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Well look who decided to show up! It's time to get to work, so pick up your gun, put on your armor, and get to raiding!
Wait... Where is your gear?
Oh God, it's your first time, isn't it? Well, you came to the right place. All of this can be quite confusing if you haven't gone through the tutorial yet.
First and Foremost, Welcome! We are so glad to have you here and hope your existence improves the morale of the others.
After you have arrived in at the station, please make your way outside to the town center safe zone.
You must find Alyx, she will give you the rundown of this place and what you need to do. She is located in the center area on the right side.
|Talk to Alyx to finish Tutorial 'A Warm Welcome'.|
Learning the Ropes 1: Crafting a Sidearm
Alyx wants you to craft an M1911 so that you can shoot your way out of sticky situations.
Learning the Ropes 2: Crafting a Melee
Alyx wants you to craft a Hatchet so that you can slice your way out of hairy situations. Open your inventory and navigate to the Crafting Tab.
Learning the Ropes 3: Upgrading your Gear
Alyx handed you some Dust. This material is the key to becoming stronger. She wants you to upgrade your hachet so you can slice and dice easier.
Learning the Ropes 4: Crafting a Primary
Alyx wants you to craft an AR15 so that you can spray down the hordes to come. Open your inventory and navigate to the Crafting Tab.
Learning the Ropes 5: Repairing your Gear
Well it seems that Alyx didn't give you the best condition materials available. So, here's a repair kit. These can be used to repair your gear
Learning the Ropes 6: Crafting Armor
Now you are ready to kill those bastards! WAIT! Don't go rushing in just yet, Alyx forgot to show you how to make armor. The materials she gave you will be key to this.
Learning the Ropes 7: Adding Tech
As thanks for "joining" the cause, Alyx gave you some tech. You can use tech you find and craft on your weapons to give them a boost. These boosts
Learning the Ropes 8: Changing Classes
Alyx wants you to pick a class, don't worry these can be changed later. Open your inventory and navigate to the 'Character' tab.
Learning the Ropes 9: Weapon Testing
One last thing before you are done. Alyx points at the entrance of the gun range behind her. You can go there and print any
Learning the Ropes FINAL: Beginning a Raid
Now that you have the basic gear and the knowledge to make yourself powerful, take this key and start your own raid. The portals are to your right. Each of these
"How do I progress?"
During your raids you will begin to accumulate loot. This can be more guns, armor, backpacks, junk, or currency. Gem Fragments are used to upgrade your armor and will have a chance to drop when you kill an enemy.
They can also be used to upgrade gems which are explained later in the guide. All the gear you obtain will serve to help you on the path to progression.
All the weapons are roughly the same in strength once completely maxxed out on upgrades, so take you pick and start the grind!
As for grinding, Dust is used to upgrade your weapons and gear. Your strength/defense will increase based on which you choose to upgrade, but both will help you along.
You can obtain dust using the Dust grinder located on the left side of the safezone. For any loot left, you can either deconstruct them for parts and materials to make tech and repair kits or take them to the Shop and sell it to the traders for money.
Money is used to buy things from the traders, repair your gear using the Repair-o-matic or use Repair Kits (more info can be found in 📄Repairing) and trading with other players for their gear.
As you level up be sure to talk to Alyx. Every 10 levels up to 60 will allow you to learn more about how to upgrade your guns and assist you by providing you with relevant upgrades.
These upgrades are soulbound and conversely make your gun become soulbound if you use it on your gun, so make sure that this is the weapon you wish to upgrade.
~Good luck, you're gonna need it!~