|Move||WASD or Arrow keys|
|Attack or Interact||Space (hold for auto-action)|
|Turn in place||Hold control or drag character to side|
|Use or Equip/Unequip||Left-click on item and select use|
|Drop||Right-click on item|
|Command Shortcut||Forward slash (/)|
|Build Dialog||‘b’ key|
|Switch Chat Channel||‘c’ key|
|Character/Stats Dialog||‘i’ key|
|Skill Dialog||‘k’ key|
|Upgrade Dialog||‘u’ key|
|Ability Hotkeys||q, e, r, t, f|
|Move||Touch the edges of the compass.|
|Attack or Interact||Touch the Action button in the lower right (can hold for auto-action)|
|Pick Up||Touch the Pickup button in the lower right.|
|Chat||Touch the chat field at the top.|
|Turn in place||Drag from your character to the direction you want to face.|
|Use or Equip/Unequip||Touch an item and select use.|
|Drop||Touch an item and select drop.|
|Target enemy||Touch enemy and move close to fight automatically.|
|/b [message]||Broadcast (purple) chat which everyone in the game can see. Shortcut is backspace(\).|
|/t [player] [message]||Whisper (green) chat to a specified player. Shortcut is right bracket(]). Partial player names will work.|
|/tc [message]||Tribe (orange) chat which only members of your tribe can see. Shortcut is apostrophe(‘)|
|/skills||show all your current skill levels|
|/quests||see your current quests|
|/tribe||shows list of tribe commands|
|/help||shows short list of commands|
|/who||shows all players online with levels|
|/drop [amount]||sets your drop amount for items in inventory. default is ‘all’.|
|/ignore [player]||Toggles whether you can receive broadcasts or tells from a certain player.|
|/trade||broadcasts to nearby players the name and amount of items dropped in front of you.|
|/sound||toggle on and off the game sounds|
|/tribe create [name]||become the leader of a tribe|
|/tribe list||shows list of members in your tribe|
|/tribe invite [player]||invite another player to join tribe. player must be online.|
|/tribe kick [player]||kick player from tribe|
|/tribe promote [player]||promotes member to a higher position in tribe (recruit < member < elder < leader)|
|/tribe demote [player]||demotes player to lower position in tribe|
|/tribe leave||leave tribe|
|/quit||go to sleep in game (hopefully in a safe place!)|
|/showfps||toggles on and off the frames per second display.|
After creating a new character, you will spawn in Newbie Village. Move around with the arrow keys, [wasd], or pressing a compass direction in the lower left. You can read the tutorial signs by facing them and pressing the Action button (or the [spacebar] key). Use your bare hands to get resources like stone, wood, tinder, and flint to build simple tools. When you click the build button it will show a list of objects you can craft with your current resources. When your resources change the build list will also change. Click the Character and Quests button to get some simple tasks to complete for experience. When you reach level 5 you can explore beyond Newbie Village.
Some animals are hostile but if you run from them they will eventually give up on chasing you. Only fight small enemies when you are just starting the game. Later on you can take on snakes and wolves.
Your hunger bar represents how full you are and will decrease over time while you are moving or using items. Your health regeneration is based off of how full your hunger bar is. If the bar is completely empty then your health will slowly drain to 25%. Eating food will increase your hunger bar, depending on nutritional value of food and whether or not it’s cooked. Many food items can be cooked by facing a fire and dropping the food. To retrieve the food just press space on the fire.
Certain animals will breed with one another under special conditions. Sometimes animals drop seeds, or you can find them by exploring and foraging. Different plants may have unique methods of harvesting or planting. Watering plants and increasing your farming skill will improve your chances of plants growing successfully.
One of the first things you will want to build is a house for yourself to keep your items safe and protect you from the wild. It can be a simple structure with a few wooden walls to start. Building floor tiles allows you to keep items on the ground, otherwise those items decay after 10 minutes. Loot dropped by creatures generally lasts 90 seconds.
Roads make players walk faster. Roads and empty floor tiles decay over time depending on their quality. Floor tiles wont decay unless they are next to an empty non-floor tile.
Structures take about four hits to destroy by the player who built them, but much longer if taking damage from other players. If someone builds a structure directly next to your structure you can destroy it as if it was your own.
When equipped, certain weapons (like hammers) will ignore interactive objects like doors and destroy them instead.
There are 5 different equipment slots. You can equip a primary weapon, and a also a shield if the primary weapon isn’t two-handed. An armor set can be crafted and will change your appearance when equipped. Finally, there are two accessory slots for miscellaneous stat-boosting items. Equipment may increase your damage or armor and have specific skill bonuses attached. Whenever equipment is created, there is a chance that it will have bonus stats based on your crafting skill. You may even find rare runes on equipment that give special bonuses.
Traits are special bonuses your character is born with. For example, the ‘strong’ trait makes your character do more damage in battle and the ‘wise’ trait gives you an experience bonus. Whenever you die you can gain Angel Dust based off of your level and how long you survived. More Dust will unlock multiple traits at a time.
Many actions in the game have a skill associated with them. The more time you invest in an action, the more its skill level increases along with your success at performing that skill. For every 10 levels in a skill you fill a star slot. To get high level skills and therefore more experience potential you have to unlock more star slots with the ‘Skill Mastery’ upgrade in the upgrades menu.
Working together will speed up projects and boost survival. For 5 gold you can build a tribe relic and lead a new tribe. After inviting new recruits you can promote them so they can invite people as well. Tribemates wont damage each other and share gates, towers, and traps. Promote your most trusted members to Elders and then if you leave the tribe they can take your place by promoting themselves.
When your health reaches zero, you die and some of your inventory may drop on the ground for an hour. When you respawn you will lose a small portion of skill experience and get new traits. You will get Angel Dust based on what level you were and how long it had been since your last spawn. With enough dust you will permanently unlock additional trait slots, so dying isn’t too bad, especially at high levels!
Beware of killing other players, it will announce your name as the murderer.
If you quit or close the browser window your character will remain in game for one minute, so try to be in a safe location. You can reconnect at any time. If you log out in a bed you made then your character will stay in game sleeping. This keeps you on the leaderboard and generates more Angel Dust when you die. Your character will regenerate health and automatically fight back while sleeping.
When you get stronger you may want to build or find stairways to explore the underworld. This is a dangerous area, but can be very rewarding the deeper you go. Treasure chests, gems, and other things can be found. Gems can be used in smithing to improve the stats of any piece of equipment or give it special skill bonuses. You can even give your items custom names. Some equips come with runes for natural bonuses. You might find books to research new active abilities as well.
When you reach your current level cap you can reincarnate to increase the cap by one and also gain a permanent boost to your experience gain, myst, and your top skill.
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