A Lesson in AmuNet Usage
Not too long ago, there were gripes, complaints, and pleas to the gods to
change the amulets. There were too many thoughts going through people's heads,
and all that could be heard on them were bids for auctions .. Cries for help
went unnoticed. So, the gods gave us what we asked for ....
They improved the amulets so they had three channels.
Grey for chatting, Black for sales, and the white for rescues/requests for
But guess what? No one used it.
Enough time has passed that I think that many people don't even know about
the channels, and even fewer know how to use them.
To turn on the thoughts ...
Rub the amulet = Grey net for chatting
Pull = Black, i.e. the shopping channel (comes across
Turn = White, Healer/Cleric/Rescue net (comes across
Touch = Grey net, back to chatting
How to use Amulet...
Publicly - THINK
Privately - THINK TO
You may listen to both the grey and black channels at the same time. BUT,
if you do this, you may mistakenly make your bids or sales on the grey channel
instead of the black channel and let me tell you, the net police as well
as the net monitors and others will not be happy about it. So make sure you
LOOK at your amulet before thinking on it.
To listen on both nets..
(That's true, but I'm talking regulations!)
Now some things are a little too copied in these file libraries (one
map of Hobland is enough, thanks), while I don't see what needs to be stressed.
Have you been listening to the Amu-net lately? I wish I had one of those
Glaes seashells right now, because I can't stand some of the gibberish that
pops out. With this in mind, here are the rules for the amu-net. Now there
not offical, but it seems like all the Lords & Ladies & everyone
else agrees on these rules. So I'm not going to say they are really open
to interpretation, because then all hel...um, all heck would break loose.
AMULET - NET RULES AND REGULATIONS
1. Don't Ask for Puzzle Answers !
Not jigsaw puzzles, dope. I mean "Take me to House Aspis!" or "Where's the
runner?" Lords and Ladies go on massive quests, killing mythical beasts.
If you can't handle finding a gypsy on the streets of town, maybe you should
reconsider your plans.
2. No CoL or Voln at all!
I always like a good debate over who's better, but I'm not sure everyone
else does. Also, this goes along with my laziness principle. If you can't
handle finding some kobold skins, or figuring out how to get Eonak's favor,
then maybe you should consider being a full time peasant.
3. No Yelling!
In my opinion, there's no real reason to yell. Unless of course you want
every single person listening to want to stop your thinking by cutting out
your brain. Being repetitive in your thoughts might add some emphasis, but
usually keep your mental pleas down to about 2 every minute.
4. No cursing!
This goes for all places and times in Elanthia. Remember that 12 year old
who wrote his guide. He wants GS3 to be special, and someone mouthing off
isn't going to help. High level magic users, feel free to mute any foul mouths
-- same goes for the non magicans, too. :)
5. No OOC
One of the things that the people on the amu-net jump on are references to
RL (real life). Say "computer", and you'll end up feeling like a dope. It
also detracts from the whole GS3 experience. What can a warrior say when
someone asks him to send EMail?
6. Private, not Public.
If you need to discuss something that's not GS3 related, keep it personal.
For those who still don't know, THINK TO >. If you want to find
out if someone is on the amu-net, don't ask "ARE YOU THERE?!?!!?", simply
THINK TO that person, and if you get THINK TO WHOM?, then they aren't even
in the lands (which reminds me that you should use FIND), or wait for a response.
They might be too busy, or maybe they can't hear you, or maybe they don't
want to hear you. Once again I must plug the Wizard FE, which makes thoughts
very legible, even if you don't use it's thought window.
7. No Death Threats!
If you get ripped off for a lot of silver at the pawnshop or gemshop, the
best defense against further pickpocketing is to say so over the amu-net.
But usually one call will get someone to remove the problem, so saying "So
and so Is a THIEF!!", millions of times won't get you help, it willl get
Perhaps one of the greatest instigators of Elanthian lynch mobs is when people
start spouting off, "Kill so and so! He dragged me away from Town Square!"
Well, first of all, the GMs installed this handy new group mechanics thing
that PREVENTS YOU FROM BEING DRAGGED AWAY FROM CLERICS! So if this happens
to you, then remember that you could've prevented it, and therefore, the
GMs might not be so willing to replace your stuff. And the other players
are hopefully aware of the group open - group close verbs, so they're not
going to be so willing. But when it does catch on, look out! I've seen one
dead guy's search lead to 2 people, then 5, then before you know it, the
entire population is after one guy who barricades himself inside healer's
by Lady Sayori
Term abbreviation, TTM:
Replace with "send me a thought" "think to me" or if you are not giving out
specific information, like a website address or description, nothing at all.
If people know what TTM means, then they don't need to be told to do so.
Think to me was originally used to let newbies know the syntax for directing
thoughts. Real newbies do not know what the TTM means.
Terms, AS/DS 1x,2x,etc.:
Don't use this. Use words like, protection, or proclaim the enchantment value
by saying, for instance "enchanted five times by a wizard."
This is so OOC that I believe you can get warned for it. With today's high
maintenance customer policy, one would be wise to stay in character. For
items that are toys, say something like "You can play with it X differant
ways! Screams when you poke it and wets its pants when you feed it" This
actually sells the product better too, rather than saying it's scripted.
Breakage numbers, term, breakage:
These are OOC. Do not use any reference to them, except in private thoughts
if someone asks. You may advertise its strength by saying "Well forged" "strong,
rolaren" "not very strong really, but hasn't broken yet!" in the replacement
of "Breakage isnt coming for a long time."
Term, Box found:
This term is annoying to role-players. It means you found it in a creature
treasure box, so it is randomly generated and is worth a little bit. Back
in the old days, box found items went for hundreds of thousands of silver,
even millions. This is because they were so rare, and almost always unique.
So the term box found meant, something no spectacular really, but it's one
of a kind. Nowadays, try to use, "I found it in a box I stole from a
", or, "I looted it from ".
You can say altered about anything under the sun that has been changed by
you, spit on, stepped on, dyed. Better to say, "Specially created by
" It makes it sound better anyways. Not a big deal really.
Avoid this term. The GM auctions are not held by our gods, the Arkati and
Drakes, but by GMs. If your item is so great, people will pay the price for
it without seeing "god auction" Try using the term "One of a kind" "very
rare" or "an ancient work of art" or perhaps "acquired from the estate of
an esteemed and powerful grand mage, don't miss this opportunity!"
Elemental "Crit" misusage:
Elemental flares are not crits. They can cause instant death, but they are
not "crits" Use the term "blessed by an elemental of " or simply,
"flares " cold, earth, fire, etc.
Crit weighted, damage weighted:
Crit weighted is totally OOC, use, masterfully weighted to cause instant
deaths. Damage weighting is debatable, but it's safer to say "weight added
to cause more damage" or some such statement.
Electronic scroll? Used in place of e-mail, this is out of character, despite
the good intentions. "Tell me your address" should suffice. In the landing,
it is not far fetched that we use the Wehnimer's runner team to send messages
to peoples doorsteps.
DO NOT use:
CAPS, symbols such as, *,@,~,`,[,},)^, etc. to get attention. Use them only
when they are in the proper place.
DB item: OOC.
Selling 'misspelled" items:
You know the ones. "Selling a SHAPPHIRE bracelet, that's right, SHAPPHIRE
is how it is spelled" I am not sure what the GM policy is on this one, but
you might get warned for it. Who would want a crappily made item anyways
that isn't spelled right? There isn't much of a market for this stuff, don't
Selling "buggy" items:
Items that hold infinite amounts, or have other flaws or qualities they should
not, should not be sold, but reported to a GM immediately. You will be lucky
if they reward you for pointing it out, but if you try to exploit it, you
will be punished.
Selling items saying:
"They don't make this kind of stuff anymore" in reference to sorcerer cloaks,
ancient items, etc, items in opposition to the new item guidelines. This
is just annoying exploitation. People who really are interested in that sort
of thing will notice your item, regardless.
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