Avabel Online - Getting started Welcome to Avabel Online. This starter guide attempts to lead you through the enormous amounts of options in the game. After reading this, you can expect to be able to make use of most necessary basics. Information is based on FAQs within the game and my own trial and error. Since I am more of a questing player, this guide might be lacking in information on PvP. I will refer to good sources for more information if any other of my topics are lacking. Note: This guide is written by a player who doesn’t use his IRL (In Real Life) money to get stuff, so I won’t cover it unless I absolutely have to. The currency obtained by spending IRL cash is known as Gems. Table of contents 1. Communications 1.a Chat 1.b Mail 2. Friends, parties, guilds and allies 2.a Friends 2.b Parties 2.c Guild and ally 3. Revere: the base/city 3.a Within Revere 3.b Quest dungeon 3.b.1 Quest NPC 3.b.2 To Dungeon NPC 3.b.3 Technical Battle NPC 3.b.4 Mission NPC 4. Leveling up: experience, status and skills 4.a Experience: EXP and JEXP 4.b Status: understanding and applying 4.c Skills: understanding, applying and using 4.d Daily rewards and achievements; extras for simply playing the game 4.e Milestones: Choosing class and advancing class 4.e.1 Creating Orbs for your advanced class 4.e.2 Creating Shining Element Stone 3 for your advanced class 4.f Mastering a skill; taking skills with you 5. Gear: understanding, equipping, strengthening and evolving 5.a Understanding your gear 5.b Equipping your gear 5.c Strengthening your gear 5.d Evolving your gear 6. Elements; advantages against each other 6.a Understanding the effects of elements 6.b Using elements in attack and defense 6.b Elemental bowls; creating an item to add elements to your gear 7. Avatars: the way to looking pretty 7.a Getting avatars 7.b Premium avatars 7.c Equipping avatars 8. Trading: essential for all you need 8.a Buying at the stall 8.b Selling at the stall – exhibit 8.c Trading at the stall 8.d SCAMMERS: A WORD OF WARNING 8.e Premium items; tricky to buy and sell 9. Making money: some quick tips 10. Special thanks 11. Changelog 1. Communcations 1.a Chat You will talk to a lot of people in Avabel; it's not only fun, but very useful as well! It might be confusing when you are just getting started, so listen up! Spoiler: Explanation chat On the bottom of your screen you will see three boxes. The left one says "Talk" - tap this one to start typing whatever you have to say. The middle says "Say" by default, and here you can select who you reach when you talk: +Say - white text: reaches people within your vicinity in the area you are in. + Shout - orange text: reaches all people in the area you are in. + Guild - aqua text: reaches all members of your guild. + Alli - moss green text: Reaches all members of your guild, and members of allied guilds. Your Guildmaster will know who the allies are. + Party - light green text: when you are in a party, all party members will read this. + Whis - pink text: this one requires an extra step. When you tap "talk," select the friend you want to reach. Only then can you send a whisper chat. The right box says "Show" and has the same list as the middle box. Here you can toggle which types of chat you want to see. To state the obvious; you can only reach people who are online. 1.b Mail You can also send mails, aka PM (personal message) to people in your friend list. You can send them anytime, so the receiver doesn’t have to be online. You can also attach an item, or stack of items. You can attach up to 10 times a day. So how does this work? Spoiler: how to send and check mails Navigate the menu: MENU-COMMUNITY-MAIL Tap ‘create’ in the dialogue box. Select the person you want to mail it to. This person needs to be in your friend list. Add subject, text and/or attachment as you see fit. Send the message. Navigate the menu the same way to access the mails you received. 2. Friends, parties, guilds and allies. 2.a Friends Let’s say you run into someone you want to keep in touch with. You can add them to your friend list. Your friend list can hold up to 100 people. This seems like a lot when you just get started, but you might be surprised later on! How to do this: Spoiler: how to add friends Navigate the menu: MENU-COMMUNITY-FRIENDS Tap “search” and all the people currently in the same area as you are will be listed. Select your buddy and tap “Friend Request.” Now he only needs to accept. There are also other ways to add people to your friend list, simply select the person from these menus: Through the list of guild members (MENU-COMMUNITY-GUILD-MEMBERS) Through the chat log (MENU-CHARACTER-CHAT LOG) Through the party you are in (MENU-COMMUNITY-PARTY) 2.b Party You can make a party with up to six people. Party has many benefits. It might be tricky to understand in the beginning, and it has an annoying hiccup. Spoiler: Joining a party Joining To join a party, you simply need to accept a party request that has been sent to you, or tap the box above someone’s head and select “Join.” You can also join parties in your area from MENU-COMMUNITY-PARTY. Spoiler: Creating a party Creating To create a party: Navigate: MENU-COMMUNITY-PARTY Tap “Create/Recruit” Change the message, number of people you want to recruit and/or add a password if you feel the need to. Then press “Create/Recruit” on the lower side of the screen. Spoiler: Options while in a party Options while in a party Re-navigate to the party menu. You will have 4 categories to do stuff with. Member; you will see the current members in the party. If there is space left, you can invite a friend to the party by tapping the box for it. If you are the leader of the party, you can expel people from the party by selecting them and tapping “Expel” from this menu. Recruit; turn recruitment off/on, change settings of recruitment. Settings; you can change the experience a lot through here. There are 2 ways; person and party. Person means that you get experience as much as you deserve based on the % of damage you gave the killed enemy. Party is only available if the level difference within the party isn’t higher than 10. Use this option when you are on a kill quest or in a Rush. All members will have the kills counted towards their total. Leave/dismiss. Leave the party or dismiss the party if you are the last member. Annoying hiccup Had this problem? You are invited to a party, but when you accept it, it says “Failed to join.” This is because you are already in a party. So leave/dismiss your current party and that should fix your problem. 2.c Guild and ally I will only explain what being part of a guild can do for you, since I don’t have knowledge of all mechanics yet. Spoiler: Joining a guild Joining Go to the Guild Board (it’s hanging behind the guild NPC) and select “Find a guild” to look for guilds that are recruiting. You can scroll through pages, or search by name. You don't have to fill in the entire name. For example; if you are looking for our guild, Penance, typing 'Pen' will get you close enough. Simply select the guild and request to join. You will be notified through a system message when you have joined. Chat fix You will start receiving guild and ally chat, but can’t respond yet. To fix this: relog, go through a portal or swap channels. This bug seems to have been fixed, but I'll leave it here in case you have problems. Contributing; Guild Points Aside from helping your fellow guildies with quests, good company or answering questions, it is VERY important to contribute Guild Points (GP) Spoiler: How to contribute Guild Points (GP) + explanation of its uses You can do this by offering items at the Guild NPC. Select ‘Acquired Guild Points’ and offer your items from here. Use your spare relics for this; they fetch the most GP and aren’t worth selling. With this GP, the GM and/or SM can unlock perks that apply to the entire guild, such as permanent/temporary stat boosts, higher member cap for the guild, decreased death penalty, decreased taxes at trades. Simply put; everyone in the guild, including yourself, will get stronger. Allies Each guild can have up to 2 allied guilds. INFO ON A STEP BY STEP GUIDE NEEDS TO BE ADDED. Rarely occurring chat bug Sometimes, you won't be able to switch your chat type (so selecting 'Shout' while you were using 'Say' for example. Only way I've found of fixing this bug, is relogging. This bug seems to be triggered when you send a whisper chat to someone the moment he/she is logging out, so you won't come across it often.