When you log in for the first time, the game will lead you to the character creating process. In there, you first can choose a name for your character. Remember, that this is an important identifier for you and other players, that cannot be changed later.
The next important step is to choose the Race. In Chronicles of Arcadia, you have the decision between 3 Races – Elves, Humans and Dwarves. Every one of them defines other character’s combat abilities and appearances.
With every Race, you can choose between 6 different Classes, which are suitable for roles in combat. These roles are Heal, Tank, Melee DPS, Ranged DPS (physical) and Ranged DPS (magical). More about each class you will find in the Class Guide.
The next step is to choose, if you want to play a female character or a male character. These are only for cosmetic choice and can be changed later for the currency Diamonds. Also, you can customize the appearance of your character, which also can be changed later.
Each race starts in a different zone. Elves will start in Elven Island, Humans in Howling Mountains and Dwarves in Yrvandis Hollows. The starting zone for Humans is connected to the rest of the world, the others are not. There is a special case for the Dwarves. You can't quest in Yrvandis Hollows unless you have the Race Dwarf.
After entering the world, you will most likely see two NPC. For all Races there is Johnny Dalker who gives you the possibility to level one of your classes to level 80 instantly. He also gives you a starter gear for this class and will port you to Syrbal Pass if you want to. The other NPC differs for each Race, but all quest will help you to familiarize with the game.
With reaching level 20 you will be able to choose a new secondary class. More information about the Class combinations, you will find in the Class Combination Guide. The maximum level is 105.
As soon as you can travel to the Lost Island of Atlantis, you will find there various NPCs to help you to improve and enjoy your experience in the game.
You can control your character by using the WASD keys. Another way is to click both mouse buttons.
If you want to automatically follow another player or NPC, you can click the button \ (default). To Autorun click the INSERT button (default). By clicking the x button (default), your character will sit down or stand up.
You can change every button by opening the menu and selecting hotkeys. Search for the action you want to change and then click on the right button in the hotkey 1 row. After clicking it will appear yellow, which means you can click the button you want to change it to. It will change visibly to the new key in a green color. After that click OK when you are done.
The interface is a customable part of the game. You can change it however you can work best with it. Also can addons change the appearance of it.
What else can you do, when you are maximum level or just don’t feel like questing today? Here are some tips for daily routines
When you are new in game and play with your starter gear, you can start farming and sell:
You can also obtain diamonds:
You can obtain Item Shop items from: