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Click here to learn how to connect to LOTJ.

Click here to learn about how to create your character.

Congratulations, you’re officially playing LOTJ!

This is the first room of the newbie academy:

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You might see some messages scroll past pretty soon…

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The first two lines are your prompt: it shows you relevant information about you and your surroundings. It is customizable, but we’ll get to that later.

The next two lines is another player speaking on CommNet 0 – that is the game’s main in-character chatline.

The “time passes” line is the area’s reset message – don’t worry too much about that for now.

The last three lines are your fellow players shooting the breeze on the game’s “talk about whatever out of character” channel, or OOC.

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Let’s get moving. Type ‘look’ and hit enter to see what’s around you. Towards the bottom, you’ll see the obvious choices of where your character can move. Type the direction, go the direction.

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In this case, type north and hit enter.

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You made it to the second room!

From here, continue moving along in the same manner. It might also help you to read as many help files as possible. Help 1 through help 17 are the best helpfiles in the world for new players. I’d suggest starting there. As always, you can ask the RPC or the IMMs for help!

 

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Recent In-Game News

Queen Unphased by Propaganda Attempt
An image of the planet Naboo appears, overlaid by the Crown. As an elegant female voice begins, it dissolves into the Queen's features, "Our hearts go out to Seanna of Lorrd and we commend her as one who has been thrust into duty, for doing her best to care for the needs of the People of Lorrd." Pausing, she looks straight into the holo-cam as a countenance of concern washes over her visage. "The Kinetic Fleet was large enough to patrol the entirety of the Kanz Sector, and Naboo had no defensive measures to speak of. We deemed that a single vessel could be dismantled and studied, in order to potentially produce similar defense systems for -all- in need. Alas, in the wanton destruction visited upon us by the bombardment of the droid H4-L0 any chance of this was lost." A moment passes as she reflects over that horrible event. With an air of sympathy, she continues, "We represent the peoples of Naboo and understand very well the position of Lorrd, surrounded by Morgukai fleets and Battle droids. We share joy with you that your grimaces have turned to smiles, but as we see with eyes unclouded by smoke trails left behind by vulture droids, we see the Empire's attempt at propaganda for what it is." With that, a polite smile graces her features and the Queen's image fades from view.

Morgukai Call upon Seanna of Lorrd to Set the Record Straight
The emblem of the Morgukai appears suddenly on the view screen. A line beneath appears it in dark red, the sounds of war droids marching clangs loudly. Two more lines connecting to the bottom appear, forming a triangle around the emblem, and it begins to glow brightly before cutting out entirely, revealing the infamous droid, H4-L0 flanked by two red-skinned women, a Twi'lek and a Togruta. "Propaganda," the droid states to a crowd of humans in Capital City during the early evening, "is for the weak of mind, and all that the Queen of Naboo knows how to serve." The crowd goes wild, cheering loudly for a few moments and fading as the droid lifts an open palm. "Today we celebrate the combined efforts of the Lorrdian people and the Morgukai ingenuity. We cede the floor now, and welcome Seanna of Lorrd, the Acquisitions Officer who first came to us to request assistance in returning the Kinetic Fleet to those that it belongs to, the People of Lorrd." The now uncomfortably famous Lorrdian steps forward from behind the stage, the crowd cheering again. Seanna covers her face with her hand a moment, playfully hiding the embarassment from all of the attention. After a few moments she speaks, "Not long ago, word of the Kinetic Fleet went from legend to reality, and gave Lorrdians the spark of hope that we needed. I reached out to the Morgukai, not as a leader of Lorrdians, but as a citizen who loves my people and knew they could, and would, help us." She takes a quick breath, acclimating to all of the attention on her before she continues, "And despite the efforts of the Queen of Naboo's attempt to steal the Kinetic Fleet from the citizens it was designed to protect, the Morgukai came through for us, and for that, we remain eternally grateful." The crowd cheers again and a wing of Vulture-Class droids come screaming past, far above the crowd, trailing stripes of red and black colored vapor.

Recent Changes

Cyborg, Cyborg Man! I Want to be! A Cyborg Maaaan!
I know its the craze of the day right now. Due to IC events, being a Cyborg is the desire of many meat bags. Unfortuantely, in order to do that currently requires us to make a new race for each individual race that wants to be one. While we would LOVE to make anyone/everyone a cyborg, right now it is not feasible. Having said that, we're attempting to fix that so it would only require a small flag as opposed to an entire race change. We'll keep you all posted when it is able. Thanks!

Mud is back up! Thank you for your patience
Thanks for bearing with us over the downtime and shout out to Rojan for hopping on to help me with a reboot script issue. TLDR: The mud blew up (it happens) and corrupted vships.are in the process, which prevent us from coming back online. The reboot script got a little crazy, and wouldn't even let us get to the point where the mud would run into the vships problem. Rojan fixed the script, I fixed the area file, and here we all are. I had to restore a backup of vships (where we store all ship rooms etc) but it was only from 2-3 hours before the crash.

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