Begginers Guide!

General guide
You may have just started playing Graal or you could have been playing it since its release. Either way I hope this guide can teach you something new about Graal or remind you of something you have forgotten. What are you waiting for? Read on!

1a-The basics
1d-Misceleneous(chat commands,other info, sources etc)
(use ctrl-f then type either 1a,1b,1c or 1d and press enter three times to skip to that section)

1a.The basics
So you are new to Graal? You may be wondering what to do... Fear not! This guide is here to help. The first thing you should know about Graal is that it is not like most MMOs as it has no levelling or quest system however there is still a lot to do as I hope to demonstrate within this guide.

-Do the Tutorial
its gives you 2500 gralats and explains alot the of the stuff below.

This seems pretty obvious but it is still worth wandering around Graal to see where you end up. There are essentially five towns in Graal. You start of at the first one ,Graal city, with Onnett town and north Graal city to the north(surprise,surprise!), Belle island is to the west and Swamptown is in the south. There are furniture shops in all of these apart from Graal city and there are bomb and arrow shops in Graal city, north Graal city and Belle island. There is also an island called balamb island which you can get to by a boat below brothers. There is a bomb/arrow shop in the port and littlewood. Throughout the map there are secret areas for you to find and explore.

-Secret areas
As I previously mentioned there are many secret areas throughout Graal. The most useful one is in the arena which is in the top left part of Graal city and once you are there go forward till you are near a door but instead of going through it go to the left and through the curtain/drape thing. Inside there is a button to make you look like Supernick and if you go through into the next room and to the top left there are two chests with 100 gralats in them apiece. You can find the other secret areas in the secret area guide.

-Character customisation
If you have bought the customisation pack you will be able to give your character your own individual look. As there are loads of diffrent heads and a fair number of bodies, hats and shields. However that is not all. There are even more swords and shield you can have by typing a specific code into the chatbar e.g setshield 2k1police-shield.png or for a sword setsword 0wned-sword5.png remeber not to use capitals and for the full list check the sword and shield code pages. On Belle island there is also a sho where you can buy a new look for your health ,for example, making them blue instead of red. ou can also buy a new symbol for the message icos so that pops up every time you get a friend request, guild request and a pm

-PK and fighting Baddies
You may have noticed while exploring Graal that anyone could just come up and attack you. This is known as Pking or player killing and its probably the best way to get used to the attack controls and generally have fun. However you can not PK in most buildings and weapons are disabled in Graal city. However if Pking is not your thing there are also enemies called baddies scattered around the map. A good place to find them is in Swamp town. Now baddies are tougher than you so unless you are very experienced in sparring techniques or you can not afford any arrows or bombs it is not wise to attack them with a sword as they are just as they are just as quick to retaliate. However shooting arrows at a distance or bombing the area around them will kill them relatively easily and when they have been killed they will drop 5 bombs and 5 arrows for you to use if you pick them up before someone else does.

Sparring is like Pking but different. You can spar in any arena throughout Graal although the most commonly used one is in Graal city. Sparring is done with swords only and is one -on-one. Just rushing in and slashing your sword wildly will not get you very far as sparring is more tactical than that. Try to avoid staying still and slashing in one direction for too long and try to flank your opponent. This is more difficult than it sound and the best way to learn about sparring is to give it a go.

You can always find some people in or outside the Burger refuge sitting on chairs around tables. Just go up to them and chat! Most people are friendly in Graal and will probably be willing to talk. Inside the burger refuge there are generally people acting as cashiers and some more people to talk to. Inside is generally better than out as outside there are people advertising shield/sword codes or about farming.

So we've covered the basic list so now on to guilds!

-Making a guild
Go to the guild panel in the menu and buy a guiild for 2000 gralats. They can be renamed for 1000 gralats

-Getting a guild 
Depending on when your reading this it could be easy or difficult to get into a guild. At the time I wrote this it was relatively easy as there were a lot of guilds about with not very many members. There are some guild which like you to have a lot of kills or some other quality. Or you could just try to befriend a guild leader or general. Either way it should not be too difficult.

-Guild chat
The speech bubble to the left of the normal ones allows you to send a message to everyone in your guild.

-Guild spar
This is similar to sparing but with up to 5 people from each guild taking part. As your sword can not hurt anyone in your guild there is no need to worry about friendly fire. Tactics will probably be discussed within your guild although some of the same rules from sparring apply here 

-Guild towers
There are 4 guild forts in the map. At the top of these there is a flag. The guild forts are fairly obvious on the map as they are right by  the emblem of the guild that currently owns them. The goal is to slash the flag until the number on top gets down to zero. It starts at 300 and the defenders can restore the flag by slashing it. If you are killed while in the tower your are sent back down to the bottom to stop you rejoining the fight immediately although when defenders are killed in the tower they respawn by the guild fort flag. If you hold it your guild emblem and name is displayed on the map.  

Moving swiftly onwards to housing!

-The basics
Ok so it costs 100 gralats a month to keep your house active and there is a direct warp to your house in Graal city, west of the arena. The furniture shops are in Onnett town, Swamptown, North Graal city and a garden shop on Belle island. Now furniture is expensive so lets take a look at making money!

Now you can farm anywhere by bombing grass and collecting the gralats or you can get gralats by slashing the grass. However it is not uncommon for someone to steal your gralats or for a baddie to attack you while you are farming. This is were houses come in. You can bomb the grass as much as you like and no-one (unless you invite them to your house) will be able to steal your gralats. Generally people buy boxes or fences to protect their gralats when they have people at their house. Now bombing the same area a lot without collecting the gralats will means that they steadily gain value and change colour.  Green= 1-4 gralats, Blue=5-29 gralats, Red=30-99 gralats and Gold gralats=100-infinity gralats. If you spend maybe a day or so farming you should start to get some gold gralats. The best house for farming is the bottom left one with the second best being the middle left one. This is based on experience and other guides I have read/ what people have said. Remeber to read chases guide for a more information!

You can also hold events at your house ranging from races to arena fighting.. The only limit is your imagination and supply of gralats

In this section I will cover chat commands and a few other pieces of random info

-chat commands: :asleep,:dance,:sit,:brb,:sorry,:afk,lol,rofl,:) :(,:O,:/,X_X,:eek,:phone,:apple,:love,showkills,showdeaths,showadmins,showonlinetime(all without caps or they do not work)  and ,:D, :kitty, :idea, :cry and :cool,:run,:walk,:pm
-a very important command to remeber is 'unstick me' typing it (without quote marks) will warp you away from wherever you are to Graal city although you must not have moved in the last 30 second. This is very useful if you get stuck or trapped

-if you grab a bush and press the bomb or arrow icos you will hide underneath it. People can take the bush off you and you can still be damaged and you move slower but it looks awesome and is great for hiding.

-Remember to keep and eye on the news section of the menu as Graal is updated fairly frequently

-A list of Admins and other useful information can be found in the faq building in Graal city
-If you have any questions, suggestions, corrections or anything else please join the forums and post it on there, or you can try and find/pm me in game. I am Ranger Jet (band of thieves)

-Sources: Touch arcade thread on Graal, this site, kingdoms at war forums, forums and my own personal knowledge and experiences 

By Ninja with a hat Jet (Graal ta tk)