Tutorial Hub

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The Tutorial Hub is where every new character that is created in Path of the Vampire will start. In the Tutorial Hub, the player will go through a series of tasks with their character to learn different aspects of the game before joining the rest of the community. A player may skip the tutorial at anytime by going to the EXIT at 10, 10 Tutorial Hub. If a player is completely new to Path of the Vampire we suggest not skipping the tutorial so that one may get acquainted with the basics of the game. If a veteran of the game, skipping the tutorial is optional though the experience and free energy refills help with gaining character levels.

Before starting the tutorial, we recommend you go to your Settings page and enable grid coordinates (second to last option). This will help you navigate the grid much more easily.

Contents

Building Locations

Abandoned Morgue (Ritual Alters & Zombies): 9, 2, Tutorial City

Bank: 8, 5, Tutorial City

Hub Street Station: 11, 6, Tutorial City

Shop: 10, 1, Tutorial City

Tutorial Cafe (Computers): 14, 8, Tutorial City

Tutorial Street Station: 14, 4, Tutorial City

Tutorial Warehouse (Crafting Benches): 13, 3, Tutorial City


Tasks

Task 1: Movement

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You are currently standing in the Tutorial Hub. Here you will learn the basics of the game before you venture out into the city of Harper Rock. Your first task is to move to 10, 6, Tutorial Hub (x:10, y:6). You can move to adjacent squares by clicking/tapping on any surrounding square, or with keyboard keys.

Rewards: 50 EXP



Task 2: Stations

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Stations are depicted by a black square and are used to help you navigate the city faster, and at low energy cost. Your task is to find a station and take the train to another station.

How to use a station: Once you find a station, click the door icon on the right side of the screen to open the station menu. Select the station you want to travel to and click `Go.`

Rewards: 50 EXP

Task 3: Buildings

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Red squares denote public buildings that anyone can enter. There are several public buildings in Tutorial City and your next task is to find one and enter it.

How to enter a building: Step into the building square and click the door icon on the right of the screen.

Rewards: 50 EXP


Task 4: Stealing

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It’s possible to steal from other players, certain NPCs (Non-Player Characters) and random groups of NPC humans. Your task is to steal from an NPC human.

How to steal from someone: Step into any square with "HUMAN" in it and click on the dollar symbol next to the name. (You can steal from PCs (Player Characters) and NPCs in the same way.)

Rewards: $100

Task 5: Banking

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Banks are depicted by a blue square. Use these to keep your money safe, make transfers, etc. Your task now is to head over to 8, 5, Tutorial Hub and bank the cash you stole.

How to deposit cash into the bank: Step into the bank square and click on the door button again. Then type the amount into the box under the drop-down menu where it says `Deposit` and then click `Go.`

Rewards: 1000 EXP

Task 6: Level Up

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Leveling up is how you personalize your character’s skills and grow in power. Your task is to level your character up.

How to level up: When you character is able to go up a level you will notice the words `LEVEL UP!` in red on the left hand side of the screen where it usually tells you your `EXP` percentage. From there, you can select one characteristic and one skill to improve. Placing your mouse over the characteristic/skill will give you a brief outline of what they do. Once you are happy with your selections, click the `LEVEL UP!` button in the lower right hand corner of the table.

Rewards: $100

Task 7: Feeding

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Playing a human?: As a human, you do not need to feed, so you can skip this task and move on when you are ready.

Playing a vampire?: Feeding is vital as it keeps you alive, and ensures you gain PXP each day (PXP stands for powers experience and is exchanged for powers). Your task is to find a human and feed from them.

How to feed: Step into any square with "HUMAN" in it and click on the word "HUMAN".

Rewards: 3 PXP

Task 8: Gain a Power

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Playing a pure blood human?: As a pure blood human without a class, you cannot gain powers. You may skip this task and move on when you are ready.

Playing a vampire or classed human?: Vampires and "classed" humans (such as paladins) can gain powers. Powers are purchased with PXP. Classed humans earn PXP in a number of different ways. (You can consult the Path of the Vampire wiki for more information on this when you are ready).

How to obtain new powers: Go to the character drop-down menu (the icon which looks like a head) in the top left hand corner of the page and select `Powers.` You’ll see a list of the powers currently available to you. Moving the mouse over the dots, will give you a description of that powers, its costs, etc. When you have chosen which power you wish to purchase, click the dot and then confirm to exchange your PXP for the desired power.

Rewards: 50 EXP

Task 9: Find a Weapon

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Items (including weapons) can sometimes be found lying around on the floor. Your task is to go to Tutorial Warehouse and pick up an old sword.

How to pick up an item: Step into the square with the old sword in it and click the link that says "* Old Sword". (Lootable items that can be picked up are always green and are marked with a *)

Rewards: $100


Task 10: Equip a Weapon

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Your task is to equip a weapon.

How to equip a weapon: Go to the `CHARACTER` drop-down menu in the top left hand corner of the page and select `Inventory.` All the items you are carrying can be found under specific tabs in your inventory. When on the weapons tab, you will see several buttons on each item row (run your mouse over the icon to see what it does). To equip your new weapon, click on the sword icon. The row will turn red if the item is equipped.

Rewards: Gold Ring

Task 11: Sell Loot

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Shops are depicted by a green square. Your task is to go to the shop at 10, 1, Tutorial Hub and sell something from your inventory.

How to sell an item: Step into the shop square, click the gears button (which means to use what ever is in the square), click on the "Sell" button, then go to the "loot" tab. To sell a single item, click on the $ button. To sell multiple items, tick the tick boxes of all the items you wish to sell and scroll to the bottom of the page. Select `Sell marked items` from the drop-down menu and then click `Submit`.

Rewards: $1500

Task 12: Buy a Gun and Ammo

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Your task is to go to the shop at 10, 1, Tutorial Hub and buy a gun and some ammunition and then equip your gun. Note: You can have one sword and one gun equipped at the same time.

How to buy an item: Step into the shop square, click the gears button, and click "Buy". To buy an item, click on the $ button. Tip: Guns are purchased from the "Weapons" section. Ammunition is purchase from the "Ammo" section.

Rewards: $200

Task 13: Fight an NPC

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NPCs are yellow, making them easier to spot. Your task is to go to the Abandoned Morgue and fight a zombie.

How to fight an NPC: Step into the square with the NPC and click on the "†" button on the left hand side of the NPC`s name.

Rewards: 100 EXP


Task 14: Adjust Battle Tactics

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Your battle tactics are an important part of the game and dictate how your character reacts in certain situations. Your task is to change your battle settings.

How to adjust tactics: Go to the character drop-down menu in the top left hand corner of the page and select "Battle Tactics". Each drop-down menu has a number of options for you to choose from. Simply select your preferred response and then click "Make Changes" at the bottom of the page to save your setup. Tip: You can find more information regarding what the Battle Tactics do on our wiki. To access this, simply click the "?" in the top left hand corner of the tactics screen.

Rewards: 100 EXP

Task 15: Auction House

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The auction allows you to trade items with other players of the game. Your task is to buy something from the auction using the "Buy Now" option. Note: You will need to find a computer terminal in order to access the auction. Terminals can be found in the Tutorial Cafe.

How to buy an item from the auction: First, make sure you have deposited as much as you can into your bank account. Then step into a "Computer Terminal" square and click the gears button. Click on "Auction" and take a look through the items offered. Once you have found an item you wish to purchase, click the "Buy Now" button.

Rewards: Noise Maker, Smoke Bomb

Task 16: Breaking and Entering

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Random city buildings are depicted by light grey squares. You need to be standing on one of these in order to be able to attempt to break into the property. Your task is to break into a building in the Tutorial Hub. Note: Not all grey buildings can be broken into.

How to go about a breaking and entering session: Step into a building square, click the gears button, and then click on "Break in" to activate the mini game. Once inside the building you can click to move as you would on the main screen. Your goal once inside is to loot the place while avoiding the guards.
Tip: Lootable items can be found in boxes and behind locked doors.

Rewards: Computer Parts, Motion Sensor

Task 17: Crafting

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Your task is to create a "Sensor alarm" using the items you were rewarded from the last task. Note: You will need to find a crafting bench in order to craft an item. Benches can be found in the Tutorial Warehouse.

How to craft an item: Step into a "Crafting Bench" square, click the gears, then and click "Use". Here you will see a list of all the items that can be crafted, their components, etc. If the ingredients are red, it means that you have at least one of that type of ingredient in your inventory. Click the "Craft" button to create your Sensor Alarm.

Rewards: Zombie Ear, Hunter`s Charm

Task 18: Rituals

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Your task is to perform the "Locate Enemy" ritual using the items you were rewarded from the last task. Note: You will need to find a ritual altar in order to perform a ritual. Altars can be found in the Abandoned Morgue.

How to perform a ritual: Step into a "Ritual Altar" square and click "Use" in the actions popup after you`ve clicked on the gears button. Here you will see a list of all the rituals you can perform. If the ingredients are red, it means that you have at least one of that type of ingredient in your inventory. To perform the ritual, Type the word "Zombie" into the Locate Enemy box where it says "Target?" and then click "Attempt Ritual". You will then be taken into a hangman style mini-game where you need to guess the correct words to complete the ritual. Tip In this ritual, zombie ears can be used to strengthen the binding circle when it starts to weaken (becomes more transparent) as a result of the demi-fae trying to break out.

Rewards: Beginner`s Hacking Progs

Task 19: Hacking

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Hacking has several uses in the game, but we're going to focus on a training hack. Your task is to enter a random system and download a file.
Note: You will need to find a computer terminal in order to begin hacking. Terminals can be found in the Tutorial Cafe.

How to hack: Once at the terminal, click the gears, click on "Hacking" and then "run a training simulation". When navigating the system, look at the security type to see which program to use. If it asks for “authentication” you use the Mask program; if it`s a “sentinel” you use Stealth program, etc. To move around, use the "connect" commands on the drop-down menu. To download a file you will need to use the "Transfer" program (each file will have a separate download command listed on the drop-down).

Remember to ALWAYS deal with security programs Sentinel and Authentication before trying to move on to the next node.

While hacking may seem daunting at first, it gets easier once you figure out what is what and where to go. You only need to download 1 file to pass this task, but you can click "skip" if it's too confusing for you.

Rewards: 1000 RPP

Task 20: Exchanging Roleplay Points

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RPP (Roleplay Points) are earned on the forum when posting on the descriptive roleplay boards. Your task is to spend some/or all of the RPP you earned from the last task. Note: You can reach the Path of the Vampire forum at any time by going to the navigation drop-down menu in the top left hand corner of the page (the icon which looks like 9 dots) and selecting "Forum". You do not need to sign up, as your username and password are the same for the forum as they are for the game. You will, however, need to log into the forum.

How to exchange your RPP: Go to the character drop-down menu on the top left hand corner of the page, highlight over the "Roleplay" sub-menu, and select "RP Points". Select between 25-3000 RPP to exchange from the drop-down menu. Decide if you wish to exchange your RPP for Experience or Cash and then click "Exchange". You can spend 500 RPP a day for free, without using energy.

Rewards: 1000 EXP, $500, 3 PXP

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