Creating an Account[edit | edit source]
- In order to sign up for an account, go to the hordes.io main page, and click on the green button the the far right that says "log in."
- At the bottom of your screen, click the link that says "sign up."
- In order to sign up, you must pick a username, password, and enter your email.
- The email will be used to reset your password, should you ever forget it.
- Your username will only be used sign into your account, and will not be visible to other players.
Creating a Character[edit | edit source]
To create a Character, go to the main page, and click on the "Create" tab in the middle of your screen. You can also create character from your "Character" page.
Choose a name for your character. After reaching level 7 you will still be able to register a different, unique name.
Decide between the two factions: Vanguard or Bloodlust.
Think about what class do you prefer to play:
- Warrior - charging to your enemy, silencing them and reducing their movement speed while whirling and dealing short range damage.
- Mage - escaping close combat, then dealing high AOE damage at long range plus slowing down your enemies.
- Shaman - healing wounds as well as increasing movement speed of yourself and your allies while dealing damage over time.
- Archer - sprint and chase your enemy to stackingly reduce their armor and increase damage of your consecutive shots.
Entering the World[edit | edit source]
Interface[edit | edit source]
Let's take a look at the user interface and some controls you will definitely use:
- Character panel displays information about your character including level, stats and equipped items.
- It can be quickly toggled using the C key. It can be dragged / moved around by holding down the left mouse button.
- Inventory panel acts as a bag and displays items you are carrying and also the amount of gold you have.
- It can be quickly toggled using the B key. It can be dragged / moved around by holding down the left mouse button.
- Clan panel shows your current clan and clan members.
- There are four realms at the moment (all located in the US). You can switch between them, however, you cannot switch while in combat.
- Chat window shows player messages of all realms. There are two channels however: Global (anyone can read) and Clan (clan members can read).
- Chat with other players by pressing the Enter / Return key. Switch between channels in the bottom left corner.
- See your current key bindings by typing "/bindings" in the chat window. Click here to see all the available commands.
Looking Around[edit | edit source]
If you have played a MMORPG before, this won't be a problem for you.
- Use a Mouse to rotate your character.
By default the character camera is locked, meaning it will always face with your character. Unlock it in the Settings menu to look around without rotating your character.
Moving Around[edit | edit source]
- You can move using WASD as well as arrow keys.
Base movement speed is constant - 8 (monsters move slightly slower - 5). Leveling up does not increase the speed.
- Note that boots increase move speed. Always go for highest Move Speed stat to move faster (at least for farming monster experience).
- Some abilities allows you to move faster for a few seconds or teleport. Use them at all times! Also great for escaping close combat.
Spawn[edit | edit source]
You are still probably located on one of the two spawns if you haven't moved too far yet.
- There's a purple mob there, named Trader. Remember his position as you will return back to him many times to sell items.
Start of a Long Journey[edit | edit source]
Learning about Abilities[edit | edit source]
- You can use abilities using keys 1, 2, 3 and 4.
For now 1 (for a Shaman 3) is the only skill available to you to damage enemies. Unlock your 2 as soon as possible - a great AOE (Area of Effect) damaging spell.
Keep your damaging and healing abilities upgraded to their maximum.
- Note that upgrading abilities without a damaging or healing effect is useless! This has been confirmed by developers.
Finding a Monster[edit | edit source]
Start by killing lower level monsters (1-4) that are wandering around your spawn. Further away from spawn you will go, the higher level monsters you will find.
Selecting a Target[edit | edit source]
- You can select your target by clicking on it using the Left Mouse Button.
- Tab key can also be used to select and switch between nearby monsters.
Combat with Monsters[edit | edit source]
- Use your 1 (Shaman 3) to kill a few monsters.
- Make sure you loot anything they drop:
- Visit the Trader to sell items you don't need. It will greatly increase your Gold income.
Grinding / Farming[edit | edit source]
These terms are used when you continuously kill monsters (usually in packs, attacking many at once) in order to gain experience and reach next levels faster.
- Aggravate at least two packs of monsters (around 12) and use the AOE skill on them.
- You will be able to damage monsters that are around 10 levels higher than you, others will resist the damage. Higher level means more experience!
- Keep an eye out for special types of a monster, giving much more experience: Monster Knight, Golden Knight, Golden King.