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==About==
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=='''General Information'''==
  
On this page you will find a collection of frequently asked questions by new players.
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On this page, you will find a collection of frequently asked questions by new players.
  
The idea is to collect a bunch of questions from the 'albion-questions' channel on Discord, from the Beginner's Questions Forum or any other source and answer them here.
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== '''New Player Questions''' ==
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!Answer
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|Where should I start when I log in?
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|Please read about the [[Tutorial]] and then you are free to do anything you wish in the game
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|Are there no quests in the game to help me level?
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|No, as this is a sandbox-style game, you would level up by doing any of the activities you find enjoyable
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|Are there any zones without PVP?
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|Only the city zones are 100% safe. It is possible to experience PVP in a Blue zone if you are faction flagged
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|Are banks global or local?
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|All banks are local to the zone they are in and are not connected to each other
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|Is there fast travel in Albion Online?
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|Not really. You can use a [[Travel Planner]] to travel without anything on your character. You may also use the /suicide command to travel to your bound home point or a nearby guild location. '''However, please note, using the /suicide command will make you drop everything on your character.'''
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For normal travel see: [[Travel]]
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|I'm stuck, what can I do?
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|Use the /stuck command to be moved to a nearby zone line. This is a slow cast and may only be used once every 24 hours
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|What class should I play?
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|There are no classes in Albion Online. You are what you wear!
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|Can I mail items in game?
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|No, you cannot mail items or in-game currency
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|Are there different chat channels I can see?
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|You can filter chat in the top left of your chat box for these options: [[Chat]]
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|How do I report a player?
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|You may click on the player and select "Report" which is the best way to report inappropriate chat or type /report playername
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|Can I change the camera angle?
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|No, it is not possible to change the camera angle in game. You can however modify the field of view using in game settings.
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|Will the server be wiped?
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|No, the server will not be wiped
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|How do I transfer items or silver between characters?
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|Please see our page on transferring items here: [[Item Transfer]]
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|How do I make Silver?
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|See [[Silver]]
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|In combat, is loot based on last hit on a mob if multiple players attack?
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|Loot is determined by the group or solo player doing the most damage
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This is a work in progress. Any help is appreciated.
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== '''New Player - Basics on the Wiki''' ==
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{| class="wikitable"
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!Topic
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!Answer
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|How do I buy or sell items?
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|You may use the Trade channel in game or the [[Market Place]]
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|What is the difference between Blue, Yellow, Red and Black zones?
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|Please read [[Types of Zones|Zones]]
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|What is Fame?
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|Please read [[Fame]]
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|What is the Destiny Board?
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|Please read [[Destiny Board]]
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|What is Premium?
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|Please read [[Premium]]
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|What is Focus?
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|Please read [[Focus]]
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|What are Learning Points and how do I get them?
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|Please read [[Learning Points]]
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|What is Gold used for?
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|Please read [[Gold]]
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|What is a Player Island and how do I get one?
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|Please read [[Player Island]]
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|What is a Guild Island and how do I get one?
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|Please read [[Guild Island]]
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|Can I turn off invitations to party, guild, trade and duels?
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|Yes, please read [[Game Settings]]
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|Are there chat rules I need to abide by?
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|Yes, please read [[Moderation Rules]]
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|What are all the acronyms I see in Albion?
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|Please read [[Albion Online Abbreviations and Acronyms]]
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|}
  
If you have a different opinion on how a question or answer should be phrased - either change it if it is clearly wrong or put it up for discussion on the Discussion page.
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== '''Albion Online Resources''' ==
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* [https://albiononline.com Official Homepage]
  
(''editors note: Please try to limit the scope of the questions to new players who '''just started''' playing Albion Online. Depending on how many questions we can collect, we will just expand this page to a general FAQ. But for now the focus is on new players.'')
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* [https://forum.albiononline.com/ Official Forums]
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* [https://wiki.albiononline.com/wiki/Albion_Online_Wiki Official Wiki]
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* [https://twitter.com/albiononline Official Twitter]
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* [https://www.facebook.com/albiononline Official Facebook]
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* [https://www.reddit.com/r/albiononline/ Official Reddit]
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* [https://forum.albiononline.com/index.php/Thread/20035-Official-Discord-Server/?postID=217807#post217807 Official Discord]
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* [https://store.steampowered.com/app/761890/Albion_Online/ Official Steam Page]
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* [https://www.twitch.tv/albiononline Albion Online TV (AOTV)]
  
== A word of caution ==
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== '''Other Helpful Resources''' ==
The answers to these questions are likely partially '''subjective''' and various opinions on how to answer each question will exist, based on how different players like to approach Albion.
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* [[albiononline_en:killboard|Killboard]]
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* [[albiononline_en:killboard/leaderboard|Leaderboard]]
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* [[albiononline_en:characterbuilder/solo-builds|Character Builder: Solo]]
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* [[albiononline_en:characterbuilder/group-builds|Character Builder: Group]]
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* [[albiononline_en:characterbuilder/guides|Official Guides]]
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* [https://forum.albiononline.com/index.php/Board/78-Feedback-Testserver/ Test Server Forum]
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* [https://forum.albiononline.com/index.php/Board/114-Patch-Notes/ Patch Notes]
  
So take these questions and answers with a grain of salt.
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[[Category:Guide]]
==Q: How do I use this list?==
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A: Press ctrl+F or the search function and see if its been answered ;)
 
 
 
== Q: What kind of official websites and channels exist? ==
 
A: Below you find a partial list of some of the official Albion Online channels and resources.
 
 
 
=== '''Official Sources & Websites''' ===
 
* Official Homepage (https://albiononline.com/)
 
 
 
* Official Forums (https://forum.albiononline.com/)
 
* Official Wiki (https://wiki.albiononline.com/)
 
* Official Twitter (https://twitter.com/albiononline)
 
* Official Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/albiononline)
 
* Official Reddit (https://www.reddit.com/r/albiononline/)
 
* Official Discord (https://forum.albiononline.com/index.php/Thread/34958-Join-the-Official-Albion-Online-Discord-Server/?postID=364808#post364808)
 
* Official Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/albiononline)
 
* Official Steam Page (https://store.steampowered.com/app/761890/Albion_Online/)
 
 
 
=== '''Other Official Sources''' ===
 
* Official Killboard (https://albiononline.com/en/killboard)
 
* Official Leaderboard (https://albiononline.com/en/killboard/leaderboard)
 
* Official Character Builder: Solo (https://albiononline.com/en/characterbuilder/solo-builds)
 
* Official Character Builder: Group (https://albiononline.com/en/characterbuilder/group-builds)
 
* Official Guides (https://albiononline.com/en/characterbuilder/guides)
 
* Testserver Forum (https://forum.albiononline.com/index.php/Board/78-Feedback-Testserver/)
 
* Changelogs Forum (https://forum.albiononline.com/index.php/Board/114-Patch-Notes/)
 
* Albion Online Abbreviations and Acronyms (https://forum.albiononline.com/index.php/Thread/89024-Albion-Online-Abbreviations-and-Acronyms/?postID=790428#post790428)
 
== Q: Is it worth crafting in the city or should I crate my own crafting station on my island ? ==
 
A:  You can find below many reasons why it's best to craft in the cities.
 
* In the cities, there is a big resource return rate (15%) when you craft. Meanwhile on an island the resource return rate is 0%. (This 15% return rate is in the five major royal cities and in the black zone [[town plots]]).
 
Generally, it isn't worth to craft on your own island, but if the tax on the building is higher than what the 15% would give you back it's maybe worth to create your own station but this is very unlikely.
 
 
 
e.g : you are crafting a hood (8 leather) you will get 1 leather in return in a city. Let's say that this leather is worth X silver. If the taxe is higher than X silver it isn't worth to craft in this station.
 
* Some cities are specialised in some kind of crafting (e.g : Frost staff in Martlock / Cloth in Lymhurst / etc.) making the return rate even higher. You can't find this kind of bonuses on personal islands.
 
 
 
* If you use focus when crafting in a city you can get up to 48% return rate. On your island it's only 35%. One more reason to craft in the cities.
 
 
 
* Creating your own crafting station isn't worth : you have to put food in the buildings, you have to buy or gather the stone. It's very expensive.
 
 
 
This is why you should always craft in the cities.
 
 
 
== Q: Can I test the game before buying it? ==
 
A: Yes. You can test the game for 7 days using a [[Trial Key|trial key]], which can be obtained in the [https://forum.albiononline.com/index.php/Board/118-Trial-Key-Zone/ official game forum] or the [https://www.reddit.com/r/albiononline/ reddit page].
 
 
 
== Q: After the trial is over, do I need to buy the game to keep playing, or can I get only the 30 days [[Premium|premium]] subscription? ==
 
A: Yes, you do need to buy the game to keep playing. Albion's [[Premium|premium]] subscription is not needed at all to play the game after you bought it, as it only gives a bonuses for those who already own the game (such as double fame, half price repair costs, learning points every day, and much more).
 
 
 
== Q: If I purchase a veteran pack can I upgrade it later for the other pack options (Epic, Legendary)? ==
 
A: Yes you can. You will get the corresponding rewards from the upgrade as well.
 
 
 
== Q: What is fame? ==
 
A: It's what you get when developing most of Albion's activities. It's similar to other games experience points, but regarding weapons and gear in general, every piece of gear that you wear has it's own fame (if you want to switch to a different type of gear you have to level it up as well).
 
 
 
== Q: What is the Destiny Board? ==
 
A: The [[Destiny Board|destiny board]] shows your character progress in every aspect of the game, and can be opened by pressing "B" by default. Using the [[Destiny Board|destiny board]] , you can also spend your [[Learning Points]] and do some [[Fame Respec]].
 
 
 
== Q: How many types of different weapons can I use? ==
 
A: There are 14 different main weapon branches in the destiny tree, which are: [[Arcanist]], [[Axe Fighter]], [[Bow Fighter]], [[Crossbow Fighter]], [[Warlock]], [[Dagger Fighter]], [[Pyromancer]], [[Frost Mage]], [[Hammer Fighter]], [[Priest]], [[Mace Fighter]], [[Nature Staff Fighter]], [[Quarterstaff Fighter]], [[Spear Fighter]], [[Sword Fighter]]
 
 
 
== Q: How many types of different armor pieces can I use? ==
 
A: There are 3 main branches of armor in the [[Destiny Board|destiny board]] , which are: [[Cloth Armor Fighter]], [[Leather Armor Fighter]] and [[Plate Armor Fighter]].  There are also special armor sets for each of the six gathering professions: [[Lumberjack]] (chopping wood), [[Gamekeeper]] (skinning hides), [[Prospector]] (mining ore), [[Cropper]] (harvesting fiber), [[Quarrier]] (gathering stone), and [[Fisherman]] (fishing for fish and other miscellaneous items).  These gathering gear sets offer bonuses to resources gathered while wearing them and also have a number of unique abilities to help you survive while out gathering.
 
 
 
== Q: Where do I find monsters to kill? ==
 
A: There are monsters everywhere in Albion. What most people do is solo farm on the maps killing [[Roaming Mobs|roaming mobs]], or get a group going for [[Dungeons|dungeons]], [[Expeditions|expeditions]] or [[Hardcore Expeditions|hardcore expeditions]].
 
 
 
== Q: What kind of activies can I do besides PvE in the game? ==
 
A: In Albion, you don't necessarily need to engage in PvE. You can be a [[Crafting|craftsman]], [[Gathering|gatherer]] or a [[Farming|farmer]]. There is also the PvP aspect of the game, that allow you to play in different PvP activities, such as ([[Hellgates|hellgates]], [[GvG|GvG's (guild versus guild)]],  [[ZvZ|ZvZ (zerg versus zerg)]], [[Ganking|ganking]] and others.
 
 
 
== Q: Where can I buy/sell stuff? ==
 
A: You can try to buy/sell it in the [[Trade Channel|trade channel]] or using the [[Marketplace|marketplace]].
 
 
 
== Q: What are [[Mastery|Masteries]] and [[Specialization|Specializations]]? ==
 
A: [[Mastery]] levels describe your progression relative to your main equipment branches (e.g.: [[Mace Fighter]] level) on the destiny board, while the [[Specialization|specializations]] are relative to the actual gear you are wearing (e.g.: [[Heavy Mace Fighter]] level)
 
 
 
== Q: What's the difference between Blue Zones, Yellow Zones, Red Zones and Black Zones? ==
 
A: There are two major differences between this zones: the [[Item Power|item power]] cap and the [[PvP]] aspect.
 
 
 
[[Blue Zone|Blue Zones]] are mostly the starter zones or [[Expeditions|expedition]] instances, where you cannot be killed by players (unless you are faction flagged).
 
 
 
[[Yellow Zone|Yellow Zones]] connect blue zones to [[Red Zone|red zones]], where you cannot be killed by another player (unless you are [[Factions|faction]] flagged), but you can get attacked and knocked out for 3 minutes.
 
[[Red zone|Red zones]] are full loot [[PvP]] zones, where you can get killed by players, but they have to be hard flagged (you can see that by their red name) and you can see the total of flagged players near the map name on the minimap. Player who kill another players will lose [[Reputation|reputation]]. (see the [[Reputation|reputation]] mechanics)
 
 
 
[[Black zone|Black zones]] are where the most experienced players are. This type of zone have no [[Item Power|IP]] cap whatsoever (in Open World), where you can kill and get killed by any player outside your [[Party|party]], [[Guild|guild]] or [[Alliance|alliance]]. There is no loss in [[Reputation|reputation]] for killing other players in [[Black Zone|black zones]]. There is a fame bonus for killing mobs in the black zones.
 
== Q: Can I purchase and play Albion via Steam? ==
 
A: Yes, Albion is available through the Steam store.  You can also purchase an account via the Albion website directly and link the account to Steam but you will only earn steam rewards if you bought the account originally through Steam.
 
 
 
== Q: Are there ever any server wipes or resets? ==
 
A: No.  Albion does not currently have any server wipes or resets planned, and it is unlikely that they would be introduced in the future.  This is not to be confused with monthly territory invasions where ownership of watchtower territories resets periodically through each three month long GvG season.
 
 
 
== Q: Is this game worth it? ==
 
A: Yes.  Check the [https://www.reddit.com/r/albiononline/ Albion subreddit] for multiple threads on this topic where the general consensus is, yes it is worth it (if a full loot, PvP focused MMORPG with MOBA style combat mechanics is your style).
 
 
 
== Q: Is it too late to start?  Will I always be behind? ==
 
A: No.  While there is certainly a grind aspect to Albion Online since it is an MMORPG, there are multiple mechanics in place which are intended to help new players catch up.  For example, [[learning points]] can be used to skip up to 80% of the fame required for each mastery or specialization level of a skill.
 
== Q: How do I get to Black Zones? ==
 
A: In Caerleon, go through the nearest North West gate, which brings you to the Caerleon Realmgate map. From the big blue portal you may select a destination in the Black Zones.
 
== Q: Do I have to have Premium? ==
 
A: No, you do not NEED to have premium to play Albion Online. Premium helps with large boosts to fame gain, silver gain and learning points. It is very achievable to buy Premium with in game currency, you just need to make it your main priority for the first few months of play. Afterwards, the silver cost becomes very manageable.
 

Latest revision as of 14:28, 8 November 2021

General Information

On this page, you will find a collection of frequently asked questions by new players.

New Player Questions

Topic Answer
Where should I start when I log in? Please read about the Tutorial and then you are free to do anything you wish in the game
Are there no quests in the game to help me level? No, as this is a sandbox-style game, you would level up by doing any of the activities you find enjoyable
Are there any zones without PVP? Only the city zones are 100% safe. It is possible to experience PVP in a Blue zone if you are faction flagged
Are banks global or local? All banks are local to the zone they are in and are not connected to each other
Is there fast travel in Albion Online? Not really. You can use a Travel Planner to travel without anything on your character. You may also use the /suicide command to travel to your bound home point or a nearby guild location. However, please note, using the /suicide command will make you drop everything on your character.

For normal travel see: Travel

I'm stuck, what can I do? Use the /stuck command to be moved to a nearby zone line. This is a slow cast and may only be used once every 24 hours
What class should I play? There are no classes in Albion Online. You are what you wear!
Can I mail items in game? No, you cannot mail items or in-game currency
Are there different chat channels I can see? You can filter chat in the top left of your chat box for these options: Chat
How do I report a player? You may click on the player and select "Report" which is the best way to report inappropriate chat or type /report playername
Can I change the camera angle? No, it is not possible to change the camera angle in game. You can however modify the field of view using in game settings.
Will the server be wiped? No, the server will not be wiped
How do I transfer items or silver between characters? Please see our page on transferring items here: Item Transfer
How do I make Silver? See Silver
In combat, is loot based on last hit on a mob if multiple players attack? Loot is determined by the group or solo player doing the most damage

New Player - Basics on the Wiki

Topic Answer
How do I buy or sell items? You may use the Trade channel in game or the Market Place
What is the difference between Blue, Yellow, Red and Black zones? Please read Zones
What is Fame? Please read Fame
What is the Destiny Board? Please read Destiny Board
What is Premium? Please read Premium
What is Focus? Please read Focus
What are Learning Points and how do I get them? Please read Learning Points
What is Gold used for? Please read Gold
What is a Player Island and how do I get one? Please read Player Island
What is a Guild Island and how do I get one? Please read Guild Island
Can I turn off invitations to party, guild, trade and duels? Yes, please read Game Settings
Are there chat rules I need to abide by? Yes, please read Moderation Rules
What are all the acronyms I see in Albion? Please read Albion Online Abbreviations and Acronyms

Albion Online Resources

Other Helpful Resources