Beginner Guide for Newbies
Author: Arrigo Lorentio
 Character Creation
Welcome to the Medieval Europe. In this game you will make your way through a world of chances, abuses, corruption, justice; and you will have to quickly find the path that suits you best. Still didn't find one? Build your own. Because in ME everything is possible, everything.
But let's take a step back and see what happens before you enter our world:
This is the first choice you will have to face in your whole new life. First your given name and family name: remember, you're a medieval villager, not a present hipster, so please choose a name that suits the situation, avoiding famous historical people's names!
Secondly your culture and sex. Those may not be your real features (If I'm an italian male I may choose a Scottish girl in the game) and it won't influence our gameplay, it is purely preferential.
Finally you will have to choose your kingdom of birth. Make this choice carefully as not every kingdom takes care of its new people the same way, but keep in mind you may change it later too. To see what the kingdom has to say click on their coat of arms and scroll down.
Afterwards you'll jump deeper in the game play and have to make your first important decision: Attribute points.
 Attribute Points
You will have 40 Attribute Points to divide into:
Choose carefully as you will be able to change them only once, after your birth and within 30 days: you can do that in your Character dashboard page. After that, to change them you will need to pay some doubloons. (See: FAQ) You may choose to set any attribute between 1 and 15, but you can increase any of them later in the game to a maximum of 20.
 Start Up
As soon as you start, you will have
- 10 silver coins
- Free rest at the tavern (until 90 days of age)
Please complete the tutorial to get ~600 silver coins, a few useful items, some food and a badge.
To show your real life home nation, click on My Account at the upper right, Edit, and then fill in the Nationality Box.
 Communicating with other players
Communication is very important in the game, it is in fact the most useful resource of information and money ever. For that reason there are many ways to get in touch and keep in touch with other players (Note: There are no NPCs)
 Regional Page
Regional Page is the page from where you will start all your action. You will need to search for the Announcements Notice board. Click and you will find links to:
- Your Regent message -- read it straight away!
- Tutorials and Missions -- do quests for getting money and free tools
and other important links.
Messages are a private way to talk with a specific person, as you were born your regent sent you a message. You can find them in the left list of actions.
Chats are a public way to talk, maybe with random people. There is for this purpose the ME chat, accessible from the top of the page. Other kinds of Chat rooms, more private, are the Group Chat, where all the group members can take part (accessible by the Group menu on the right bottom part of the screen), and probably your best choice the discord chat.
 Making money in ME
Making money in ME is vital as it was at the time, you need money to feed yourself and make basic actions such as sleeping at inns, buy tools to work, but also to increase and improve your belongings, such as Shops, Fields, Houses, etc. The most common way to earn coins is to work. Each time you work a certain time is required, this is a work cycle and it is possible to queue up to 3 work cycles with the Worker Bonus (see: Worker Package Bonus). Most types of work, like extracting natural resources, require tools, that you can easily buy on the market. Other parallel ways of making money are in the next chapters.
 Working in the Barracks
You don't need any tool, any contract or any kind of skill, everyone can do it, but it's not a good long term solution. Nevertheless, it is a way to survive as it gives you 5 silver coins each work cycle.
 Jobs and announcement boards
When you look in the Bulletin board in the Castle of your Region (or the Town crier) you might see some work announcements. When you accept them a contract will be made between you and the poster of the offer. Depending on this accord terms, you might either jut accomplish some unrelated actions, or may be granted access to a structure, like a Shop or a Field
For more informations see: Castle
In a Shop, you are crafting processed items out of raw materials. Keep in touch with your employer to know what to craft and in what quantity. However you should know that canceling actions in a Shop result in loss of all items used in the crafting AND final product supposed to be produced, so to avoid severe consequences you should always finish your actions.
For more informations see: Shop
In a Field, you are sowing and, after some time, harvesting the produced items. It goes as for the Shops the principle of never canceling the action, as the materials used will be wasted.
For more informations see: Field
 Voting for ME
In the right bottom part of your screen, you may see those links. These pages will lead you to different Gaming Toplist Sites where you will be able to vote for ME in exchange for some "Energy". For some time now only the second option actually rewards voters with energy.
 Selling Doubloons
 Health, Energy, Glut
Health states how many wounds or injuries that your character has taken lately. If Health goes down to zero your character will die and you will need to restart your life with a different one (your account will still stay). To heal yourself you may ask a Church Clergy to be healed or by buying some Herb and Honey Brews from Herbalists. However, the only three ways you could possibly lose health are:
- If your glut is zero at the time your glut is taken off (10%)
- If you go to war (variable percentage)
- Fighting an NPC creature
Energy states how many more actions your character can perform; if it goes down to zero you won't be able to do anything and you will have to Rest or Drink. Each action you do will take down your energy by a specific percentage, that changes depending on the kind of action (see: Action tables). There are few ways to restore it:
Glut is stating how hungry your character is. This condition will go down every day at a given time by 16%, if the glut is already zero 10% Health will be taken off; this will not apply if your glut is between 1 and 15, it will then simply go to zero. Recovering Glut is simple, you just need to eat any kind of Food
--Arrigo Lorentio 21:00, 7 April 2013 (MSK)