Nanvaent FAQ: Mail, News and Channels
Please mail all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You need to find a Post Office to read or send mail in Nanvaent. In Nanvaent Village you will find the Post Office just south of the Square. When you have found the place you can type
To send mail to someone type
For more information on the mail program type
As a player you need to find a bulletin board. These are usually found in Guild rooms or other general rooms.
The relevant board. You wouldn't want to post stuff concerning wizards on the thief board, advice to starting thieves on the knight board, or general stuff concerning all players on an isolated local board read by a hopelessly lost player once every two years.
There are many different boards and each has its own topics. Each
Guild has a board for discussing Guild issues or chatting to other
Guild members. Other boards include the tourist board which is used
for general chatter. There is a Party board with announcements of
upcoming parties, an applications board which should only be used
if you are applying to become a Creator, etc. The name of the board
should give you a clue.
Nanvaent has many different channels you can talk on. Channels provide a means of communication to groups of people regardless of their location within Nanvaent. The most commonly used channel is the chat channel, which is for general chat and gossip. Guilds also have their own channels, which is usually just the name of the Guild.
Other channels include a newbie channel for asking questions or asking for help. There is a channel called emergency which should only be used in emergencies to contact Creators when something goes horribly wrong; do not use this channel unless you have to!
Creators have a variety of dedicated channels you will not have access to.
To talk on a channel you type the channel name followed by the text you want to say. For example,
You can do emotes and souls on channels too. An emote allows you to express an emotion instead of just sending a message. For example, if I typed
Soul commands are like emotes but are preprogrammed, see the section
on communication for more details. To perform soul commands over
channels you need to use the : modifier. For example, if I type
To turn off a channel you must type
By simply typing the name of the channel on its own you will be given a list of people listening to the channel.
By using the command
Simply because this is an english-speaking mud where the majority of players only have english as their common language. It's unfair and annoying if a select few start using their native non-english language on public channels. This goes for other public messaging forms like shouts as well. You are likely to get kicked off if you continue doing this.
Most people listen to quite a few channels, and it's very annoying (especially for people who are in the middle of something important) to watch line after line of gibberish scroll by. This also goes for people that send control sequences to public channels.
You can read your Nanvaent mail offline using most Windows or Unix mail programs. However, most only allow to be setup to read mail from one server, so you may not find this convenient. Nanvaent runs a POP3 mail server which you can connect to and download your mail. POP3 is a common protocol used by mail programs to collect mail, it does not allow you to send mail however and Nanvaent does not allow you to send mail to the internet using your nanvaent mail name.
To find out details of how to use the Nanvaent POP3 Server, type
A similar service for Nanvaent's boards will be available in the near
This is easy, simply make an alias called
For example, I typed
The ---- is always added beforehand.
A simple form would be something like
CHAT:Burty [Mr Cool]: Hello
Some people seem keen on making these aliases in fancy colours. This is
acceptable if they are not too long, and that you make sure the rest of the
chat is in the correct colour. To do this the above alias might look like