After apparently wasting a full day making a character I can't use any part of, and having to start completely from scratch, I was kind've ready to just quit and not bother with this mud, but I'll give it another try. I just want to be sure, before I get through chargen, that I have everything there is to making a character done first, since I didn't see to making the other half until reading @newbie stuff post-chargen.
With that said... I really would just like to know a brief overview of what making a character entails. Are there any stats that everyone should have? Or skills that are useless? Are there 'roles' that are more or less difficult or viable? Even just a tiny list of what actual things to write up beforehand, like 'history, description, skills, stats, etc.' or something would be invaluable. Does everyone need some means of combat? Is there a reason strength starts so high in the stats thing? I just really don't know and it's overwhelming and intimidating and I just can't go and start playing with a character that's based on the information I have myself, because I know nothing about the game and apparently that makes me an idiot.
Just really confused and don't even know how to make another character to begin with command-wise. But if anyone who's played any amount has any advice for chargen, that'd be great-- the alternative would be to run around with a character I already know is screwed up in twelve different ways and hope to figure out how else I've screwed up, which is apt to be difficult since I don't have a control of 'working' to begin with. @_@