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PostedApr 27, 2011 5:52 pm   Last edited by GMPaladin on May 05, 2011 7:59 pm. Edited 7 times in total

Main Interface Options

All those little buttons at the bottom of the screen
When you first step into the world of DDTank, you will see several options across the bottom the page to the right of the chat box.





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GMPaladin

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PostedApr 29, 2011 6:05 pm   Last edited by GMPaladin on May 05, 2011 5:04 pm. Edited 4 times in total
Buying DDTank Coins:

To purchase coins in DDTank, first you will need to purchase Aeria Points. Purchasing Aeria Points will allow you to get the most out of your Aeria Games experience. The Aeria Points that you purchase will show up in the in-game Item Mall and allow you to purchase cool and useful items for any of our games. So start experiencing more from our games, and enjoy!
Please read the billing FAQ before buying.

For a detailed explanation on how to purchase coins, please check out this thread!
http://www.aeriagames.com/forums/en/viewtopic.php?t=1163151

GMPaladin

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PostedApr 29, 2011 6:45 pm   Last edited by GMPaladin on May 11, 2011 6:46 pm. Edited 4 times in total
The Shop Interface:



Try Out: Test out how items look when equipped to your character before buying them. Click on items in the shop to try them on and use the palette to change their colors. If you're ready to purchase the look, click the "Save Image" button to jump to the purchase window and buy all you need to make your new look a reality!

Cart: Holding place for items you wish to purchase but are not ready to buy just yet. Here you can select the expiration date for many items or remove an item from the list. This list will empty out once you leave the shop.

Save Image: Jumps to the purchase window so you can buy all you need to make your new look a reality!

Palette: Choose color variations for items and select your skin complexion.

**Select Color: Choose color of selected items. Applies to hats, glasses, outfits, hair, eyes and facial decorations only. There are 54 colors to choose from.

**Skin Tone: Can only be chosen when changing Eye color. There are 54 colors to choose from.

Buy: Purchase the items you have placed into your cart.

Donate: Send items you have placed into your cart to appointed players as gifts after purchasing.


Shopping Categories:
Hot: The newest and most heavily purchased items that the game recommends you have.

Weapon: A selection of all the standard weaponry in the game of DDTank. Each weapon is available for either gender.

Style: Suit and dress your character in the finest threads money can buy. Purchase Outfits, Hats, Glasses, Jewelry and special Suits for your character here. Use the button in the upper left to change genders if buying for a friend.

Salon: It's the little things that count. Purchase your choice of Hair, Wings, Eyes and various other facial decorations here.

Item: All the things you need to gain power and prestige in the world of DDTank. Special packages, various stones, bonus experience and glory, even the item you need to get married; the Engagement Ring! You can also select the unique category to get yourself a special chat balloon that players can see while in battle lobbies or during fights.

Barter: A special selection of items that you can purchase only with Vouchers or Medals that you receive from performing special tasks and events! Functions similar to the rest of the shop with tabs going down the right side instead of across the top!

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PostedApr 29, 2011 7:10 pm   Last edited by GMPaladin on May 05, 2011 6:04 pm. Edited 4 times in total
Personal Backpack:
The backpack interface is divided into two parts, the personal profile and the backpack storage space.To find out more about the personal profile, please check out this post here.

Shortcut to Armory:
In the top-middle of the backpack interface you can click this button to open up the armory window. This can be done even while waiting in the lobby of a fight so that you can upgrade and improve your gear in-between fights or even stages of an Additional Scene.

Card status and quick purchase:
Above the image of your character are four spaces for cards which may or may not be present when you check on your character. Hovering over each with your mouse will tell you what type of card it is and for how much longer it is activated. Clicking on an empty card slot will allow you to purchase a card to increase your experience rate, glory rate or even prevent you from being kicked from lobbies.

Organize:
Just above the storage space on the right is a pink button with a tiny wand on it. Selecting this button will automatically rearrange the items in your backpack to fill it from the upper left down. You can do this for both Equipment and Items but the option will not automatically stack items.

Advanced Password:
Use this option to add a secondary password to your backpack as an extra layer of security in the event your account is compromised. Make sure you remember it though or else the only way to gain access to your inventory will be to contact a Game Master to help you.

Bound vs Unbound Items:
Items that are bound are marked with red text in their tooltip (the window that appears when you hover over them) that reads "Bound." Bound items can not be sold to other players, placed in the auction house or given away. You can either use the item yourself or sell it via the "Sell Item" tool in the backpack. Unbound items are marked with green text in their tooltip that reads "Unbound" and can be sold, auctioned and sent as gifts to other players.

Expired Items:
Items that have expired will be darkened out and have the word [Pay] on them. You must renew these items by clicking on them and selecting the option to renew them. Some items can only be renewed with coins while others can be renewed with vouchers.

Currency Items:
Across the bottom of your backpack are the 3 main forms of currency in DDTank, Coins, Vouchers and Gold. Coins are mainly used to purchase, renew, and bid on items in the Auction house while Vouchers can only be used to buy and renew some items in the Barter section of the Shop. Gold is generally used to purchase special items before you begin fights, such as Team Heals, Ice Bombs and other skills.

Sell Item:
To remove items from your backpack you can either drag and drop them onto this button or outside of the backpack window or you can press this button then click on the item you would like to sell. After using one of these methods, a window will open and ask you if you are sure you wish to sell this items. Sold items can not be recovered but replacements can generally be found in the shop.

Shortcuts:
This button decides which skills will appear along the right side of your screen during battles. Items that appear left to right in the shortcuts window will appear top to bottom during a fight and will have the same hotkey.

Split Items:
You can only split items while in your Items section of your backpack and you must click this button before clicking on the item you would like to split into smaller stacks. This is useful when you wish to sell only a certain number of items or gift one or two of a large number of items to another player.

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PostedApr 29, 2011 7:34 pm   Last edited by GMPaladin on May 05, 2011 6:02 pm. Edited 5 times in total
Mailbox Interface:

Players can send and receive mail via the Mailbox inter face. You can also sell and trade items with other players using the mail system.

Mail List:
Display all mails sent to you from other characters.

Unread Mail:
Filters out all the mail you have already read to show just unread mail.

Sent Mail:
Displays all the mail you have sent out to other players.

Select All:
Allows you to select all the mail currently displayed so you can manage them at the same time.

Delete:
Deletes all selected mail permanently. Once you delete a mail, you can not get it back.

Get Attachments:
Collects all of the attachments of the selected mails at one time.

Write Mail:
Allows you to write a letter to another player. You must know their correct character name to send them a mail.

Reply:
Only available once you have selected a mail that was sent to you. Always you to reply directly to a player who has already mailed you.

Return Mail:
Allows you to refuse a mail, mostly used when they send you a Pay for Mail.

Cancel:
Click to exit the Mailbox interface.


Special Mail Types:
Game Master Mails:
Special mail from the GMs that are marked with the letters GM. These may contain special prizes or news about events and updates.

Unread Mail:
Mail that hasn't been read yet is marked as "Unread"

C.O.D Mails:
Specially marked mail requires you to spend coins to receive the items that were sent as attachments. Be careful when selecting these letters.


Composing a mail:
Recipient:
The name of the player you are sending the letter to. A drop down arrow will allow you to select one of your previously added buddies instead of remembering their names.

Subject:
Keep the subject of your letter short so people know what your letter is about.

Body:
This is where you include the bulk of your letter. Make sure you don't run out of space!

Attachment:
Drag and drop items from your backpack over into the letter to add as attachments. You can send items from both your Equipment and Items sections.

Pay for Mail:
Select the small check box in the bottom right corner of the mail interface to have the player you send the mail to have to purchase the items you included as attachments. You can set the price for your attachments by filling in the text box just under the Attachments. You can only fill in this box once you marked the mail as "Pay for Mail". You can also choose how long you want the mail to remain active before it automatically returns to you in either 1 hour or 6 hours by selecting that option just under the "Pay for Mail" check box.

Coins:
Here you can set the price for your attachments by filling in the text box just under the Attachments. You can only fill in this box once you marked the mail as "Pay for Mail".

Send:
Only click this button once you are ready to send your mail.

Cancel:
Click to exit the mail composing interface and return to the mailbox. You will lose any message you may have been writing.

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PostedApr 29, 2011 8:20 pm   Last edited by GMPaladin on May 05, 2011 9:38 pm. Edited 9 times in total
DDTank Tasks:



Click to enter the main storyline quest lists. Most storyline quests are consecutive tasks with lavish rewards to help players level up. Find out more here: NecomancerV's Guide



Click to enter the side quest lists. Side quests may be relevant or not relevant to storyline quests. These tasks usually are not consecutive tasks but also offer generous rewards. Find out more here: NecomancerV's Guide



Includes tasks that repeat daily including tasks for individual players, for leagues and daily quests for couples. Usually daily quests can only be done once a day with only a few of them available several times a day. Players can receive items or Exp rewards after finishing these quests. Find out more here: NecomancerV's Guide



Appear only during certain times of the year. Players can get great rewards for their levels while enjoying the special seasons and holiday activities. Find out more here: NecomancerV's Guide


Tasks:
Unlike a normal tasks these act as an achievement system for DDTank. Once you complete a vanity task you gain a Vanity Token. Once you have 5 of these tokens, you can trade these in for 2 Medals. Find out more here: NecomancerV's Guide

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PostedApr 29, 2011 8:32 pm   Last edited by GMPaladin on May 05, 2011 7:15 pm. Edited 8 times in total
Buddy List, Black List and League List:


Buddy list:
Add a buddy:
Click to add players as buddies. After you add players to your buddy list, you can interact with them in special ways by clicking on their names in your list. When players on your buddy list log on to the game, you will receive a notification in your chat box. You can turn this off in your settings (see next post).

View Vanity: - View which vanities your buddy has managed to accumulate.
Private: - Chat with buddies in private by using whisper mode.
Copy Name: - Copy a buddy's name so you can paste it by pressing Ctrl+V.
View Profile: - Check a buddy's information like their appearance and equipment.
Blacklist: - Add your buddy to your blacklist so they can't contact you again.

You can also use the small buttons to the right of your buddy's name to begin a private chat or remove them from your buddy list. You can also use the search function to search for a player on your list.


Black list:
Players you add to your blacklist will not be able to send you private messages and you will not see them chatting. You can remove players from your black list by pressing the X to the right of their names. You can also use the search function to search for a player on your list.



League:
Allows you to view all online members of your league and whisper them directly by pressing the small speech bubble to the right of their names. You can also use the search function to search for a particular member.

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PostedApr 29, 2011 8:40 pm   Last edited by GMPaladin on May 05, 2011 7:20 pm. Edited 5 times in total
DDTank Settings:


Background Music:
Move this bar to adjust the volume of the music that plays in different parts of the game. If you uncheck the box above the bar, you can mute the music without adjusting the bar.

Audio Effect:
Move this bar to adjust the volume of the various effect sounds that play for various actions in the game. If you uncheck the box above the bar, you can mute the music without adjusting the bar.



Special Effect:
Turn this off to remove the special effects that weapons sometimes have especially during POW attacks. This can improve game performance on slower machines.

Trumpet/Horn:
Turn this off to stop Trumpets and Horns from being displayed across the top of the game window. Horns appear in blue while Trumpets appear in orange.



Accept Invite:
Turn this off to stop players from being able to invite you to chambers and fights. Their notifications will no longer appear in your game window.

Trumpet/Horn:
Turn this off to stop notifications from appearing in your chat box when players from your buddy list log on to the game.

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PostedApr 29, 2011 8:41 pm
Shortcuts

Opens a small selection of different areas you can jump to in-game without returning to the overworld view. This is useful in you are already in an area of the game and wish to quickly move to another area without wasting time.

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