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    Default The "Things I wish I had known sooner" thread...

    * When you get a larger bag, you can drag it over the smaller bag and it will replace it and move all the items from the small bag into the larger bag.

    * Under Setting->Interface are NUMEROUS checkbox's that can totally change how the game plays for you, including things like targeting my target and showing actualy health numbers in bars, etc

    * You cannot chain cast via a single macro, however you can put multiple abilities in a macro and hit the same key and it will cast whichever one it can first. Ie, put reactives, then timed melee, then melee, then timed range, then range and just press the single button. Works great for making sure you dont miss the reactive popup, however in PvP it can make you a little worse because you arent always casting the exactly right ability.

    * Runes (from runebreaking) make a HUGE difference in character ability.

    * Do more rifts, planar shards matter.

    * Purple and Blue planar shards are only good in the zone you earned them, but planite is good in all areas

    * If you hit Escape to get to the main menu there is an "Import" button. It will import all settings (keybinds, graphics ooptions, layout, etc) from another character that you have already set up to the one you are on

    * This link: Slash Commands- Shows the useful /commands, including such things as how to save and load equipment when you change roles.

    * This link: ACT - Shows how to set up Advanced Combat Tracker for Rift (lets you fine tune your damage per second by trying different things and seeing the results)

    * In the Raid window people's names are color-coded by their role.
    •Red = tank
    •Purple = support (typically Bard)
    •Blue = Healer
    •Yellow = Ranged DPS
    •Brown = Melee DPS

    * When you complete some major quests, a diamond appears top center of your screen, click it to claim your loot for that event.

    *In settings you can make it so you can queue spells / abilities up (default is short queue, can change to long queue or no queue)*

    *Turning VSync off can DRASTICALLY improve your Frames per second*

    *Under Settings there is a greyed out Global UI size. This will scale the bags and Character box, which you can not do manually under Edit Layout*

    *If you collect an artifact, and when you go to add it the artifact window is just a blank screen - close it, press C, click on Artifact - and your option to add it will reappear*

    *The Planar Lure that you get from an early quest will allow you to convert Tears to Rifts. You will get an additional point bonus for doing this, which will boost you up the leaderboard*

    *Under Settings there is an Auto PVP Flag option - turning this off will not put you into PVP mode if you accidentally hit an enemy stone*

    * When you have to use an item for a quest, no need to search it in ur inventory. Just press the icon apearing in your quest list on screen.

    * Press Ctrl+F (default) to search your bags

    * When key-binding, hover the mouse pointer over the action bar slot you want to bind a key to and press the key you want to bind to it

    * /twitter <text> and /twitterpic <text> to make twitter updates while playing

    * To search on H for an item, if you have one copy of it in your Bag, just Right click on this item and AH will auto-search the AH.

    * Many NPC's offer daily quests, for crafting, winning Warfronts, or simple quests. Doing them nets you nice rewards, experience, and faction coin for buying special items

    * If you have a soul with no training points spent in it, you can swap it out for another soul without going to any trainer. Please note you must have at least 4 souls for this to work.

    * At level 13 you can get quests (one at a time) for the other 5 souls you have not already gained. To get it, just go close a rift and then use the item in your bag, then turn in the quest. This lets you have 8 souls to choose between.

    * You can have uip to 4 roles (each one costs more) so you can have 4 different setups. Also, you can make a macro that changes your role and all your equiipment (if neede, ie tank to dps spec)

    * When you visit a vendor, there is a small icon at the bottom center of his trade window. The icon looks like a stack of coins, on a small circular button. This will sell all sellables (gray items) in your bags.

    * While in game, type /exportui <filename> and hit enter, this saves a file in the rift folder for your ui setup
    Then type /exportkeybindings <filename> and hit enter, this saves a file in the rift folder for your keybindings

    Now when you go to another shard, etc., you can type /importui <filename>, then /importkeybindings <filename>.

    * Here is another tip. Save different UI setups for melee, spellcasters, petusers, etc.
    Examples

    /exportui melee
    /exportui spells
    /exportui pet

    * Auction EVERYTHING you dont need that is runebreakable. Runebreakers will buy inexpensive greens off the AH, allowing them to advance skill and you to make more than the vendor will pay.

    * In the settings menu, there is an option to "Cast on Target of Target"; This is excellent as a healer spec. Keep your target as your tank, and you can continue to cast damaging spells at what your target is targeting, and still throw heals on your target, all without losing your tank target.

    * CONTROL-LEFT CLICK on a piece of gear (weapon, armor) and a preview pane will pop up so that you can view the item on your character. (also can zoom in and rotate said character)

    * Explore more. There are a lot of hidden places that have rewards in the too. One for example is the highest mountain peak in Silverwood, had a blue item for me and an achievement for reaching it.
    Last edited by Archaegeo; 02-28-2011 at 01:27 PM. Reason: Updating tips

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    Great post

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    first one made my day......didn't knew! ty
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    If you hit Escape to get to the main menu there is an "Import" button. It will import all settings (keybinds, graphics ooptions, layout, etc) from another character that you have already set up to the one you are on!!

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    Second one
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    Quote Originally Posted by MMoplaya1971 View Post
    If you hit Escape to get to the main menu there is an "Import" button. It will import all settings (keybinds, graphics ooptions, layout, etc) from another character that you have already set up to the one you are on!!
    This only works within a shard. You can also "/exportui" and "/exportkeybindings" (and /import...) to copy across shards, or from beta. If you played in beta.

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    Blue and purple tokens from rifts are really only useable in the zone that you get them in? I didn't know that..... I was going to hoard mine for higher level stuff.

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    My contribution:

    In the Raid window people's names are color-coded by their role.
    • Red = tank
    • Purple = support (typically Bard)
    • Blue = Healer
    • Yellow = Ranged DPS
    • Brown = Melee DPS

    In Black Garden Warfront:
    • Keeping the Fang closer to its spawn points yields a faster rate of point accumulation. So if your team is dominating, have your Fang carrier stay near the Fang spawn location.
    • You should assign a healer to spam heals on the Fang carrier.
    • Tanks make the best Fang carriers, especially if they have a pocket healer.
    • When a player has the Fang, a bar will appear below the blue/red score UI. This bar shows the name of the player with the Fang, their faction (Guardian or Defiant) and their health. You can click on the bar and it will automatically target the Fang carrier.

    In The Codex Warfront:
    The Codex flag gives more points per tick, so it is a high value target.
    If your team has captured the Codex, but the other team has the other 3 flags, you will lose. You need the Codex plus one other flag to win (or more flags).

    Rifts
    When you participate in a Rift you will see the little circular Rift UI icon appear (right side of your screen just below your minimap). This UI item tells you what phase the Rift is on, has a few buttons you can interact with (bag icon you can click on to take items you have gained from participating in the Rift, etc.), and had a vertical bar on the left side of the UI.

    As you participate in the Rift you will see a slider move up/down on the participation bar and the bar will change color. The color represents your participation level in the Rift event. The higher your bar is filled (gold color is top) the more participation you have accumulated and the more/better rewards you will obtain once the Rift event is over.

    Participation is factored by the number of actions you have done during the Rift event. Each button press represents an action. Spam instants, and you will gain loads of participation. Use channeled spells or over-time spells and you won't accumulate much participation (and will probably only walk away with a few paltry planarite).

    Bags:
    You can buy 8-slot bags from the General Vendor NPC for ~$32 gold. Conversely 6-slot player made bags sell for the same or more on the AH since the game's economy is still new. Buyer beware on the AH.
    Last edited by Godzillamax; 02-28-2011 at 05:42 AM.

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    I wish everyone knew that you can complete quest goals in a raid group. I know it, I just wish everyone else did =)
    Last edited by Fozzle; 02-28-2011 at 05:40 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Archaegeo View Post
    Purple and Blue planar shards are only good in the zone you earned them
    Did not know this, thank you much for pointing that out. Was wondering what happened to my shards.

    Quote Originally Posted by MMoplaya1971 View Post
    If you hit Escape to get to the main menu there is an "Import" button. It will import all settings (keybinds, graphics ooptions, layout, etc) from another character that you have already set up to the one you are on!!
    Yeah was frustrated at first cause I had to do each interface and settings over and over. Then realized there was an import option to just copy everything. Made it so much easier.

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    *In settings you can make it so you can queue spells / abilities up (default is short queue, can change to long queue or no queue)*

    *Turning VSync off can DRASTICALLY improve your Frames per second*

    *Under Settings there is a greyed out Global UI size. This will scale the bags and Character box, which you can not do manually under Edit Layout*

    *If you collect an artifact, and when you go to add it the artifact window is just a blank screen - close it, press C, click on Artifact - and your option to add it will reappear*

    *The Planar Lure that you get from an early quest will allow you to convert Tears to Rifts. You will get an additional point bonus for doing this, which will boost you up the leaderboard*

    *Under Settings there is an Auto PVP Flag option - turning this off will not put you into PVP mode if you accidentally hit an enemy stone*
    "There is too much hype these days. When people donít know much about something, they tend to fill in the blanks the way they want them to be filled in. They are almost always disappointed" - Will Wright

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    When you have to use an item for a quest, no need to search it in ur inventory. Just press the icon apearing in your quest list on screen.

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    * Press Ctrl+F (default) to search your bags
    * When key-binding, hover the mouse pointer over the action bar slot you want to bind a key to and press the key you want to bind to it
    * /twitter <text> and /twitterpic <text> to make twitter updates while playing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Archaegeo View Post
    * Purple and Blue planar shards are only good in the zone you earned them
    Oooo, thank you!

    I was actually just wondering this last night. I have more than a few, but I was debating holding on to them for gear farther down the line. I decided to go ahead and purchase a couple upgrades and I'm glad that I did now!

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    As people add tips, I am adding them (mostly) to the top post.

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