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Well as I said in the topic about five top muds I decided to give cyber assault a try.
My character is imaginatively called "dark" (yes, you would never guess that was me would you).

for anyone not familiar with the game, Cyber assault is a scifi themed mud with pop culture and semi post appocalypse elements, though I believe it's more fun than grim, ---- grimly fun?
either way connection info is cyberassault.org port 1111.

The mechanics at the moment rather look like Alteraeon with guns and aliens rather than swords and dragons, but I literally have only just started, indeed if any veteran players want to give a little more info about the game and it's unique features feel free.

first, I found the "blind filter" thanks to a kind person on chat, though any other handy in game toggles and screen reader fixes I should know? it is a slight issue the game doesn't have a screen reader help section to help with that info, though that is a db entry might be able to help with.

On a more basic level, any suggestions on which class is good for soloing? I have had a  look at the descriptionsfor the classes, and other than highlander being hardcore, crazy being basically like a mage in other games and borg being literally walking tanks I'm not exactly sure what some of the others do.
Mercenary seems like a fairly average jack of all trades with a speciality in guns or swords, but I'm not really sure how they differ from predators.

Stalkers look like thieves, and callers seem to be of the ranger/druid type, ---- which does incline me to play one though right now I'm about 9 levels in would like to know a little more before committing myself, in particular which class is good for solo exploring.

Second, I have more practices than I know what to do with right now. It would seem to make sense to at least practice some basic weapon type skills, but I'm not sure which as typing practice gets me a huuuuuuge! list, and unlike something like alteraeon it doesn't appear you get a few class specific skills each level to decide whether to invest in and play with.

I now need to break for tea, but I'll probably be back later, as I said I'm Dark on there if anyone wants to give me a yell.

Btw, I do here there iss a soundpack which is of course cool, though it'd be nice to see how things work just in text for a bit, particularly if I am to write a db entry.

With our dreaming and singing, Ceaseless and sorrowless we! The glory about us clinging Of the glorious futures we see,
Our souls with high music ringing; O men! It must ever be
That we dwell in our dreaming and singing, A little apart from ye. (Arthur O'Shaughnessy 1873.)

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I'd like to try this game but I would like to  have a soundpack to try it.

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The pack is here...note that it's rough, and I'm putting it on unofficially just for you guys to test so I can fix whatever bug and broken stuff that might happen before I call it official. It's still in beta, but more enhanced than last time, however.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/pagkpuxd2wsjuyk/ca.rar?dl=1

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Doubleposted, sorry: It's gonna be a little long that's why.
Predator: Ranked by most Ca players as one of the best newbie friendly, along with stalker. Preds can't use many psionics, but can utilize many things. They also have some of the most powerful gear on Ca too. (every class does, just pred's are easier to find).
Stalker: as I said, and as Dark said, it's one of the best newbie friendly as well, and also have quite easy gears to find, though harder than preds imo.
Borg: killing machine, powerful but lack of psi ability. Holds some of the easiest to find gears as well.
caller: mutant druids lol. If you don't know how to properly utilize your minion calling abilities and psi enhancement abilities, this class can be hard. But if you play it right, deadly, very deadly.
Crazy: the hardest to solo, but the most powerful when it comes to psionics. You play it wrong, it's more than hell of a crap. You play it right, it's your killer.
Highlander: This class is..well, hardcore. But doesn't mean you'll die that easily though. You have to be beheaded a  hundred time and you're gone. When your remort, your life essence is restored to 100. So basically it's just "don't spam death and get beheaded 100 times per remort or else you'll be wiped" kind of class. Highlanders are very deadly, however, and they hold some of the most powerful levelable bm gears. (I'm not gonna tell you what bm is, not on here.:p)

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@Mata, cool, thanks for the class breakdown there.

I actually like the idea that the game just as classes and tiers rather than races as well, that way you try out the different classes but not get stuck with an annoying race/class combo, plus you only have one class at a time to play with (really sometimes multiclassing can be a bad thing).

it is a toss up between predator and caller I think for me, though I am tempted to go predator as I like ranged weapons in muds much as I do enjoy minians.

One question I do have is which skills to practice? since as I said I have a tonne of pracs and not really much idea what to do with them.

Other things I'll find out as I go.

Btw, I forgot to ask the soundpack is for vipmud right?

With our dreaming and singing, Ceaseless and sorrowless we! The glory about us clinging Of the glorious futures we see,
Our souls with high music ringing; O men! It must ever be
That we dwell in our dreaming and singing, A little apart from ye. (Arthur O'Shaughnessy 1873.)

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nope, mushclient, mush-z in particular. I can guarantee it works well with mush-z, since it's what I use to code.
And Dark, type prac, you'll see all of what you can train. don't spend all of your pracs train all of them though. You'd never have enough. combat tactics stuff is important, and don't train weapon type speciality yet (like explosive weapon or automatic weapon and all in that group, except the lead proficiency). I can be on to help. I pop in often anyway.

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this mud great,but for mush client,auto change line not work,sad,if soundpack can fix it,the mush pack can use.

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Well I've been running around, doing quests and such however I'm finding a few things that are odd, and I still! don't know what the heck to spend practices on.

First, the taxi thing didn't work.
I asked on the newbie channel and was told the command was "hail" but typing hail on it's own didn't do any good. I don't seem to be able to choose a class until level 40. That is okay since i'm levelling quickly and getting quest points and such, but I'm not finding combat or the game that interesting thus far because firstly I have no abilities to use meaning I'm just typing "kill" and waiting, and second I don't know what equipment to use or what to buy, again lots of options, no clear idea of what does what, though I believe I need to buy a scanner or something.

I'm also a bit confused as to areas since I'm told I should be as a newbie ins eomwhere called "high point" and yet I'm in a destroyed town called mo town which I understand is the main hub zone of the game, ---- hmmm, most weird.
I also remember when I went through the bootcamp tutorial zone being told to give the newbie guide I found to delray, the chap in the library, and yet I gave it to him and nothing happened.

then I got killed and have no idea why exactly, I just ran into a mob that instakilled me, which probably wouldn't have happened I could know where to find a semi good weapon or use some abilities, either way combat still seems a little quick and spammy to me, even with the fight spam and blind filters.

I also couldn't find where to buy insurance, I went to the mortician in the hospital, but all he was selling was healing stuff

On the plus side for someone who likes lots of quests there are certainly lots in this game, indeed nearly every npc seems to be a quest master which looks good, plus of course there are random collection and item quests that Alteraeon doesn't have which could break up the kill fest, and I do think the class progression could be interesting once Iactually get to know what to use my practices on and have some things to do.

Of course these are teething troubles, though I will confess I'm finding cyber assault less newbie friendly than most muds, or at least less easy to know where to get stuck in to the aspects of the game.

With our dreaming and singing, Ceaseless and sorrowless we! The glory about us clinging Of the glorious futures we see,
Our souls with high music ringing; O men! It must ever be
That we dwell in our dreaming and singing, A little apart from ye. (Arthur O'Shaughnessy 1873.)

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I love this mud.  Some of the areas, such as resident evil or absolutely fantastic .  There's also a really interesting crafting system which I haven't played with yet, as well as weapons that you can level up.  There is no way to delete all restart characters as far as I know, however it is very difficult to completely screw yourself over from what I'm told .  .

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you type hail and you have to wait man. and if you misspell the destination patern, you'll end up somewhere you don't want..i nearly never use taxi tbh. The insurance aren't sold at the mortician, but the gm one up and one north from there. And Dark...go to the predator planet, find the huntmaster and type prac to see what you can prac. Type prac that thing to practice it. I'm not sure why you even got stuck man. It's not hard to figure at all. And for the newbie guide, the thing is there's a quest at dell that you can accept that requires you to give the guide to him. type quest progress to check first if you have the quest in progress (you can have only one quest at a time). If you're not on any quest, you can just run that guide again and accept the quest at dell and do it. some quests can deduct your qp if you leave...some quests say so, but don't do anything (the imms here like teasing players lol).
And post 9, you can fix yourself anytime if you happen to screw yourself. It's nothing at all actually.

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Hello.
I've been playing CA for a few years now and have tried almost all the classes, but I have to say I like predator the most, because predators have really good equipment, and unlike borg, they got some useful psionics like astral projection, locate object, teleport, summon, portal and stuff like that. I suggest you try playing that class, it's a pretty good class and I can help you with some gear if you'd like. Also, the most immportant skills are combat tactics (melee and ranged combat tactics), ambush, charge, and also once you reach level 10, you should consider getting vibro blades, it's a bionic that allows you to use the 'slash' command to do more damage in combat. As for Highpoint, You recall to Highpoint before you reach level 8 I believe, after that you will recall to Motown. I'm Viclious on the game, I'll probably be logged in often, feel free to send me a tell if you need help, though I may not be around always. I can say Cyber Assault is a good mud though, Like I said I've been playing it for a few yars, already remort 9, so it's not really hard to play, just needs getting used to I guess.

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Hmmm, well first oh dear, it seems I chose a mercenary without thinking.
In fairness I don't know when I created this char account so hay. Also it seems due to creating an account in the wrong place I got transported to mo town instead of the newbie area at high point which was a little bad, but as 14 or so levels in I might as well continue.

On the plus side I did find the merc guild and get some skills.
On the down side, I still don't have any techniques to use and am get slaughtered while trying to do delray's quest, I think I need more gear, though I've not found these vibro blades.

one thing I do notice in the game is that it doesn't have the usual practice system which is interesting, ie, you don't learn techniques to a percentage, you just seem to learn them and that is that.

either way back to the drawing board.

With our dreaming and singing, Ceaseless and sorrowless we! The glory about us clinging Of the glorious futures we see,
Our souls with high music ringing; O men! It must ever be
That we dwell in our dreaming and singing, A little apart from ye. (Arthur O'Shaughnessy 1873.)

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learn ambush and type ambush whoever  to start battle. type bionics to get more info about bionics. starter's Bionics are sold 3s, 1e, 1n from the helipad. more powerful ones are found in your exploration of course.

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Ambush was one of the things I learned since shooting weapons are fun big_smile.
I don't have any bionics yet, indeed I still need the identify thingy so that I can identify tiems as I have picked up tings and don't know what they do or if they are any good to use. On the plus side I've done the newbie guide quest and the spider killing quest, which was rather easy, though the next one of delray's quests in the giant cockroach quest and he says something about obtaining glasses to make me see better, so I probably need to go and find the armourer first before doing that one.

With our dreaming and singing, Ceaseless and sorrowless we! The glory about us clinging Of the glorious futures we see,
Our souls with high music ringing; O men! It must ever be
That we dwell in our dreaming and singing, A little apart from ye. (Arthur O'Shaughnessy 1873.)

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you don't need to, actually. you just need light source to hold. I'll help you run some gears next time you come on. We're all to help

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i want to try this mud out llike i said but is pk an instant  thing or do i have to gain a certain level? is pk optional. never been good at  pk so it's the one  thingstopingme from trying out this mud.

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It's not. It's pk restricted, and trying to cheat killing people is against the rule.

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pk is definitely optional.  I've never had to deal with it.

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I installed the pack but am getting a ca.lua invalid path error

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in the sound pack i got this error.
Compile error
World: Cyber Assault
Immediate execution
[string "Trigger: "]:2: unexpected symbol near 'char(127)'

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@mata, I appreciate the assistance, but at least until I've got a little more of how this mud works it would probably be better for me to look where to find or modify my own gear since I gather gear is a specialist thing here with crafting and levelling weapons and what not, still pointers on where to go or what to aim for might help.

For example I'd like the identify thing and at least an idea of what to aim at in gear. That in fact is one thing In alter I found considerably easier after playing a caster as compared to my first attempt with a cleric warrior combo, since I basically could just go for druid cast levels mana regen and int and ignore all other stat bonuses, though of course for the db it si probably a good idea of me knowing how some of the specialist eq stuff in ca works even if eq balancing isn't my favourite part of rpgs.

With our dreaming and singing, Ceaseless and sorrowless we! The glory about us clinging Of the glorious futures we see,
Our souls with high music ringing; O men! It must ever be
That we dwell in our dreaming and singing, A little apart from ye. (Arthur O'Shaughnessy 1873.)

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Michael, Viclious reported that error as well. not sure which one gave that error...I'll fix it as soon as possible. It was probably one of the quick codes i put in hastily before releasing it and forgot to fix.

Dark, if you have something you wonder, help files are your friend. They're mostly up to date, and they help you a lot. If you have questions, ask. sometimes there's no one on except some imm's mortal chars idling in the background, but most of the time we're on. Viclious in particular, helped me set myself up when i was a newb. He sure could help you too. And not just him, me and everyone too.

My sskype : mars.bhuntamata, add away buddy. If you think you are crazy, I am as well. I may be even crazier, who knows.

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Hello, i like this so far! is there a way to set prompt in the end of the text instead beginning? for example 100% 100% you head blah blah, but it's not right i should be
you head blah blah
100% 100%

Ch-games, our company.
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there's a shop very near where you start where you can get an identifyer from.  then the lofco vending machines found all over the place such as in the hotel south of recall are great for starting gear. 
Look around and ask if you have any questions.  death is hardly an issue on this game, as you don't drop your corpse.

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I would also recommend, after playing around with the various spam filters, bringing a pet along if you can.  they can be quite helpful.

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