The changes page shows the latest modifications to the game.
Please mail all questions not covered in the FAQ to
. This FAQ is also available as
one long html page
a tar for download
What is Nanvaent?
Where is Nanvaent?
How long has Nanvaent been around?
Is Nanvaent the best MUD to play?
What does Nanvaent run on?
Where does the name Nanvaent come from?
Does it cost money to play?
MUDs in General
What is a MUD?
How do I connect to a MUD?
Where can I get more information on MUDS?
How do I log on?
What should I do first?
How do I decide what Guild/Race to be?
Can I change my race?
How do I see who is logged on?
How do I talk to people?
Where can I kill things?
I just got thrown in jail! How can I get out?
There is too much on my screen, I cannot read it all fast enough. What should I do?
How do I move around?
How do I win?
Where is the best area for newbies in terms of XP?
On AnotherMUD we had this really cool command.....
What can I do if I have forgotten my password?
How do I get help information?
How can I nickname someone?
How can I make an alias?
How can I put more than one command in an alias?
Can I put an alias in an alias?
How can i view/edit my aliases?
How do I see what Hit points I have while I am fighting?
How can I see what people have told me?
Do I have to see all these room descriptions EVERY time I go through them?
Guilds and Races
How do I choose a Race to become?
How do I join a Guild?
What is the best Guild?
What is the best Race for my Guild?
How many Guilds/Races are there?
I joined a Guild and now it says I can't leave it, what can I do?
What are all these strange names? Aslonnawhatsit etc.
How do I find out what stat bonuses my race has?
Why can't I join this Guild?
What is a Guild Master and how do I find out who mine is?
How do we get a new Guild Master, or how can I be GM?
Skills/Stats and Advancement
What do all these numbers mean?
How do I change my stats?
How do I advance?
What is fighting.firearms used for?
I rearranged my stats, then saved, but now they don't look like what I changed them to. What happened?
Death and Killing
It says I died, do I have to start again?
It says I can only die 2 more times, what happens then?
A PLAYER killed me! Is that allowed?
How can I kill players?
An addicts second character killed me! Is that allowed?
I died and now my stats are lower than they were, is this permanent?
Do I need to eat and drink?
My equipment seems to deteriorate?
What happens to my equipment and inventory when I log out?
How do I see vital information like my Health and my Energy?
What, no Hit Point numbers?
How can I find out what someone just told me or what I just told someone?
Is deliberately losing your link allowed?
I think I have found a bug, what should I do?
What should I do when I spot a typo?
I lost all my equipment due to a bug in the game, what can I do?
Why isn't (Insert something you expect to work) working?
Why does it say Fred isn't logged on when he is talking to me?
What is an allow list? How do I get on one?
What is considered cheating?
I found a bug which allows me to make loads of money, am I cheating if I use it?
I cannot log on to the game, it says I am banned. What can I do?
A friend of mine is cheating, should I let him?
Harassment and other annoying things
Someone is harassing me, what should I do?
How can I ignore someone?
How and why am I punished for breaking the written and unwritten rules?
Who are all these people?
Where do all these people play from?
How old are the people here?
Mail, News and Channels
How do I use the Nanvaent Mail system?
How do I use the Nanvaent News/Boards system?
Which board should I post on?
What are channels?
How do I talk on channels?
How do I emote and soul on channels?
How do I turn off channels?
How do I see what channels I can use?
How do I see who is listening to a channel?
How do I see what has just been said on a channel?
Why aren't foreign languages allowed on channels?
Why do I get kicked off if I fill up the channels/shout with drivel?
How can I read Mail and News offline?
How do I make a signature for Mail and Boards?
How do i make an alias for a channel so it says something after my name?
What is a Quest?
Do I HAVE to do Quests?
How do I do Quests?
Why can't I talk about Quests on channels?
How do I find out what Quests I can do?
What is a Book of Blood?
Why doesn't Nanvaent have a Book of Blood?
What is a Creator?
What do Creators do all the time they are logged on?
How old are these Creators?
How many Creators are there?
How do I become a Creator?
I asked a Creator a question, why did he/she ignore me?
Is that picture of Nirvan real? And does he shave his legs?
Who are Bill and Aragorn?
Can Creators help me with Quests and other stuff?
Why isn't (Insert you favourite thing that isn't finished) finished yet?
How can I find out what is being developed?
How can I help with the development of Nanvaent?
Colour and Terminal settings
How do I enable colour in Nanvaent?
How do I set colours for channels and tells etc?
How do I put colour into my own commands?
How do I set the size of my screen?
My terminal type keeps changing when I log on, what is happening?
I am using TinyFugue and it keeps wrapping lines one character before the end of the screen, what should I do?
How can I do something automatically when I log on?
It tells me I am passed out and can't do anything, so what do I do?
I was killing a monster and someone else came in, killed it and took the gear, is that allowed?
Can I get married on Nanvaent?
Can I get divorced on Nanvaent?
Can we have children?
I married this girl and later found out she was really a guy, what should I do?
Why is it saying 'Queued commands'?
How can I meet people from Nanvaent in real life?
Do I have to 'roleplay' a character?
Will Nanvaent give me reimbursements if i fail my degree or lose my job, or my wife/girlfriend?
Another player told me to type 'kill his_name', should I do it?
What are Domains and do I need to know?
Can I have more than one character?
What is LAG and how do I get rid of it?
How do I keep up to date with the latest Nanvaent news?
How do I get more information about a given player?
How do I edit my own finger information?
How long are characters kept before they are wiped?
What do all the abbrevations and acronyms people use mean?
Questions? Contact us at
© Nanvaent 1992-20212121212121212121212121212121212121212121 The Custodians of