User Interface

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Quest window

The Quest window actually features three tabs that can be easily missed:

  • Quests and Favors: Your typical quest log. As of the alpha it currently does not distinguish completed quests. However, a notification appears on the screen along with a distinctive sound whenever you progress on a quest objective.
  • Stuff to Do : Provides a list of objectives with basic hints. This is a nice feature for players who want to try and discover a lot on their own. Note that many of those objectives are out of the reach of a new player and will require some time to complete!
  • Notepad : An easily missed feature, the notepad lets you jot down notes in-game. This can be useful to remember Words of Power that you may want to use later, and can be useful to remember key information for several quests. Note that there is NOT a Control-Z (undo) feature, so be careful.

Inventory

An illustration of a typical adventurer's backpack.

The Inventory window can be resized however you want. The size of the items can be changed via Options > GUI and Windows > Inventory Item Icon Size.

As your character grows, you will gain additional Inventory slots through skills like Endurance (permanent), through certain recipes (this appears to be a temporary effect), and sometimes granted by item properties (also temporary).

The Sort option can be useful because the game currently does not allow to reorganize your backpack contents by drag and drop. The sort option will place all combat gear first (armor and weapons), which makes it easier to switch between weapons and armor as you switch between skills. Sometimes it can be useful also to drop items on the ground, then quickly pick them up, as this will move them to the end of the inventory. It is also possible to exchange the position of items, by dragging one item onto another.

The items in your inventory with the red E are the ones that you have currently equipped, items with red borders are quest items.

To drop an item click and drag the item onto the panel below that appears below the inventory. Be aware that any items dropped in this way can be picked up by players nearby!

To split a stack of items left click the item while holding the shift key.

Buying and selling

Press shift when buying to buy more than one unit of an item at once.

Press shift when selling to sell a single item instead of the whole stack.

I you go the the Sell-tab for a NPC, you can hover your mouse over the amount of money the NPC has left, to see when the money for that NPC will reset to it's begin amount.

Map

Press M or use the button on the sidebar to open the map. The map of the area you are in can be resized. Currently, not all locations have maps.

You can place markers on the map, for places of interest you may want to remember (this can also be useful for planning a route among multiple mining surveys). The markers can be renamed or removed by clicking on them.

Grouping

After inviting someone to a your group(party) (and them accepting), or after accepting a group-invitation yourself, you can open the Social window, to see who is grouped with you. This also allows you to see their armor and health (some classes have abilities that allow them to heal other players).

The Chat Window and Commands

Slash commands are typed in the console. These always start with a forward slash (EG. /wiki).

Linking items in chat

To link items in chat, simply drag and drop one or more items to the chat window while you have a message typed.

Ghost-chat

To enable ghost chat simply click the little red cross. That is, click the close button instead of using the chat toggle key. From there on, the chat will only appear when someone talks, and will disappear again after a few seconds. In addition, the chat appears somewhat transparent. It reduces clutter and adds a little to immersion. You can configure how long the ghost-chat should last in Options > GUI and Windows, along with the transparency level.

Command List

/help Provides an in-game reminder of the available commands.

Chat Rooms

You can create and join chat rooms. Users automatically start in the "Trade" and "Help" channels. You can:

/rooms Displays a list of public chat rooms.
/join Custom1 Joins the room "Custom1". If no one is in that channel, it will create it for you.
/join -Custom1 Joins/creates the private chat room "Custom1". Anyone can still join it, but it won't show up under /rooms.
/leave Custom1 Leaves a chat room.
/c hi everybody! Speak in the last custom chat room you joined/used
/c OtherRoom hi everybody! Speak in the custom chat room named 'OtherRoom'

Social

The default message mode is shown left of the line where you type messages in. Left click it to cycle between 'GLOBAL', 'NEARBY' and 'GROUP'.

/t PlayerName hi Tell player PlayerName the message 'hi'.

(Private message aka PM)

/r hello Reply to whoever last talked to you with /t.
/g morning! Send a message on the global chat (across all game zones).
/n hello Talk to nearby players so they can hear you say 'hello'.
/p hello Talk to your current group members and say 'hello'.
/a hello Directly message your guild!

Dealing with Other Players

These commands are used to impact how you interact with other players!

/friend PlayerName Ask PlayerName if you may add him/her to your friends list.
/unfriend PlayerName Stop being friends with PlayerName.
/ignore Show all players that you're ignoring.
/ignore PlayerName Ignore all communication from player PlayerName.
/unignore PlayerName Hear what PlayerName has to say again.
/incognito Toggle incognito mode on/off. This will stay between logins.

While incognito you are hiding from social features.
eg. You won't be listed in online lists.

/who Show players in the same map-area as you (it is indeed area such as "AreaTutorialCave", not the full zone).
/who all Show all players logged in (up to 100).
/restrict Provides a list of options. With the /restrict command, you can prevent other players from interacting with you in various ways. Use "/restrict <type> [on/off]". For instance, to stop other players from inviting you to their guild, use "/restrict GuildInvite on". Change the 'on' to 'off' to turn off that restriction. For more information about what a particular restriction means, use it by itself, like "/restrict GuildInvite"
/restrict FriendInvite When this restriction is active, players who try to become your friend will be told that you are not accepting friend-invites right now.
/restrict GroupInvite When this restriction is active, players who try to invite you to their hunting group will be told that you are already in a hunting group (whether or not you are).
/restrict GuildInvite When this restriction is active, players who try to invite you to their guild will be told that you are already in a guild (whether or not you are).
/restrict Trade When this restriction is active, players who try to trade with you will be told that you aren't interested in trading right now.
/restrict ReceiveTips When this restriction is active, players who try to tip you will receive a message that you aren't accepting tips right now.
/restrict PickUpOthersItems When active, you will be unable to pick up items on the ground, except for items that you personally dropped. This unusual restriction is intended for 'challenge mode' characters who do not want to accidentally receive outside help.
/restrict BeMilked When this restriction is active, players that try to milk you will be told that you are too busy to be milked. Note: this restriction is only relevant if you have been cursed into cow form.
/restrict HearOration When this restriction is active, you will not see other players' oration. For instance, you will not be prompted to critique player poetry.
/tip PlayerName 100 Send 100 coins to PlayerName. Must be nearby!

Guilds

These commands are available to guilds.

/guild help See a list of guild commands you have permission to use
/guild who See guild members that are online. If they are /incognito the guild member will not show up on this list.
/guild invite PlayerName Invite a player to join your guild.
/guild kick PlayerName Kick a player from your guild (must have kick privileges, and can only kick players of lower rank).
/guild message something Sets the guild's message of the day to something (must have message privileges).
/guild rank PlayerName Member Sets PlayerName's rank to "Member" (must have privileges, can't promote to a higher rank them themselves, can't demote higher-ranked players).
/guild auditlogs Displays guild logs for Rank 9 or 10 guild members by default. /guild auditlogs old will show the previous week's logs.

Hunting Groups

/invite PlayerName Invite PlayerName to join your party.
/loot free Everyone in your group will be able to loot every corpse.
/loot turns Your group will take turns getting permission to loot non-Elites.

Other Commands

These commands, listed in-game, do various things.

/age Show statistics about your character such as when the character was created, time online, number of deaths, damage taken, damaged dealt.
/blog View the development-blog web page
/forum View or search the game's forum
/wiki something Search this wiki for 'something' (this will open a page in your default browser).
/isearch This command searches all external storage, such as the storage provided by NPCs for chests you find in dungeons. Specify the name of an item to search for it. (NOTE: This command does not search account-wide storage or guild storage).
/isearch Salt This command would find items with the name Salt, Salty Cakes, and Bassalt.
/isearch +Salt This command uses Exact Searching, and will search for the exact item after the plus. Only Salt will be found.
/messages Will show the current message of the day set by the game administrator along with some "system" messages, such as admin messages sent to you or cancellation/fulfillment notices of player work orders.
/motd Displays the system message of the day
/redeem Provides a list of special item vouchers you may be able to redeem.
/roll 2d6 Roll two six-sided dice and announce the results.
/status Show the server status including the last time the server was restarted, the amount of time you have been online and ping time.
/wordhunt Play the word-hunt minigame

Emotes

The following commands cause your character to animate for roleplaying purposes. They don't actually have any real effect. (For instance, using /nap is not the same as actually napping in a bed).

/brag Plays a short animation.
/cry Plays a short animation.
/howl Plays a short animation. Howls with rage in nearby chat.
/jeer Plays a short animation.
/laugh Plays a short animation.
/nap Plays a short animation.
/read Plays a short animation.
/sit Plays a short animation. This is just visual and doesn't increase your regeneration rate, sorry EverQuest fans!
/smith Plays a short animation.
/stretch Plays a short animation.
/taunt Plays a short animation.
/wave Plays a short animation.

Unlisted Commands

The following commands exist, but are not displayed in the in-game help window.

/mapclear Removes map pins from all maps.
/unstickcharacter <name of character> Used when it seems impossible to log into a character, typing this command on another character of the same account will transport the stuck character to Anagoge.
/behaviorreport Displays a Behavior Report window for the character. This displays lots of information that could be used for player-run Challenges.
/zapresourcesicefishing Removes all of a character's icefishing traps from the world. The removed items are gone. You can also use this on other craft items. Add the appropriate word to the zap command: brewing, fletching, cheesemaking, icefishing, mushroomfarming. The game will give you a message to confirm along with a code number. If you're sure, type the command again with the code number and everything deployed for that item will be deleted. Game advises only using this when the craft item is stuck (can't select it). Game may also advise you not to deploy items too close to the edge of a zone to avoid getting items stuck.