Mounts and pets can be useful in many ways: they can hold items for you, you
can order them; mounts help you reduce the loss of movepoints when you travel
and you can participate in races with them.
You can buy them in pet shops and livery stables (for instance in Old York and
the IGTCs), they will be automaticly charmed and follow you when they land in
the room. You can also order your own personal mount or pet, but this requires
a playerhouse with an extra room, and is very expensive. For more info on
playerhouses see The 4D Real Estate Company near Recall.
Helpers are those people who have proven that they are willing to help new people adapt to our mud as it's quite a bit different than other muds out there. Also, if you go through our mudschool we have special vouchers for you to find (to help you learn some of the special things about 4Dimensions) and you can turn them into a helper to receive a special prize. But, Helpers are not the ONLY people that help others.
No, but roleplaying does add another level to the game. If you want to just go out and kill things, you're more than welcomed to, but if you want to roleplay, all you have to do is find someone that wants to roleplay with you. What you roleplay is up to you. RPL's (Roleplay leaders) will even give out award points to people that roleplay (just so long as they know about it so you may have to drop them a line or post on the website) and you can use those points to buy things that only roleplayers can have.
For those who like to read, I can hereby announce that most of the background stories of our players who asked for an RP-flag over time, have been published again. A list of the characters can be found at the following link: http://4dimensions.org/node/PlayerStories.
In case your story isn't there but you still have a copy somewhere, please send it to Diandra.email@example.com and I'll get it published as soon as possible.
And for the people, who currently don't have the RP-flag but want to obtain one, write up an IC-background story of how your character got into the Realms of 4D and send it to the same emailadress. If you need any help or pointers, ask one of the RPL's ingame.
Once your story is approved, your character will get the RP-flag ingame and your story will be published on the website.
The serial murder mystery has been solved, due to the efforts of the players, in particular Lionheart’s CIIA deputies, where Erwin and Kitolani did most of the sleuthing work. MadMax was tracked down and brought to justice by Erwin, while Kitolani was the first to figure out the identity of the Poet, and collect incriminating evidence against her. The Poet turned out to be Joanie, our own Imm secretary, who apparently got fed up with irritating players, and having to do a lot of work for the Imms without getting any salary, or even thanks. Joanie of course is an android, so she shouldn’t need either salary or thanks, but apparently she got her wires crossed in the nodule that controls the Three Robotic Laws *), which made her turn sinister.
*) The Three Laws of Robotics 1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. 2. A robot must obey orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. 3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
There are several purposes with playtesting the arena:
- To find out if the area, scripts and code work as intended
- To prevent possible ways of cheating in future fights
- To check if the Gladiator chars have suitable stats or if they need to be tweaked
- To check if the different classes are balanced against each other
To prevent potential 'cheating', we need the following safety measures to work:
- Gladiators should not be able to leave the arena
- Other players should not be able to enter the Arena
- Gladiator equipment, potions etc. should be confined to the Arena