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    The new tips need proof read for grammar, specifically for plural and possessive grammar. As some many members of our community do not use English as a first language, this may be resulting in words without s's.

    Read each tip out loud to yourself slowly. I've noticed at least 3 with errors just casually reading them.
     
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    Thank you. Forwarded for review. 15/12/2016
     
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    I agree. Can the devs publish a document (like Starr does for a each release) that has all of the tips listed? Then we can proof read all of them in one document.
    For many of the English tips, the sentence structure and grammar are poor. Improving the tips will make them less ambiguous, more meaningful, and more effective.
     
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    Also, I would recommend looking at punctuation. I noticed on a few there were different uses of spaces between periods and the next sentences.

    As well, we may want to reevaluate some of the tips to ensure they do not violate copyright or trademark laws. I noticed one this morning that sounded like Doritos Ads. Great tip, but we should probably try not to sound like we're using the slogan of another company. I'm not a lawyer and I'm not an English major, so take all this with a grain of salt, I'm just trying to help.
     
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    @Rinaldi Go ahead. Please find the list of the tips from Build Number 520 below.

    1.
    For a quick exit from most town scenes, look for the red wagons, balloons and boats.

    2.
    The Catacombs in Soltown is a perfect place for new Avatars to earn Experience and Gold.
    <SceneId>Novia_R1_City_Soltown</SceneId>

    3.
    Death magic life drains become more effective as the caster gets closer to death.

    4.
    Healing spells are more effective when the caster hasn't damaged anything recently.

    5.
    Sun magic is most effective while the Sun is up.

    6.
    Lunar magic is most effective while the moon is above the horizon.

    7.
    To quickly loot a container or corpse, hover your mouse/reticle over it and press "E" to open it and then press "E" again to "take all".

    8.
    Heavy armor is most effective against Fire, Death, and Air magic, and least effective against Earth, Life, and Water magic.

    9.
    Shields aren't just for looks! They grant additional damage protection and when actively used with the block skill they can stop melee, ranged, and even some magic bolt attacks!

    10.
    Tired of getting your attacks blocked by that shield user? Try a pole arm, which can't be blocked by shields!

    11.
    Ranged attacks can be dodged or blocked with a shield, but they cannot be parried.

    12.
    Combine multiple defensive skills for maximum protection. Shield block, dodge, and parry make anyone more resistant to melee damage.

    13.
    An astrolabe is a product of alchemy that can be used to observe the celestial bodies of New Britannia! It is a valuable tool for craftsmen, explorers, and magic users.

    14.
    Pressing the jump key when rooted or stunned gives the player a chance to escape the disabling effect.

    15.
    Some merchants will pay more for your loot than others. It pays to shop around in town when selling!

    16.
    Parties gain an experience bonus that grows with the number of members in the party.

    17.
    To sprint, press the forward-movement key twice quickly, then hold. But be aware that sprinting drains Focus.

    18.
    You can swap between your equipped and alternate decks mid combat, even while running! Default hotkey is X.

    19.
    Ready to try some more advanced combat techniques? Try making a new combat deck and leave some slots unlocked!

    20.
    Unlocked slots in combat decks allow for faster reuse of some skills, but there is no guarantee that those skills will always be there when you need them!

    21.
    When using unlocked combat decks, some glyphs can be combined to make completely new skills or spells!

    22.
    When you kill another player in combat, you have the option to ransom some of the items that they were carrying, but add-on items and pledge rewards cannot be ransomed in this way.

    23.
    Custom theme music for Rats Nest is titled Partition of Virtuous Pretense. Lyrics performed by Sharm and written by Baron Drocis Fondorlatos, composition written and preformed by Richard Daskas, and background instrumentals written and performed by Jarrod Kailef.No watchers, no spies, no riddles, no lies.
    <SceneId>POT_swampisland_metropolis_01a_template/Rats Nest</SceneId>

    24.
    For faster travel, equip your coconuts!

    25.
    Players who forego the protection of the Oracle and expose themselves to player vs player combat (PvP) gain an experience bonus while adventuring.

    26.
    Avatars that train in a given school of magic will become more attuned with that school and will be able to cast spells in that school more effectively.

    27.
    When using an unlocked deck, you can combine two identical glyphs to create a more powerful version of that glpyh. Do this by dragging one glyph onto the other.

    28.
    In many cases, the Interact hotkey (defaults to E) can be used as an alternative to double-clicking with the mouse.

    29.
    Shields are a great way to augment your defenses, even for mages.

    30.
    You can improve your chance to successfully cast spells by equipping either a ward or a staff, or by remaining unarmed.

    31.
    You can create custom emote texts in chat by typing '/em &lt;text&gt;'. If you want to add an animation to it, type '/em &lt;text&gt;%emotename%'

    32.
    Training fewer skills will let those skills level faster.

    33.
    Attacking from behind not only prevents the target from blocking or parrying but also greatly increases your chance of scoring a critical hit.

    34.
    Blacksmith NPCs will pay more for your weapons and armor than some other types of NPCs. Be sure you're getting paid the most for your wares by checking around!

    35.
    You can split a stack of items by holding down the SHIFT key and click-dragging on the stack you wish to split.

    36.
    When approached by several enemies, many find it advantageous to take out the magic users and ranged attackers first!

    37.
    Fighting spiders? Try jumping to shake off those pesky webs, but watch your focus!

    38.
    Remember to carry food with you and eat something before combat. Different food provides different buffs.

    39.
    On the overland map, you can avoid encounters by using coconuts (mounted). You can usually run faster than the Bandit, Wolf, or Skeleton.

    40.
    Fight all you want, Portalarium will make more!

    41.
    The bigger the weapon, the harder it hits, and the slower it swings.

    42.
    Shroud of the Avatar has various modes of communication, /L to type in Local, /G to type in Guild, /P to type in Party and /W along with the characters name, will allow for private messages.

    43.
    Merchants need sleep too! If the one you're after is missing, they could be asleep!

    44.
    Consulting with the Oracle about your journey along the Paths of Truth, Love, and Courage could earn you 500 gold per day.

    45.
    Some resources such as Black Pearls, Garlic and Mandrake can be very hard to see if you're in a hurry. Slow down and observe!

    46.
    The "Gust" spell is used to repel monsters and other enemies. It is also used to play Gustball!

    47.
    Crafting recipes can be bought, taught, or sought all over New Britannia from players and NPCs alike!

    48.
    Blacksmiths, Carpenters, and Tailors have a Repair skill that allows them to repair armor better than just using a Repair Kit alone. Seek them out!

    49.
    The Oracle protects you from being harmed by other players. You can visit her to revoke this protection, but beware the consequences!

    50.
    When fishing, it pays to change spots occasionally!

    51.
    Delivering regional mail for town criers is a great way to explore Novia and make a few coins while you do it!

    52.
    Blank books can be purchased at book sellers in several major cities. You can use them to publish your own in-game works of writing.

    53.
    You can jump higher if you hold down the jump key instead of just pressing it.

    54.
    Eating food can help you recover health and focus more quickly.

    55.
    Public Vendors can be found in many towns. You can place up to 10 items for sale on each one.

    56.
    The entrances to most areas have skulls on a wooden stake. The more skulls, the more difficult the fights in the area will be.

    57.
    Talking to the residents in the City of Love may teach you some new ways to show your friends some emote affection!
    <SceneId>Ardoris</SceneId>

    58.
    Look for boatmen around Ardoris to travel faster to key points of interest.
    <SceneId>Ardoris</SceneId>

    59.
    Not all Elves will attack you on sight; the Elves of Vertas are welcoming to well-mannered Outlanders.
    <SceneId>Novia_R8_City_Vertas</SceneId>

    60.
    You can travel much of Novia underground through a series of mines, sewers, crypts, and passageways.

    61.
    To get extra gold, say "Hello" to the town crier in every town you enter for the first time. This includes player owned towns!

    62.
    You can see all items stored in the bank at any bank location, but you can only withdraw the items stored at your current location.

    63.
    Braemar is home to a singing rock. Can you find which one?
    <SceneId>Braemar</SceneId>

    64.
    Elevation matters in combat! Attacking from a higher point can increase damage and attacking up can decrease damage. Watch out for those archers on the wall!

    65.
    Every hour on Earth is a day in Novia! Novian months are 1 earth day long. Two weeks on earth is a year in Novia.

    66.
    Coins of the Obsidian are rare drops in game that are can be traded for unique in game items such as rare art, decorations, and potions of the Obsidians

    67.
    Chaos magic is both the most difficult to learn but also the most difficult to resist!

    68.
    Hometown is a safe place to browse all the housing New Britannia has to offer. Visit frequently to help make a purchase decision, or for home decor inspiration!
    <SceneId>POT_island_metropolis_01_template/Hometown</SceneId>

    69.
    The Mind Lock skill allows you to keep dealt glyphs for longer before they decay. This even works after you've combined glyphs together!

    70.
    Secret doors and hidden walls can provide some unexpected adventures. Search for them as you explore.

    71.
    Type '/z' in the chat window to talk in the zone-wide chat. Enable zone chat by clicking on the settings "cog wheel" on your current chat tab.

    72.
    Typing '/visible' in the chat window is a useful command for taking screenshots, as it makes your character disappear (only for you.) Use the F9 key to toggle the game UI and F10 to capture a screenshot.

    73.
    Remember to inspect the condition of your gear, and seek repairs from time to time.

    74.
    What's a paladin?

    75.
    The Great Cat Massacre of 497 PC was known for its terrifying fury and very loud noise, despite its short duration.

    76.
    The mystic "Starrlton" dance is believed to have been introduced into Novia by chaos magicians seeking to confuse the unwary with its bizarre movements.

    77.
    Trust the Oracle. The Oracle is your friend. The Oracle knows what's best for you.
     
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    I have suggested some edits...I will come back as time permits and do the rest....

    My suggestions are in red, comments in blue:
    1.
    For a quick exit from most town scenes, look for the red wagons, balloons and boats.
    To exit to the overworld map, click on a red wagon, red balloon, or red boat.

    2.
    The Catacombs in Soltown is a perfect place for new Avatars to earn Experience and Gold.
    <SceneId>Novia_R1_City_Soltown</SceneId>
    The Catacombs in Soltown is a perfect place for new avatars to procure gold and earn experience.
    (make sure A, E, and G are not capitalized)
    3.
    Death magic life drains become more effective as the caster gets closer to death.
    Life Drain (a Death magic skill) becomes more effective when the caster is closer to death.

    4.
    Healing spells are more effective when the caster hasn't damaged anything recently.
    Healing spells are more effective when the caster has not recently inflicted damage on an opponent
    5.
    Sun magic is most effective while the Sun is up. (note: this not always true, because of the sun skill that increases solar hours)
    Sun magic is most effective when the sun is visible in the sky.
    6.
    Lunar magic is most effective while the moon is above the horizon. (note: this not always true, because of the moon skill that increases lunar hours)
    Lunar magic is most effective when the moon is visible in the sky.
    7.
    To quickly loot a container or corpse, hover your mouse/reticle over it and press "E" to open it and then press "E" again to "take all".

    8.
    Heavy armor is most effective against Fire, Death, and Air magic, and least effective against Earth, Life, and Water magic.
    No edit. I think capitalizing spell names and magic tree names help distinguish them, and would keep them capitalized. I have adopted that convention in these suggestions.
    9.
    Shields aren't just for looks! They grant additional damage protection and when actively used with the block skill they can stop melee, ranged, and even some magic bolt attacks!

    10.
    Tired of getting your attacks blocked by that shield user? Try a pole arm, which can't be blocked by shields!
    No edit
    11.
    Ranged attacks can be dodged or blocked with a shield, but they cannot be parried.

    12.
    Combine multiple defensive skills for maximum protection. Shield block, dodge, and parry make anyone more resistant to melee damage.

    13.
    An astrolabe is a product of alchemy that can be used to observe the celestial bodies of New Britannia! It is a valuable tool for craftsmen, explorers, and magic users.

    14.
    Pressing the jump key when rooted or stunned gives the player a chance to escape the disabling effect.
    Pressing the jump hotkey when rooted or stunned gives the player a chance to escape these disabling effects (default jump key is spacebar).
    15.
    Some merchants will pay more for your loot than others. It pays to shop around in town when selling!
    Some merchants will pay more for your loot than others. Shop around to find a vendor that will give you top dollar for your items.
    16.
    Parties gain an experience bonus that grows with the number of members in the party.
    No edit
    17.
    To sprint, press the forward-movement key twice quickly, then hold. But be aware that sprinting drains Focus.

    18.
    You can swap between your equipped and alternate decks mid combat, even while running! Default hotkey is X.
    You can swap between your equipped and alternate decks during combat and while running. (default deck-swap key is X).
    19.
    Ready to try some more advanced combat techniques? Try making a new combat deck and leave some slots unlocked!

    20.
    Unlocked slots in combat decks allow for faster reuse of some skills, but there is no guarantee that those skills will always be there when you need them!

    21.
    When using unlocked combat decks, some glyphs can be combined to make completely new skills or spells!
    When using unlocked slots in your combat deck, glyphs with a green outline can dragged onto each other to create a combination glyph. Combining the same glyph creates a more powerful "stacked" skill. Combining different glyphs creates a new skill that is a blend of its components. Using a combination glyph consumes less focus than using its components separately.
    22.
    When you kill another player in combat, you have the option to ransom some of the items that they were carrying, but add-on items and pledge rewards cannot be ransomed in this way.

    23.
    Custom theme music for Rats Nest is titled Partition of Virtuous Pretense. Lyrics performed by Sharm and written by Baron Drocis Fondorlatos, composition written and preformed by Richard Daskas, and background instrumentals written and performed by Jarrod Kailef.No watchers, no spies, no riddles, no lies.
    <SceneId>POT_swampisland_metropolis_01a_template/Rats Nest</SceneId>

    24.
    For faster travel, equip your coconuts!
    For faster travel, equip your coconuts! You must un-equip the coconuts to enter a building, to engage in conversation, and to interact with items.
    25.
    Players who forego the protection of the Oracle and expose themselves to player vs player combat (PvP) gain an experience bonus while adventuring.
    I would spell out VERSUS.
    26.
    Avatars that train in a given school of magic will become more attuned with that school and will be able to cast spells in that school more effectively.

    27.
    When using an unlocked deck, you can combine two identical glyphs to create a more powerful version of that glpyh. Do this by dragging one glyph onto the other.
    Glyph is misspelled. If you use the recommendation in tip # 21 above, then this tip is superfluous.
    28.
    In many cases, the Interact hotkey (defaults to E) can be used as an alternative to double-clicking with the mouse.
    The Interact key (default key is E) can be used as an alternative to double-clicking with the mouse.
    29.
    Shields are a great way to augment your defenses, even for mages.

    30.
    You can improve your chance to successfully cast spells by equipping either a ward or a staff, or by remaining unarmed.

    31.
    You can create custom emote texts in chat by typing '/em &lt;text&gt;'. If you want to add an animation to it, type '/em &lt;text&gt;%emotename%'

    32.
    Training fewer skills will let those skills level faster.
    The level of the skills you are training will rise faster if you train fewer skills at any given time.
    33.
    Attacking from behind not only prevents the target from blocking or parrying but also greatly increases your chance of scoring a critical hit.
    Attacking from behind not only prevents the target from blocking or parrying your attack, but also greatly increases your chance of landing a critical blow.
    34.
    Blacksmith NPCs will pay more for your weapons and armor than some other types of NPCs. Be sure you're getting paid the most for your wares by checking around!
    When selling an item, a non-player merchant will pay you more if the item you are selling is pertinent to their profession. For example, a blacksmith will pay you more for a rusty sword than a tailor.
    35.
    You can split a stack of items by holding down the SHIFT key and click-dragging on the stack you wish to split.
    You can split a stack of items by holding down the SHIFT key and click-dragging on the stack that you wish to split.
    36.
    When approached by several enemies, many find it advantageous to take out the magic users and ranged attackers first!
    When you are attacked by multiple enemies, you may improve your chance of surviving if you initially slay the enemies that use a ranged attack (such as archers or mages).
    37.
    Fighting spiders? Try jumping to shake off those pesky webs, but watch your focus!
    Fighting spiders? Try jumping repetitively to shake off those pesky webs. But, all that jumping will reduce your focus!
    38.
    Remember to carry food with you and eat something before combat. Different food provides different buffs.
    Eating food generates a temporary buff. Each type of food provides a unique buff.
    39.
    On the overland map, you can avoid encounters by using coconuts (mounted). You can usually run faster than the Bandit, Wolf, or Skeleton.

    40.
    Fight all you want, Portalarium will make more!

    41.
    The bigger the weapon, the harder it hits, and the slower it swings.

    42.
    Shroud of the Avatar has various modes of communication, /L to type in Local, /G to type in Guild, /P to type in Party and /W along with the characters name, will allow for private messages.

    43.
    Merchants need sleep too! If the one you're after is missing, they could be asleep!
    Non-player characters (NPC) need sleep too! If you are having trouble finding an NPC, they may be sleeping in their bed!
    44.
    Consulting with the Oracle about your journey along the Paths of Truth, Love, and Courage could earn you 500 gold per day.

    45.
    Some resources such as Black Pearls, Garlic and Mandrake can be very hard to see if you're in a hurry. Slow down and observe!

    46.
    The "Gust" spell is used to repel monsters and other enemies. It is also used to play Gustball!

    47.
    Crafting recipes can be bought, taught, or sought all over New Britannia from players and NPCs alike!

    48.
    Blacksmiths, Carpenters, and Tailors have a Repair skill that allows them to repair armor better than just using a Repair Kit alone. Seek them out!

    49.
    The Oracle protects you from being harmed by other players. You can visit her to revoke this protection, but beware the consequences!

    50.
    When fishing, it pays to change spots occasionally!

    51.
    Delivering regional mail for town criers is a great way to explore Novia and make a few coins while you do it!

    52.
    Blank books can be purchased at book sellers in several major cities. You can use them to publish your own in-game works of writing.

    53.
    You can jump higher if you hold down the jump key instead of just pressing it.

    54.
    Eating food can help you recover health and focus more quickly.

    55.
    Public Vendors can be found in many towns. You can place up to 10 items for sale on each one.

    56.
    The entrances to most areas have skulls on a wooden stake. The more skulls, the more difficult the fights in the area will be.

    57.
    Talking to the residents in the City of Love may teach you some new ways to show your friends some emote affection!
    <SceneId>Ardoris</SceneId>

    58.
    Look for boatmen around Ardoris to travel faster to key points of interest.
    <SceneId>Ardoris</SceneId>

    59.
    Not all Elves will attack you on sight; the Elves of Vertas are welcoming to well-mannered Outlanders.
    <SceneId>Novia_R8_City_Vertas</SceneId>

    60.
    You can travel much of Novia underground through a series of mines, sewers, crypts, and passageways.

    61.
    To get extra gold, say "Hello" to the town crier in every town you enter for the first time. This includes player owned towns!

    62.
    You can see all items stored in the bank at any bank location, but you can only withdraw the items stored at your current location.

    63.
    Braemar is home to a singing rock. Can you find which one?
    <SceneId>Braemar</SceneId>

    64.
    Elevation matters in combat! Attacking from a higher point can increase damage and attacking up can decrease damage. Watch out for those archers on the wall!

    65.
    Every hour on Earth is a day in Novia! Novian months are 1 earth day long. Two weeks on earth is a year in Novia.
    1 hour on earth is 1 day in Novia. 1 day on earth is 1 month in Novia. 2 weeks on earth is 1 year in Novia. - suggested by @Quenton in this post.

    66.
    Coins of the Obsidian are rare drops in game that are can be traded for unique in game items such as rare art, decorations, and potions of the Obsidians

    67.
    Chaos magic is both the most difficult to learn but also the most difficult to resist!

    68.
    Hometown is a safe place to browse all the housing New Britannia has to offer. Visit frequently to help make a purchase decision, or for home decor inspiration!
    <SceneId>POT_island_metropolis_01_template/Hometown</SceneId>

    69.
    The Mind Lock skill allows you to keep dealt glyphs for longer before they decay. This even works after you've combined glyphs together!

    70.
    Secret doors and hidden walls can provide some unexpected adventures. Search for them as you explore.

    71.
    Type '/z' in the chat window to talk in the zone-wide chat. Enable zone chat by clicking on the settings "cog wheel" on your current chat tab.

    72.
    Typing '/visible' in the chat window is a useful command for taking screenshots, as it makes your character disappear (only for you.) Use the F9 key to toggle the game UI and F10 to capture a screenshot.

    73.
    Remember to inspect the condition of your gear, and seek repairs from time to time.

    74.
    What's a paladin?

    75.
    The Great Cat Massacre of 497 PC was known for its terrifying fury and very loud noise, despite its short duration.

    76.
    The mystic "Starrlton" dance is believed to have been introduced into Novia by chaos magicians seeking to confuse the unwary with its bizarre movements.

    77.
    Trust the Oracle. The Oracle is your friend. The Oracle knows what's best for you.
     
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    30.
    You can improve your chance to successfully cast spells by equipping either a ward or a staff, or by remaining unarmed.
    Should be wand
     
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    Bug Submitted. ID. 38655 This is for # 30. I'll create a separate ticket for the other suggested changes.
     
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    I feel like most of the corrections are merely there for the sake of finding something to correct.

    Avatar is a title and both Gold and Experience are labels for specific game systems.

    "The Life Drain spell from the Death school of magic becomes more effective as the caster gets closer to death."

    It's progressive, so "when" isn't appropriate.

    With those modifications, this is no longer a tip that should show up on the loading screen but rather something that should be in the tutorial.

    This is the only change that I truly agree with.
     
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    How soon we forget about our good old friend Dupre.
     
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