To join the Clan channel, for example, you would type: /join 5
Other channels are available too, such as the Auction channel, the Grats (congratulations) channel, etc. When in game, type:
/channel to get a complete listing of all channels available.
To leave a channel, you would type: /leave 5 to leave the Clan channel, for example.
How come sometimes when I'm talking or walking everything pauses or stops?
Oftentimes, this phenomenon is caused by what we call lag, which is a suspended moment online caused by a disruption in
service from your ISP (Internet Service Provider). Other things you have running on your system as you play, such as CD
players, downloads, etc., can also cause gameplay to slow down.
Try turning off these extras to ensure as little interference to your gameplay as possible. Type: /status to see a list of toggles
you can use that may help your lag situation. Contact your ISP if you suffer from repeated lag bursts.
How come some characters only say one thing to me?
Many NPCs (Non Player Characters) in the game will give you quests or missions to complete in order to gain experience
or items. Once you have completed that quest or mission, the NPC will say something different to you, or either will not
talk to you.
If an NPC keeps telling you, for example, to check a western path, this is probably something you should do before you can advance
further in the game. Once you have completed a quest, return to the NPC that gave you the quest and he/she will direct you
further or either tell you that you successfully completed the task.
How do I get a character (NPC) to talk to me?
The best way to get an NPC (Non Player Character) to talk to you is to say "Hi" or "Repeat, <NPC name> If an NPC will not
talk to you at all, then you may have to complete another first before he will discuss his quest with you.
I don't know where to hunt for experience or gold; where should I try and where should I not?
When in doubt about where to proceed next in the game, try going into a town or a tavern and talking to the NPCs
(Non Player Characters).
Did you miss talking with any NPCs in that other town? Try returning to that NPC and talking to him again. He may have
more quests or clues to give you.
Why am I missing gold or have died after I left the game?
A character safely exits the game by standing on a blue square and hitting the F12 key. If your character exits in any
other manner, such as hitting F12 when not on a blue square, getting "knocked offline" by your ISP (Internet Service
Provider), or otherwise losing connection with the game by some other means, then your character stays in the game for up
to five minutes afterwards.
If this has happened in an area with enemies, than you may have been killed by those enemies during those five minutes and
you could not retrieve your gold and items from your corpse.
How do I leave the game?
A character safely exits the game by standing on a bluesquare and hitting the F12 key or by clicking on the "Exit" button in the
top-right corner of your screen.
Why is everything dark suddenly?
Sudden darkness can be caused by several factors:
1. your torch has expired, in which case you will have to equip another torch and LEFT CLICK on it to light it.
2. the sun has set and you need to equip and light a torch.
3. you have entered a dark place and you need to equip and light a torch.
It is always a good idea to carry several torches with you.
Why can't I use the teleport system?
When you touch a Transport Station, the Teleport Map appears. To travel to a new spot on the Teleport Map, you must have visited
that spot once before and touched the Transport Station in that area. If you have not touched the Transport Station in that area
before, you will be unable to teleport back to that area again until you do.
How do I join a clan?
To join a clan, it is best to talk with members of the clans you wish to join and ask if it is okay if you join. If
the answer is yes, then a Clan Leader (or other designated member) will meet with you at the Clanmaster in Aston and
instruct you further.
What will happen if I die?
When you die, you will suddenly find yourself on a blue square - the last blue square that you stepped on. You will
see a message displayed on your screen telling you the name and level of the enemy that killed you.
If you were not saved (see below for more information on being saved), then your corpse will be at the place where you
died and all of your items from your Equipment area and your Inventory will still be on your corpse. You have 30 minutes
to make it back to your corpse to get these items. After 30 minutes, your corpse disappears, along with your items.
Can another player get my items from my corpse?
You can allow another player to retrieve your items from your corpse by typing: /allow <player name> Quest items and
keys can only be retrieved from a corpse by the one who has died, even if you /allow someone to access to your corpse.
What is negative experience?
When you die, you lose experience points. Too many deaths can result in a negative experience situation. Negative experience
is displayed in the upper left-hand top of your screen. Once this negative experience is made up, then experience points
obtained will once again count towards leveling.
What is Karma?
Karma is a measurement of how well a player has obeyed game rules. When you receive a Punishment, you lose karma.
All players enter the game with 0 karma. If you receive a Level 1 punishment, for example, your karma will drop to -1.
Please review the Laws, Rules, and Regulations section in the Game Manual to familiarize yourself with the punishment system.
If a paying player receives -12 karma, his account is locked. Trial accounts are locked once they receive -5 karma.
What are saves?
With each new level you obtain as you play, you also receive a Save. A Save is a gift from Ishtar: if you die, your
items stay with you, instead of having them left on your corpse, and you will not get negative experience. The maximum
number of saves that a player can have at any time is 10.
What is the meaning of the number next to my name in the chat window?
The number next to your name shows what mirror you are on. The world of Astonia is currently divided into 26 separate,
yet identical, worlds or mirrors.
You can travel to a different mirror at a portal by touching the portal, clicking the mirror you want to go to (for example,
mirror 7 is notated as M7 on the transport map), then clicking your desired re-entry spot (Aston, Cameron, etc.). Although
many people may be in different mirrors on the game, all players use the same chat channels.
My bless is not working! I can't re-Bless myself!
Magic users have the ability to stack Bless spells. This means that once one Bless spell runs out, another Bless
spell "kicks in" (if you have cast another Bless spell to "wait in queue"). You can stack a maximum of seven (7) spells.
If you hit the ESCAPE key at any time for any reason, it cancels all the stacked spells.
Many magic users prefer to use the Autobless feature, which continuously re-casts Bless for them. This feature can
be enabled by typing /autobless To check the status of your Autobless, type: /status
Bless can be recast 30 seconds before it expires by hitting ALT 6.
I got a message that says, "You're exhausted"; what does that mean?
This message means that you are running low, or have depleted, your Endurance supply. Try adjusting your speed setting
(located above your gold at the bottom of your screen) to Normal instead of Fast. Keeping your character immobile for a few seconds
helps to refill Endurance.
I think I found a bug, what should I do?
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org describing the bug, how you found it, where you found it, etc.
What are staffers and what do they do?
Staffers are members of game management who help monitor and manage the daily operation of the game. They are easily recognizable
in chats by the all upper-case letters in their names. They enforce rules (and punish offenders), help answer questions, and help
keep the game running smoothly. Respect them and heed their words; they are helpers of the gods and of Ishtar.
What is a recall scroll?
A Recall Scroll is an item that you can click on which will take you back to the last blue square you stepped on. It
looks like a parchment or note, and you can keep it in your Inventory. Recall scrolls can be purchased from merchants.
I followed the path leading north from Cameron and it leads nowhere; what's wrong?
Continue to follow the path; even though it appears to end, you will find that it does not!
How do I stop the Tutorial windows from popping up?
The Tutorial windows (the help windows) will pop up more often for newer players, but after a while they will cease.
To clear the Tutorial Window from your view, press ESCAPE.
Who is the Macro Daemon?
The Macro Daemon is an NPC (Non Player Character) who may appear to you from time to time and ask you a simple math
question which you must answer within five minutes to avoid a punishment.
Once you answer his question correctly, he goes away. His purpose is to help safeguard against players trying to use
macros (small executable programs) to unfairly gain experience or levels.
What is an alias command?
Text phrases that you use repeatedly can be stored as Alias commands and retrieved with a few characters. You can store up to 32
alias commands. To store an alias command, you first have to pick a phrase to store, then give that phrase a name.
The alias command for storing text is: /alias <alias phrase name> <phrase> <enter>
For example, to store the phrase, "Let's go penting today!", you would first need a name to identify that phrase by - you
may choose to name it P1. To store the phrase, you would type: /alias P1 Let's go penting today! <enter> To
retrieve and use the stored phrase, you would simply type: p1 <enter>
How can I change my clothes colors?
All characters enter the game with a set of default colors for their clothing and hair, but you can change the color of your
character's shirt, pants/skirt, and hair/cap if you choose. Type: /col1 to bring up the Color Toolbox. From left to right, the
three circles at the bottom represent shirt color, pants/skirt color, and hair/cap color. Click on a circle, then move the color
bars to find a color that you like. The model in the box displays your color choices. Click the Exit button to exit the Color
What is the Pentagram Quest™?
The Pentagram Quest™ is a game that all players (from about level 10 and up) can play together. It's an ongoing game that takes
place in "the pents" - a large, cavernous area partitioned off according to player levels. The walls and floors of this area are
covered with "stars" (pentagrams) and the object of the game is to touch as many pentagrams as possible as you fight off the evil
demons that inhabit the area. Once a randomly chosen number of pentagrams have been touched, the pents are "solved", and you receive
experience points for the pentagrams you touched. Killing the Demon Lords that dwell behind some of the doors in the pents not
only weakens the demons that roam the area, but also helps you attain a higher rank in the Imperial Army. There are many extra
chances to earn bonus experience points in the Pentagram Quest™ too: consecutively touching five pentagrams of the same color
before you touch a sixth (called a Color Bonus); touching a randomly assigned Lucky Pent; or being the one to solve the pents, are
just a few ways to earn bonuses. The entrances to the Pentagram Quest™ are southwest of blue squares in Aston - be sure to
SHIFT + RIGHT CLICK on the doors to determine which level area is right for you!
Another player is harassing me/making me uncomfortable. What can I do?
If another player harasses you, type: /complain <reason> This command sends a screenshot of the offensive activity to
Game Management. The <reason> portion of the command is for you to enter your own comments regarding the situation. You can
also type: /ignore <name> to ignore the things the player is saying to you.