Hide is generally a necessity when attempting to backstab a mob or player, and is also useful when attempting to steal from a mob or player. When used in this manner, the hide skill may be countered through use of the notice or search skills.
When hidden entering most commands will break hide. A typo-ed command will not break hide, nor will a blank enter command, but a command that is unsupported or exclusive will break hide.
Example: entering the fade command on a human character will give the Arglebargle, glop-glyf!?! message like a typo, but will break hide.
Note: when hidden and using the look command the look emote is not seen in room.
These unsupported commands do not break hide:
The hide skill can also be used to hide items, which can be revealed by use of the search skill.
Syntax: hide <item>
In Game Description
Syntax: hide hide <object> Thief skill: Hide allow you to attempt to avoid the eyes of others who may be watching. When hidden successfully the only creatures which can see you are those with some extrasensory ability to detect hidden life. This ability to avoid the view of other makes this skill almost a necessity to backstab someone, and a great benefit to the thief who may be attempting to borrow an item from an unwary bystander. Hide also allows you to hide an item which can later be revealed through search. Example: > hide bag > hide