This brief tutorial into MUD fighting takes the form of an example of a typical battle between Zartid and a slightly deranged opponent:
The first thing to do is to 'consider' your opponent. Here, Zartid weighs up the odds against the fierce barbarian Ed Humphries. Projecting ones tongue (as shown in the picture) is likely to enrage the opponent and is not recommended in general. The moral is to be careful when using such 'emote' commands with an opponent who is tougher than you.