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Interfaces

The Avatar
Barracks
The merchant
Daily Login Bonus
Resource bar
Shortcuts
The quest book
The settlers
Premium time
Chat
The star menu
The Collections
XP Conversion
Destructible mountains
Barracks and Provision House Weeks
Special Buff Handling
Star coins
Advanced Options
Audio Options
Zone-wide buffs

The Collections

The Collections

1. Collectible Items can be picked throughout the map – they appear in the areas you have explored.
2. Once clicked on, they will go into your storage and will count towards your Collection completion.
3. Collections can be found in the Mayor’s House Collections tab. They are unlocked based on your level.
4. Once you have all the ingredients you can start producing a Collection.
5. Once completed, you must open the Mayor’s House interface to gain the reward which will be stored in your Star Menu.
6. You can use the item from there to buff your appropriate buildings or take advantage of any other effects it might have.

The Collections

If you have problems finding the collectibles on your island, you can ask a friend for help

1. Any friend that comes to your island can see the collectibles that you have not yet found.
2. Once clicked on, the collectible will be highlighted to make it easier for you to pick up.

3. Alternatively, you can use the “Fairy Fire” buff from the shop to highlight them briefly (“Fairy Light” for adventure maps)


The Avatar

The Avatar

In the left upper corner you’ll find your avatar. Here you can get information about the following things
1. Quest book button opens your quest book.
2. Experience bar shows your level progress. The green stars you gather during the game, called XP (Experience points), are stored here. You can see the amount of XP you have and the amount you need to level up by moving the cursor over this area.
3. After collecting a certain quantity of XP, you gain a new level. With each level, you unlock new features such as new buffs, buildings, or military units.
4. Log out button clicking this button logs you out of the game and returns you to the “The Settlers” home page.


Barracks

Barracks

In the barracks (short cut “B”) you can train your military units. When you first start out, you’ll only be able to train recruits, but as you level up you’ll unlock more units.
1. Open the barracks by clicking on the building or by pressing “B”.
2. Choose the unit you want to train.
3. A window will appear, which shows you the required resources. Use the sliders to define the amount of units you want to train and the number of stacks. Beneath the sliders you can see the cost of your order and the amount of time required.
4. You can train only one stack at a time. In the waiting loop you can check the remaining time, adjust the production order, instantly finish the current stack or cancel certain stacks.
5. The numbers on the unit buttons show you how many units of that type are currently in production.
Military units do not consume settlers, but instead block them. However, when your military unit gets defeated, you’ll have to produce this settler again.


The merchant

The merchant

1. You can access the merchant via the treasure chest in the bottom right corner.
2. He has a wide range of items on offer, divided into several categories.
3. Most items cost Gems. If you do not have enough, you can add some by clicking on the diamond that has a plus icon.
4. You can see the Gem costs of every item right next to its icon.
5. Apart from buildings and resources, you can also buy adventures, and lots more besides. However, a lock on an icon means you do not currently fulfill the requirements for buying it.
6. When you click on the item, a window opens with further information about it. Some items have limited availability, and so keep an eye on the top right for a red icon with a number.


Daily Login Bonus

Daily Login Bonus

The daily login bonus is a reward for regular play.
Each day the player enters the game for the first time, he/she gets the daily reward window (pic. 1). It shows a short description, the number of days the player logged in over, and which random reward he/she received (pic. 2). When the player misses a day, a red cross is displayed (pic. 4), and the count restarts from the beginning. After seven days, the player receives gems (pic. 3) and the process starts over again from the beginning.


Resource bar

Resource bar

At the top of the screen is the resources bar. Here, you’ll find the most important basic information about your economy

1. Your population (mouse over the number to get a detailed view)

2. Your remaining building licenses (mouse over the number to get a detailed view)

3. The basic resources you need for constructing buildings.

4. The quantity of gems you have. By clicking on the ‘plus’ you can add gems to your account. Clicking on the gem icon opens the shop.


Shortcuts

Shortcuts

To make navigation a little bit easier, you have the possibility of using shortcuts. In “The Settlers Online” you can use the following ones

“B” for the barracks

“H” for the Mayor’s house (storage)

“P” for the provisions house

“F11” for fullscreen mode

Furthermore, you can use W, A, S & D to scroll in each direction, as well as the numbers 1 to 9 for the different sectors. The arrangement of the sectors is the same as on your keyboard num pad (the initial sector is sector 1, the sector to the right is sector 2…).


The quest book

The quest book

1. By clicking on the quest book button…
2. you can open the quest book.
3. The quests are divided into several categories, such as Main and Side quests. Some of them can be canceled if you do not want to complete them.
4. Here you can see the story of the quest…
5. told by an NPC (Non Player Character).
6. Below the quest text you can see the goal you have to reach for completing the quest. These differ and can have multiple elements.
7. Here you can see the reward you will get for completing the quest.


The settlers

The settlers

Your settlers are referred to as the “population”. You need them for training military units or working in or on the majority of your buildings. You get one settler every 15 minutes. Unlike normal resources they are not consumed when used but are simply made unavailable for other tasks.
1. In the resources bar, if you mouse over a settler icon, you are given a detailed tooltip containing all the information about your settlers.
2. If you are in immediate need of settlers you can “produce” them in your provisions house.
3. Alternately, you can buy settlers at the merchant’s, or buy a potion to speed up settler production


Premium time

Premium time

You can see your remaining Premium time right beneath your Avatar. (1)
To add more time, you can go to the merchant and buy more time, under the “Premium” category. (2)
To add the time to your account, simply go to the star menu and use the Premium item. A window will open summarizing the benefits of the Premium time (3)
+ 50 XP from adventures
+ 50 resources and buffs from adventures
+ one additional daily quest
+ 10 buff time on friend zones
+ one additional building queue slot
Any additional loot you get from your Premium status will be displayed separately in your loot mails. (4)


Chat

Chat

When you need help, or simply have to wait for a resource to be produced, you can use the time to chat.
1. You will find the chat function in the lower left corner of your screen. By clicking the bar just below it, you can write your message and click “Enter” to send it.
There are many different channels for you to use
2. The general chat channel is for talking about anything you want, and for finding new friends.
3. The help channel enables you to ask questions or give answers.
4. The whisper channel allows for private, one-on-one conversations with other players. These conversations will only be visible to you and your chat partner
5. The news channel is where you can see the latest actions on your home zone.
Note If you need help on chat commands type /help.
6. If you have problems to read the text, because of the different colors, you can use this button and all text colors will change into white.
7. To avoid that the chat scrolls automatically if a new message appears, use this button.


The star menu

The star menu

The star menu is your inventory and has five categories
In the first tab you’ll find all items that are in your star menu. For a better overview you can switch tabs
1. Specialists (Geologists, Generals, and Explorers)
2. Buffs (including fish platters, settlers sunrises, love potions…)
3. Resources (refill buffs, and resources)
4. Misc (adventures, buildings, and decorative objects)


The star menu

The star menu

The star menu is your inventory and has five categories
In the first tab you’ll find all items that are in your star menu. For a better overview you can switch tabs
1. Specialists (Geologists, Generals, and Explorers)
2. Buffs (including fish platters, settlers sunrises, love potions…)
3. Resources (refill buffs, and resources)
4. Misc (adventures, buildings, and decorative objects)


XP Conversion

XP Conversion

Once you reach level 75, the XP you would earn from quests and adventures will be converted into star coins.
You will also see these changes reflected in your quest book.


Barracks and Provision House Weeks

Barracks and Provision House Weeks

Sometimes, there are events influencing the production efficiency of the barracks and/or the provision house buildings. During this time, the production of certain items and units has a beneficial effect.

If this is the case, all influenced items and units are marked with a little star in the upper right corner (1). When you click on one of the influenced items and change to the detailed view, the positively influenced attribute is marked with the star icon (2) and a green font.

When a barracks or provision house building event is active, you get a small avatar message when logging in for the first time.


Destructible mountains

Destructible mountains

Throughout the home island there are mountains of various sizes that can be destroyed to create more building space. They are sorted into three different categories, Rubble, Rocks and Mountains, each of which requires a dedicated expert.
1. The shotfirer and demolition crew are items that can be used on the different types of mountains.
2. Use an expert on a mountain of the right size and he will start preparing the demolition.
3. Once he’s done, he’ll await your signal to trigger the detonation. Select the prepared mountain to launch the demolition.
Note sometimes even more building space can be freed up, if mountains standing close to one another are both removed.


Special Buff Handling

Special Buff Handling

If a buff can be applied on several unit types, or inhabitants of buildings, a special interface will be used. The interface works like this
1. Hover over the building.
2. Click the unit you want to apply a buff on, and a new interface will appear.
3. If you hover over a buff, a slider appears, where you can define the amount which should be used. With a click on the buff, the selection will be confirmed and the buff will be applied.


Star coins

Star coins

High level players can earn a resource called Star Coins for performing various activities.
Star Coins can be spent on various interesting rewards like buffs and adventures. You will find these offers in the “epic items” category of the merchant.


Advanced Options

Advanced Options

The advanced options screen contains a lot of useful functions to help improve the performance of the game on your computer, and to customize your experience. Here you can

1. Tweak the volume of the music.
2. Tweak the volume of the sound effects.
3. Load half sized graphics (increases performance).
4. Turn buff animations on/off (influences performance).
5. Turn sector markers on/off.
6. Turn the icon that appears over the generals & marshals while moving on/off.
7. Turn the display of generals & marshals names on/off.
8. Turn walking settlers on the map on/off (influences performance).
9. Turn wildlife on the islands on/off (influences performance).
10. Turn smoke effects on/off (influences performance).


Audio Options

Audio Options

1. To access basic audio options, click on the button to the left of the logout and full screen buttons.

2. This button toggles the background sound on and off

3. This button toggles the sound effects on and off


Zone-wide buffs

Zone-wide buffs

Certain buffs do not need to be applied to buildings. Instead, you apply them to a whole zone (island). Whether you’re on your own home island, an adventure or expedition, or visiting a friend, you will buff the zone you’re in when you use the buff from the star menu.
1. All zone-wide buffs have a green border.
2. The number of zone-wide buffs active on the current zone is displayed at the top of the screen.
Move your cursor over the icon for additional information.
3. Click the aforementioned icon to bring up a window with even more information. This window also allows you to cancel buffs early.


Toolbox

Effective adventures

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