Connect to a MUSH by using Telnet or a MUSH client program (such as MUSHclient). You normally specify a "port" number in addition to a MUSH address.
After establishing a connection (and seeing various welcome messages) but before connecting to a character, you can type WHO to see who is online at present. This must be typed in upper case:
WHO Player Name On For Idle Doing Nick 00:29 0s Resting after a long laugh Gandalf 00:35 12s Exploring the larger cave There are 2 players connected.
To create a new character (your virtual reality character), type:
create <name> <password>
create Freddie swordfish
The password is case-sensitive, that is, upper and lower case letters are treated differently.
If you have played before on the MUSH, "connect" to your previous character, like this:
connect Freddie swordfish
Some worlds allow you to connect as a "guest" character, normally by typing:
connect guest guest
This is so you can explore the world and decide whether you like its theme before going to the trouble of creating a character. If you aren't sure if you are going to like playing on a particular MUSH, then using the "guest" character is courteous to the MUSH administrators. Otherwise you may create a character (and thus increase the size of the MUSH "database") which only gets used once.
Some MUSHes may not allow players to create characters on-the-fly (in other words, they may disable the "create" command).
There would be various reasons for not allow unrestricted character creation, some of them being:
On these worlds you normally request a character by emailing the wizards or administrators, who then create that character, and then email you back your character name and password. In some cases, you can connect as a "guest" and then page a wizard to ask for a character to be created.
If it is possible to have a player created this way, the "announce" message (which is displayed when you connect to the world but before you connect to a character) will normally tell you which method to use.
To leave the MUSH, just type:
The word QUIT must be typed in upper case.
To disconect from your current character, and reconnect under a different one type:
The word LOGOUT must be typed in upper case.
You might use LOGOUT after exploring a world as a guest, and deciding you wanted to create your own character.
To change your password, type:
@password oldpassword = newpassword
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Page updated on Wednesday, 15 December 2004