Once you're acquainted with the background, you'll want to decide what sort of character you want to play. Here are some tips on character development.
Now you're ready to login. If you're using a PC or Unix/X machine, you can connect via our Java Interface. You can also download a special MUD client to connect to the MOO. Here are two excellent clients:
whereis tfat the prompt to see if you already have it installed.
To connect, you'll need to use
harpers-tale.com as the machine
7007 as the port number. (each client is configured
Once you connect, you'll see HT's login screen, which shows the HT dragon
and a list of commands. Type
connect guest to login for the
first time. You'll awaken in the MOO's Birthplace room, where you can
read the helpfiles and get oriented.
You'll also see some other things in the room, such as the help desk and
an age machine. Here are the basic helpfiles you should read before you
Once you're ready, you should create a character. Here is the actual command:
create username password email
After you get connected, you'll need to set your description, age, and gender. There is a "quickstart" command in the birthplace to make this process easier.
We also have a rather old MOO Manual online.