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This thread's purpose is to give players new to Heroes a detailed tutorial. If you are unfamiliar with Heroes, I suggest reading the whole thing.
Choosing a Hero
There are 5 different 'Starter' Heroes, that are commonly referred to as 'Tier 1s'. They each represent a unique style of gameplay. For more detailed information regarding each Hero, click on the names, and explore their Specialties, or as most people call them, Specs.
Don't forget, at the bottom of each Hero page, their Tier 2s, or Specs, are listed. The aim of Tier 2s is to explore the diversity of a Tier 1. For example, Rogues are generally mobile, have high damage / crits, and are skilled with blades. The current 3 Specs of Rogue delve into those 3 things and make them something Unique.
Once you've found a Hero you think you would like to play, type
/hero choose [classname]
And Voila! You have begun your journey.
Choosing a Profession
The next important thing you must do is choose a Profession.
There are currently 4 Professions to choose from. The aim of Professions is to
A. Reward non-combat play,
B. Provide a way for players to make money, and
C. Provide special unlocks for players that reach a high enough level in their profession.
To learn what Heroes are currently available to starters, type
When you type this, you'd see that the 4 Professions are:
And the Specs for each Professions are these:
MINER turns into BLACKSMITH
ENCHANTER turns into INFUSER
LUMBERJACK turns into BOWYER
FARMER turns into SURVIVALIST
Once you've thought over what Profession you'd like to be, you must now Choose it. The command for choose Professions is as follos:
/hero prof [Profession]
All this information can be discovered by you as well, using certain commands. There is also even more detailed information you can obtain. Here are some commands that pertain to information gathering:
/hero specs [classname]
This command shows the Specs of a specific Class.
Shows the Skills that a specific class can learn. Mouse over the '?' next to a skill to read what it does.
/hero armor [classname]
/hero tools [classname]
Shows what a specific hero can use as armor / weapons, and shows the damage values for weapons it can use.
Using these commands, it is easy to find out details about Heroes.
Now that you've chosen your Heroes, it's time to start learning how to use what your Hero can do. You've already learned to use the /skills command. Let's pretend you've chosen MAGE as a primary Hero. You type /skills and see that the skill Fireball is green and ready to be used. There are two ways to use skills:
When you use this command, it will use the selected skill if possible.
When you use this command and are holding an Item in your hand, you will be able to use that skill whenever you right click holding that item.
Now, you're done with the Basics of Heroes. If you'd like to learn more about Heroes and the RPG elements it represents, click on this:
ADVANCED HEROES TUTORIAL