aarait.thevedic.net 2002

You grew up in the big city, went on some adventures and slew a dragon or two in your twenties. Now that you are a bit older, perhaps a bit wiser, it is time to retire.

Aarait is retirement at its finest. We offer unmatched fishing on our large river and seaways, ferry service between outlying islands, and boat rental and sales.

Have a green thumb? Hobby farmers will love our wide open fields and meadows. Raise, cows, chickens, pigs you name it!

You can even keep up your entrepreneurial spirit by participating in our award winning fish and livestock buy back programs! Perhaps you are a bit competitive? Keep track of worth against your peers with Aarait's world record system!

For more information about retirement at it's finest, please visit aarait.thevedic.net 2002! Start living life again!


For newbies Aarait can be an odd place. When you begin the game you are outfitted with all of the needed equipment to begin as a fisherman.

To begin fishing:

  1. Walk from your starting point to the Allyton Bridge, the :::: on the map. (N, E, E, E, E)
  2. Take a look at your inventory (INV)
  3. You will have some worms and a fishing pole.
  4. Bait your fishing pole with a worm. (BAIT POLE WORM)
  5. Now wield your pole to get it ready to cast. (WIELD POLE)
  6. Cast your line into the water. (CAST)
  7. You will see some messages about fish swimming by.
  8. When you a fish grabs your line, start reeling it in. (REEL FAST)
  9. Keep reeling in the line until you catch a fish. (REEL FAST)
  10. With luck, you will catch the fish. Gratz.
  11. To automatically bait and wield your pole next time you catch a fish, use the AUTOBAIT command (AUTOBAIT).
  12. When you have caught enough fish and you are ready to sell, move to the Allyton Fish Monger. (W, W, W, W, W, S, S, E)
  13. Sell your fish. (SELL FISH)
  14. You can buy more bait and tackle from their respectives store. Look at your map for directions. (LOOK MAP)
  15. Try typing FISH to see your current fishing records. RECORDS will display the game's world records.
  16. The more you fish, the better your character will get. Eventually you will haul in some lunkers!
  17. That's all there is too it!
At some point you may want to take up pig farming. Try typing HELP PIG in the game for more information.


World Records

Fishing Records:
Channel Catfish22 PoundsCaught by Binjo
Blue Catfish10 PoundsCaught by Whick
Bullhead Catfish3 PoundsCaught by Enely
Dace4 PoundsCaught by Whick
Spotted Gar10 PoundsCaught by Enely
Alligator Gar114 PoundsCaught by Gilan
Stripper Bass15 PoundsCaught by Gilan
Black Crappie3 PoundsCaught by Alfred
Black Bass10 PoundsCaught by Pen
Loach10 PoundsCaught by Alfred
Pike6 PoundsCaught by Lexie
Golden Trout7 PoundsCaught by Vira
Red Crab2 PoundsCaught by Alfred
Blue Crab3 PoundsCaught by Pen
Crawfish1 PoundsCaught by Alfred
Clam2 PoundsCaught by Gilan
Bitterling4 PoundsCaught by Whick
Rainbow Trout14 PoundsCaught by Pen
Crucian10 PoundsCaught by Caius
Pumpkinseed1 PoundsCaught by Pen
Bluegill2 PoundsCaught by Pen
Salmon8 PoundsCaught by Gilan
Longnose Gar7 PoundsCaught by Gilan
Carp21 PoundsCaught by Dracero
Bigmouth Buffalo15 PoundsCaught by Chester
Smallmouth Buffalo10 PoundsCaught by Whick
Muskie8 PoundsCaught by Dracero
Paddlefish41 PoundsCaught by Narl
Smelt6 PoundsCaught by Alfred
Drum2 PoundsCaught by Vira
Green Turtle10 PoundsCaught by Whick
Eel3 PoundsCaught by Whick
Snake2 PoundsCaught by Vira
Bennyfish91 PoundsCaught by Whick
Char10 PoundsCaught by Yandel
Three-Spined Stickleback5 PoundsCaught by Gilan
Rudd4 PoundsCaught by Whick
Ayu3 PoundsCaught by Gilan
Cutthroat Trout4 PoundsCaught by Vira
Gila Trout20 PoundsCaught by Gilan
Darter1 PoundsCaught by Gilan
Roughskin Sculpin4 PoundsCaught by Alfred
Sculpin5 PoundsCaught by Aerin
Shortnose Gar10 PoundsCaught by Whick
Bowfin10 PoundsCaught by Narl
Shad1 PoundsCaught by Pen
Brook Trout6 PoundsCaught by Whick
Redfin Pickerel1 PoundsCaught by Alfred
Muskellunge25 PoundsCaught by Vira
Chain Pickerel5 PoundsCaught by Whick
White Catfish6 PoundsCaught by Gilan
White Bass2 PoundsCaught by Alfred
Yellow Bass2 PoundsCaught by Dracero
Striped Bass19 PoundsCaught by Enely
Shadow Bass2 PoundsCaught by Vira
Rock Bass2 PoundsCaught by Gilan
Flier1 PoundsCaught by Pen
Redbreast Sunfish6 PoundsCaught by Gilan
Warmouth1 PoundsCaught by Whick
Longear Sunfish1 PoundsCaught by Pen
Redear Sunfish4 PoundsCaught by Whick
Spotted Sunfish1 PoundsCaught by Pen
Redeye Bass3 PoundsCaught by Shila
Smallmouth Bass5 PoundsCaught by Alfred
Spotted Bass4 PoundsCaught by Pen
Largemouth Bass9 PoundsCaught by Chester
Yellow Perch3 PoundsCaught by Whick
Sauger3 PoundsCaught by Alfred
Walleye8 PoundsCaught by Whick
White Crappie2 PoundsCaught by Alfred
Stingray47 PoundsCaught by Whick
Blue Shark129 PoundsCaught by Whick
Bull Shark117 PoundsCaught by Narl
Reticulated Moray97 PoundsCaught by Whick
Leopard Toadfish99 PoundsCaught by Alfred
Flounder117 PoundsCaught by Whick
Rock Sea Bass130 PoundsCaught by Whick
Samp Grouper103 PoundsCaught by Whick
Red Snapper237 PoundsCaught by Whick
Short Bigeye70 PoundsCaught by Whick
Yellow Jack49 PoundsCaught by Whick
Cigar Fish83 PoundsCaught by Whick
King Mackerel198 PoundsCaught by Whick
Dogfish125 PoundsCaught by Whick
Saltwater Bennyfish228 PoundsCaught by Whick
Bonefish53 PoundsCaught by Whick
Blue Marlin145 PoundsCaught by Whick
Sailfish288 PoundsCaught by Whick
Tuna100 PoundsCaught by Whick
Squid20 PoundsCaught by Whick
Giant Squid315 PoundsCaught by Whick
Cod28 PoundsCaught by Whick
Jellyfish3 PoundsCaught by Whick
Octopus29 PoundsCaught by Whick
Sea Dragon514 PoundsCaught by Whick

Piggiest Players:
1.Whick806 Pounds of Pig Raised
2.Enely328 Pounds of Pig Raised
3.Zack228 Pounds of Pig Raised
4.Vira65 Pounds of Pig Raised
5.Yandel64 Pounds of Pig Raised

Wealthiest Players:
1.Whick332513 Copper
2.Gilan5969 Copper
3.Enely4957 Copper
4.Narl3197 Copper
5.Dracero2089 Copper

Pointiest Players:
1.Whick118 Points
2.Enely34 Points
3.Gilan28 Points
4.Narl11 Points
5.Aerin5 Points

Top Bug Catchers:
1.Whick13 Bugs
2.Alfred4 Bugs

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History

Work on Aarait was started in June of 1996. A typical development cycle is a week of feverish work, followed by six months of nothing. It's like the girlfriend that is always willing to take me back. I have not touched Aarait since 2000 or so. This page is here soley for nostalgia purposes. You can always grab a copy of Aarait at the Mud Emporium.

I've always considered Aarait to be my 'baby' project. I had worked on several muds before Aarait and I wanted to do something totally different. What can be more different from the endless grind of killing and gaining XP than fishing and pig farming?

If I remember correctly, Aarait style fishing was something I wanted to do on Dibrova, but it simply wasn't possible without erasing all of the players and forcing them to start over. Sounds dumb, but Dibrova didn't have enough spare room in its player files. Having enough room in the player file use to be a big problem as fixed length records were used. Now everyone uses ASCII files or an SQL DB so player file modification is no big deal.

Pig farming was a direct result of World Forge, a project I was big on way back when. World Forge was an attempt to make an open source graphical MMORPG. One of the test worlds involved raising pigs by force-feeding them acorns. I loved this idea and modeled it in Aarait. At some point World Forge style pig farming was completed. You can download a copy from the World Forge site.

I find it amusing that when most players first log in, they attempt to kill a random insect, get the bad command 'Huh?!?' message and then quit. Those that give Aarait more than five seconds love it and find it to be very unique.

Pro Tip: Aarait means 'Fine, thank you' in the Belize Kriol language. I had no idea until I was searching for myself on Google one day. Aarait was originally an acronym that I forgot the meaning to.

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