Role Playing Games: How to Make Imperian Work for You
by Rowan Blackthorn
Being a newbie in a text game is rather intimidating. Everyone around you seems to know what is going on, you always feel like you are in the dark. However, Imperian has a fairly easy learning curve, especially since text game hints are often and older players take an interest in the success of newbies. One thing to remember is that Imperian has more relaxed PK rules compared to other Iron Realms text games, so if you're interested in PvP and role playing game combat, definitely give Imperian a try. If you use these helpful tips, your new text game character should be buff in no time!
First: The newbie channel is one of your best friends. Even if there is not a text game guide around, more experienced players are almost always willing to help with general information. As a newbie, there is also a chest with some donation equipment available right away. Granted, this is not the place to go to find artifact quality goods, but as a starting character, you really just need bare necessities.
Second: Ask around and try to get a tamer to help you out. You will want to ask for a pet trained in vermin hunting. These pets will wander around when you are in cities and sewers, hunt vermin for you, and then come back and drop off the corpse. While you do not gain any experience for the endeavor, you can earn a good amount of gold selling the corpses. So, during all those long periods where you are sleeping to regain your endurance, meditating for willpower, or even reading to learn more about the rpg game or your guild and skills, you now have revenue coming in. It doesn’t take long for a good ratting pet to pay for itself and then start earning you profit!
Third: Achievements are a great way to stack experience bonuses. This works along side an owl tattoo which offers approximately 5% more experience for any kind of gain and decreases your losses from dying. By utilizing the achievement system, it is not impossible to have well over 1000% experience per kill or quest. As a note: this does not work with PK (player killing) experience. Aside from this, some achievements give extra lessons, experience, gold, and even credits.
Fourth: Basic quests. Most guilds have a list of ‘general’ quests that are well known. Some of the most prominent are the hunting of Inner Feinhorn (about a level 50-75 zone) and the sewers of whatever city you happen to be starting in. Leveling to this point is relatively easy. Hunting newbie zones will get you good gold and experience until about level 20-21. Then there is a place in the center of the world - Caanae, which you can hunt for another 10-15 levels. This is easy money and great experience for the level at minimal effort. Hunting groups are usually more than happy to have ‘little ones’ along.
Fifth: Finally, we get along to bigger game. You will notice that credits are fairly expensive on the credit market. The average fluctuates between 12,000-15,000 gold per credit. While this may seem extreme to some people, this is because Imperian has a LOT of gold to be made in it! Just hunting most places will pay for more than the supplies in drops and a lot of places still offer the chance to sell the corpses. Those that do not allow you to sell those corpses usually make for great offerings. Offerings at shrines are a great way to get on the good side of various organizations and there are achievements for sanctifying (raising/building) shrines, defiling (tearing them down) and just general offerings to help the Order work miracles. These are great ways to get credits at the higher end achievements. Of course, this takes a bit of work, but really, don’t pass up good things for something you’d be doing anyway!
Rowan Blackthorne is a text game enthusiasts who enjoys the best role playing games from Iron Realms!