Settings

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The Settings on the Option-wheel

There are multiple Settings in the Game which can be changed, these are the Game Settings, Shortcut Settings and Interface Settings.

These can be accessed by pressing ESC (or the button you choosed via the Shortcut Settings)

Some Options affects only the Character and some affects your Account,

because everything is mixed up it's hard to tell which affects which and needs try-and-error to decide

NOTE: The game isn't really optimized and is currently working on the unsupported havok-engine from 2014, that means even the best pc could struggle with SOLO on 144fps and nice graphics.

but don't worry, i'll comment every option and recommend settings for higher performance

Game Settings[edit | edit source]

The Game Settings are divided into General, Advanced, Graphics, Sound effects and Language

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pre-settings + preview

General[edit | edit source]

The General Settings are divided into Pre-Settings, Display and Interface

Pre-Settings[edit | edit source]

The Game gives you the Option of Minimal, Fast, Low, Normal, High and Ultra to choose also there is a preview of the settings.

If you change something the pre-setting will be User-defined

There is also a "auto"-option to automatically decide for the "best suited" option

[not working for everyone, it seems algorithm decides based on your hardware instead of own performance]

Option Comment Exact changes
Minimal You got your PC/Laptop from a chinese branding like "pear" (yea, that's a apple-reference) for under 50$ € or whatever..

you should look if Minimal works for you, if not i'm sorry

???
Fast If your Working PC/Laptop is more than 5years old or you didn't ever cleaned it you should probably use this ???
Low You have a Working PC or Laptop? this pre-option should do ???
Normal If your PC isn't really a gaming PC but a hybrid of a working/gaming PC this option should be working for you ???
High More than enough for FHD (1920x1080) Player and should work for almost every pc which can play other games ???
Ultra Ultra equals almost the highest settings, if you don't have a decent RAM and GPU you should probably avoid using this ???

Display[edit | edit source]

Optionname Recommendation / Comment Exact changes
Monitor Which Monitor you want to use, if you have multiple
Resolution Fullscreen works best for performance 1280x720 - 1920x1080 or Fullscreen mode
Rendering Scale 90% is best for performance, 100% for looks Rendering of probably everything in the game (except UI)
Gamma Gamma value decides brightness of your game
Foreground FPS limit 30 at least, more than 60 isn't recommended FPS limit while game is in focus
Background FPS limit <30 or same as Foreground FPS limit FPS limit while game isn't in focus (outtabed as example)
Dynamic field of view unchecking for performance
intelligent depth of field unchecking for performance
Hide Players/Teammates/Enemies/other's pets check all 4 for performance, this option (but other's pets) should also be displayed on the top of your screen Players/teammates/enemies/other's pet doesn't get displayed on screen

Interface[edit | edit source]

Optionname Recommendation / Comment Exact changes
UI scale I wouldn't go lower than 0.8 and not higher than 1

IMPORTANT: some UI-elements (such as "Combat Stats" are moved while changing)

changes User Interface from 0.5 - 2x the size
Mouse cursor scale 1 +-0.1 changes cursor size

Advanced[edit | edit source]

The Advanced Settings gives you a lot more to change and some options can ruin your game experience, so be careful and don't change multiple options at once if you don't know what they are doing

They are categorized into Camera Control, Display Information, Effects Bar, Combat, Interface, Chat Messages and Other

Camera Control[edit | edit source]

Optionname Recommendation / Comment Exact changes
Maximum camera distance don't change a thing if not necessary Distance of Camera to the own Game Character
X sensitivity Sensitivity Right-2-left and left-2-right
Y sensitivity Sensitivity Up-2-down and down-2-up
Invert mouse Inverts Up/Down of looking Up/Down

Display Information[edit | edit source]

Optionname Recommendation / Comment Exact changes
Show player info uncheck shows Player title, accolade, name and guildname over your own character
Show friendly info check if "hide-players" is on shows Player title [...] of other player over their character
Show enemy info check if "hide Enemies" is on shows Player title [...] of other player in PvP-mode in the open world
show selected target check if "hide Enemies" is on and you don't check "show enemy info" shows Player title [...] of selected target
show target effects always check shows Buffs/Debuffs of the selected target
Hide your titles in combat always check Hide own Player title and accolade while in battle
Hide other's titles in combat always check Hide other players title and accoloade while in battle

Effects Bar[edit | edit source]

Optionname Recommendation / Comment Exact changes
Auto-hide if buff bar gets too long
Auto-hide if debuff bar gets too long
Activate target effect bar #1

- show buffs

- show debuffs

- Filter effects options

- auto-hide if too long

Activate target effect bar #2

- show buffs

- show debuffs

- Filter effects options

- auto-hide if too long

Combat[edit | edit source]

Optionname Recommendation / Comment Exact changes
Activate camera when sword skill ready
Activate camera shake and frame effects on hit check activates camera shake and frame effect if attack hits
Camera shake intensity camera vibration, while hitting enemies (hit confirmation)
Gamepad shake intensity vibration of gamepad, while hitting enemies (hit confirmation)
Double-tap movement keys to dodge if you want double press W/A/S/D is activating dodge, which can be activated by W/A/S/D + shift
Do not automatically close windows when hit uncheck Options, achievements-window, etc. won't interrupt by getting damage
Play sound cue when skill triggers an effect
Deactivate combat skill shouts
Allow enemy info to exceed screen borders during combat
Hide skill tooltips in quickbar during combat
Move team tooltips to bottom-right corner during combat
Move system messages to top during combat
Display full skill tooltops by default not necessary but still nice you get the FULL skill description without pressing "ALT"-key
Show line from selected target to their target
Enable gamepad

- automatcially face target when using gamepad

don't play the game with gamepad enables gamepad
Show other's special effects during combat set to "1" for performance The 4 levels (de-)activates some effects
Configure targeting don't touch! more advanced options, actually it needs it own page

Interface[edit | edit source]

Optionname Recommendation / Comment Exact changes
Hide threat menu not needed, but if you like Hide threat menu
Hide target menu Hide target menu
Hide team markers menu Hide team markers menu
Show HP numbers in target bar Show HP numbers in target bar
Show tooltips at mouse cursor you get enemies information if you hover over them

if unchecked it's on a fixed position

Hide damage and healing numbers depends, if you deal a lot of little-damage you should activate this option shows heal/damage numbers
Team Assembly Event Parameters

Chat Messages[edit | edit source]

Optionname Recommendation / Comment Exact changes
Show acquired items
Show acquired prestige
Show acquired experience
Hide friends' online/offline status

Other[edit | edit source]

Optionname Recommendation / Comment Exact changes
Announcement voice gender change announcement voice female/male
Automatically switch idle activities
Activate camera drift at tight angles
Swing camera when accelerating in flight
Deactivate duels
Other players are not allowed to import your Gear Loadouts other players aren't allowed to copy your gear into their combination tool
Auto accept Battle of the Continents matchmaking auto accepts matchmaking for Battle of the Continents
Activate Equipment Adjustment reminder Activate reminder to switch Equipment if you have the wrong gear equipt (as examle, PvP and PvE)

Graphics[edit | edit source]

Graphics Settings are going into graphical settings in detail (pre-settings are getting changed), It's categorized into Total, Textures, Sunlight, Shadow, Vegetation, Water, Clouds, Special Effect, Volumetric lightning, post-processing and Material

Some of the settings just affect the GPU memory and not the fps itself, if you have enough GPU memory you can ignore these.

With the recommendet settings you should have at least 60fps guaranted with a GTX 1060 6GB (but still some frame drops in action also there is no guarantee that this is the best option but it works for me)

Total[edit | edit source]

Optionname Recommendation / Comment Exact changes
Draw distance level 1-3 recommended far away objects gets unloaded 'till you're near enough (it seems there is a prio-list for each object)
Low I don't know what this is but the game looks garbage if you set this on "2"

Textures[edit | edit source]

Optionname Recommendation / Comment Exact changes
Texture quality low = more performance
Texture filter
Texture detail

Sunlight[edit | edit source]

Optionname Recommendation / Comment Exact changes
SSR low to none impact on fps
Ambient occlusion
Image-based lighting

Shadow[edit | edit source]

Optionname Recommendation / Comment Exact changes
Shadow quality lowest level for performance shadow quality (smoother round parts)
Shadow detail shadow detail (hair)
Shadow resolution shadow resolution
Character shadow shadow of characters on/off

Vegetation[edit | edit source]

Optionname Recommendation / Comment Exact changes
Wind quality low to none impact on fps tree, leaf, plant- animations
Tree quality quality of tree (tree details)
Grass density lower to mod level amount of grass-type objects

Water[edit | edit source]

Optionname Recommendation / Comment Exact changes
Waves 1 for performance more waves
Tessellation
SSR
True shadows

Clouds[edit | edit source]

Optionname Recommendation / Comment Exact changes
Cloud quality 1 = none, 2 = some, 3 = all

Special Effect[edit | edit source]

Optionname Recommendation / Comment Exact changes
Particle quality lower to mid level for performance particle quality changes
Soft particles 1 for performance lv 1 deactivates some "soft" particles

Volumetric lightning[edit | edit source]

Optionname Recommendation / Comment Exact changes
Global volumetric lighting 1 for performance
Local volumetric lighting 1 for performance

Post-processing[edit | edit source]

Optionname Recommendation / Comment Exact changes
Bloom lower to mid level for performance higher level means higher contrast
DoF quality 0 for performance
Anti-aliasing (SMAA) 1 for performance
Anti-aliasing (TAA) 1 for performance

Material[edit | edit source]

Optionname Recommendation / Comment Exact changes
Soft hair always on "1" Hair-texture of players are rendered rougher

Sound Effects[edit | edit source]

Sound effects are the audio options which are categorized in Master Volume, Individual volume, Sources, Other Options

Master Volume[edit | edit source]

Optionname Recommendation / Comment Exact changes
Master Volume from a scale from 0.00 to 1.00 the Volume of the game

Individual Volume[edit | edit source]

Optionname Recommendation / Comment Exact changes
Background music Volume of Background music
Ambient effects Volume of Ambient effects
Interface effects Volume of Interface effects
Character voices Volume of Character voices
Animation effects Volume of Animation effects
System voice it's pretty loud and still there even if you deactivate sounds, so lower it Volume of System voice
Skill effects Volume of Skill effects
Instrument volume Volume of Instruments (your own and from other players)
Treasure Compass it's pretty loud, so lower it Volume of Treasure Compass (The sound triggers when your near a treasure)
Footstep effects Footstep effects on/off

Sources[edit | edit source]

Optionname Recommendation / Comment Exact changes
Yourself Volume of Sounds you made
Others Volume of Sounds others made

Other Options[edit | edit source]

Optionname Recommendation / Comment Exact changes
Sound effects On/Off of sound effects
Dynamic Volume Game tries to boost/lower the Volume based on system settings
Mute background Mute while game isn`t in focus (as example: outtabed)
Battle music On/Off Battle music
Tutorial Voice On/Off Tutorial voice

Language[edit | edit source]

There is just 1 option...

Optionname Recommendation / Comment Exact changes
Speech Settings Changes Voice lines ingame (Englisch/Chinese, in future there will be more options)


Shortcut Settings[edit | edit source]

Shortcut settings changes the Hotkeys / keybinds for your game, it's categorized into:

Character, Quickbar, Window, System, Select target and Zither Melody for Mouse and Keyboard

Character, Quickbar, System and Select target for Gamepad

which are both further categorized into sub-levels. but i won't feature them here because it's a lot of self-explaining stuff.

The Hotkeys can be changed only for the character which you are playing at the moment or in general

Interface Settings[edit | edit source]

The Interface Settings is probably the most complex thing in the game because there are a lot of elements

In General:

you can change the size of each element from 0.5 up to 2x, and you can expend/shorten your skill bar and seperate them into multiple lines.

These options can also be synchronized with your other characters

For the recommendation on this Chapter: it's just a recommendation to have more focus on the more important elements, no need to follow

Optionname Recommendation / Comment Exact changes
Player Potrait Image size 50% Just shows Player profile-pic, name, level and Fraction-PvP-status
Permanent Buff size 70% Shows permanent Buffs (and buffs 24h or longer)
Permanent Debuff size 70% Shows permanent debuffs (and debuffs 24h or longer)
Treasure Compass size 100% Shows player nearby Treasures as a Compass
Accessibility Bar size 70% clickable icons for "shop", "gifts", "dragonstar guide", "combat stats", "captains assisstent", "camera mode" and "Dragonstar list"
Event Button size 50-70% clickable daily login boni + Daily/weekly mission-button
Radar Map size 90% mini map of area, is a ZUI (=Zoomable User interface, means you can zoom within the radar map)
Quest List size 50-100% List of active quests (quests can be deactivated by unchecking them on the quest menu - which is accessible by pressing " l (L)"
Messages size 70% Messages such as Team invites or summoning
Note on new skill size 50-60% Notifies if there is a new skill (if you are already lv 36+1 (student 1) it's not needed anymore)
Combat Buff size 120% Displays Combat Buffs (Temporary buffs which normally are inflicted while in combat state)
Combat Debuff size 120% Displays Combat Debuffs (Temporary Debuffs which normally are inflicted while in combat state)
Player HP size 120% Shows your own HP bar
Class ressources size 110% Shows your own Class Ressources Bar
Flight Path size 50% Flight Stamina bar, duration of high-speed flying available
Mastery Resource size 130% Shows Mastery-based resources
Casting Bar size 100% Shows your own casting bar (casting time)
Important Buffs/Debuffs
Dodge Cooldown size 70-100% shows dodge-ability cooldown as a circle
Target Effect Bar 1 / 2 size 80-130% shows (de)buffs of your selected target (typically raid bosses)
Threat Surveillance List size 100% also known as "aggro-list" shows enemies and their aggro-points towards you (with color)
Target Casting Bar size 100% Your targets casting bar (casting time)
Opponents
Equipment durability size 100-130% If your Equipment have ~50 Durability-points it shows your equipment + degree of damage
Quickbar 1-8 - Your Skillbars, you cann drag'n drop skills and use them by clicking them or pressing the hotkey
Additional Quickbar 1 / 2 - Your Skillbars, you cann drag'n drop skills and use them by clicking them or pressing the hotkey
Additional Effect Bar 1-8 size 80-130% you can activate these bars to show pre-setted (de)buffs
Char Bar - Chat bar... the chat...
Warning if you are unter the influence of CC
Special combat tips
Target area equipment
Area Inventory size 100% in some areas this inventory will pop-up and collect area-specialized items
Boss event tip list size 100% If you are using the Captains Assisstent, the notification will displayed here

and there are even more options