ChatMUD was created as a social outlet, and there are many ways to communicate with people on it. There are many different ways to talk to people, including localized (current room only), channels, mailing lists, and external services.
Finding communication partners
The most popular way to find active people is by using the find command. However, this command is only available once you add Slej's feature to yourself. A *feature* is a set of utilities created by a programmer that a player can add or remove to add extra available commands to theimselves.
To add the feature, type
By removing the Slej from the command, you can see a list of available features to add, but unfortunately many of them are not very descriptive. Try typing help with the object number as some feature creators wrote help on their features. Slej is one of those; you can type help #4469 to see all of the other functions that you now have access to.
The find command lists the active people (idle for less than 5 minutes), grouping those in the same room together. You may see a + after their name, this means that there are also that many idle people there. Type
findall to see the full list of people, including those who are idle.
Joining people: The @join command
Joining people will attempt to instantly teleport you to the room they are currently in. That way you can easily talk to the people in the room, perform socials, and do other things detailed in the Localized Communication section. However, do not be surprised if your attempt to join fails, as people often seclude themselves in private rooms with only a few people allowed to freely enter. To o back to the previous room you were in, type
back. [Back is another command available in Slej's features.]
Localized Communications: for the whole room to hear
You will notice that many of these communication methods can do similar or overlapping things. For example, using stage talk on a person who is alone in their room is roughly the same as sending them a tell.
Opening your mouth: Say and stage talk
The say command announces a message to everyone in the current room and is the most common communication method for rooms. You can also abbreviate say to ' (an apostrophe character).
The stage talk feature targets someone in the room with your message. For example:
~Athlon I don't think your idea was good