To begin creating a character, log in as a guest by typing connect guest guest at the intro screen. Upon logging in, you will be in the Guest Storage room. This is where you make your character.
If you aren't ready to commit to making a character, you can type o to leave and enter the Lounge, where players chat out of character. Feel free to talk to us! We're a friendly group.
When you are ready to make a character, type makeme <name> <password>. Do not use the brackets, those are just to show you where your info goes. This is for your character name, NOT account name! Many new players make this mistake!
If you are looking to make a canon character and not your original character, please check this page first!
If you get lost at any point, please contact a staff member. Type staff to see who is online, then page <name>=<message> without the brackets to message the wizard in question.
Setting up your Character
Now comes the fun part, making your character! This seems a little intimidating at first but we promise, it isn't. It only takes about 20 minutes if you already have an OC or canon character in mind.
You do need to go through approval in front of a live staff member, so always try your best when making a character. If you ignore the lore, only have a sentence long description or skip steps, we can't approve you!
1. Type chargen.
This will lead you through the account creation steps. Just follow the prompts. You will be asked to set up an e-mail (we never give this out to anyone!), create your account, agree to the rules and make sure you're an adult one last time.
2. Type @account.
This will set up your account so you can make multiple characters in the future.
3. Type editplayer.
This is the real bulk of character creation. Now we're going to start filling out information about your pony (or griffon, or changeling, or goat, or cow...)
At this point, you should see the following screen:
Don't get scared! This is where a lot of new players get to and go oh hell no! and bail. It's simple and fun when you know what to do.
At this screen, you simply type the yellow letters that correspond with the field you wish to fill. For example: if you wanted to edit your name, you would type just f. If you want to edit your Apparent Age, you would type ap. Let's discuss what fields are mandatory:
Full Name is your character's full name.
Gender is what gender your character is. On Neighvada, it is customary to use male or female instead of stallion or mare. You may also use herm or androgynous.
Species is your character's race.
Age is your character's age! Characters are allowed to be any age, but keep in mind that any character under the age of 18 has heavy restrictions put on what roleplay they can do in public spaces.
Coat is the color of your character's coat, fur, or carapace depending on race.
Mane is the color of your character's mane or feathers depending on race.
Cutie Mark is, obviously, your character's cutie mark! This only applies to pony races. If your character is over 18, they must have a cutie mark (but you can disguise it in character).
Height is your character's height. Try to avoid numbers - everyone has different ideas for how tall ponies are! Use adjectives like short or average instead.
Weight is your character's weight. Just like height, avoid numbers. Use adjectives like fat or muscular instead.
Description is a little more complicated:
While in editplayer type d to enter your description. Your screen will show the following:
This is called the list editor. Here, you can input a description. Here are some guidelines for descriptions that all players must follow:
- Your description must be in third person. Don't make a description that is your character speaking about themselves.
- Your description must be only a physical description. This is what other people see when they look at you. Unless they're wearing some kind of sign, they would only know what you look like! Don't use your description for a backstory or a detail of their personality - just looks. If it isn't something that can be seen by just looking at you, it shouldn't be in your description!
- Your description must be grammatically correct. Minor errors will be overlooked -- we aren't grammar nazis. However, capitalization, punctuation and spelling are a must.
If you make a mistake, type .del 1 9999 to delete everything, then try again. Type .list to make sure everything looks okay. When your description is complete and you are done editing, type .end.
Any fields not listed above are optional, but it's a good idea to fill them out anyway!
Finally, if you have filled out all the mandatory fields, type q to exit the editplayer menu.
4. Fill out your wixxx.
On Neighvada Nights, we use a system called wixxx (short for who is XXX). wixxx allows you to make a custom list of your fetishes in order to help you find roleplay and tell people what kind of kinks you enjoy. Without this, it would be very hard to find fetishy roleplay!
First, type wixxx #flags in order to see what you'll input in the next step. This is a list of fetishes that we have in our database. The one, two or three letter abbreviation before the colon is the flag.
Next, type wixxx #add <flags> to set your fetish list. You can add all your flags on one line, separated by a space. For example, someone who had a fat fetish might type wixxx #add for fud la obs wg.
If you accidentally set something you don't like, type wixxx #rmm <flag>.
If you have a specific fetish that isn't on our list, type wixxx #custom <words> and write it in! You may also post links to outside websites that have a list of your fetishes in the #custom field - some of our members use F-List rather than use flags at all.
There is no minimum or maximum flags needed for approval, but you must add something.
If you have completed all four steps then you are ready for approval! Congratulations! You're done with creating your character. But before you can roleplay, you need to get approved by staff.
Getting approved after filling out your character is super easy. You need to speak to a Wizard, which is a staff member, so that we can look you over and determine if you've done everything correctly.
Type o to leave the New Player Room and join the OOC Lounge. This is where players hang out when they aren't in character. It's almost always talkative at all times except very early morning.
To chat, type a quotation mark ( " ) followed by your text. Ask around for a wizard or staff member - chances are one is online almost always!
If you catch us at a very rare time when no staff is online, leave us a message with request/chargen. As soon as a staff member gets online, we will check you out and approve you!
Learning to Play
Now that you've made a character and gotten approved, you have to learn commands. Head on over to the third and final tutorial page, Basic Commands.
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