

Total Events Held
  - Keeps track of the total number of events of each type that have been held
    in that Arena.

Events and Mods (Modifications):
  - What events that Arena is able to run, and what modifications, if any, it
    possesses.

Allowed Participants and Groups:
  - If you have used ALLOW, these persons or groups will be shown here.

Game
  - The current event.

Properties
  - Various properties particular to that event.

Players
  - The adventurers currently in that event.