Alter Aeon FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
FAQ 20.3 - What are the conventions for mob strings?
Name string: Mob name strings are the keywords by which a mob can be
targetted. Name strings should have NO capitals, and should only
contain valid handles to call the mob. Words like 'a', 'an', and 'the'
are ALWAYS incorrect and will be posted as an error on 'rack check'.
Fight/inventory string: This is the string seen when a player is fighting
or attacking the mob. It is also called the inventory string because
it is shown when a mob is carried. Fight strings should ALWAYS start
with a capital letter, but other words in the string should only be
capitalized if they are proper names. A fight string is NOT a complete
sentence. Fight strings often start with an article such as 'A', 'An',
Ground string: This is the string seen when a player 'look's in a room
and happens to see the mob. Ground strings should be complete sentences
with punctuation. If the ground string exceeds 78 characters in width,
soft returns should be used by inserting '%n' into the string.
Long descriptions should follow the same rules as for rooms.