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Nanvaent FAQ: Player Commands
Please mail all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I get help information?
help in the game or read
all of this FAQ :-) You can also ask for help on the various channels
in the game, guild channels are good for help about your guild, and the
newbie channel is good for general questions.
How can I nickname someone?
Nicknames can be useful for cutting down on the amount of typing you
have to do and when you see the ridiculous names some people come up
with you will be glad you can nickname them. Once someone is nicknamed
you can use the nickname in the same way you would use their actual name.
The syntax is: How can I make an alias?
<actual name>. For example, you could nickname
'Moswen' to 'mos' by typing:
moswen. You can display your existing nicknames
nickname and delete
them with the
Aliases are similar to nicknames, but can be used for all kinds of
commands not just names. Again, aliases cut down on what you have to
type and when you have been playing a while you will realise they are
very useful for things you do often.
To alias something you type How can I put more than one command in an alias?
<alias name> <whatever you want to alias it to>.
So if you typed
alias gc get all from
corpses, you would then be able to just type
gc and Nanvaent will
interpret that as 'get all from corpses'.
The commands within an alias must be separated by a semicolon. For
example, to alias a simple movement routine taking you from Nanvaent
Village centre to the Addicts club, you could type:
alias ad in;d;d;n.
Can I put an alias in an alias?
Yes. An existing alias will be properly interpreted within other
aliases, so that an alias can be made of a series of other aliases.
For example, you could make an alias called gd, which
would allow you to get everything from corpses and then move to the
Addicts club, type
alias gd gc;ad.
How can i view/edit my aliases?
You can list your aliases by typing
, check an existing alias by typing
alias <alias name>
and edit aliases using the
will list all your aliases in a menu system and allow you to view, delete
or edit them, this is useful for removing old aliases that are no longer
How do I see what Hit points I have while I am fighting?
There are two ways to view this kind of information when fighting,
and you will have to try them and see which you prefer. Typing
monitor on will turn on your
monitor giving you a textual description of your health while you
fight. Most players prefer the alternative method which is a bar chart
of your health - it can be switched on by typing
monitor bars. Monitors can be
switched off by typing
How can I see what people have told me?
There are many means of communication available in Nanvaent. Two of
these allow you to review what was said. If you missed what someone told
you directly with a
tell you can
review the last few tells by typing
ltell or just
lt for short.
Channels, which are discussed later, can also be reviewed by typing
Do I have to see all these room descriptions EVERY time I go through them?
chistory <channel name>,
ch for short.
Not if you do not want to. Typing
will mean you only receive short descriptions of the rooms you enter, this
may be preferable when traveling around places you have been to before.
It actually cuts down on the data which has to be sent across the network
to your computer, so it is especially advisable to use brief mode when
traveling across long distances. However, Creators spend a lot of time
writing the descriptions for all of the rooms on Nanvaent, so when in a
new area take your time to read them. Typing
verbose will return you to
the normal mode.