The first thing you need to do is connect to 3K. There are multiple ways, so choose
whichever works best for you. Whatever you use, you will use a host:port combination to connect.
3Kingdoms is 3k.org:3000 and 3Scapes is 3scapes.org:3200.
Connect via your computer's Telnet application (assuming you have telnet installed)
Connect using a dedicated client (this is by far the best option, and what you will want to use eventually because they
offer so many options, scroll to the bottom of this page for more)
One more quick link. If you find yourself really beaten down by a firewall,
here are some tips on using the
magic of SSH tunneling that may help.
Ok, what next?
Once you connect you will see a screen something like the following...
<Entering 3Kingdoms. Enter your character name or press enter to continue>
Press enter and then the second screen looks something like this...
-=-=-=-=- 3*KINGDOMS -=-=-=-=-
Archons: A list of some overrated people
Solars: A list of some other people
Mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for non-mud related connection problems
Login as "guest" to take a look around
Amylaar LPmud Version: 3.2.11-dev.710
Currently 105 of 300Reg/365HM/380 Hard Limit - players on.
What is your name:
From this second screen you need to choose a name for your character.
We aren't like AOL or any of those lame places that make you add numbers to the end.
In fact, we don't allow the use of numbers in names. So pick something, and if it comes up
right away asking for a password, then you know that the name is taken.
You will need to hit enter and start the connection process again. Keep in mind,
no profanity or vulgar language is allowed in your character name.
On 3Kingdoms we have a very vast newbie system. From a whole area dedicated
to just newbie players to what we call Newbie Helpers. These are players who devote
their time to help the new player get along.
Once you pick your name and enter other information, which btw is not
shared with anyone. You will be logged on.
The first bit of
you will see is something like the following...
You are login #979 this boot.
There have been 6151381 logins since Thu Oct 12 18:17:14 1995.
[[NEWBIE ]] Newplayer has arrived.
3Kingdoms welcomes you!
A newbie helper runs in and hands you a pin.
Would you like a basic tutorial in how to play this MUD?
Please type "yes" or "no" and press "Enter".
It is strongly suggested that if you have never played on 3K or a mud, that you
do the basic tutorial. Just read the screen and follow the prompts.
If you need help at any time you have access to the "Newb" line.
Just type (without the quotes) "newb hi i'm new, can someone please help me"
then hit Enter.
Now, you think you're ready to take it to the next level?
Once you have a character name created, it is suggested that you use a client.
A mud client is a program that you download and run on your local machine that
enhance your playing experience, and it is
recommended that you get one as soon as you get your feet wet.
There are many different clients out there depending on which OS you use.
They all have different offerings, from built in mappers, aliases, macros,
color, event triggers, scrollback and much more. Try one out, it will
make a world of difference.