New Player Questions

HollowWorld

HollowWorld's Announcer
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New Player Question & Answer Thread

Jumping into a new community can be a scary thing sometimes, but don't let it be! Please feel free to ask any questions here! A mentor or a staff will pop in answer any questions you have!


Common Questions:
Q: Where do I go after I complete the tutorial quest?
A: You can go to the Sorrows to get started on resources and just enjoying vanilla Minecraft if you're too shy to start roleplaying right away. You can also go to The Lost Frontier if you'd like to claim a little plot for you to safely build. But most people will jump straight into RP! We recommend starting at Storm's Landing!
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Q: What's the Server's IP?
A: Check here
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Q: Does the written test for whitelisting have to be based in HollowWorld?
A: It has to show basic understanding of our Lore and your own writing skills as a roleplayer or storyteller. The character should at least be able to fit into the setting of the server as you may be roleplaying them when approved.
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Q: Can this be like a short story from a time in the character's life? In the world of course.
A: Yes, As long as it's about the character you are going to play in the setting of this server.
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Q: Are there werewolves and/or vampires in lore/on this server?
A: Nay
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Q: Is there a list somewhere of cross-species viability? For example, if an elf taking a caparii "mate" would they be able to create a child? Would one race's genes be completely dominant over the other
A: Only the Elven and Human races can cross-breed. The offspring would have to be either an Elf or a Human. They may carry the same genetic traits of both parents (hair,eye color, skin color, facial features, etc), so long as they aren't exclusive traits to the other species. Be sure to read the race lore.
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Q: I'm interested in playing a pureblood caparii, but I have a follow-up question: is there any lore basis for minor mutations in horns (i.e. they have deer-like/pronged antlers)?
A: They only have the usual goat/ram like curling horns, not deer like.
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Q: I see that the Sorrows is a PVP free-for-all for gathering resources, but where can one build their own little farm, traveling only to the city to socialize, sell their wares, and purchase goods? Is there a specific server/area for "free-building" and would there be actual cities nearby, or is it all just free-builds?
A: Players responded- "The main map does not contain free building, but you can also use the Frontier to claim a small portion and build there. I cannot guarantee there would be cities or towns nearby as those are usually reserved for the main role playing map. Perhaps you could speak to a region owner to let you create a small lodge near their town, as it could be difficult for a new player to gather enough radiants to make a region. 50k for the ability to purchase a region, 50k for first plot in a region. Additional plots in that region is considerably less. I want to say around 1-3k. Best thing to do when starting is to join a group and then rp will naturally progress from there. You can get good RP by just trying to find which city you want to start out in."
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Q: I added the server but it wont let me enter because its out of date.
A: You need to be on 1.12 to play on our server. Since the 1.13 update, your client may have automatically updated to 1.13
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Q: Do you need some texturepack to play on the server?
A: No, you're free to choose your own medieval or default texturepack. But we strongly recommend you try Conquest as it is very, very common on the server and is immersive. The map was also created with Conquest in mind, so you may enjoy the experience more if it's installed.
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Myst

Loyal Servant of Altera
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Aug, alright. I dispise writing about a certain, specific thing. I like choosing my own stuff. *angry arm cross*
 

NIAH

Secretly Elz
Retired Staff
#14
Aug, alright. I dispise writing about a certain, specific thing. I like choosing my own stuff. *angry arm cross*
We ask you to write the test about the character you intend to use on HollowWorld so we can make sure you understand our lore. We look forward to reading it.
 

Myst

Loyal Servant of Altera
#15
I've written the narative, but I must ask, can this be like a short story from a time in the character's life? In the world of course.
 

Charybdis

I Am the Law
Mentor
Charybdis
Charybdis
#16
I've written the narative, but I must ask, can this be like a short story from a time in the character's life? In the world of course.
That should be fine as far as I know, as long as it's about the character you are going to play, in the setting of this server.
 
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Hi there! I have 3 questions before I fill out my white-list application:
1) Are there werewolves and/or vampires in lore/on this server?
2) Is there a list somewhere of cross-species viability? For example, if an elf taking a caparii "mate" would they be able to create a child? Would one race's genes be completely dominant over the other (like if a silver elf and forest elf created a child, would the child look exclusively like a silver elf, etc)? Or would similar humanoid races such as elves, humans, dwarves, and caparii be able to produce true hybrids?
3) I see mentions of other races besides those listed in the main race sub-forum. Are any of those playable, and where can I find a list of those?