Help Channel Frequently Asked Questions

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Oct 262011
 

Free to play

  1. Is there a gold/chip limit for f2p?
    Yes, 10 red chips, which is plenty. My level 24 toon was not able to save 1 red chip, yet. The chip limit goes away, if you purchase anything in the marketplace.
  2. What is the difference between F2P and subscribers?
    Subscribers have more character slots, unlimited crafting time (compared to 8h per day for F2P), higher XP, faster crafting time, more monthly rewards points. For details, look here
  3. How do I get rid of the UPDATE button?
    This is the friendly reminder that you can subscribe to the game. It goes away once you buy a subscription. It is unconfirmed that it will also go away with any purchase in the marketplace. Otherwise, you can iconize it and move it offscreen.

Travel, Mounts and Vehicles

  1. Where’s my horse?
    It’s where you left it last. Horses and all vehicle are persistent in this game. Once created, they will only move with their rider, or they can be towed by a stable or garage manager. You can locate your mount on the minimap in the form of a grey circle with a green or red square in it.
  2. I died, where’s my horse?
    Same as above, it’s where you left it when you died. Fortunately, usually there is a garage not to far from the Lifenet Center. You could have your mount towed there.
  3. How can I feed my horse or fuel my vehicle?
    You can craft horse feed as well as fuel using your nature and science tradeskills or you can buy it at a garage or a horse merchant. Once you have it in your inventory, push the fuel/feed button on your mount window.
  4. How to deal with waypoints?
    Waypoints allow a player to mark his map. Push Alt-P to open the waypoint window. This allows you to create and delete waypoints, either right at the spot where you are, or by entering coordinates. You can select a waypoint from the list and a yellow X on your minimap will point you into the direction of the waypoint.

Inventory

  1. I bought something at the auction, where can I find it?
    Items won at auctions are delivered by mail. A mailbox is usually not far from the auctioneer or can be found at banks, the nearest diner or at the gas station.
  2. I bought something and it doesn’t show up in inventory?
    Your inventory is full. Either there aren’t any inventory slots left, or you have reached the maximum weight you can carry. The maximum weight increases by .5 per level or by raising strength.
  3. My inventory was full when I completed this quest! I accepted a quest, but didn’t get a needed mission item !
    You should actually have the quest still in your quest helper window, or you can open your quest journal using the J-key and highlight the quest labelled “Success”. Make room in your inventory for the items you are about to receive as reward, then push the Success button. Mission items for a quest will appear in your inventory, as soon as you make room for them.
  4. Can I sort my inventor?
    You can filter your inventory by Gear, Mission Items, Trade Goods, Useables and Other by pushing the little funnel icon on the top right of your inventory window.
  5. Is there a bank or other permanent storage?
    Yes, there are bank vaults. You can find them on the map marked with a safe symbol. There are four different vaults: Sector, Barter, VIP and Utility. Not every location has a Barter vault and even less have VIP and Utility vaults.

Materials

  1. Where can I find tinfoil, fasteners, cotton, plastic, copper, grain?
    Crafting materials can be obtained by purchasing them at a vendor, looting them from a corpse, harvest, scavenge or mine them from a node or by butchering a corpse. Some materials can be crafted as well. As for the original question: tinfoil is a rare loot or scavenge. There is not hard and fast rule where to get it. The auction house or patience is your best bet here. The same is true for plastic which is rare in sector 1, but can be found more often in sector 2. Copper can be found around the Lifenet stations of the newbie towns, since it’s used for a newbie quest. Cotton can be harvested from node on the outskirts of the starter towns. Similar for grain, which can be found around the 2nd tier towns, and loads of it around Needle Eye

Social

  1. Is somebody around who speaks my language?
    Yes, there is. The Fallen Earth community is international with many European nationalities and a good sized group of Brazilians. Most of them have their own guilds and it’s always fun to interact with other nationalities. However, the purpose of the help channel is to answer questions of the new player. GMs do police this channel and try to keep the chatter down. The use of foreign languages beyond one or two lines is not permitted. This does not give the permission to harass or discriminate against foreign nationalities.

Character

  1. How to spend my AP?
    Building out your character is not easy and can’t be answered in this FAQ. This website has various guides and a whole forum dedicated to it. And here is an AP planner.
  2. Can I save up my AP?
    Yes, you can, but you’ll quickly notice that you can’t keep up with the quest and the unfriendly opposition. Look for some guides on how to build your character.

Crafting

  1. Crafting is so slow.
    It might appear so, but it is well balanced. After all, crafting continues while traveling or fighting and even when you log out. And I haven’t heard of any average crafter who was complaining about not being able to keep his crafting up with his level.
  2. What happens after 8hours of crafting?
    F2P players are limited to 8hours out of 24hours of crafting. After 8hours, your current crafting is paused until the next 24 hour day.
  3. What happens when i go offline?
    Your crafting continues when you log out, even if you switch to a different character. Theoretically, a subscriber could have up to 4 crafting queues going.
  4. Where can I buy the commander kit?
    The commander kit is a crafting tool that replaces all others except the harvesting tools (geology, nature). You can buy it either at the marketplace or at a rewards vendor (Watchtower in sector 1). However, you don’t need it. As long as you have the specialized crafting tool, like your cooking kit in your inventory, you can craft all cooking recipes. It is unfortunate that the commanders kit appears next to the regular kit in red, which leads many to the assumption it is a needed item.
  5. Can I scope my rifle?
    Yes, you can. However, not every rifle is available with a scope, and you need to have a recipe for each particular scoped rifle.

Questing

  1. I dropped my quest, how can i get it back?
    Yes, you can. The original quest giver will offer you the quest again. It will be difficult at times to find them, since the quest chains are long, and you have many quests in your journal. The Fallen Earth Wiki might be helpful in locating your quest.

Advanced

  1. Where can I pick my faction?
    Faction comes only into play in sector 2. Once there, you’ll see 6 faction towns. Do quests there and receive faction points as rewards.
  2. When can I go to sector 2?
    Sector 2 is not blocked for any level. Around level 15 you will have a good chance to survive the trip solo and around level 18 you should be able to do the quests in the first town “Sunshine” in sector 2.
  3. How’s the endgame?I refused to answer this question in any MMO I’ve ever played, since I usually have way to much fun exploring the game and with a question like that I have skipped 90% of the content the developers have created for me. This is very true for Fallen Earth as well. The game world is huge, there’s a lot to explore. Enjoy.

But wait, there’s more

The Fallen Earth website has its own FAQ here

 Posted by at 1:03 pm

The Help Channel

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Oct 252011
 

The one thing that sticks out when you enter the Fallen Earth game as a newbie is the help channel. Your chat window starts rolling with questions and answers almost immediately. And as somebody who’s monitored the help channel for a long time, there is no question left unasked and only CAPS LOCK is ignored. I dare say that the presence of the help channel was one of the things that kept the game alive. It made the new player feel welcome, and it’s been said on many occasions what a friendly community this game has.

The drawback of the help channel is the fact that in order to keep it functional, it has to be policed hard. Off-topic chatter or guild recruiting is usually quickly criticized and suppressed. Roleplaying has to be limited to other channels and even the use of foreign language is limited to a sentence or two stating that somebody is looking for fellow players from his country. At first this rule seems discriminatory, but it is the only way for the GMs to monitor the channel for content. The rule has indeed lead to a couple of couple of harassing statements, but even that could be stopped quickly.

The Fallen Earth webpage has a post with frequently asked questions here, but I want to expand on it with the experience of the first 10 days since F2P. I have however some secret (and now not so secret) objections about a help channel FAQ. It’s based on the tendency of the human nature to be to lazy to research and to read and adventurous enough to go out on their own and see what happens.

And here we are, enabling human nature, helping the lost adventurer. Stay tuned for an FAQ in the Guides section

 Posted by at 5:13 pm

Introduction to Builds

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Oct 252011
 

Fallen Earth is an MMORPG without classes. As such, it is completely left to the player how he wants to build his character. But so much freedom creates problems because there are so many choices and so many chances to create a mess. The Fallen Earth Dev Blog gives us some help how to approach the problem: Build Advice

Here are some important facts for characters in Fallen Earth. A character is primarily defined by his skills, with mutations being specialized skills. Character stats are almost exclusively used to modify the maximum values a skill can take, and therefore describing a characters theoretical limits. At certain skill levels, abilities open up for the character, like “Resuscitation 1” at skill level 39 in First Aid.

What play styles are there for a Fallen Earth character? Melee and Ranged Damage, Defense/Tank, Crafting, Command/Support, Healing, Crafting and Social. A pure mutant character might be theoretically possible, but it would be extremely difficult to level, and there are many issues to balance.

Builds are discussed in our Builds Forum.

Here are some resources to work on your build:

Skills Database v1.9.2 (Google Doc)
Skills Database v1.9.2 & Character Builder v1.0 (Excel)

And a discussion threat for the Skills Database here

 Posted by at 11:13 am

Sector 1 AP quest waypoints

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Oct 242011
 

This is a list of quest givers whose quest chains will result in 1 or 2 bonus AP. Some of those chains can be quite lengthy and involved. If you only complete the quests in your starter town, the “You are still dying” and the ATV chain, and the quests on this you will end up around level 18, depending on subscription level. You will have 19*30 base AP, around 90 AP from this list, plus a number of random AP.

This list has been floating around on many of the older websites. I am currently running a character through sector 1, trying to verify this list. Any other corrections and additions are welcome.

To use this list, open you characters .ini file at: {your install directory}\Settings\User\(your-character-name}.ini. Highlight and copy this list and paste it at the end of the .ini file. Make sure you don’t have any other WAYPOINT entries in your .ini file. If you do, correct the number scheme accordingly. Once in game, you can open up your waypoints with Alt-P, highlight one of them and follow the yellow X.

The two letter codes in front of the quest givers names are short for the town where the quest starts.

Updates:
11/15/2011, added 2 quest givers in Oasis.
11/23/2011, added Jim Konrad in Old Kingman
12/01/2011, replaced David Ramsey with Lou-Ellen

WAYPOINT_0=BC Longshot,3998822,3231430,140240
WAYPOINT_1=BC Strongarm,3998901,3237950,138709
WAYPOINT_2=BC Brawler,3996517,3239723,140937
WAYPOINT_3=BC Whiplash,3999329,3238822,140895
WAYPOINT_4=OD Eagle Eye Tom,3951310,3044135,143136
WAYPOINT_5=OD Nurse Karen Wheeler,3958796,3063082,143333
WAYPOINT_6=OD Daphne McKlusky,3936850,3087639,-2147483648
WAYPOINT_7=OD Sylvia Anderson,3971377,3076862,144171
WAYPOINT_8=OD Aaron Edgars,3977921,3032022,133681
WAYPOINT_9=MF Bunker Ballsy Frank,4203475,3049456,141059
WAYPOINT_10=MF Ida Rios,4192565,3060216,141508
WAYPOINT_11=MF Jaggd,4193810,3057449,141436
WAYPOINT_12=MF Mag Thurper,4205623,3066832,141719
WAYPOINT_13=MF Simmons,4203366,3065463,141719
WAYPOINT_14=EM Dr Elizabeth Watson,4258818,3215317,141715
WAYPOINT_15=EM Elroy Killian,4251496,3223756,141715
WAYPOINT_16=EM Flynn Neville,4257003,3230692,141715
WAYPOINT_17=EM Kissy Fincher starts in SB,4252642,3215372,141715
WAYPOINT_18=SB Paul Jacobsen,4359332,3147948,141340
WAYPOINT_19=SB Melinda Jacobsen,4394732,3160860,143575
WAYPOINT_20=SB Noah Wright,4408223,3183869,143255
WAYPOINT_21=SB Ranger Samuel Dorsey,4386981,3182511,143041
WAYPOINT_22=NB Brother Eric Kelly,4392969,3263593,138563
WAYPOINT_23=NB Brother Paul Kelly,4386715,3247700,140318
WAYPOINT_24=NB Chavez Herrera,4387744,3249022,140318
WAYPOINT_25=NB Dan Hamilton,4392716,3262977,138571
WAYPOINT_26=NB Laungon Smith,4396136,3266480,138444
WAYPOINT_27=OV Hans Grettner,4290826,3468649,140350
WAYPOINT_28=OV Johann Gruber,4290742,3468725,140350
WAYPOINT_29=OV Peyton Cleary,4301245,3465694,140348
WAYPOINT_30=OV Rafael Lopez,4293441,3466476,140350
WAYPOINT_31=KM Jim Conrad,4176876,3596111,140347
WAYPOINT_32=KM Forscythe,4179408,3597392,140302
WAYPOINT_33=KM Ronnie Johnston,4173687,3589992,140309
WAYPOINT_34=KM Zee Taylor,4165000,3590159,140302
WAYPOINT_35=66 Bing Tangelo,4409976,3494173,138897
WAYPOINT_36=66 Kyle Mather,4403274,3486370,139050
WAYPOINT_37=66 Terence Bonaventure,4406670,3495367,138951
WAYPOINT_38=LW Colin Meebs,4329386,3585262,142085
WAYPOINT_39=LW Jason Dugan,4324122,3582583,142020
WAYPOINT_40=LW Jocelyn Arimonte,4324788,3586677,142173
WAYPOINT_41=RS Computer Terminal,4213075,3721068,140178
WAYPOINT_42=RS Graham 442,4191219,3714334,138044
WAYPOINT_43=ZV Adam Hawk,4495995,3542035,141328
WAYPOINT_44=ZV Cal Thosian,4502887,3547753,141107
WAYPOINT_45=ZV Sergeant Baskins,4499840,3546600,141139
WAYPOINT_46=NE Anna Marcum,4291781,3730280,145864
WAYPOINT_47=NE Jimbo McClellan,4311289,3742740,147591
WAYPOINT_48=NE Tammy Stone,4317704,3759023,150550
WAYPOINT_49=CM Angie Sharpe,4290673,3863405,141638
WAYPOINT_50=CM Clarissa Cross,4283929,3862960,141317
WAYPOINT_51=CM Jessica Wiss,4290403,3862473,141682
WAYPOINT_52=CM Quartermaster Weston,4292144,3855866,141808
WAYPOINT_53=PC Roger Scarborough,4519402,3799824,148828
WAYPOINT_54=PC Serena Nova,4506470,3805168,150898
WAYPOINT_55=PC Tommy Smalls,4520572,3800289,148828
WAYPOINT_56=PI Allisa Bryant,4315989,4101487,133759
WAYPOINT_57=PI Mink Pearl,4332042,4100280,133339
WAYPOINT_58=PI Stanley Finn,4313339,4101045,133964
WAYPOINT_59=WT Captain Reynolds,4503334,3934961,182341
WAYPOINT_60=WT Tommy Newton,4513795,3940606,182521
WAYPOINT_61=WT Computer Terminal,4651938,3942888,181064
WAYPOINT_62=MB Stanford Wells,4442392,4040374,140831
WAYPOINT_63=SH Lou Ellen Ramsey,4695055,4130363,181697
WAYPOINT_64=SH Access Card 2991R,4678242,4178975,182844
WAYPOINT_65=TB Brother Keenan Orelsby,4833956,4197953,176201
WAYPOINT_66=TB Ranger Izzy Travis,4822227,4202148,177267
WAYPOINT_67=TP Melissa Day Bell,4993132,4093336,129322
WAYPOINT_68=TP Thelma Jo Wheeler,4995076,4099614,129340
WAYPOINT_69=TP Intercom,5027133,4116391,132689
WAYPOINT_70=MW Joseph Peters,3895224,3191891,144444
WAYPOINT_71=MW Marcia Huro,3895211,3186981,144439
WAYPOINT_72=MW Pala Gears,3914689,3192690,144759
WAYPOINT_73=CF Dr Delia Clinton,3973956,3390812,140835
WAYPOINT_74=CF Garren Bramby,3958384,3386413,140785
WAYPOINT_75=CF Harry Abingdon,3963766,3392627,140835
WAYPOINT_76=CF Sam Clinton,3969586,3386865,140752
WAYPOINT_77=TE Franklin Grimes,4433901,3373195,136265
WAYPOINT_78=TE Nicholas Hart,4393300,3382400,137566
WAYPOINT_79=OA Kelly Stillman,4460867,4690727,184348
WAYPOINT_80=OA JBO Cotton,4460405,4690840,184729
 Posted by at 1:27 pm
Oct 242011
 

This web site will provide you with guides and information how to survive and thrive in the wastelands of Fallen Earth. It is our goal to revive and build up the Fallen Earth community now that the game has gone free-to-play.

There are many  websites out there with a plethora of information about the game. But many are outdated, due to the revamps before the game went free-to-play. A lot of the guides are still good and can be used, but the user of the guides will often find out the hard way when updating is needed. This site wants to support and direct the updating of the guides.

Another goal is to provide the new players with information about the game. About game mechanics, character builds, quests and all other issues that could come up in the help channel of the game.

 Posted by at 12:47 pm