Ashen Empires
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Getting Started
Welcome to Ashen Empires!

Setup & Installation
To play Ashen Empires, you need two things: an account and the Pixel Mine Launcher.

1) Create a Pixel Mine Games account (Create your account)
2) Download the Pixel Mine Installer (Download)
3) Next, run the Installer. It will add the Pixel Mine Launcher application to your computer.
4) Run the Launcher.
5) Use the account you just created to log in (Launcher will begin patching and restart).
6) Log in again, select Ashen Empires, and press "Patch", then "Play" once all files are downloaded.

Troubleshooting
If you have any issues during this process, please check the Pixel Mine Support page for information on how to troubleshoot. You are also more than welcome to send an email or support ticket to our staff or post for help on the forums. The latest system requirements can be found here.


Creating your Character
First you will be asked to select a server. If you are unsure which to choose, check here and choose which community would best suit you.

Next you will be asked to choose your race, gender, and name. At this step you must also choose how to distribute your first few orbs (Strength, Intelligence, Constitution, and Dexterity). These stats impact your ability in certain skills. If you are unsure how to distribute your orbs, read more about Skills and Orbs.


Valinor Island
Everyone starts on Valinor Island, a safe haven for young adventurers. You will be able to play for an unlimited time on Valinor Island with a generous cap on your ability to level. This will allow you to experience a select few of Ashen Empires' unlimited possibilities and allow you to get to know your community.

Your adventure starts when you find yourself washed up on the shore of Valinor Island. An NPC (Non-Player Character) will speak to you and set you on the right track. Read NPC speech carefully so that you know exactly what you're doing. If you get lost, just speak to that NPC again, they'll be able to show you the right way.

Talk to Lord Trembley to begin your adventure

On Valinor Island, you may see players with VWC in purple text, beside their name. This means they're in a particular guild. VWC is the only guild on Valinor, and they have been picked by the Ashen Empires GMs and Developers to help out new players. If you have any problems on the island, do not hesitate to contact them!

VWC members will help you get started and answer your questions


Basic Controls
You need a mouse and a keyboard to play Ashen Empires. Most interaction with items and creatures is done with the left-click. The cursor will change when you are using an item or spell. For a list of more commands while in game, press ESC and then choose HELP.

Move your character W, A, S, D keys (or left-click the ground)
Speak to an NPC Mouse left-click
Target a creature Mouse left-click
Use an item Mouse left-click
View information on an item or creature Mouse right-click
Move items Left click and drag
Open a corpse/body for looting Space bar
Enter Attack Mode Q
Toggle Target Protection T
Player Character Screen E
Options, Settings, Help ESC



Chat
You might want to start talking to other people in the community.

Join a channel Right click on chat box, select Join
Leave a channel Right click on chat box, select the channel
Start and Send Chat Press ENTER
Scroll through Channels Press ENTER, then TAB
Send a "tell" Type "/t [playername]: [Message]"
Reply to a "tell" Type "/r [Message]"
View Channel participants Type "/who [channel name]" ex: "/who help"

Join chat channels to talk with other players Global Channels
Help A channel for mostly new players, but can be used by anyone to ask a question and get help
Legends Global chat channel for the Legends Server
Sanctuary Global chat channel for the Heroes Server
Event Channel often used by GMs and Developers for in-game events


Quick Guide to Valinor
  1. Use WASD to move to Duke Randalf, or left click to move to him
  2. Left click to speak to Duke Randalf
  3. Move East and speak with Lord Trembley
  4. Choose a garment (just for looks)
  5. Walk south past guards until you reach Sage Haritod
  6. You'll gain level 2 speaking to Haritod - congrats! Press E to open char screen and place your 2 new orbs
  7. Speak to a Weapons Trainer on the right side of the hall to receive a weapon and quest
  8. Speak to a Tradeskill Trainer on the left side of the hall to receive free tradeskill equipment and a quest
  9. Walk West of Haritod and speak with a banker
  10. Walk South of Haritod until you reach Captain of the Guard - major quest giver
  11. Press ENTER, type something, and press ENTER again - you've spoken in the say channel!
  12. Walk South of the Captain of the Guard until you are outside of town; press Q to enter attack mode
  13. Find a creature with a red name and left click it - you should be attacking it now!
  14. Explore the island and speak with all the NPCs you find for quests and tips
  15. Once you reach level 7, travel East of Haritod and speak with the Island Steward to leave Valinor


Additional Resources
Good luck, and happy hunting!

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