Tree of Savior: Tips and Troubles

As much as I’m enjoying Tree of Savior there are certainly a few quirks to the way the game plays; oddities or secrets I’ve had to learn about the hard way in the time I’ve had to play since launch. In addition to those aspects that may not be readily apparent during your first play through of the game, there are also a number of problems I’ve come across worth noting as well. So here’s a list in no particular order of newbie tips and grumbly quips based on my first 6-7 hours of gameplay. I’m also including a few of the tips I mentioned in my first impressions post from yesterday to keep it all in one place.

  1. Click on every NPC, there are some who give quests but don’t have an obvious indicator above their heads.
  2. Some quests are repeatable for a set number of times and can be turned in back to back. Completing the full allowance (5/5, etc.) will provide a unique reward.
  3. Lag is a major issue right now. The communication between client and server is terrible. You can try switching channels as this helps some of the time, but otherwise make sure you click once on NPCs or items and then wait for the action to register. Repeated clicking can make the issue worse.
  4. Quests reward XP cards that will show up in your inventory as a consumable. Make sure you are right-clicking on them for extra XP!
  5. If you remap the keybinds be aware that the system allows for duplicates so you’ll need to manually go through and make sure each key is only bound to one action.
  6. The default settings for sound has the soundtrack set really low, it’s some great music so I would recommend turning down the sound affects slightly and cranking up the music to 100%!
  7. Mob density can be a little unpredictable. There may be a method to the madness but I’ve noticed the same areas oscillating between empty and completely overrun.
  8. Click the “rotating peppermint candy” to the left of your completed quest for an immediate teleport back to the quest giver (take that, Black Desert!)
  9. Alt-A will hide your UI for screenshots.
  10. Make sure you unbind F12 from the video recorder if you will also be using Steam’s default screenshot key (which is also F12).
  11. After reaching level 15 and selecting a second class, your class trainer will give you a quest to enhance your weapon without telling you how. What you’ll need is an anvil. If you haven’t received one as a quest reward yet, you can purchase them from Alf, the Item Merchant. Right click the anvil in your bag then select the weapon you would like to upgrade. Once you see the anvil in front of your character attack it three times and voila! Your weapon is enhanced to +1.
  12. HP and SP regen is painfully slow so you’ll need to keep potions on hand to refill them as you grind mobs, especially the SP for your special abilities. These too can be purchased from Alf.
  13. Pay attention to the green arrows on the ground when you leave one zone and enter another. Occasionally you will exit stage left, enter the new zone, and naturally continue moving left only to discover the map has been flipped and you’ve now left the new zone and are back in the first one. Go toward the green arrows to leave an area and move away from them when you enter a new one.
  14. Difficulty really ramps up sometime in the 20s. Ashaq Underground Prison was where I noticed it the most; joining a farming group and focusing on powerful AOE abilities with your build is advised.
  15. Koru Jungle is beautiful! The following are several screenshots from my time in the level 30 zone.

 

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