Current date/time is Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:29 pm
- Frequently asked question
- You're new to this server and there are probably a few things you want to know.
Now, before you head out of Rogue Encampment, it's a good idea to read your player journal (press J). It covers the server rules and some good info on waypoints, rune items and much more. If you have a serious problem in game ... Don't use shout when you think you need a DM, try the DM channel first and wait for a bit. You won't be able to see the message that you typed in your chatbox when using DM channel. This is normal. If you don't get a reply but your question was nice and all, look if there's a player you could ask. Open the player list (press P), select the player and click on *Send Message*, now write your question. If that won't help, you can use shout and wait for a reply, but don't start a chat in shout. Instead go for private messages or team up and use party chat. This is also covered by the server rules, I just wanted to point it out here.
- Where do I start ?
Really simple. Look around! Use the TAB key and talk to the Non-Player Characters (NPC) you see in town. For players who have played Diablo 2 before, this part can be a little bit easier. Your first contact in Rogue Encampment is Akara. Use the NPC *Quest Master* only if you don't know what to do after you've read the journal. It can be more confusing than helpful if you have more than one active quest.
- Waypoints, what's that ?
Waypoints are teleporters that can save you a lot of time you would spend with running around. When you see a new waypoint, use your TAB key and click on the colored area around the waypoint. You will need all waypoints from Cold Plains to your last waypoint. The best way to get them is from outside the waypoint then click on the colored area. You can use your [Player] Waypoints to check which waypoint you have and if there's any missing waypoint.
- I can't find the waypoint for area X !
Use your map (press M), have it open all the time. You can make it smaller (or bigger) with the little dot on top of the map. This is also very helpful when you are in a party to see what's going on. Now you need to explore a bit. Also watch out for *Map Shrines*, they will reveal the entire area for you along with all mapnotes.
- I still can't find the waypoint but my journal says there is one !
Some parts have multiple areas with the same name. For example Dark Wood (West), Dark Wood (Center), Dark Wood (East) etc. The waypoint can be found in one of those areas, but it's not always along the main route.
- I'm not allowed to access an Act !
Now you're in jail. Why? You are missing one or more of the waypoint tokens up to this point. Check all your waypoints in your inventory and see which one is missing. Now you need to find the missing waypoint in game. You will also land in jail when you use the scoreboard in Rogue Encampment and jump to party leader while the party leader is in a later act than you. Before youdo this always check which area and act a player is currently in. Hover your mouse over a player character portait in your party.
- Where can I get town portal scrolls ?
You can buy town portal scrolls from almost every merchant in the game. They show up on the middle page of the NPC store and cost 500 gold each. Town portals can be made when you right-click on a town portal scroll, then use it. Note that you must be out of any combat to use an active town portal. This includes your teammates who are close to you as well as any summons, henchmen and animal companions. A town portal will always bring you back to Rogue Encampment. From there it will send you back to the last town portal that you used, not the last town portal that your character did activate.
- I'm stuck! The door to the next area is locked and needs a specific key.
You get this specific key after doing the quest that is going on at this point of the act. Talk to all the Non-Player Characters (NPC) in the starting area of your current act. Most of the time after Act 1 this is Cain, but not always. When you see a message *Quest X updated*, open your journal again if you didn't follow the in-game conversation with the NPC. Now you should have an idea about what to do. On some rare occasions, a quest NPC refuses to give you a key. This can happen in Act 2 when you are in party with someone who already did this quest. Leave the party and try again.
- What's this storage chest about ?
Here you can store items that you don't need with your character but want to keep. You can use the chest with all your characters. This way you can give items to your other characters. The storage chest holds up to 50 items. If you loot a lot stuff, it will fill up quickly. Items that you put in the storage chest will stay there and don't go away when the server restarts.
- The storage chest is in use but I can't see anyone in front of it !
There is a storage chest in every act in the game. Chances are, someone else in another act is using it at this time. Be patient and don't try to open the chest when you see someone in front of it. However if you're finished using the chest, be polite and step away from it to show that you're done and others can now use it.
- What are runes and how can I use them ?
Bosses with deep red names can drop runes. Keep and collect them until you come to Lut Gholein. Here you will find a special chest, close to the storage chest. You need 3 runes of the same name to make a rune item. Before you use the rune chest, split the stack of runes into single runes (right-click on the stack to seperate them). Now place the single runes into the chest and close the lid, then take your brandnew rune item! You will laugh, but I once found a rune item inside the rune chest that a player forgot to take out.
- What's inside the Sanctuary Chests ?
I won't give any spoilers here, you can easily guess by the name. When you come to the end of Act 4, you should be able to open them with an item.
- Where's the boss that I need to kill ?
Monsters and especially bosses in Diablo need some time to come back. It's called *respawn timer*. For regular bosses the respawn timer is about 10 minutes. Act bosses like Mephisto or Baal need 15-30 minutes to recover. If you follow the server chat messages you can see when a boss was owned by a player. Wait a bit if you need this particular boss for your quest. Don't get mad at the player who killed *your boss*, everyone has the right to go for a boss. If you need a boss for your quest, try to communicate with any player who is probably *camping* a boss or even better form a party with them.
- I can't access my Player Corpse after I got feared and died !
When you are struck by a Fear effect, your character will flee the monsters and probably stop facing a wall and then gets owned by a monster. Your character will lose one of the items that you have equipped. This item is moved onto the Player Corpse object at the place of your defeat and can only be used by your character. Now here's the issue: Your player corpse can only be accessed from the spot in what direction your character was looking before he got owned. In this case this would be inside a wall and you can't go there. If you find a nice DM, he will probably be able to *unplot* the Player Corpse and let it bash you, but do not expect this. Also he will probably ask you what item you lost to make sure it was yours and not someone else's item. After all, do not expect this to happen at all. It's more of my personal suggestion as a solution to this rather than common practice. DMs are not responsible to replace items that your character did lose. Better try to get a replacement item and move on!
- Will there be a Act XII and when it'll be available?
Yes and it'll take a while to become available since I'm the only one taking care of everything.
- How does the leveling system works?
The server uses the same leveling system as Higher Ground, but it'll let you level up to level 80. The levels are separated by 4 categories: 1-40: Basic Levels 41-55: Paragon Levels 56-65: Ascending Levels 66-80: Transcended Levels
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