How Do You Play This Game?

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Welcome to Sword of the New World, explorer! My name is Ambassador Neume from the Department of Pioneering Support, and I was commissioned by her majesty the queen to write this guide for new pioneers. Within these pages you will find information useful to you in your exploration of Granado Espada.

First off, ensure that you have your account name and password, as well as your game client. Without these things your journey cannot begin.

The Launcher
Open the Sword of the New World client. The first thing you will see is the launcher. There are several important things to take note of here:


* Notice: This area will tell you important information and announcements regarding Sword of the New World. Feel free to click any of the links to find out more.
* Patch Bars: These bars will fill as the launcher verifies that your client is up to date. If it is not, the launcher will automatically patch to the newest version of the game. Depending on connection speed this should only take a matter of moments.
* Auto-Start: Clicking the box labeled \"Start automatically after patch\" in the lower left corner of the launcher will auto-start the game after it has checked for any patch information.
* Windowed mode: Clicking the box labeled "Start as window mode" will launch the client in windowed mode instead of full screen.
* Start: This button will be labeled "Cancel" while the launcher is patching or verifying the client. When the client is patched to the most recent version, this button will say "Start", at which point clicking here will launch the Sword of the New World game client.
* Options: Clicking this window will pull up the options menu. PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS THE ONLY PLACE WHERE YOU CAN CHANGE THE SCREEN RESOLUTION OF THE GAME! You will not be able to do this in game. The screen resolution is the only drop-down menu on the options page. As soon as you select the desired resolution (usually the same as your desktop resolution) you can click accept (which should already be highlighted at the bottom of the options menu).
* Close: This button will close the launcher.


Logging In
Once the game client launches you will be brought to the login screen. Here you will have the option to:

* Enter ID/Password: Enter your login information as well as save your ID and enter the game world.
* Server List: Select the world you would like to play in. Remember, characters are created on a specific world and only exist on that world.
* Refresh: This will refresh the World Server listing.
* Register: This will take you to the registration page if you have not done so already.
* Replay: This is a unique feature of Sword of the New World. While in game you can record video clips of play to send to friends or just watch later. This is where you go to view your Replays or Replays sent by friends.
* Homepage: This will take you to the Sword of the New World website.
* Game Exit: This will close the client.


Your Quarters
Once you log into your server, you will be taken to your Quarters. Quarters can house up to 9 characters, and each family can own up to 4 Quarters for a total of 36 characters. While in your quarters you can:

* Quarters: At the top left of your screen you will see your family name and current family level. Your family level grants an inherent "buff" to all of your characters. Every character over level 10 contributes family points, which advances your family's level. In this area you will also find your Quarters selection. Click on the button labeled Quarters 1, Quarters 2, etc. to see the characters you have in those Quarters. If a section of your Quarters is currently empty, its button will be grayed out. Quarters Slots tells you how many spots are currently open in your quarters. You can increase this number by talking to NPCs in game.
* Team Area: The characters standing in the foreground are currently in your team. To add a character to your team, click on that character and select the "Add to team" option that appears. To remove a character from your team click on that character and select "Exclude from team". Remember, you have multiple Quarters. If the character you want is not visible in the Quarters you are in, select another Quarters at the top right of the screen.
* Help: This area will display tips and hints based on your current team selection.
* Character Creation: Click this button to create a new character or use a Unique Player Character (UPC). In the Character Creation Screen you can select the gender and class of your character, view the base stats for each class and UPC, and change the costume the character is wearing. You can also name your character here. Remember, in the game world all of your characters will display your family name. The character's first name must be unique to the server, be 16 characters or less, and only A-Z and 0-9 can be used.
* Character Deletion: Deletes a character, and disables new character creation for 1 minute.
* Family Deletion: Be careful with this button, as it will delete your family entirely. This option can only be chosen if there are no active characters in the family.
* Log-out: This will take you back to the login screen
* Game Completion: This will close the client.
* Former Start: This will return you to the last place you logged out of the game with the characters you had in your team at the time.
* New Start: This will enter you into the game world with the characters currently selected on your 'Team' displayed at the front of the screen (See Team Area for more info).
* Channel: This will select what channel you will enter the game world on. A channel is a copy of the entire game world (think of it like a sub-server). While you can receive whispers, clan chat and squad chat between channels you will not be able to see other players that are not on you channel. So make sure you coordinate with your friends so you are always on the correct channel together.


The New World Awaits
At this point in the game you can only take one character to the game world, so create one and add that character to your team. The character will walk forward into the team area. Click "New Start" and begin the tutorial. The tutorial will introduce basic game commands and concepts, and you will be able to unlock multi-character control (MCC). At this point you will return to your Quarters to create and select more characters to join your team.

At the end of the tutorial you will meet Sir Lyndon. He will get you started with a few quests as well as give you some basic equipment. Don't forget to talk to the Combat Trainer to the right of Sir Lyndon before you leave, as he has important information about MCC and combat in general.

Controls and Hot Keys
Finally, to move in Sword of the New World, simply left click on the ground and your characters will move to that spot. Right clicking the screen and dragging the mouse will pan the camera around your characters. You can adjust the functionality and viewpoint of the camera in the options menu in game (Alt + O). You can also change your mouse sensitivity in the options menu if the camera movement is too slow for you.


* Hot Keys: Each character has room for up to 5 stance skills, 1 class skill and 2 usable item slots on their action bar at the bottom of the screen. You can either click a button on the action bar to use that ability or item, or you can press the corresponding hot key. They are as follows:Character 1: Q, W, E, R, and T for stance skills, Y for class skills and U, I for items.Character 2: A, S, D, F, and G for stance skills, H for class skills and J, K for items.Character 3: Z, X, C, V and B for stance skills, N for class skills and M and comma (,) for items.
* Defend Mode: To attack a monster, just left click on it and your characters will begin auto-attacking. You can also press SPACEBAR to make your characters enter Defend mode, which will order them to automatically attack any nearby enemies. Be aware, though, while in Defend mode they may chase enemies that run away, thus splitting up your team.
* Hold Mode: Hold mode is your friend. While in Hold mode your team will hold their positions and attack monsters that get close to them. If a monster runs away, your team will not pursue (Unlike Defend Mode). To activate hold mode hit CTRL + H.
* Harvest Mode: When an item drops after you defeat a monster, you can left click the item and your characters will pick it up. Alternately, you can hit CTRL + SPACEBAR to pick up any nearby items to which you have looting rights.

Well, you are now ready to begin exploring the New World. Remember, while in-game if you have any questions you can always access the help menu by hitting ALT + H.

Welcome to the Granado Espada, and good luck in your travels!

Kudos to Nume of K2 for this

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