It is useful to know what building implies at a more technical level, so you should read the next paragraph. However if it sounds to technical for you you may skip most information and come back to it later. However, you must know how to list and find things you own, so read the paragraph after the next one.
Building relies on the MOO's
object-based architecture. When you create an object for your personal
use you create a ``child'' of a generic object (a class) that allready
exists. E.g. digging a room implies making a child of the object
$room. Except when you build rooms and exits you usually
@create command to build objects
(see section 4.3 for details).
Most of those objects
can be customized as you will learn later. Usually you are least
expected to add a description.
Most MOOs do have some place where generic objects are on display.
E.g. at Tecfa we have a MOOseum (
#258). Other MOOs have implemented commands that
will list the most important generic objects. Else, enquire!
The last important thing to know is the object naming and numbering
scheme. Each objects on the MOO (including yourself) is an object
that has a number. People with builders or programming permits can
refer to objects as numbers, e.g.
#84. Numbers are not always
very practical, therefore there exist other ways to refer yourself
to objects. In each standard MOO, each objects has:
@whocommand as an example. E.g.
'@who Kaspar'will look up the ``kaspar'' string in the players data base and return some information. TECFAMOO users also should have a look at section 2.5 on nicknames that allows you to specify your own aliases for any object you want to remember.
~fred(only programmers need to know this)
&, like for instance
&channel_class. Programmers, please local corify your stuff here!
Before you start building lot's of things it is a good idea to learn how you can keep track of them and how you delete them. First remember that any object you create (except rooms and exits) will be on you (in your inventory). Remember the 'inv' verb:
inv Lists all objects you are currently carrying
Here are a few useful verbs that help you keeping track of things
(they should be available in most MOOs).
Note that most
''@'' verbs can take arguments for doing
more sophisticated queries. Use 'help' in order to know more.
@audit Lists all objects in your possession.
Audit is the most important verb you need to remember.
like @audit, but lists more information
@quota Lists available quota
@count Counts the number of objects in your possession
will list the location of an object
@move <object> to here
will move an object to the room you are in
At TECFAMOO we also have a
Short Audit (#1419) feature. Il will
give a shorter listing than
@addfeature #1419 to add this feature for your usage.