Drinking - Midkemia Online Online Help

6.19 Drinking

Consuming alcohol in Midkemia can be, much like in real life, either a pleasurable or a rather detrimental experience. Many Midkemians enjoy celebrating a particularly stunning victory with a flute of champagne, or perhaps just knocking back a few flagons of ale with the lads. A few brave souls even take pleasure in doing shots of tequila or whiskey, though what enjoyment can be found in that is beyond this humble writer.

It must be pointed out that the effects of drinking alcohol range from simple slurred speech to serious alcohol poisoning and death. When you type STAT, the third line below your base statistics will show you your level of sobriety.

The amount that a given quantity of alcohol will affect you is determined by your tolerance. Tolerance is based on two things: your adventurer level and how much you drink on a regular basis. Among non-drinkers, the adventurer with the higher level will have the higher tolerance, but a low-level adventurer could easily out-drink a high-level adventurer if the low-level adventurer is a regular drinker.

To increase your tolerance, you need to get fairly drunk (however, drinking to the point of vomiting is not necessary) on a regular basis. Every real-time day, your tolerance goes down by a certain amount, but each day that you get fairly drunk, your tolerance will go up by more than that until you reach a maximum level of tolerance gained for the day.

You must also generally drink liquids in order to keep your natural thirst down. For more information on this, see HELP THIRST.