Welcome to the World of Tasks
Syntax : Tasks
Many NPCs offer jobs, tasks, and quests to enterprising players; this is
broadly covered by Avendar's tasks system. NPCs offering a task that is
currently available will be noted by the universal symbol of open quests,
(!) prepended to their description in a room.
To accept a task, type begin in the presence of such an NPC. They will
then provide you with details about the task.
Once you have accepted your task, you will be able to review the pertinent
details by typing tasks. Many tasks have a time limit; it will be listed
by this command. Should you exceed the available time for a task, it will be
automatically failed. You will be able to begin it again after sufficient time
has passed. You may review this time with the tasks cooldown command.
'Tasks cd' will also suffice.
Once you have completed the request, you will receive a message informing you
that you have satisfied the requirements. For some tasks, you will receive
your reward immediately. More often, you will then need to return to the NPC
who gave you the task and type complete. This will finish the task and
provide you with your reward.
Typing tasks complete will show you tasks you have completed in the area
you're currently in. 'Tasks completed' will work as well.
Some tasks can be repeated. This will be visible in your tasks log. Most tasks
will only persist until you quit out of the game, and be automatically failed
should you do so. Some will be persistent across sessions; these tasks can
never be repeated.
There is no consequence for failing a task. Should you wish to end a task
prematurely (perhaps you do not wish to do it after all), simply type
'complete' without fulfilling the conditions of the task.
See also: QUEST2
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.