I noticed these practical yet obscure tricks have not been listed for new players or mmorpg players so I thought I’d list them. Here they are:
1: press Alt+Tab to escape the full-screen game while not exiting the game itself. Good for afking or doing others things while leaving your character ready for when you want to play again.
2: press Shift+Left click on an item to put that item (info and all) into the chat box or a bird box. If you’ve seen blue bird advertisements with the item info linked in it, here’s how they do it.
3: type /w + a space + name of the person you want to whisper + another space then your message and you’ll be able to whisper them.
4: type /r + a space to quickly respond to people who have whispered you. (only works on the person who has whispered you most recently). Also:
5: as you see below in BUDDYOP’s post, you can rearrange the keys used for skills and other things by pressing esc and going to one of the settings tabs. From there you can assign which slots are used for skills and which are used for other things like guild screen, revive, et cetera.
6: You can get exp from playing in pvp rooms by clicking the box that says “exchange pwr for exp and medals?” Check this box before entering and you will get 1% of the exp needed to reach the next level per 10 pwr every two minutes. For those of you who loath doing quests this can be a fun, though slower, way to level up.
7: There is a system called the mentor system that will help you with leveling up from levels 1-70. The mentor system requires that a level 80 or higher character take you on as their “pupil.” Running dungeons with your mentor or fellow pupils will give you extra experience per dungeon run (10% for running with your mentor and 5% for each pupil you run with also. If you have your mentor and two fellow pupils with you that gives you a grand total of 20% boost in exp gain). In order to take someone on as a pupil or to request being a pupil, left click on the person’s avatar while in town. A screen should pop up that will have several options. At the bottom of this option screen is a tab for pupil/mentor request. Click on it and the person should receive the pupil/mentor request.
8: running dungeons with someone you’ve “friended” in-game gives you an exp boost as well. (not sure how much though, someone remind me. ^^; )
9: Nifty travel trick
10: Badges and Dimensional Fragments are important!
11: advice from SlapMehz about reset scrolls, lvl up boxes, and guilds
12: Tip from spacem (Refer to shift + left click entry, #2 on this list)
13: To get a complete look at the keyboard layout/controls just press H.
14: To get a tutorial screen for basic information about the game and some of its features press J.
15: To buy cash items (items bought with real life money) press F11 and just a disclaimer: dragon eggs hold some of the best items in the game, but they are a complete gamble. Don’t expect to get many valuable items if you do buy them otherwise you’ll probably be sorely disappointed. Gamble at your own risk.
16: You will see a little bar at the bottom of the screen. This is your “power” bar. You get both daily power (which is reset at 9am pacific time) and weekly power (which is reset at 9am pacific time on Saturday). Power is a resource that increase your experience gain rate and your loot drops rate. Once you run out of power the percentages for both of these will drop greatly. You can restore up to 300 of your power every day by receive three ‘likes’ from other players. Typically people trade likes in town. You can only restore your power like this once per day. (Note: power does not effect nest run drops or exp gained from nest runs, nor do nest runs drain power)
17: Talking to NPC’s and text skipping
18: Best way to earn gold for new players is to do infinite dailies at 80 cap and to do citadel until your Hobster monster card is fully upgraded (since you can then complete the entire citadel by yourself).
19: Don’t forget your dimensional rabbit keys that you get for capping while in a guild! (only if you cap for the first time while in a guild)
20: Making gold/managing it:
21: Random icons to look out for:
22: Plege gear:
23: Check the weekly events once you reach level cap because they will award you with pouches that often contain Goddess Laments and sometimes lvl 70 epic gems. Check the weeks events by clicking N and then going to the event tab. Once there go to the weekly events tab. It should list which nests are giving out rewards per run that week. Other similar events can be found under daily and weekly achievements in the achievements window. Go to achievements window by pressing L or pressing N and going the the achievements tab. Once there, click on the schedule tab to check the daily, weekly, monthly, and long term achievements that you can use to earn some cool stuff with.
24: Friendly advice about being in a guild and lvling 70->80
25: When leveling Atls (characters other than your main[s]) keep in mind the pro bonus. The pro bonus is a exp boosters that gives you 50% exp boost for each capped character you have up to 250% (five characters). So when leveling alts, make sure to focus on one at a time and cap your highest level alts first. Doing so will make it much easier to level the rest of your alts. Once you have 5 capped characters doing Gobarta, Goberseria, and Gobarta lvl 60 will allow you to level so fast that you can (if you’re hardcore) easily cap a character in a day and a half if not less.
26: Advice for reducing lag: