- Upon further review, we have determined that all quest items will have to be actually earned rather than traded
or swapped with an imm to acquire. A few of the reasons for this include:
a) It goes against the overall "spirit" of quest items being rare and difficult to acquire.
Specifically, once someone acquired a set of 3 items, they could essentially have access to the
entire set of quest gear via brownies.
b) It can open the door to the perception of immortal corruption. Limiting the amount of handling
that anyone does with quest gear other than their own helps removes potential temptation as well
as the potential for false accusations.
c) We feel there are better ways to make the quest system more dynamic and/or challenging rather than
opening the door to universal access to the quest gear set via swapping items.
Hopefully this explains our reversal on the decision and some of the reasoning behind it.
While it's a virtual certainty that not everyone will agree with this call, we hope that at least the
reasoning behind it has been adequately explained.
NEW MONK QUEST ITEM IS IN!
- "Druid Quest Shield" is now "Druid Quest Armbands" items will update automatically on login as applicable.
New Players' Guide for Dark Castle
Welcome to Dark Castle, newcomer! For specific help, log onto dark castle and type the word help followed by the item you want help on. For example, to view the
information for newbies about equipment, type 'help newbie equipment.'
For those of you who have access to a web browser, you can get pointers
on how to play at Dark Castle, plus get a feel for what this mud is all
about. Type 'help www' for Dark Castle's web page, which you are currently reading atm. :)
If you would like some more step-by-step guidance type: help gettingstarted.
There are helpfiles on virtually any topic associated with the game so
be sure to check out as many helpfiles as you can, some of which are readable here on our website.
The following helpfiles have newbie related info:
Newbie Equipment, Newbie Money, Newbie Communication,
Newbie Shop, Newbie Areas, Getting Started, Channels, Toggle
As well, there are class-specific newbie helpfiles for the following in addition to the classes' normal help file. For instance: