Practice, without an argument, tells you your current level in all the
abilities (skills, spells, forms, foci, or songs) available to you. You can
check this anywhere.
Practice with an argument practices that ability, if done at a guildmaster
who can teach that ability. The ability level varies from 0% (unlearned) to
100% (mastered), and practicing will raise the ability to maximum of 75%.
Increasing an ability beyond 75% comes only through use of the ability. In
general, your intelligence and wisdom affect how well you learn by use in the
field. Additionally, you will learn more rapidly when facing foes who are
your better, and more slowly when facing easier opponents.
The effectiveness at which you learn an ability via practice is a function of
the primary attributes of that ability, found in the corresponding help. For
example, the Sword skill depends on both strength and dexterity. Your
dexterity and strength attributes will both affect the benefit you receive
from practicing sword at a guildmaster.
Many spells that are unique to greater spheres are not taught in all guilds. For
those seeking to learn such spells, they will have to search in appropriate
places for a teacher. The helpfiles for each scholar class will provide some
basic indications as to where to look.
The number of practice sessions you receive per level is a function of your
See also: TRAIN GAIN 'PRIMARY ATTRIBUTES'
The FAQ answers basic questions about the game and gives tips for play.
The Basic Commands Cheatsheet pdf is a quick and easy printable reference of basic commands.
You can also check game helpfiles on a variety of topics to guide you through the playing of Avendar. Simply type the topic into the search box (or while in the game, type: help <topic>).
Here's a list of general topics to get you started (type your choice into the box):
- getting started - The basics of Avendar and MUDding in general.
- information - How to get info on yourself and your surroundings.
- moving around - How to move around in the world of Avendar.
- interaction - How to interact with objects and items in Avendar.
- communication - How to communicate with others in Avendar.
- grouping - How to group together with others in Avendar.
- combat - How to engage (and survive!) combat in Avendar.
Be sure to pay attention to the "See Also" located at the bottom of many of the helpfiles, as they often point to other useful pieces of information on the topic you're reading on.