We all quickly became obsessed with Lost Ark, instantly falling in love with one of the few MMORPGs where top-down isometric hack-and-slash gameplay fits so seamlessly into a lush fantasy world.
Despite the dozens, maybe hundreds of hours some of us have already put into the game, we keep making the same mistakes. Whether it's stupid gameplay mistakes, bad habits, or compulsive spending, here are a few things that all Lost Ark players do.
It happens to the best of us. One way or another, you manage to use the identification skill literally at the most inopportune moment. If you prefer to play Lost Ark with a controller, this is especially easy to do.
Suppose this happens to you a lot more usually than you'd prefer to admit. In that case, you can override some of the keybinding settings for standard abilities, such as the Identity Skill, by going to "Settings" and selecting the "Hot Keys" settings.
It's not New World (thank God) or any other hack-and-slash game of the same caliber. By choosing the skill tree branches, you do not get hung up on them, and you do not have to pay money to retrain.
You can change your combat skills by simply adding or subtracting skill points from the tree at any given time. So never be afraid to devote a couple of factors down the drain. You may transform your thoughts anytime you wish.
The characters in this game are just adorable. How can you resist fiddling with the character creation system a little more, especially when there are so many excellent classes and subclasses to choose from? Luckily, you can create up to six characters on one server and join any number of servers.
Having alts helps you get the most out of late-game daily quests or resource accumulation. Thanks to the Power Pass, you can even level up two of your alts to level 50 for free after completing the main story quest once. Also, having secondary or "alt" characters is very useful in Lost Ark, especially after reaching the end game.
Wait. Before you attach all those shiny new HP potions to your Hotbar, it's best to hold them back. You might think that "potions of healing" and "potions of HP" are synonymous. But Lost Ark has a subtle but significant difference. Healing potions restore a certain amount of HP over eight seconds. At the same time, HP potions instantly restore a certain percentage of health.
Since HP potions are much harder to get, making them invaluable in the late game. Also, they provide more benefits when you have more health to heal.
Chatting with strangers from around the globe is half the enjoyable of playing an MMO. Whether you want to join in the chaos or step back and laugh at the antics of other players, participating in zone chat can bring some spice to a boring Lost Ark game.
On the other hand, there is also quite a bit of bot spam in the zone chat these days, especially in busy places like Prideholm. If you want a little more silence, you can right-click on the Chat tab and enter Chat Settings to turn off zone chat.
Maybe you already consider Lost Ark a bit of a side job, logging into the game every night to complete daily quests or conquer dungeons with friends. If you are more of the casual gamer with a quick, no-cost time, then this kind of day-to-day performance may not be around you.
The excellent news is that you must not play Lost Ark for hours every day to have a particular reward. If you log into the game once per day to have the bonus for the login event, you might get an enormous advantage. In addition to item chests, login event bonuses contain card packs or crystals.
Why spam Tab when you can keep the minimap in view 24 hours a day, seven days a week? Of course, you have a map in the top right corner, but it's much easier to navigate the region when the entire map is displayed on the screen.
Having a map on the screen is also incredibly useful when tracking the secret dungeons from the blue scrolls looted in the region.
No, you don't need a Totoiki Chipper. But then again, you kind of need it. Makes buy Lost Ark pets and mounts especially inviting, especially when both are necessary for the game.
You get both amount and your first pet very early, and pets are beneficial when you need to collect loot quickly. They appear on the screen so often. How can you not want such a cute pet?
In Lost Ark, you pick up new armor so often that you can quickly forget that, yes, armor breaks. In order not to find yourself in the middle of a dungeon with a broken chest plate, every time you find yourself in the central hub of any region, look out for merchants who can fix your things.
The costs are pretty minimal, especially when you consider how quickly you earn money by completing quests. Make sure you don't leave yourself defenseless at the most inopportune moment.
Excuse me, are you saying that there are nine Mococo seeds in Loghill? How is that even possible? If you haven't found Mococo Seeds yet, these yummy tiny pear-shaped seeds are a collectible that can be found all over Lost Ark. There are hundreds of them, and each region has a few hidden on the map.
You can find out how many Mokoko Seeds each region has by looking in the "Mokoko Seeds" section of the Collectibles menu. There is no "trick" to finding them all other than making sure you don't miss the random "interact" icon that may appear above the hidden one as you move through the environment.
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