What do the terms room, exit and building mean in this context?
It might help to think of the MOO in spatial terms, as a place that you can move through, just as ancient Rome was.
A room on VRoma (or any MOO) is a discrete area within which anyone who is logged into VRoma and in that room can communicate with anyone else also in that room. A virtual room on a MOO may represent an actual room, a whole building, or even a huge area like the Circus Maximus. The defining factor is communication: everyone in a room can communicate with everyone else in that room, but those in other rooms will not be party to the conversation. If you are creating a large structure (e.g. the arena of the Colosseum), this might in fact be comprised of several rooms, especially if you want to add lots of details. Rooms are connected by named exits, which one must pass through in order to reach other rooms. Exits can be named after compass directions (north, south, east, west, northwest, southeast, etc.) or after the actual structure one passes through or along to get to the next room (e.g. door, curtain, path).
When designing a building or other area, you decide how it will be divided up into rooms and exits, and what these will be called. This decision will be based on:
A building (noun) is a set of rooms and exits that comprise a discrete area on the MOO, either an actual building (e.g. the Colosseum) or other kind of area (e.g. a forum).
Building (verb) on the MOO refers to the process of designing your building or area then entering a command that creates new rooms and exits and allows you to enter your descriptions of these rooms. It also includes the addition of details, images, and links to web pages.
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