This is a short introduction to ClassicOT. It will provide you with general instructions on how to set up the game and to start playing.

1. How to Start

To play ClassicOT you need to create an account first. Simply click on sign up and follow the instructions. Once you have entered your desired account number go to my account and create your character.

As a next step please download the client software and unpack it on your computer.

Once ClassicOT is installed you have to create your first character. Click on "My Account" on the left hand side of the webpage and log in using your account number and password. On your account page scroll down to the character section and click on the button "Create new character". Select your character's name, gender and the game world you want to play on.

Please make sure that you choose a name for your character that does not violate the ClassicOT Rules. Of course, you have to follow this code of conduct while playing and using our website at any time. Otherwise, you may be excluded from our game service.

Now you are ready to start playing. Go to your windows desktop and double-click on the ClassicOT icon to start the game client. On the title screen simply click on "Enter Game". Once you have entered your account data correctly a menu will be displayed. Double-click on the name of the character you have created. Then the client will connect to the game server and your character can start his career as an adventurer.

2. Screen Layout

You will now see the adventure screen:

Game Window
The game window is where most of the action is taking place. The game window shows a part of the world of ClassicOT, with your own character in the middle.
Much like a radar screen, the automap will show you an overview of your surroundings. In the beginning a large part of this map will be dark since you need to explore the area first. The map buttons to the right will allow you to scroll around on the automap.
Status Bars
The status bars show your current hit points (red) and magic points (blue). Note that in the beginning you will have no magic points at all.
Right below these bars you can see your inventory. It is divided into several slots for different body parts. Please note that you can put items only in the slot they are designed for, i.e. you can place a shield in your character's hand, but not on his head. The top right slot is reserved for containers such as bags and bagpacks.
Combat Controls
The combat controls consist of six buttons. They determine your character's behaviour in battle.
Several further buttons are arranged next to or below the inventory screen. Some of them ("Menu" and "Help") will open up menus, while others (such as "VIP" and "Battle") will open up sub-windows. Clicking on "Stop" will cause your character to stop any action it is currently taking, while the button "Logout" will end the game.
At the bottom of the screen you will find the console through which you can talk to other players. Communication is organized in different chat channels which can be activated by clicking on the little button with the file card in the top right corner of the console.

3. First Steps

Choose Your Character Outfit
You will start your adventure in the temple of the little village of Rookgaard. However, before you can do anything else you will be asked to select your character's outfit. You can choose your favourite adventurer from several different figures. Also, you can customize your character even further by painting individual body parts with the colour of your choice.

Context Menu

Once you have finished designing your character your should look around. You will find that you are not alone in the temple. There is a priest called Cipfried who is ready to welcome you in ClassicOT. Right-click on him. A context menu will open up in which you can select several options such as look, use, follow and even attack.

Talking to Inhabitants
But then, surely you would not want to attack a peaceful old priest such as Cipfried! He is a friendly old man who enjoys introducing people to the world of ClassicOT. You should talk to him because he can give you valuable tips on what to do and where to go. Simply enter hi or hello and hit the enter key. Cipfried will answer you. Now you can ask him about many important topics such as help, gold or equipment. If you are seriously injured he will even heal you - just ask him for it! However, remember you must always greet him first.

Moving Your Character
Among other things, Cipfried will surely advise you to go and fight some monsters. This is good advice, and you should heed it. Leave the temple and go north. To move around simply left-click on the spot in the game window you want your character to go to or use the arrow keys. After you have walked for a little while you will see a sewer grate in the floor. Right-click on it and select "Use" to climb down into the sewers. The sewers are a dark place, so you should light your torch and put it into your hand. Again, right-click on it and select "Use".

Diagonal Movement
Among other things, ClassicOT world is much way different than any other tibia server out there by that you should know this version doesn't allow you to use diagonal movement's like the traditional tibia does, here on ClassicOT you need push yourself between trees or any where you want to use diagonal pathing, this kind of thing is what define ClassicOT as original copy of what was Tibia back in 2002 - 2003, if you have any question about the gameplay contact any Gamemaster ingame they will answer you anything you want to know.

Your First Kill
The sewers of Rookgaard are infested with rats. Look around until you find one, then right-click on it and select "Attack". The ClassicOTn rat is a nasty little critter who can inflict painful wounds with its sharp teeth. Don't be afraid, though - a few well-aimed blows with your club should be enough to send it to its ancestors. If your character is low on hit points you should eat the tasty red apple in your bag. You can do so by using the apple. Eating food regenerates hit points and, later on, mana.

Looting Monsters
Once you have killed a rat you should right-click on its corpse and select "Open". With a bit of luck you will find some gold pieces or a useful item. To take items left-click on them and drag them onto the bag in your inventory. To check the contents of your bag right-click on it and select "Open".

Experience Points and Skills
However, gold is not the only thing you will get if you fight monsters. For every monster you kill you will get experience points. If you have gathered enough experience points your character will advance in level, which will make him faster and stronger in a number of ways. Please note that your character must have reached at least level 2 before he can leave the village of Rookgaard across the bridge and explore the surroundings.
In addition to his experience your character also has skills that determine how well your character can fight, fish etc. You will improve these skills simply by using them. To check out your current experience level and your skills click on the "Skills" button beneath your inventory or press the key combination Ctrl+S.

Climbing Ladders
If your character is low on hit points it is a good idea to head back towards the safety of the village, because hit point regeneration is a slow process. Go back to the ladder you took when you entered the sewers. To climb up the ladder simply right-click on the floor in front of it and select "Use".

Logout Block
Please note that you always should use the logout button to quit ClassicOT. If you are not allowed to log out immediately it is likely that you have recently been involved in fighting. The so-called logout block ensures that you cannot escape from a challenge in an unfair way. Remember if you simply shut down your client your character may stay in the game even if your computer has been switched off. This can be very dangerous so always log out properly in a safe place.

Buying Equipment
Once you have saved a bit of money you should invest in better equipment. Obi will be happy to sell you his quality wares in his shop. Make sure to visit him and to ask what he has on offer. You will find those rats will be much easier to kill with a good short sword and a trusty shield in your hands. A rope is another useful item you should buy as soon as possible.

Sending Messages to Other Players
Of course, you do not have to buy from Obi or from other inhabitants of Rookgaard. You will find there are many other players around, and surely some of them will be happy to trade with you! To talk to other nearby players enter any text in the default channel and hit the enter key. You can also message players directly by right-clicking onto them and selecting "Message to" and the name of the character. This will open a channel where you can talk to this player in private.

If another player agrees to trade with you you can do so by using a special trade mode. Simply place your character next to the player you want to trade with. Right-click on the item you would like to trade and select "Trade with ...". The cursor will turn into crosshairs. Now all you need to do is to click on your trade partner. Your partner will now see the offer, and if he agrees to trade he will offer another item in exchange. If you are satisified with his offer click on "Accept" to complete the deal.

4. Mastering Rookgaard

General Hints
Your first aim should be to make your character as strong as possible. The village of Rookgaard and its surroundings are exciting places filled with secrets and adventure, but you should be wary - there are worse monsters in ClassicOT than rats! Try to collect as much experience as you can. Also, you should save money to get the best equipment there is. A rope should be among the very first things you buy, because without a good length of rope in your backpack you may be trapped in a dungeon! If this should ever happen all you can do is to wait for another player to rope you out. Also, make sure to always have some food with you to heal your character after battle.

Don't be too frightened to go out and to explore, though! Soon, killing a rat will be a trifle and, frankly, a bit boring, so you should move on to meet new challenges. Remember the worst thing that can happen to you is death - and death, thankfully, is not the final matter in ClassicOT it is in real life. If your character gets killed he will reappear in the local temple safe and sound. However, there is a penalty for dying - your character will lose experience, skills and probably some items as well.

You should really take the time to talk to the inhabitants of Rookgaard, too. You will learn a lot about the fascinating world you are playing in that way. Simply greet them and ask them about general things such as their job or their name. With a bit of luck, they will also have some job for you - simply ask them for a mission or a quest. If you complete their quest they will reward you with useful items or with valuable information.

Leaving Rookgaard
Exciting though it is, you should keep in mind that Rookgaard is only your first step into the magic world of ClassicOT! As soon as your character has reached level 8 he is ready to face his destiny. Visit the oracle on the first floor of Rookgaard Academy. It will ask you to choose both your character's vocation and your new home town. There are four exciting vocations to chose from: Be a valorous knight, a swift-footed paladin, a powerful druid or a mighty sorcerer! You should consider your character's vocation well, because once you have made your choice it cannot be reversed. If you find you are unable to decide which town to settle in you should have a look at our map section.
A final note: It is possible to stay on Rookgaard and level up your character there, but we strongly recommend you don't do that. If your character leaves for the main continent with a level higher than 8 he will be weaker than characters who left Rookgaard straight away.

5. The Main Continent

Player Killing
Once you have chosen your destiny your character will be teleported to the temple of your new home town. Now you are ready to explore your new surroundings. Be wary, though, because unless you are playing on a non-PvP world other players can attack and even kill your character now! It is good idea to stay out of trouble, so you should be friendly and avoid insults or provocations. If you see a player who is marked with a little skull mark underneath his name you should be careful because that player has recently been involved in violence. If you should run into trouble remember protection zones such as temples or depots will give you shelter until the storm has cleared.

New Features on the Main Continent
General game play on the main continent of ClassicOT is similar to Rookgaard. You can explore secret places, do quests, and, of course, you can level up your character. However, there are also many new exciting features to discover, such as the town depots where you can store your items, the Royal ClassicOTn Mail which will allow you to send parcels and letters around the continent, and, of course, powerful magic! At last your characters will be able to spend their magic points on spells that will help them in many ways.
And there is more! You can give your characters a family and even a home of their own. Join up with your friends in a guild - as a premium player you can even found one of your own. Also, if you have a Premium Account you can rent one of the lovely houses that are available in the various towns on ClassicOT.

Making the Best of Your Vocation
Remember that now your character has chosen his vocation he will have individual strengthes you should study carefully. If you are playing a spellcaster such as a druid or a sorcerer you should visit the local magic shop and buy a spell or two as soon as possible. Knights and paladins should also buy spells early on, for they can use some magic, too. However, adequate equipment and good skills are more important for these professions, so perhaps it is a better idea to spend your money on arms and armour and look for some easy monsters on which you can improve your skills.
Whatever you do, you should always try to make the best of your character's vocation. There are enemies on the main continent the like of which you have never seen on Rookgaard, so you better make sure your character will be strong enough to face the challenge!

Exploring the Main Continent
It is a good idea to stay close to the safety of your home town for a while, but you should not do so forever. Remember there is a whole continent out there for you to explore and to conquer! From the troll-ridden marshes of Venore to the lurking horrors of the Ghostlands, from the awe-inspiring orc fortress at Ulderek's Rock to the fierce dragon lords in the dreadful dungeons of Fibula, ClassicOT is a thrilling world filled with mystery and adventure. Are you ready to take on the challenge of ClassicOT?


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