The autoguide feature walks those newly born to Avalon through the Introductory phase. If you are previously acquainted with Avalon, or other MUDS, you may wish to bypass this facility and explore Avalon without assistance.
The autoguide is a facility provided for all those new to Avalon - to lead them through a brief introduction, join them to an Academy, complete the accolades, and then give a final welcome to the land. Autoguide is offered to all new players and requires periodic response from the novice - such as a NOD, or some actions. If you aim to give help to a novice, allow them to carry through the autoguide so that they gain an inkling of the land, offering regular advice but steering clear of interfering too much. Should you feel the autoguide insufficient, then ask the novice to type REFUSE, and the automatic guide will depart, allowing you to interact with the novice in peace.