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django-djangodjango-django ElthamPosts: 115Member

 

I've been playing AoW for a few weeks now and have just created another character as I wasn't satisfied with the progression of my other one. There a few things in regards to new players that I would like to point out.

- Even though there are no "levels" as such, there is a form of levelling through cultivation, which increases your stats over a time period; you earn experience points which then convert over to cultivation points which you use to level your skills. 

- With the "levels" comes a title which is called "inner strength" which is what all new players should be aware of as this will help you identify who will probably kill you straight away. There is also an indicator at the top of another players nameplate once selected which will notify you how quickly you will die, or what chance you have (which will be either unfathomable which is the highest or "will die in one shot" which means you will kill the player or npc quickly)

- Gear can pretty much be purchased by every player, whether you have just started or have been in the game for weeks. It can be purchased via "gold" which you buy with real money and then you transfer that gold into a decent amount of silver which can be used to purchase goods from player stores. Gold will buy you goods from the in-game store, which consists of clothing with no stats, mounts ect. These items are not worth it as they have time limits on them. If you purchase the game you will be given a package containing a fast mount with a time limit and 15 gold which shouldn't be spent at the in-game store. Use it to purchase silver, which will give you a head start with certain items.

- Do as much research on the schools as possible, although this is hard as there are few proper guides out there; try your best as you cannot create another character on your account. Find a school that suits your taste and play style best. Try to find a guild that will help along the way, best source of information thus far for me.

- Do the full tutorial, this is similar with EVE, if you try and jump into the world of wushu straight away, you will find yourself greatly challenged. Thankfully the world isn't as big as EVE so you will not get lost in space. There are teleporting places, and two will be set as default which will be your starting area (which is determined by whatever story you choose in character creation) and the school you choose. You can only have the two teleporting points, unless you purchase more with a small fee of silver, which is something I'm not a big fan of.

- There are 3 types of professions, manufacturing, gathering and literature. You can only choose 1 manufacturing profession and 1 literature profession. These are called life skills in-game, earning life experience will give you experience towards whatever profession you earned it for. The best way to level up your manufacturing profession is to participate in the mini game you can play with your life skill trainer, it basically Bejewelled, there are levels of difficulty to the mini-game and you can play it until you reach your max life skill cap (yes there is a cap on the amount of experience you earn) this basically saves you as a manufacturing from creating thousands of trash items to level up your skill in that profession.

- The best way to speed up cultivation is to participate in team practice which will be commonly broadcast as "25 TP at Falls" which almost sounds like a raiding event. The team practice is best done with 10 players, which isn't to hard to get other players for as everyone generally wants to speed up their cultivation. You will need at least 85k of cultivation to get the best out of team practice. It works like a slow version of dance dance revolution, so you just have to hit a sequence of " w, a, s, d and j" to complete your part of cultivation and you will probably only do it twice or 3 times if your team has done the sequence correctly which results in maximum cultivation. You gain fatigue in team practice, which will refresh the next day after you reach 100 percent. Another way to gain cultivation fast is to practice martial arts, where you essentially pay money to purchase a pill that speeds up the process, so unless you have lots of in game money and impatient, it will level you well and fast.

- Each school has 3 types of martial arts. Which will consist of 3 different types of fighting styles, some may be defensive, offensive or healing/support. The 1st martial you will learn is when you arrive at the school and have done the initial quests to be inducted into the school, the 2nd martial art you will learn is when you finish your first story line mission and the 3rd martial art is when you reach level 10 of your internal school skill. (Which is the most important to level up after you reach level 5 in the first internal skill you receive. 

These are just a couple of points that made me re-roll into another character so I could do things right.

Comments

  • Sal1Sal1 Twin Cities, MNPosts: 183Member Uncommon
    That's a very insightful compilation of information a new player needs to know. Well done.
  • django-djangodjango-django ElthamPosts: 115Member
    Originally posted by Sal1
    That's a very insightful compilation of information a new player needs to know. Well done.

    Thanks Sal.

  • Sal1Sal1 Twin Cities, MNPosts: 183Member Uncommon
    One other tip I thought of is how to toggle peace mode and jianghu (player attack) mode on and off. There is a little icon way in the upper left corner and just to the left of your players picture. Hit that and you can toggle between peace mode and player attack mode. You click on the words peace for peace mode and vice versa. There are other tabs you can toggle there also.
  • Sicc1Sicc1 gresham, ORPosts: 240Member
    There's a huge lack of helpful information on this game. I would recommend getting a guild asap. That has been a bigger help then I can explain.

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  • DaezAsterDaezAster new york, NYPosts: 803Member
    Helpful and well needed. This game is a bit of a rough one to jump into. I still can't tell what I should or should'nt mess with in game, only played a tiny bit though. Was going to by deluxe earlier but decidided to hold off a bit till I know more of how the business model will look. One question if anybody can answer is I noticed it says vip access for 60 days and offline cultivation seems to be a perk of that 60 days, does this mean you will have to pay extra for future off line cultivation?
  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,278Member Uncommon

    Never ever spend cash for armor or a weapon. It's just not worth it. For example a second tier iron dagger does 11-18 dmg, and will cost you 30 silver.  A top level (for now) silver dagger does 14-21 dmg, and on the low end will cost you 200 silver. Learn a profession and work, also nightly script steal events can make you rich. It's not easy getting a book from the self and out the zone, but like I said it can make you rich.

     

    edit- Went into the script defend event tonight with about 60 silver. I have some inventory from crafting, but sales have been slow today. Left with a internal skill basic training. 15 minutes after that (I stopped to rob a guild cart and get a pk) I have 710 silver

     

  • django-djangodjango-django ElthamPosts: 115Member
    Originally posted by DaezAster
    Helpful and well needed. This game is a bit of a rough one to jump into. I still can't tell what I should or should'nt mess with in game, only played a tiny bit though. Was going to by deluxe earlier but decidided to hold off a bit till I know more of how the business model will look. One question if anybody can answer is I noticed it says vip access for 60 days and offline cultivation seems to be a perk of that 60 days, does this mean you will have to pay extra for future off line cultivation?

    The service will most likely continue as a subscription once released, offering free players who decide to pay more money, a "freemium" service with perks such as offline cultivation.

  • tet666tet666 cfgvbfdgPosts: 126Member
    Originally posted by bcbully

    Never ever spend cash for armor or a weapon. It's just not worth it. For example a second tier iron dagger does 11-18 dmg, and will cost you 30 silver.  A top level (for now) silver dagger does 14-21 dmg, and on the low end will cost you 200 silver. Learn a profession and work, also nightly script steal events can make you rich. It's not easy getting a book from the self and out the zone, but like I said it can make you rich.

     

    edit- Went into the script defend event tonight with about 60 silver. I have some inventory from crafting, but sales have been slow today. Left with a internal skill basic training. 15 minutes after that (I stopped to rob a guild cart and get a pk) I have 710 silver

     

    Yep even fully upgradet gear doesnt seem to add very mutch stats compared to the bonus u get from leveling your skills but its probably more important at endgame where everyone ist level capped.

  • momodigmomodig sault st marie, ONPosts: 554Member
    I did the story line quest, but did not recieve my 2nd fighting class from my school.

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  • GrayKodiakGrayKodiak Nada, FLPosts: 576Member
    Originally posted by momodig
    I did the story line quest, but did not recieve my 2nd fighting class from my school.

    The quest chain is different depending on which story you picked and which school you are in but it should always go like this...more or less..

     

    You start with a guy who tells you to go train martial arts

    you go do this and learn some junk skills

    you get told to do x and on your way you get in a hole...you learn to double jump to get out of said hole

    (at this point you either run around a bit or go straight to your school)

    you pick your school

    you go to your school and get your 1st set, then a little bit of questing later it gives you a quest to go back home

    you go back to the start...do some running around...go to a mini instance and challange a group...learn the array skill in the process, AFTER THIS after you have sucesfully won the challange and talked to your father you should get a little pop up screen about story line quests and then you can go back to your school and learn your 2nd skill, your third skill can be learned at level 10 internal. Sometimes you will have to just go to the school instructor there will not be a quest in your log to do so.

  • django-djangodjango-django ElthamPosts: 115Member
    Originally posted by GrayKodiak
    Originally posted by momodig
    I did the story line quest, but did not recieve my 2nd fighting class from my school.

    The quest chain is different depending on which story you picked and which school you are in but it should always go like this...more or less..

     

    You start with a guy who tells you to go train martial arts

    you go do this and learn some junk skills

    you get told to do x and on your way you get in a hole...you learn to double jump to get out of said hole

    (at this point you either run around a bit or go straight to your school)

    you pick your school

    you go to your school and get your 1st set, then a little bit of questing later it gives you a quest to go back home

    you go back to the start...do some running around...go to a mini instance and challange a group...learn the array skill in the process, AFTER THIS after you have sucesfully won the challange and talked to your father you should get a little pop up screen about story line quests and then you can go back to your school and learn your 2nd skill, your third skill can be learned at level 10 internal. Sometimes you will have to just go to the school instructor there will not be a quest in your log to do so.

    ^^ Basically this.

    Try to press L in game to bring up your task manger and have a look under recommended tasks, and at the top it should have your storyline quest, it will point you in the right direction, and if you are on to the second chapter, I would go back to the headmaster. Goodluck!

  • momodigmomodig sault st marie, ONPosts: 554Member
    after the story line quest my father sent me back to my school (wudang).  I'm now presented with a school line quest... must I complete this before I get my second set of skills?

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  • django-djangodjango-django ElthamPosts: 115Member
    Yes, it shouldnt take too long to complete and once you do it will take you to the 2nd training instructor.
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