Brief reminder: the following are definitions, FAQs, advice and suggestions which can help and answer probably most questions a new player has to progress in the story faster. Later on, feel free to try your own tactics to further improve and personalize your gameplay. ***I'm also assuming you've run through the basic tutorials so you can grasp what I'm talking about here. This is a heavy read but if you're just starting or not, you might want to look at the tips and FAQ in spoiler tabs. Table of Contents I. Basics which You Need to Know II. Daily Achievements III. At Certain Hour Checks IV. Crystal Usage Suggestions V. Expedition VI. Genetic [Lab] Analyzer VII. Character Status Definitions VIII. Attack Vs Damage IX. Hero Skills X. Hero Potentials XI. Hero Synthesis XII. Hero Rebirth XIII. Recruitment Hero Information XIV. Lord Skills and Mastery Points XV. Equipment and Enhancement Matters XVI. Special Dungeons (Nephthys and Lost Island) XVII. Party Formation and Hero Icons XVIII. Coocoo's Gift/Newbie Pack XIX. Tower of Dawn and Coocoo Chests -From this point on, you may use the FIND function to the area you want to read- I. Basics which You Need to Know -Several game functions can be unlocked with progression in the main story. The most important would be rushing through the dungeons until you get to Region 3 - 4 (in Company). This would allow you to place the fifth character in the party. -Game content with the lock icon, can be clicked to find out how to unlock such features -Know your enemies. Before starting a dungeon, you may click the magnifying glass to study the enemies which you will face inside that level. During a run, you may do a long-click of the enemy to look at their stats. Make use of this function to analyze them and understand what they do. Review their skills as some already have clues written on how you can defeat them easily. For bosses, look at their [Immunity]-located at the lower right hand of the enemy screen stat. Click view details to expand the list. -The game follows the advantage system: Paper is stronger than Rock. Rock is stronger than Scissors. Scissors is stronger than Paper. As such Paper>Rock>Scissors>Paper...etc... -Strategy counts in this game: Terrain, Direction, and Advantage strategy increases your damage. Spoiler: Frequently asked questions 1. How to get Pirate Chris/Ian, Christmas, Valentines, and other limited edition costumes? Unfortunately, if you missed the event, there is no way to receive or buy them at the moment. 2. Do I need to get SS Rank for all levels? YES, in the long run, for the Sione achievement reward. But, at game start, don't bother to SS them if you can't. Game progression is more important than being a perfectionist. 3. I can't finish a level, what to do? Change the hero team to fit the advantage of the enemies, retry previous levels to grind for exp, level up your heroes using coocoo cards, upgrade your equipment, get heroes accessories, fix your potentials and equipment options to make sure they are synergistic. The end point is, do not get stale at retrying a level. Coming back at it when you are stronger will save time, energy, and effort. -Crystals are the real money currency of the game. -Unlock [Expedition] at least to level 4 as soon as possible to level up several heroes while you are away. II. Daily Achievements (arranged by difficulty in acquiring) -Daily [Achievements] can be checked on the left panel. These are actions which you need to complete in order to receive the rewards: Spoiler: Frequently asked questions 1. Is it important to do everything every day? As much as possible, YES. These net you free 40 crystals a day and adds to your achievement score which will later give you more crystal rewards. -Send Friendship points to 10 friends - in [Friends] tab, click the upper right button (3 green hearts). Spoiler: Frequently asked questions 1. How do you increase maximum capacity of friends? In the [Friends] tab, click on the [+] button beside the maximum number to add 5 friend slots. It will increase in crystal cost by 5 per addition of 5 friend slots. 2. How many friends should I have? Add as many mercenary friends you deem necessary, based on how many times you grind/play dungeons a day for friendship points. Some will do with 20, while others can go up to 80-100. 3. What and how to use friendship points (FP)? FP are social currency in the game which can be obtained by using mercenaries and receiving FP from friends who use your mercenary. They can be used to play the Red Capsule under [Shop] which gives random equipment, mana, gold, coocoo exp cards, modification stones, or energy. 4. Where do I get the FP from friends? They are located in your mail. Check the upper right hand corner. Take note of the 10 page limit. Past this, you will not be able to receive anymore FP. Spoiler: Friend mechanics and How to get them -Under [Friends] tab, there are 3 headings: [My Friend], [Search], and [Make Friends]. -[My Friend] indicates your current friends. This tab says both party (you and random guy) have accepted a friend request. -[Search] will give a random list where you can invite them to be your friends, as long as they and you have space in your friends list. -[Make Friends] is where requests from other people will pile up for you to accept. -Note: in order to be friends, both parties must consent, meaning you send a request and he approves, or he sends you a request and you approve of it. -If you're not getting friend requests, its either you already have a full list, no one actually wants to use your mercenary (so change it under [Expedition]), or you are already in the level zone where most people already have a full list of friends where they could gain 50 points instead of 10 points when using a random person. -To look for random friends, go to Chat [...] on upper right hand screen during battle or in home screen. Click [Select Channel] and go to channel zero. Politely ask people to add you or you may click people's underlined names to send them an invitation. Wait for their acceptance and look at your own [Make Friends] tab to accept new friend requests. -You may also check out our forum under Introduction>Friend Request>Server and add them through the Search Tab. -Harvest 4k Gold from Gold cylinder - recharges a little every second, gets full after 6 hours. -Use Mana Stone Compactor 5 times - recharges daily. -Attempt to modify Potential 1 time - regardless if you choose to replace it or not. -Attempt to enhance equipment 3 times - regardless if its equipped or not, successful or not. -Receive Energy from energy flask once - you can click the [?] button below the flask to look for the time it spawns (currently at 12nn-3pm and 6pm-9pm). -Get expedition rewards at least once - regardless if you started or set the expedition beforehand. -Clear normal (non-boss) dungeon once - includes all difficulty level as long as it's not a boss dungeon. -Clear boss dungeons 3 times - includes bosses in Lost Island. -Play any Nephthys Dungeon 3 times. -Do Battle of Honor once regardless of win or loss. -Clear 1 stage of Dimensional Breakthrough - gold farming area.