Getting started

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Getting Started[edit | edit source]

This guide will give a brief introduction of how to start playing in the world of Domdaria.

Creating a character[edit | edit source]

The first step is to create a character from the character management page. Choose a name that is fantasy like, i.e. not an English word. The choice of race will decide your base attribute levels and your characters starting avatar (aka icon). The choice of the class is the one that will has most impact on what kind of play style that will fit your character.

Read more about the different races (Gnome, Human) and classes (Fighter, Sorcerer, Dominator, Templar)

Character Information/Persona[edit | edit source]

Keyboard shortcut: P

To see information about your character, including your name, attribute values, equipment, and inventory you can either select 'Persona' from the menu or the use the keyboard shortcut to bring up the Persona panel. You can equip/unequip items by dragging them to and from the appropriate slots and the attribute display will update immediately. It is possible to use, drop/or destroy, and split stacked items from this panel as well.

Movement[edit | edit source]

Keyboard shortcut: W/A/S/D

When you have entered the game you can start moving around with help of the arrow keys (left for west, up for north, etc.) and the home and end keys (home is up and end is down). The alternative ways of moving your character is to use the arrow buttons along the edges of the map, which are only available if it is possible to move in the corresponding direction, or by typing the name of the direction in the command prompt. If there are any special directions/exits in the current area these will be displayed with an overlay over the map, which is also the case if an direction/exit is blocked by a closed or locked door for instance.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Keyboard shortcut: B

When you are familiar with how to navigate it is time to look at the abilities that are available to your class. You can access the abilities window either via the menu or the keyboard shortcut key. You start with 1 ability point that can be used to pick one ability by clicking on it. Each new level will give you 1 new ability point that can be spent on an ability. You use the abilities by first drag dropping them onto the hotkeys panel, right above the command prompt, and then clicking on them or by using their corresponding hotkey button (1-9 and CTRL+1-9).

Orientation[edit | edit source]

Information about the current room and its contents can be seen in the panel just left of the map. You can interact with the objects and creatures in the room by left, right and double clicking on them with the mouse cursor. The map can be used to orientate yourself in the current zone but also to spot creatures in the adjacent visible rooms.

Questing[edit | edit source]

Keyboard shortcut: J

Questing is one of the main features of the game and also the main way to advance in level and power with a character. You should find your first quest by hailing Boram the newbie guide at your first spawn location. Following this first quest should give you new quests in turn. One good way to find new quests is to hail friendly (green) npcs all over the world. Quests will give you a great amount of experience, gold and also equipment.

Fighting[edit | edit source]

Keyboard shortcut: A (select creature first)

Once you are ready to start a fight with a creature, preferably some helpless animal, you can target it by left clicking on it and pressing the shortcut key to start attacking or by using an offensive ability on it. If the fight doesn't go your way try to flee by moving out of the room. Most lower level creatures will not hunt you down, however some are particularly aggressive and higher level monsters are likely to follow you at least within a certain distance of their starting position or within an area.

Learn more[edit | edit source]

The best way to learn more is by experimenting and talking to other players. If you need help do not hesitate to ask questions in the newbie channel (type newbie followed by your question in the command panel). To chat you can select the input box or pres Enter and then type. Hitting Enter again will send what you've typed and un-focus from the input box.