Terms you may encounter within Midkemia - Midkemia Online Online Help
1.8 Terms you may encounter within Midkemia
What follows is a list of terms and acronyms that may be unfamiliar to you but that you may encounter while playing Midkemia. It is not a comprehensive list but should be enough to get you by. Abilities - Individual spells or physical skills. They are grouped together in SKILLS. Channels - Channels are a way of speaking to a group of people without being in the same location. See HELP CHANNELS for more information. City - Usually refers to one of the various adventurer-run cities Credits, normal - A form of in-game currency that may be sold on the credit market, transferred to other characters, or converted into Bound Credits. Credits, Bound - A form of in-game currency that may be used to purchase artifacts, convert into lessons in order to raise skills, and more. Denizens - Inhabitants of the realms that are not adventurers. Health - A measure of your character's physical well-being, expressed as a number from 0 (dead) to a variable maximum based on a number of factors. Honors - Refers to the set of text displayed when one types HONORS <adventurer>. IC (In Character) - This means something you have done while you are your character. Everything you do, aside from private talking, is automatically considered to be in-character. Even private talking can be considered IC, if one party chooses to do so. Inventory - The general name for the list of all the items you are holding, wearing, or wielding. IRL (In Real Life) - Sometimes used to refer to things outside of Midkemia. Lessons - You must have these to learn (see LEARNING) and thus raise your SKILLS. Level - A measurement of how much experience you've gotten. Levels go from level 1 to level 100, and each has a unique name attached. You'll be informed whenever you go up or down a level, and you may gain free lessons or Bound Credits when you do so. Mobiles - Denizens. Inhabitants of the realms that are not adventurers. MUD (Multi-User Dungeon) - Sometimes used as a generic term for all online persistent worlds or as a term for a certain segment of them. NPC (Non-Player Character) - An inhabitant of the realms that is not an adventurer. OOC (Out Of Character) - Referring to things outside of (or foreign to) Midkemia, like a popular performing figure or sporting team or the European Union. All public things in Midkemia must be IC, for example: MARKET, NEWBIE, HT, SHOUTS, and CT. Most private things are also IC, such as says. Room - A location which is displayed with a title, such as "A debris-filled passageway" or "Thesas's sitting room." - An area of space of varying size. Your character will always be in a room. Unless he's not. At which point you might be in a bit of trouble. RL (Real Life) - Sometimes used to refer to things outside of Midkemia. RP (Roleplay) - This term means to do things and say things as if you were your character. Speaking of anything your character couldn't know about, or doing anything your character wouldn't do by virtue of his or her personality, is poor RP. Society - A adventurer-created organization used for a variety of purposes. Skills - Sets of ABILITIES. Type SKILLS to see which ones you have. Spamming - In the context of Midkemia, spamming means sending repeated, unwanted text at someone for the purpose of annoyance. It is not acceptable to spam someone simply because he or she chooses not to respond to you. - NOTE: DELIBERATE, REPEATED SPAMMING WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.