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sinij
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on: March 18, 2006, 11:31:22 AM



Movement

SB supports only point-and-click. You right click at any point in the map and your character starts running toward that point. This leaves you free to do other things, like looking around or using some of your powers like sprint, while you move. At first this will present some problems navigating inside the building but with some practice you will master it.

Camera

In SB moving camera is your eyes you want to be constantly aware of your surroundings at all times. Move your camera to any edge of the screen to rotate it. All camera settings can be found in ESC/SETTINGS/CAMERA CONTROLS.  In that menu you will want to disable AutoTrack and play with Reverse Horizontal and Reverse Vertical until camera moves in a way you like it.

Changing Interface

You can move any window in SB interface - just hold shift + hold left mouse button and drag. To access many other window options, like transparency or filters for chat, by invoking menu with ctrl + left click anywhere on the window. You can also use hold shift + hold left mouse button and move any round buttons (like your backpack button or your kick power) out of larger interface windows onto any part of your screen. You can also bind any button to almost any hotkey combination through context menu, just ctrl+ left click and select Hotkey.

Important Windows

Short list of important windows and how to get to them:

a) Chat window - you will want at least two of them, one for combat feedback, another for communications. To activate one, if you closed it by accident press esc/windows/chat window. Select your combat window, ctrl + left click, select filters option and unselect all but combat and powers, this will save you from combat spam. In your communication window unselect all but nation, shout, info, group, guild, city, say, tell to not get drowned in spam.

b) Minimap - if you ever close your minimap it can be reactivated by pressing esc/windows/local map

c) Powers window - esc/character info/powers(small), this will bring a list of all actions your character can do, with level it will be rather numerous. You can also Shft+drag to move individual powers out of that window to anywhere on the screen.

d) Current target- this window provides information about your current target and can be activated by esc/windows/selection. Number of symbols on it tells you a rank (levels rounded to the lowest ten), colours will tell you relative difficulty level. Red and dark orange means you are outleveled and will die trying to kill the mob, white and you outlevel the mob and it and won't get exp from killing. Best is shades of blue.


Attacking

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sinij
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Reply #1 on: March 18, 2006, 11:34:05 AM

Once you get through this read up on Angelmar's Comprehensive Newbie Guidehttp://ubbforums.ubi.com/showthreaded.php?Cat=&Board=playerguides&Number=2491248

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Reply #2 on: March 18, 2006, 11:37:04 AM

I made a window click through and I cannot access its options anymore....

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Reply #3 on: March 18, 2006, 11:48:39 AM

Access it from menu. Most windows can be found in ether esc/windows or esc/character info

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Reply #4 on: March 18, 2006, 02:37:17 PM

I didn't have any problems relearning the UI after a few minutes, but thanks for the write up.  Very helpful to brand new people.

Something I do: Turn off the left and right bottom bracket pieces that have the little dragonlike artwork.  In the esc>windows>settings I turn on the "Status Bar" instead.  Not so cluttered.

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