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My life deep in MUD, an MKO blog.

I am an avid Roleplayer in the world of Midkemia Online. A text based MMORPG or MUD based on the bestselling Riftwars Novels by Raymond E. Feist. This is MY story...

Author: Kedlin84

Getting started in Midkemia Online

Posted by Kedlin84 Saturday March 24 2012 at 2:54PM
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Midkemia Online is a fantastic world which is based on the Rift War books by Raymond E Feist. When I first heard that there was a game being made set in this world I was overjoyed, as I have been a fan of the Midkemia novels since my early teens though when I realised that this game was a text based adventure I was really quite skeptical. When the game finally went live in December 2009 I jumped straight in and made a character. It took a little time to get used to the format but after an hour or so, I had mastered the base commands used to control the game and I was hooked.

What I love about Midkemia Online is the customisation. Your character can be made to look however you want, from height and weight, skin color, scars, you name it. How your character looks has no limit. Well, within reason at least. As long as your description fits the race you have chosen then it is all good. Also of note is that every item of clothing, armor and all the weaponary have been designed and crafted by the player base. By taking up either the smithing or tailoring (or both) professions you are able to learn how to design and make all manner of clothing, armor and weaponary and how you design it will dictate how it looks when it is being worn, wielded or used. You also have the option to design and build your own estates which can be anything from a single room or shack to sprawling castles and towers. You really have no limit as to what kind of player housing you want to build, though larger estates obviously cost a significant amount more to purchase.

Midkemia has four unique class combinations to choose from, these are:

Priests, Magicians, Soldiers, and Rogues

All of which can be further specialised through tertiary skills such as Bard or Thief for Rogues, Beserker or soon to be released Swords Masters for Soldiers and either Psionic mind magic or Demonology for Magicians. The tertiary skills for Priests are dictated by the Religious Order you devote yourself to.

Every class offers a unique way to play your character and roleplay largely changes between each class. As well as offensive and healing skills used in bashing and PVP there are also many skills which add utilty, roleplay and flavor to the class and everyone is able to play there class differently and add something new to the game.

Midkemia Online has many organisations to be a part of, all of which are player driven and maintained. The three main factions you will first come across along with there respective guilds are;

Sar-Sargoth, the great bastion city of the Northlands. Those who reside here are the vicious and deadly Moredhel Elves, Trolls and Goblins. You can also find Renegade Humans and sometimes the ocasional Eledhel who has fallen out of touch with Elvandar. Sar-Sargoth is home to two main clans, The powerful and feared Clan Dragon and the subtle, but no less powerful Clan Raven.

The great forestal city of Elvandar, Home of the Eledhel Elves, a traditionally reclusive race who are lead by the Elven Queen Aglaranna and her Council. The Eledhel cherish the forest they call home and stop at nothing to protect it. Elvandar is home to the Queens Guard, dedicated to fight for the city and keep it safe and also the Spellweavers, who are responsible for maintaining the magic of the Eledhel and harnessing the magic of the forest to maintain the magical defences of the city.

Then we have Krondor, the Kingdom of the Isles capital city in the West, home to the noble Kingdom humans, the Tsurani - a race of slightly shorter humans who are descended from the Tsurani left behind after the Rift Wars. Krondor is also home to some Dwarves who can usually be seen getting drunk in the many taverns or singing bawdy songs.. when not out fighting and hunting that is. The guilds of Krondor are the Royal Krondorian Pathfinders, an elite branch of Krondors military and the super secret Mockers, the criminal underworld of the Kingdom.

There are also two other guilds; one is Stardock, an Academy of Magicians who are neutral towards all cities and then there is the Nighthawkes, an assassins guild that you won't be able to just join, they are perhaps the most secret organisation in the game and very little is known about them.

That is an introduction to Midkemia Online, a free to play MUD published by the Iron Realms

My next blog will be on the topic of your first few days as a novice in Midkemia Online. Check back soon and thank you for reading.