Beginner Guide

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Beginner Tips

  • One of the first things you should do after creating your new character is visit the East Commonlands Tunnel. On this server, the area inside the tunnel is known as The Hub, and contains many new merchants, quests, and helpful NPCs. It's also where people tend to meet up before venturing into the world.
  • You can visit the hub from any home city by talking to the Local Assistant near the town gate.
  • You can choose to get your first few levels in the traditional (classic) newbie area outside your home city.
  • Talk to the lizardman Teleporter Maru for a translocate back to your bind point.
  • Until level 12 you can use +hub command to cast a teleport spell to teleport back to the hub in EC. After level 12 you will need to buy a Hub Puppy v2 sold by McKinley if you want to teleport yourself back to the hub.

Your first equipment

  • You should quickly start your newbie armor and weapon quests since many drops can be gathered immediately. Some are easier than others due to the rarity of some drops but since the race restriction were removed you can do other starting city quests and even get two weapons to dualwield.

Places to gain EXP

  • 1-9: Outside your starting city, Tutorial Zone, Crushbone, Warrens, Befallen
  • 10-19: Kurn's Tower, Befallen, Blackburrow, Crushbone, Upper Guk
  • 20-29: Upper Guk, SolA, Najena, Estate of Unrest, Clan Runnyeye, Mistmoore, Stonebrunt Mountains
  • 30-39: Cazic Thule, Mistmoore, Splitpaw, Nurga, Unrest, Kaesora, SolB
  • 40-49: Solusek's Eye (SolA), City of Mist, Temple of Droga, Nagafens Lair (SolB), Lower Guk, Nadox
  • 50-59: Karnors Castle, The Hole, Sebilis, Dragon Necropolis, Howling Stones, Chardok, Nadox
  • 60+: The Hole, Sebilis, Howling Stones, Chardok, Nadox

Note: Take a look at the Watchmaker and Keys of Horror quests (linked on this wiki) before you head out, as they take you through many leveling zones you might be visiting anyway.


  • Teleporter Maru is a lizard NPC located in the hub. This NPC will translocate you to several destinations, one for each continent and a couple other hard to reach places.
  • Replacing boats there are translocators available at the docks to take you to additional ports on entry.
  • Starting at level 1, all character receive the Origin alternate ability. This allows you to gate to your starting city every 13 minutes. Find this hotkey under your alternate advancement menu under the General tab.

Auction Ogre

Klob Pulp the Auction Ogre will allow a player to list most items up for sale to other players using chat commands. Attunable items cannot be sold via the ogre.

[Buying] Click the auction ogre Klob Pulp and click [buy] and then click [list]. Click the next and previous links to scroll through pages of items. Click 'Buy Now' to order an item.

[Searching] The primary commands for searching are:

Search By NAME, example: /say search+tranquil (search for an item with tranquil in the name).
Search By CLASS, example: /say class+mnk (search for all items wearable by monk) or /say class+mnk+hands (search all items for monk's that go in the hand slot)
Search By PRICE, example: /say price+1+500 (Search for items between 1 and 500 platinum)
Search By SPELL, example: /say spell+nec (Search for all spells for the Necro class.)

[History] Shows sales history of items:

Search By NAME, example: /say history+tranquil (search the sales history of an item with tranquil in the name).

[Selling] To list an item use commit+ or direct+

Automated selling example: /say commit+silverwing cloak+1000 (list a silverwing cloak for 1000 platinum). you must type the item name exactly, or you can conveniently use item links.
Direct selling xample: /say direct+100 bone chips+20 (buyers will need to contact you directly to buy the item, good for items that can't be listed using commit like clickies and other items)

[Edit; Cancel or Repost] Hail Klob Pulp and click edit, here you can cancel items, or repost expired items.

[Cashout] Hail Klob Pulp and click [cashout] to receive and profit you have made. The Auction Ogre will take a 10% commission from every sale.

Bonus Advancement EXP

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How to report a bug

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Additional Resources

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