Quick Newbie FAQ

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This is a quick and easy collection of Frequently Asked Questions that should give newcomers a good idea of what's going on and what to do. STILL A WIP

Game basics and communication

Question Answer
How do I start the game? Download a client like PotatoMU (Windows, Linux and Mac), Mudlet (Windows, Linux and Mac) or MUSHClient and create a new connection to flexiblesurvival.com, port 2000 or 2222.
Can I meet people without logging into the MUSH part of the game? Can I roleplay with someone without being in the MUSH? The short answer is no. You can interact with the chat from the website, but the actual game takes place within the Direct Control, which is the same as connecting with a MU* client.
Where are people? People can be in any of the game's many rooms. Perhaps the most common place people hang out at is Zephyr Lobby.
How can I talk to people in a room? You can use the ooc command, like this: ooc Hello people! - The message will show for everyone in the room.
How do I talk in a channel? Use the channel name as a command, so to speak, like this: newbie Hello, I'm in Newbie Channel! - pub Hello, I'm in Public channel!
What channels are there? What is each for? The channels you're most likely to use are Public, for public chat; Newbie, for most questions while starting out; Pickup, to post roleplay ads and calls; Auction, to buy and sell stuff.
Can I turn off a channel? Yes! Just type the channel name followed by #off: pub #off or newb #off. To turn it back on, just use #on instead.
Is there a list of commands somewhere? There is a wiki page with a ton of them, check it out!
How do I send someone an item? How do I trade stuff? Using the give command. There's no "Cash on Delivery", so to speak, so everything will depend on word of honor. To send something, give 3 to playername, where 3 is the item number shown in the inventory. If you want to send money, give 500 creds to playername, where 500 is the quantity. Other things you can send are Mako, Tokens, Builder Nanites and salvage.
What is Upkeep/Resources? This is something that limits the number of items you can have equipped. Your start out with 10 and can increase it to 100, by expending experience points. The button to increase resources only appears if you have enough exp to train at least once, which should be around 23 to raise from 10 to 11.
What it means IN DEBT? This means you are using too much equipped gear, going past your maximum upkeep. Equipped items simply won't work while you are like this. Train your resources. If you're lacking experience, unequip some items and the message should go away.

Character Creation

Question Answer
How do I create a character? You can create one from the login screen in the web site, or connect directly to the game, using the name you want for your character. It's easier to use the web interface.
Why can't I use name XXX? Because there is already another character with that name. Depending on how long it's been since said character has been online, you can ask a staffer to get that name for yourself
What are flaws? Should I take or avoid one? Flaws are perks that come with bad side effects. For a beginner, it's not recommended to pick flaws like All Natural, which forces you to rely on crafted gear, or Alien Self, which blocks your ability to upgrade powers yourself.
There are too many perks! Which ones should I pick? That really depends on what you want! For instance, if you want to always have a cock and balls, get the Always Male perk. If you also don't want to ever grow a vagina or breasts, get the Male Preferred instead. If you want your genitals to grow to hyper sizes, get the Size King perk (which is an all in one package).
I got a perk that I don't want anymore. How do I get rid of it? First, type +jnote (the + is part of the command) and check the number of the perk. Then, type +mako/perknuke #, where # is the number of the perk. During the first week, every perknuke is free.

An alternative is to simply delete your character and recreate it. Once deleted, the name is free to be used again.

How do I delete a character? While logged in Direct Control as the character you want to delete, type +retire. You will be prompted to confirm. If the character is very new, the deletion will be immediate. Older characters (those with over a week of existence) have a 24h wait until they can be actually deleted.

Infections and Transformations

Question Answer
What are infections? Infections are the transformations proper. They alter how your head, arms, legs, etc look. There are over 400 infections of a wide variety, you can mix and match them or be a full infection!
How do I get infected? There are 4 ways:
  • Fighting normally and getting hit by enemy powers (won't work if you have the Advanced Innoculation Perk);
  • Losing a fight to an enemy;
  • Drinking infection vials;
  • Asking a Coyote player.
I like this combination of infections I got, can I make them permanent? If you buy a Nanite Schema Nativizer (which is pretty expensive), you can use the item and nativize the form. You can also get the Ultimate Infection Resistance perk, which will completely prevent your character from transforming again. Genital sizes might still change.
It costs too much! Isn't there an alternative? There is a temporary one: the Form Fixative item, sold at [Arogya Clinic]: Main Area. It costs 1000 creds and locks your current infections for 24 hours.
What is a native form? It is a form combination that you can, at any time, revert back to. For instance, say you used the Nanite Schema Nativizer while you were a Polar Bear with Shadow Dragon skin. If you lose any of those infections, you can freely revert back to it with the shift native command.
What is form mastery? Beside the one time freecred bonus, that means that, if you get the Nanite Adept dedication, you can freely shift into that form. Coyote players also won't need to spend battery charge transforming you into a form you already have mastered.
I keep losing/gaining genitals/breasts! How can I avoid that? Like the infections, you can also opt to:

1- Buy the perk Sexually Stable and completely lock your character's genitals and breasts from changing;

2- Buy a Sexual Fixative, a temporary item that will lock your genitals for 24 real hours.


Question Answer
Why should I join a party? First, the experience is not divided, so there's absolutely nothing to lose in joining forces with another player. Second, with more players, more enemies can show up, which can result in even more experience and credits than possible fighting alone.
I'm too low level, can I join a higher level party? Yes! The whole party can be set to a specific level. Even you are below it, you will get up to 2 levels below. For instance, if you are level 20 joining a level 45 party, your level will be set to 43.
The party leader is AFK/not responding. The party is stuck! What to do? Anyone can type the command pleader to change the party's leader: pleader busty will set the new leader to the character Busty.
Someone in the party isn't doing anything in combat, what can I do? Type pauto, that will force every party member to go on auto combat.

Leveling past 30

Question Answer
What is this boss vial it's asking me to level up? It's an item that drops from prime fights.
What is a prime fight? It's the equivalent of a boss fight, you spend money and tokens to summon the boss. If you beat it, you'll receive 1 boss vial. If you have the perk Prime Collector, you'll get 2 vials. As a subscriber to the game, you'll get another vial, up to a total of 3.
At what levels do I need to drink the vials? You only need to drink vials at levels 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 and 55
What does filtering a vial do? It turns the boss vial into a generic one, also setting its level to the closest multiple of 5. A lvl 48 vial will be set to 50, a lvl 51 will be set to 50.
What are Generic Boss Vials? These are boss vials that have been filtered. They won't infect you with any form, but still count for leveling up.
Do I need to filter a vial before drinking it? No. You can drink an unfiltered vial (Boss Infection Vial: Feral name) and it will count, so long as it is within the proper level.
What use is there for an unfiltered boss vial? You can use it to immediately master the form it carries. You can also use it to Epic a power, if the form has said power.
What level the vial needs to be to be effective? For leveling purposes, the vial needs to be within 5 levels of yours. At level 30, a level 25 boss vial will work just as well as a lvl 35 vial.
Does drinking vials before the proper levels do anything? No. Using a boss vial when you're not in the proper level (a multiple of 5) is a total waste.
Where should I go to hunt primes? Check the terminal at Zephyr or RSX's first upper floor (it's listed among the things in the room). The primes will always be summoned at the highest level of the area. Summoning a prime at Nightclub (10-28), for instance, will summon a lvl 28 prime.
Is there a minimum number of people required to summon a prime? No. But it's highly recommended to fight with a large group, both to make it easier and to have more people gaining the vials!
The Non-Violent Progress perk gives me a vial when it procs? No. It gives the effect of drinking a generic vial of the appropriate level.
How often does the perk Non-Violent Progress work? It has a 10% chance to happen per roleplay tick, with a chance to give 2 vial effects instead of one. Mathematically, that translates into roughly 1 vial worth every 150 minutes.
What? That sucks! Why does it have to be so slow? Unfortunately, you'd have to ask the head wizard for that.