The main way of getting killed in DuneMUD, is getting your Hit Points
drained. If you are not suicidal, you would probably wish to avoid that.
No matter how strong you are, you will eventually get hit, and to avoid
dying, you must make sure to heal your HP often. There are several ways
of accomplishing this:
A) The simplest way of healing, is simply doing nothing. You could
always just wait for your wounds to heal by themselves, regaining a
small amount of your HP every few seconds. However, due to its
speed, this way of healing is utterly useless in combat.
B) Another effective way of healing for newbies, which do not have the
patience to wait for autohealing and have some spare solaris, is
using newbie dispensers. These dispensers can be found in many
newbie areas. However, they cannot be used beyond level 7.
C) A healing method that often costs somewhat more solaris, is simply
eating. Food can be obtained in various ways, the most common being
buying it in shops. Food is very useful in combat, as it can heal
instantly, quickly, and anywhere, but costs quite a bit, and has an
eating limit before becoming satiated.
D) Most, if not all guilds, have one or more healing skills. Vast
majority of those skills are quite useful in combat. Consult your
guild's help files for more information.
See also: combat, wimpy, killing