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[[Image:Sguide.JPG|thumb|right|A must have for anyone visiting Twilight City!]]
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== The Game ==
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=== What's this game about anyway? ===
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You were a citizen of Serling, before the Darkness came, now you're just trying to find your place in this hell stricken city. You can play as either a Human, a survivor trying to stay alive and fight off the Undead. A Zombie, scavenging the city searching for Human or Vampire flesh to devour. Or a Vampire, hunting for your next feast of blood. The goal of each race? To take over Serling? Or to survive amongst the other races?
   
== '''The Game''' ==
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=== Ok, what should I be doing? ===
=== '''What's this game about anyway?''' ===
 
You were a citizen of Twilight City, before the Darkness came, now you're just trying to find your place in this hell stricken city. You can play as either a Human, a survivor trying to stay alive and fight off the Undead. A Zombie, scavenging the city searching for Human or Vampire flesh to devour. Or a Vampire, hunting for your next feast of blood. The goal of each race? To take over Twilight City? Or to survive amongst the other races?
 
 
=== '''Ok, what should I be doing?''' ===
 
 
That's really up to you, and depends on which race you choose to play.
 
That's really up to you, and depends on which race you choose to play.
   
As a <B>Human</B>, you should find helpful equipment from one of many locations around the city. Then either try and and fight the Undead, or heal fellow surviving Humans. As a <B>Zombie</B>, you can't use items, so you should concentrate on finding Humans and Vampires to devour and infect, spreading your disease. As a <B>Vampire</B>, the only items you can use are melee weapons, found in various locations around the city. You should concentrate on hunting for Humans or Zombies to turn and join your Vampiric ranks.
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As a '''Human''', you should find helpful equipment from one of many locations around the city. Then either try and and fight the Undead, or heal fellow surviving Humans.
   
=== '''Is there a Map of Twilight City?''' ===
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As a '''Zombie''', you can use melee items, however once you get the Flailing Battery skill your accuracy will increase, you should concentrate on finding Humans and Vampires to devour and infect them, spreading your disease.
Yes, the can be found [http://wiki.hellrising.com/index.php?title=City_Map here] on the [http://wiki.hellrising.com/index.php?title=Main_Page Hell Rising Wiki]. You can also find a Map in-game that takes you to the Map on the wiki page. These Maps can be found in Hotels or Museums.
 
   
=== '''Can I have multiple characters?''' ===
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As a '''Vampire''', the only items you can use are melee weapons, found in various locations around the city. You should concentrate on hunting for Humans or Zombies to turn and join your Vampiric ranks.
Yes, but you may not use them toward the same goal. To be safe they should be kept far apart from each other at all times. A basic rule of thumb is to keep your characters in separate suburbs, which are 10 x 10 blocks. Having multiple characters work toward the same goal (aka zerging) will lead to
 
automatic lock down of all characters involved by our [[automated anti-zerg system]].
 
   
=== '''Is there a Discussion Forum?''' ===
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=== Is there a Map of the city? ===
The official Hell Rising forum can be found [http://www.overlordforums.com/index.php?board=36.0 here].
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Yes, it can be found [[City Map|here]]. You can also find a [[Utilities#Tools|Map]] in-game that takes you to the Map on the wiki page. These Maps can be commonly found in Hotels, Museums or Malls.
   
=== '''How do I report game abuse or bugs?''' ===
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=== Can I have multiple characters? ===
You can go to the [http://www.overlordforums.com/index.php?board=36.0 forums] and report them [http://www.overlordforums.com/index.php?board=42.0 here].
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Yes, but you may not use them toward the same goal. To be safe they should be kept far apart from each other at all times. A basic rule of thumb is to keep your characters in separate suburbs, which are 10 x 10 blocks. Having multiple characters work toward the same goal, aka "zerging" (see [[#Glossary|Glossary]]) will lead to automatic lock down of all characters involved by our [[automated anti-zerg system]].
   
=== '''What does the "donate" button mean?''' ===
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=== Is there a Discussion Forum? ===
Click the [http://www.hellrising.com/donations.html donate] button to go to paypal and give Mo a little something to show appreciation for all the effort he has put into Hell Rising. Just in case you didn't know, he can't run a server off of love. It takes money, cold hard cash, green, cabbage, dead presidents, Benjamin's... Stripping isn't paying the bills anymore, so Mo is asking for you to help out with the expenses. Give a little, give a lot...just show him you enjoy this great game. Look at it this way, when you donate, you can say you helped make Hell Rising.
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The official Hell Rising forum can be found <span class="plainlinks">[http://slimebeast.com/forum/hell-rising here]</span>.
   
== '''Gameplay''' ==
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=== How do I report game abuse or bugs? ===
=== '''What is "AP"?''' ===
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You can go to the forums and report them <span class="plainlinks">[http://slimebeast.com/forum/hell-rising/bug-reports/ here]</span>.
Action Points. You spend an Action Point every time you move your character, use objects, attack other players, or take any other action in the game - when you've run out, you have to wait for them to be replenished. They refill at a rate of 5 every 5 minutes (whether or not you're logged in), with a default maximum depending on your race at the time. The max is 40 for zombies, 50 for vampires, and 60 for humans.
 
   
=== '''What is "HP"?''' ===
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=== What do donations do? ===
Hit Points. You lose hitpoints when attacked. When you drop to zero HP, you become a corpse. Humans can heal or be healed with certain items like medkits. Vampires with the Plasma Feeding skill can heal by draining victims while attacking. Zombies have a 33% chance to heal while attacking if they have Grim Feast skill, or heal from a corpse with the Corpse Feeding skill. The max is 40 for humans, 50 for vampires, and 60 for zombies.
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The <span class="plainlinks">[http://www.hellrising.com/mall.php '''Mall''']</span> allows you to buy some in-game and real-life items in order to support Mo (Christopher/Slimebeast), the creator of Hell Rising, to simply give him a little something to show your appreciation. The in-game items available are: the Ancient Katana, a Severed Head, a custom Armband your character can wear, and a Personalized Item (renaming an Item currently in your inventory to whatever you want). The physical items include various T-Shirts of unique designs.
   
=== '''What is "XP"?''' ===
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Just in case you didn't know, he can't run a server off of love. It takes money, cold hard cash, green, cabbage, dead presidents, Benjamin's... Stripping isn't paying the bills anymore, so Mo is asking for you to help out with the expenses. Give a little, give a lot... just show him you enjoy this great game. Look at it this way, when you donate, you can say you helped make Hell Rising.
Experience Points. You earn Experience Points from successful attacks. You gain XP from attacks equal to the damage done, and a little extra for killing your opponent. If you attack for 9 damage, you gain 9 XP, and so on. You also gain XP from healing Human survivors, equal to the amount of Health healed. If you heal for 8 HP, you gain 8 XP and so on. Also, if you're a vampire and have the Defile skill, you can destroy spray painted messeges with gore from nearby corpses and get 3 XP. You can also get small amounts of XP for reading books or accessing Lazarix Computers.
 
   
<B>You do not gain XP for:</B>
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== Gameplay ==
*Putting up or taking down barricades (as human).
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=== What is "AP"? ===
*Attacking a player of the same race.
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Action Points. You spend an Action Point every time you move your character, use objects, attack other players, or take any other action in the game - when you've run out, you have to wait for them to be replenished. They refill at a rate of 4 points every 5 minutes (6 on weekends starting at 5:00 AM GMT), whether or not you're logged in, with the maximum depending on your race at the time. The max AP is 50 for zombies, 60 for vampires, and 70 for humans.
*Searching, hiding, reloading, moving, etc.
 
   
=== '''What is "TKing" or "PKing"?''' ===
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=== What is "HP"? ===
Team Killing (TKing) is the term for killing another member of your race. You wont' gain XP for this, but it may give some tactical advantage for one human to kill another causing the victim to stand as a zombie. Player Killing (PKing) means the same thing as TKing. The term PKing is also used in the survival game [http://www.urbandead.com/ Urban Dead].
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Hit Points. You lose hit points when attacked. When you drop to zero HP, you become a corpse. Players can heal or be healed by using or consuming [[healing items]]. There are assortments of healing items, some that only certain characters can use or eat. Humans in particular are able to use medical items that heal a lot of HP.
   
=== '''How do I gain Levels?''' ===
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Vampires with the Plasma Feeding skill can heal by draining victims while attacking. Zombies have a 33% chance to heal while attacking if they have Grim Feast skill, or heal from a corpse with the Corpse Feeding skill. The max HP is 50 for humans, 60 for vampires, and 70 for zombies.
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=== What is "XP"? ===
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Experience Points. You earn Experience Points from successful attacks. You gain XP from attacks equal to the damage done, and a little extra for killing your opponent. If you attack for 9 damage, you gain 9 XP, and so on. You also gain XP from healing Human survivors, equal to the amount of Health healed. If you heal for 8 HP, you gain 8 XP and so on. Also, if you're a vampire and have the Defile skill, you can destroy spray painted messages with gore from nearby corpses and get 3 XP. You can also get small amounts of XP for reading books or accessing Lazarix Computers as a human. Along with reviving player corpses for 5XP (you can't revive NPCs).
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'''You do not gain XP for:'''
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* Putting up or taking down barricades (as human).
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* Attacking a player of the same race.
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* Searching, hiding, reloading, moving, etc.
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=== What is "TKing"? ===
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Team Killing (TKing) is the term for killing another member of your race. You won't gain XP for this, and you will lose one score for your player in the [[Statistics]], but it may give some tactical advantage for one human to kill another causing the victim to stand as a zombie.
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=== How do I gain Levels? ===
 
You gain a level for every skill you buy. You can click the "Buy Skills" button to spend your XP on new character skills from the skills tree - They start at a cost of 50 XP, and go up 10 XP for every skill you buy regardless of the skill class or race. So if you buy a skill for 50 XP, the next one you buy will cost 60 XP and so on.
 
You gain a level for every skill you buy. You can click the "Buy Skills" button to spend your XP on new character skills from the skills tree - They start at a cost of 50 XP, and go up 10 XP for every skill you buy regardless of the skill class or race. So if you buy a skill for 50 XP, the next one you buy will cost 60 XP and so on.
   
=== '''What are Suburbs?''' ===
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=== What are Suburbs/Neighborhoods? ===
Twilight City is 1600 square blocks total, that is divided into 16 10x10 block sections known as 'Suburbs' - the name of the Suburb you're currently in is given at the top of your 3x3 block city view. Gravesend is 400 square blocks total, but is not divided into suburbs.
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Serling is over 1000 square blocks total, that is divided into 10 sections known as suburbs or [[neighborhoods]] the name of the neighborhood you're currently in is given at the top of your 3x3 block city view.
   
=== '''How do I talk to other players?''' ===
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=== How do I talk to other players? ===
You can speak to players in the same block as you, using the text box underneath the Discussion box. Vampires and Zombies can both still speak and understand the language, so be careful what you say in the presence of the different race. Because people log in at different times, you shouldn't expect to get an immediate response to anything you say - people you're talking to will see your dialogue the next time they log in, or take a turn. To speak to members in the same group as you, you need a Walkie talkie, which can be found in Police Departments around Twilight City and the Fort Armory.
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You can speak to players in the same block as you, using the text box underneath the Discussion box. Humans, Vampires, and Zombies all speak and understand the language, so be careful what you say in the presence of the different race. Because people log in at different times, you shouldn't expect to get an immediate response to anything you say - people you're talking to will see your dialogue the next time they log in, or take a turn.
   
=== '''How does the "Search" work?''' ===
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To speak to members in the same group as you, you need a Walkie talkie, which should already be available since all players start out with one in their inventory. If you lost or dropped your Walkie talkie, they can be found in Police Departments, Fire Stations, and Electronics Stores. You can also adjust radio channels by going to our profile, which is set to channel 27.0 by default, the main channel used by most of the players. You can also use a Cell Phone to send SMSs to mutual friends that aren't inactive(haven't logged in for two days)
Each search you perform has a percentage chance of turning up an item relevant to the location you're searching. After you gain experience, you can even buy a skill to increase your chances of finding items. Items don't "run out" If you've had a run of fruitless searching, either you're in a type of building that doesn't have anything useful, or you've just had bad luck. Human players have the ability to hide from sight. Any race can search for hiding players, thought Zombies and Vampires need to buy skills to increase their chances to find hidden players.
 
   
=== '''How does this item work?''' ===
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=== How does the "Search" work? ===
Check out the [http://wiki.hellrising.com/index.php?title=Items Item Page] for lists of items and their uses.
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Each search you perform has a percentage chance of turning up an item relevant to the location you're searching. After you gain experience, humans can even buy a skill to increase their chances of finding items, furthermore if the lights are on in the given building it will increase your search rate.
   
=== '''How do I become Human again?''' ===
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Items don't "run out", meaning you can search indefinitely in one area, though eventually you will be getting the same items over and over again. If you've had a run of fruitless searching, either you're in a type of building that doesn't have anything, or you've just had bad luck. ''Some'' places even have better search rates for certain items such as searching for Gas Cans outside a gas station compared to inside.
After being killed, you become a corpse. You will then stand as a zombie or vampire. (Depending on the method by which you died.) However, you can be revived while you are a corpse. You will need a friend or stranger to revive you using an Injector and Revival Serum. You cannot be revived while standing since the serum only works on an inert subject.
 
   
Players are encouraged to play the hand they are dealt, but if you really don't want to play undead, you can also travel to a Revive Point and wait there.
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Players also have a chance to find hiding players in a building by searching. Zombies and Vampires can buy skills to increase their chances to find hidden players.
   
=== '''How do I revive someone else?''' ===
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=== How does this item work? ===
First, the subject needs to be a corpse. Then you will need the Lab Studies skill. You will also need an Injector and Revival Serum, which can be found inside any Lazarix location. When loaded, an Injector is capable of reviving up to three subjects. When out, reload and repeat.
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Check out the main [[Items|Items page]] for various lists of items and their uses.
   
==== '''How can I revive a specific player in a group of corpses?''' ====
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=== How do I become Human again? ===
Add the player to your contacts list as a friend. The player's name will now appear in the revive drop down menu when standing over the corpse.
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After being killed, you become a corpse. You will then stand as a Zombie or Vampire, depending on how you died. However, you can be revived while you are a corpse. You will need a fellow Human to come and revive you using an Injector and Revival Serum. Sometime if a Lazarix Researcher NPC is nearby they will revive you if you're already a corpse, however the quickest way is normally to make it to Redemption Street and ask another player for a revive or wait. You can only be revived when you're dead since the serum only works on an inert subject.
 
=== '''How do I become a Zombie?''' ===
 
You can become a Zombie by one of these methods.
 
   
<B>If you are a Human, you can:</B><BR>
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Players are encouraged to play the hand they are dealt, but if you really don't want to play undead, you can also travel to a Revive Point(Redemption Street is commonly used), which are community-authorized locations where users frequently go to revive or be revived, and wait there.
*Commit suicide by going to any "Building" and jumping.
 
*Get killed by a Vampire who isn't a carrier of Vampiric Infection.
 
*Get killed by a Zombie.
 
*Get bit by a Zombie with the Biohazard skill and wait until the Infection kills you.
 
*Allow another Human to kill you.
 
   
<B>If you are a Vampire, you can:</B>
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=== How do I revive someone else? ===
*Get killed by a Zombie with the Biohazard skill.
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First, your character (as a Human) will need the Lab Studies skill. You will also need an Injector and Revival Serum, which can be found inside any Lazarix location. When loaded, an Injector is capable of reviving up to three corpses. When out, reload and repeat.
   
=== '''How do I become a Vampire?''' ===
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==== How can I revive a specific player in a group of corpses? ====
Get killed by any vampire who is a carrier of Vampiric infection.
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Add the player to your contacts list as a friend. The player's name will now appear in the revive drop down menu when standing over the corpse.
   
=== '''Do I keep Human skills if I'm a Vampire?''' ===
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=== How do I become a Zombie? ===
Yes, but you cannot use them, they lay dormant until you become Human again. Each race has it's own set of skills that you need to buy with XP. It's the same with all races.
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You can become a Zombie by one of these methods.
   
=== '''What are Groups?''' ===
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'''If you are a Human, you can:'''
Think of groups as clans or teams. The people in your group have the same goals as you and will do their best to help you out whenever you need. Groups have 3 ways of allowing new members in. "Open" means that anyone can join. "Apply" means that someone needs to apply and need to get approved by the leaders of the group. "Invite Only" means that a person can only get in by being invited by the leadership. Group members with a [[Items#Misc._Items|walkie-talkie]] can communicate with all other walkie-talkie bearing group members without spending AP or being in the same location.
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* Get killed by a Human or Zombie, player or NPC doesn't matter.
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* Get killed by a Vampire who isn't a carrier of Vampiric Infection.
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* Get infected by a Zombie and wait until the Infection kills you.
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* Commit [[suicide]] by going to any "Building" and jumping.
   
=== '''How do I spray paint messages?''' ===
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'''If you are a Vampire, you can:'''
If you've found a spray can and have the Vandalism skill, graffiti can be sprayed on the inside or outside wall of a building, or on random walls in empty blocks - new graffiti is assumed to be spray painted over the top of the old. Humans, as well as vampires or zombies can read spray painted messages. Vampires can even use the gore of nearby corpses to cover up spray painted messages.
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* Get killed by a Zombie with the Biohazard skill.
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* Get infected by a Zombie player with Biohazard and wait until the Infection kills you.
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* Get infected by a Zombie NPC and wait until the infection kills you.
   
=== '''How do Closed Doors work?''' ===
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It'll automatically stop lower-level zombies from being able to enter the building at all, but any Zombie who buys the "Intellect" skill will be able to open the doors, and leave them open for other Zombies to follow. Closing the doors might be enough to stop a wandering Zombie from investigating your hiding place, but Vampires are another matter. Vampires can close and open doors, the same as Humans.
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Get killed by the fangs of any vampire who is a carrier of Vampiric Infection.
   
=== '''How do Barricades work?''' ===
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=== Do I keep Human skills if I'm a Vampire or Zombie? ===
Any survivor with the Carpentry skill can start to build a barricade inside a building, or strengthen a barricade that already exists - any barricade at all will stop Vampires and Zombies from being able to enter the building, although they (or other Humans) are able to weaken the barricade by continually attacking it, which eventually destroys it. Building up a barricade past "Barricaded" means that other survivors can no longer enter the building. Those inside the building may still leave by the higher windows, by clicking on an adjacent block, but will not be able to return. Humans can also buy the Demolition skill, which allows them to take down barricades faster. See [[Barricades]] for more information on their construction and demolition.
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Yes, but you cannot use them, they lay dormant until you become Human again. It's the same with all the other races. Each race has it's own set of skills that you need to buy with XP.
   
<B>A Note on taking down barricades:</B>
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=== What are Groups? ===
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Think of groups as clans or teams. The people in your group have the same goals as you and will do their best to help you out whenever you need. Groups have 3 ways of allowing new members in. "Open" means that anyone can join. "Apply" means that someone needs to apply and need to get approved by the leaders of the group. "Invite Only" means that a person can only get in by being invited by the leadership. Group members with a Walkie talkie can communicate with all other Walkie talkie bearing group members without spending AP or being in the same location. Check out the [[Groups|Groups page]] for a list of groups in Serling.
   
Barricades have different rules than attacking enemies. Just because the assault rifle hits an enemy 50% of the time, doesn't mean it would be good taking down a barricade. Think of what you would use in real life. The best so far seems to be the sledgehammer, fire axe, chain saw, and some even use the shotgun.
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=== How do I spray paint messages? ===
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If you are Human and have the Vandalism skill, you can use a spray can to spray graffiti on the inside or outside wall of a building, or on random walls in empty blocks - new graffiti is assumed to be spray painted over the top of the old. Humans, as well as vampires or zombies can read spray painted messages. Vampires can even use the gore of nearby corpses to cover up spray painted messages.
   
=== '''Why do I see player names in different colors?''' ===
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=== How do Closed Doors work? ===
Player names are black by default and only show if you and the other player are of the same race. One or more in game options will change the color and allow you to see the other player's name when they are a different race or even if they are a corpse.
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Closed doors automatically stop NPCs and lower-level zombies from entering any building at all, though any Zombie who buys the "Intellect" skill will be able to open the doors, and leave them open for other Zombies to follow. Vampires are another matter, as they can close and open doors just like Humans.
   
* <FONT COLOR="#00FFFF">BLUE</FONT> - The player is either a member of your group or an ally of your group.
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=== How do Barricades work? ===
* <FONT COLOR="#347C2C">GREEN</FONT> - You've added this player to your contacts list as a friend. This is the only way to identify a corpse before reviving it.
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Any survivor with the Carpentry skill can start to build a barricade inside a building, or strengthen a barricade that already exists - any barricade at all will stop Vampires and Zombies from being able to enter the building, although they (or other Humans) are able to weaken the barricade by continually attacking it, which eventually destroys it. Building up a barricade past "Barricaded" means that other survivors can no longer enter the building, but must spend 10 ap to climb over the barricade if they want to get in. This also prevents Vampires with Sharpened Senses from sensing the number of people inside. If a human has the Rooftop Run skill, they may enter and leave a heavily barricaded building by jumping from/to an adjacent building. It saves the AP they would otherwise have to spend to climb over the barricade and saves the barricade from needing to be torn down just to exit. Humans can also buy the Demolition skill, which allows them to take down barricades faster. See [[Barricading]] for more information on their construction and demolition.
* <FONT COLOR="#C34A2C">RED</FONT> - The player is either an enemy of your group or you have added them to your contacts list as an enemy.
 
   
Personal contacts always supercede Group allies/enemies lists. When a player joins a group, any group-mates on their enemies list will still be in red. The first act of any player who joins a group should be to compare their enemies list to the list of their team and remove any members on the enemies list. This will stop a player from accidentally killing a fellow group member.
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'''A Note on taking down barricades:'''
   
=== '''Why can't I get into this building?''' ===
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Certain weapons deal far greater damage on barricades than other weapons. Just because the assault rifle hits an enemy 50% of the time, doesn't mean it would be good taking down a barricade. Think of what you would use in real life. The best known weapons for demolishing barricades are sledgehammers, fire axes, and chainsaws, among other ones.
There are several reasons why you may not be able to get into a certain location. See which applies to you.
 
   
*It may not be a building. Check and see if you're in the middle of a street. Is there asphalt underfoot? Are you surrounded by burned out cars? If you are in the middle of a street, move to a building. Note that this also applies to parks, wastelands, parking lots, and any other location that is not a building.
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=== Why do I see player names in different colors? ===
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Player names are black by default and only show if you and the other player are of the same race. One or more in game options will change the color and allow you to see the other player's name when they are a different race or even if they are a corpse.
   
*The door may be closed. Make a fist and reach into the doorway. If you hear a knocking sound, the door is closed. You cannot walk through doors. Look for an "Open Door" button below the map view.
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* <font color=#999999>'''[Player]'''</font> - The player is neither in your contacts list nor related with your group.
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* <font color="lightblue">'''[Group Member/Ally]'''</font> - The player is either a member of your group or an ally of your group.
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* <font color="#2e8b57">'''[Friend]'''</font> - You've added this player to your contacts list as a friend. This is the only way to identify a corpse before reviving it.
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* <font color=#cd6839>'''[Group Enemy]'''</font> - The player is an enemy of your group.
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* <font color="#b22222">'''[Enemy]'''</font> - You've added this player to your contacts list as an enemy.
   
*The building may be barricaded to the point that you cannot enter. Look in the doorway. Is there a pile of desks and/or cabinets blocking your view? Humans can enter areas marked as "Lightly Barricaded" and "Barricaded". Undead have to remove all barricading to enter. An unbarricaded building will have no barricade notice beneath its name in the text box.
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Personal contacts always supercede Group allies/enemies lists. When a player joins a group, any group-mates on their enemies list will still be in red. The first act of any player who joins a group should be to compare their enemies list to the list of their team and remove any members on the enemies list. This will stop a player from accidentally killing a fellow group member.
   
*You may be a corpse. If you're not currently standing, you cannot walk through a doorway. Check to see if you are a corpse. A sure way to tell if you are a corpse is by seeing if you are lying down and not moving. Look for a "Stand" button in place of the usual options.
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=== Why can't I get into this building? ===
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There are several reasons why you may not be able to get into a certain location. See which applies to you.
   
*You are a zombie trying to enter a building with closed doors, without the skill Intellect, which is required to open doors.
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* It may not be a building. Check and see if you're in the middle of a street. Is there asphalt underfoot? Are you surrounded by burned out cars? If you are in the middle of a street, move to a building. Note that this also applies to parks, wastelands, parking lots, and any other location that is not a building.
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* The door may be closed. You cannot walk through doors. Look for an "Open Door" button below the map view. (Note that Zombies without the Intellect skill cannot open doors)
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* The building may be barricaded to the point that you cannot enter. Humans can enter areas marked as "Lightly Barricaded" and "Barricaded" for 1 AP, and "Heavily Barricaded" and "Extremely Barricaded" for 10 AP. Undead have to remove all barricading to enter.
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* You may be a corpse. If you're not currently standing, you cannot walk through a doorway. Check to see if you are a corpse. A sure way to tell if you are a corpse is by seeing if you are lying down and not moving. Look for a "Stand" button in place of the usual options.
   
=== '''How come I get killed after I sign out?''' ===
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=== How come I get killed after I sign out? ===
Hell Rising is a 24 hour live action browser game. When you sign out, your character stays where you left them. It's best to get them inside when you plan to sign out, maybe with a group of others of your race. If you're human, it's best to hide in a barricaded building, preferably with other humans.
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Hell Rising is a 24 hour real-time live action browser game. When you sign out, your character stays where you left them. It's best to get them inside when you plan to sign out, maybe with a group of others of your race. If you're human, it's best to hide in a barricaded building, preferably with other humans.
   
=== '''How do I see my character's stats?''' ===
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=== How do I see my character's stats? ===
 
Click on your character's name in the right hand frame below the map.
 
Click on your character's name in the right hand frame below the map.
   
=== '''Why do you call them "Clips" instead of "Magazines"?''' ===
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=== Why do you call them "Clips" instead of "Magazines"? ===
To better draw the line between reading material and ammunition.
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To better draw the line between [[Utilities#Tools|reading material]] and [[Weapons#Ammunition|ammunition]].
   
== '''Troubleshooting''' ==
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== Troubleshooting ==
=== '''Why do I repeat actions when I hit "Reload"?''' ===
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=== Why do I repeat actions when I hit "Reload"? ===
 
Due to the nature of a browser-based game such as this, in most cases hitting "Reload" on your browser tells the game to repeat your last action. Instead of using "Reload", please use the "Game View" link at the top of the game page. It might just save your life.
 
Due to the nature of a browser-based game such as this, in most cases hitting "Reload" on your browser tells the game to repeat your last action. Instead of using "Reload", please use the "Game View" link at the top of the game page. It might just save your life.
   
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== Glossary ==
== '''Glossary''' ==
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* [[Alt]]s - A person with multiple characters in Hell Rising is said to have several alts, or alternative characters. See ''[[#Can I have multiple characters?|"Can I have multiple characters?"]]''.
* [[Alt|Alts]] - A person with multiple characters in Hell Rising is said to have several alts, or alternative characters. See [[#Can I have multiple characters?|Can I have multiple characters?]]
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* Alt Abuse - A person who uses one in game character to help another. See ''[[#Can I have multiple characters?|"Can I have multiple characters?"]]''.
* Alt Abuse - A person who uses one in game character to help another. See [[#Can I have multiple characters?|Can I have multiple characters?]], Zerging.
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* AR - Assualt Rifle. See [[Weapons#Firearms|Firearms]].
* AR - Assualt Rifle. See [[Items#Guns|Guns]].
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* AP - Actions points. See ''[[#What is "AP"?|"What is 'AP'?"]]''.
* AP - Actions points. See [[#What is "AP"?|What is "AP"?]].
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* Cades (Cading) - Barricades; The act of building up barricades. See [[Barricades]] and ''[[#How do Barricades work?|"How do Barricades work?"]]''.
* Cades (Cading) - Barricades; The act of building up barricades. See [[Barricades]] and [[#How do Barricades work?|How do Barricades work?]]
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* Devive - Killing a human so they may rise up as a zombie. See ''[[#How do I become a Zombie?|"How do I become a Zombie?"]]''.
* Devive - Killing a human so they may rise up as a zombie. See [[#How do I become a Zombie?|How do I become a Zombie?]].
 
 
* Devive Point - A place for humans to go to be devived.
 
* Devive Point - A place for humans to go to be devived.
* GK (Gker, GKing) - Group (Member) Kill; Group (Member) Killer; Group (Member) Killing. May result in the GKer being expelled from the group.
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* GK (Gker, GKing) - Group (Member) Kill; Group (Member) Killer; Group (Member) Killing. May result in the GKer being expelled from the group.
* HP - Hit points. See [[#What is "HP"?|What is "HP"?]].
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* HP - Hit points. See ''[[#What is "HP"?|"What is 'HP'?"]]''.
 
* Humosexual - Human.
 
* Humosexual - Human.
 
* Meatbag - Human.
 
* Meatbag - Human.
* PK (PKer, PKing) - Player Kill; Player Killer; Player Killing. Killing another player of the same race. See [[#What is "TKing" or "PKing"?|What is "TKing" or "PKing"?]].
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* PP - [[Power Plant]]
* Revive - Turning a vampire or zombie into a human. See [[#How do I become Human again?|How do I become Human again?]].
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* Revive - Turning a vampire or zombie into a human. See ''[[#How do I become Human again?|"How do I become Human again?"]]''.
 
* Revive Point - A place for Vampires or Zombies to go to be revived.
 
* Revive Point - A place for Vampires or Zombies to go to be revived.
* TK (TKer, TKing) - Team Kill; Team Killer; Team Killing. Killing another player of the same race. See [[#What is "TKing" or "PKing"?|What is "TKing" or "PKing"?]].
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* TK (TKer, TKing) - Team Kill; Team Killer; Team Killing. Killing another player of the same race. See ''[[#What is "TKing"?|"What is 'TKing'?"]]''.
* Vamp (Vamping) - A vampire; The act of making a human into a vampire. See [[#How do I become a Vampire?|How do I become a Vampire?]]
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* Vamp (Vamping) - A vampire; The act of making a human into a vampire. See ''[[#How do I become a Vampire?|"How do I become a Vampire?"]]''.
* XP - Experience points. See [[#What is "XP"?|What is "XP"?]].
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* XP - Experience points. See ''[[#What is "XP"?|"What is 'XP'?"]]''.
 
* Zed - Zombie.
 
* Zed - Zombie.
* [[zerg|Zerging]] - A type of alt abuse where one person has several in game characters that attack the same target. From the tactics of the Zerg race in '''Starcraft'''. See [[#Can I have multiple characters?|Can I have multiple characters?]].
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* [[zerg|Zerging]] - A type of alt abuse where one person has several in game characters that attack the same target. From the tactics of the Zerg race in ''[[w:c:Starcraft:StarCraft Wiki|Starcraft]]''. See ''[[#Can I have multiple characters?|"Can I have multiple characters?"]]''.
 
 
 
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Hellrisingfaq

The Game Edit

What's this game about anyway? Edit

You were a citizen of Serling, before the Darkness came, now you're just trying to find your place in this hell stricken city. You can play as either a Human, a survivor trying to stay alive and fight off the Undead. A Zombie, scavenging the city searching for Human or Vampire flesh to devour. Or a Vampire, hunting for your next feast of blood. The goal of each race? To take over Serling? Or to survive amongst the other races?

Ok, what should I be doing? Edit

That's really up to you, and depends on which race you choose to play.

As a Human, you should find helpful equipment from one of many locations around the city. Then either try and and fight the Undead, or heal fellow surviving Humans.

As a Zombie, you can use melee items, however once you get the Flailing Battery skill your accuracy will increase, you should concentrate on finding Humans and Vampires to devour and infect them, spreading your disease.

As a Vampire, the only items you can use are melee weapons, found in various locations around the city. You should concentrate on hunting for Humans or Zombies to turn and join your Vampiric ranks.

Is there a Map of the city? Edit

Yes, it can be found here. You can also find a Map in-game that takes you to the Map on the wiki page. These Maps can be commonly found in Hotels, Museums or Malls.

Can I have multiple characters? Edit

Yes, but you may not use them toward the same goal. To be safe they should be kept far apart from each other at all times. A basic rule of thumb is to keep your characters in separate suburbs, which are 10 x 10 blocks. Having multiple characters work toward the same goal, aka "zerging" (see Glossary) will lead to automatic lock down of all characters involved by our automated anti-zerg system.

Is there a Discussion Forum? Edit

The official Hell Rising forum can be found here.

How do I report game abuse or bugs? Edit

You can go to the forums and report them here.

What do donations do? Edit

The Mall allows you to buy some in-game and real-life items in order to support Mo (Christopher/Slimebeast), the creator of Hell Rising, to simply give him a little something to show your appreciation. The in-game items available are: the Ancient Katana, a Severed Head, a custom Armband your character can wear, and a Personalized Item (renaming an Item currently in your inventory to whatever you want). The physical items include various T-Shirts of unique designs.

Just in case you didn't know, he can't run a server off of love. It takes money, cold hard cash, green, cabbage, dead presidents, Benjamin's... Stripping isn't paying the bills anymore, so Mo is asking for you to help out with the expenses. Give a little, give a lot... just show him you enjoy this great game. Look at it this way, when you donate, you can say you helped make Hell Rising.

Gameplay Edit

What is "AP"? Edit

Action Points. You spend an Action Point every time you move your character, use objects, attack other players, or take any other action in the game - when you've run out, you have to wait for them to be replenished. They refill at a rate of 4 points every 5 minutes (6 on weekends starting at 5:00 AM GMT), whether or not you're logged in, with the maximum depending on your race at the time. The max AP is 50 for zombies, 60 for vampires, and 70 for humans.

What is "HP"? Edit

Hit Points. You lose hit points when attacked. When you drop to zero HP, you become a corpse. Players can heal or be healed by using or consuming healing items. There are assortments of healing items, some that only certain characters can use or eat. Humans in particular are able to use medical items that heal a lot of HP.

Vampires with the Plasma Feeding skill can heal by draining victims while attacking. Zombies have a 33% chance to heal while attacking if they have Grim Feast skill, or heal from a corpse with the Corpse Feeding skill. The max HP is 50 for humans, 60 for vampires, and 70 for zombies.

What is "XP"? Edit

Experience Points. You earn Experience Points from successful attacks. You gain XP from attacks equal to the damage done, and a little extra for killing your opponent. If you attack for 9 damage, you gain 9 XP, and so on. You also gain XP from healing Human survivors, equal to the amount of Health healed. If you heal for 8 HP, you gain 8 XP and so on. Also, if you're a vampire and have the Defile skill, you can destroy spray painted messages with gore from nearby corpses and get 3 XP. You can also get small amounts of XP for reading books or accessing Lazarix Computers as a human. Along with reviving player corpses for 5XP (you can't revive NPCs).

You do not gain XP for:

  • Putting up or taking down barricades (as human).
  • Attacking a player of the same race.
  • Searching, hiding, reloading, moving, etc.

What is "TKing"? Edit

Team Killing (TKing) is the term for killing another member of your race. You won't gain XP for this, and you will lose one score for your player in the Statistics, but it may give some tactical advantage for one human to kill another causing the victim to stand as a zombie.

How do I gain Levels? Edit

You gain a level for every skill you buy. You can click the "Buy Skills" button to spend your XP on new character skills from the skills tree - They start at a cost of 50 XP, and go up 10 XP for every skill you buy regardless of the skill class or race. So if you buy a skill for 50 XP, the next one you buy will cost 60 XP and so on.

What are Suburbs/Neighborhoods? Edit

Serling is over 1000 square blocks total, that is divided into 10 sections known as suburbs or neighborhoods — the name of the neighborhood you're currently in is given at the top of your 3x3 block city view.

How do I talk to other players? Edit

You can speak to players in the same block as you, using the text box underneath the Discussion box. Humans, Vampires, and Zombies all speak and understand the language, so be careful what you say in the presence of the different race. Because people log in at different times, you shouldn't expect to get an immediate response to anything you say - people you're talking to will see your dialogue the next time they log in, or take a turn.

To speak to members in the same group as you, you need a Walkie talkie, which should already be available since all players start out with one in their inventory. If you lost or dropped your Walkie talkie, they can be found in Police Departments, Fire Stations, and Electronics Stores. You can also adjust radio channels by going to our profile, which is set to channel 27.0 by default, the main channel used by most of the players. You can also use a Cell Phone to send SMSs to mutual friends that aren't inactive(haven't logged in for two days)

How does the "Search" work? Edit

Each search you perform has a percentage chance of turning up an item relevant to the location you're searching. After you gain experience, humans can even buy a skill to increase their chances of finding items, furthermore if the lights are on in the given building it will increase your search rate.

Items don't "run out", meaning you can search indefinitely in one area, though eventually you will be getting the same items over and over again. If you've had a run of fruitless searching, either you're in a type of building that doesn't have anything, or you've just had bad luck. Some places even have better search rates for certain items such as searching for Gas Cans outside a gas station compared to inside.

Players also have a chance to find hiding players in a building by searching. Zombies and Vampires can buy skills to increase their chances to find hidden players.

How does this item work? Edit

Check out the main Items page for various lists of items and their uses.

How do I become Human again? Edit

After being killed, you become a corpse. You will then stand as a Zombie or Vampire, depending on how you died. However, you can be revived while you are a corpse. You will need a fellow Human to come and revive you using an Injector and Revival Serum. Sometime if a Lazarix Researcher NPC is nearby they will revive you if you're already a corpse, however the quickest way is normally to make it to Redemption Street and ask another player for a revive or wait. You can only be revived when you're dead since the serum only works on an inert subject.

Players are encouraged to play the hand they are dealt, but if you really don't want to play undead, you can also travel to a Revive Point(Redemption Street is commonly used), which are community-authorized locations where users frequently go to revive or be revived, and wait there.

How do I revive someone else? Edit

First, your character (as a Human) will need the Lab Studies skill. You will also need an Injector and Revival Serum, which can be found inside any Lazarix location. When loaded, an Injector is capable of reviving up to three corpses. When out, reload and repeat.

How can I revive a specific player in a group of corpses? Edit

Add the player to your contacts list as a friend. The player's name will now appear in the revive drop down menu when standing over the corpse.

How do I become a Zombie? Edit

You can become a Zombie by one of these methods.

If you are a Human, you can:

  • Get killed by a Human or Zombie, player or NPC doesn't matter.
  • Get killed by a Vampire who isn't a carrier of Vampiric Infection.
  • Get infected by a Zombie and wait until the Infection kills you.
  • Commit suicide by going to any "Building" and jumping.

If you are a Vampire, you can:

  • Get killed by a Zombie with the Biohazard skill.
  • Get infected by a Zombie player with Biohazard and wait until the Infection kills you.
  • Get infected by a Zombie NPC and wait until the infection kills you.

How do I become a Vampire? Edit

Get killed by the fangs of any vampire who is a carrier of Vampiric Infection.

Do I keep Human skills if I'm a Vampire or Zombie? Edit

Yes, but you cannot use them, they lay dormant until you become Human again. It's the same with all the other races. Each race has it's own set of skills that you need to buy with XP.

What are Groups? Edit

Think of groups as clans or teams. The people in your group have the same goals as you and will do their best to help you out whenever you need. Groups have 3 ways of allowing new members in. "Open" means that anyone can join. "Apply" means that someone needs to apply and need to get approved by the leaders of the group. "Invite Only" means that a person can only get in by being invited by the leadership. Group members with a Walkie talkie can communicate with all other Walkie talkie bearing group members without spending AP or being in the same location. Check out the Groups page for a list of groups in Serling.

How do I spray paint messages? Edit

If you are Human and have the Vandalism skill, you can use a spray can to spray graffiti on the inside or outside wall of a building, or on random walls in empty blocks - new graffiti is assumed to be spray painted over the top of the old. Humans, as well as vampires or zombies can read spray painted messages. Vampires can even use the gore of nearby corpses to cover up spray painted messages.

How do Closed Doors work? Edit

Closed doors automatically stop NPCs and lower-level zombies from entering any building at all, though any Zombie who buys the "Intellect" skill will be able to open the doors, and leave them open for other Zombies to follow. Vampires are another matter, as they can close and open doors just like Humans.

How do Barricades work? Edit

Any survivor with the Carpentry skill can start to build a barricade inside a building, or strengthen a barricade that already exists - any barricade at all will stop Vampires and Zombies from being able to enter the building, although they (or other Humans) are able to weaken the barricade by continually attacking it, which eventually destroys it. Building up a barricade past "Barricaded" means that other survivors can no longer enter the building, but must spend 10 ap to climb over the barricade if they want to get in. This also prevents Vampires with Sharpened Senses from sensing the number of people inside. If a human has the Rooftop Run skill, they may enter and leave a heavily barricaded building by jumping from/to an adjacent building. It saves the AP they would otherwise have to spend to climb over the barricade and saves the barricade from needing to be torn down just to exit. Humans can also buy the Demolition skill, which allows them to take down barricades faster. See Barricading for more information on their construction and demolition.

A Note on taking down barricades:

Certain weapons deal far greater damage on barricades than other weapons. Just because the assault rifle hits an enemy 50% of the time, doesn't mean it would be good taking down a barricade. Think of what you would use in real life. The best known weapons for demolishing barricades are sledgehammers, fire axes, and chainsaws, among other ones.

Why do I see player names in different colors? Edit

Player names are black by default and only show if you and the other player are of the same race. One or more in game options will change the color and allow you to see the other player's name when they are a different race or even if they are a corpse.

  • [Player] - The player is neither in your contacts list nor related with your group.
  • [Group Member/Ally] - The player is either a member of your group or an ally of your group.
  • [Friend] - You've added this player to your contacts list as a friend. This is the only way to identify a corpse before reviving it.
  • [Group Enemy] - The player is an enemy of your group.
  • [Enemy] - You've added this player to your contacts list as an enemy.

Personal contacts always supercede Group allies/enemies lists. When a player joins a group, any group-mates on their enemies list will still be in red. The first act of any player who joins a group should be to compare their enemies list to the list of their team and remove any members on the enemies list. This will stop a player from accidentally killing a fellow group member.

Why can't I get into this building? Edit

There are several reasons why you may not be able to get into a certain location. See which applies to you.

  • It may not be a building. Check and see if you're in the middle of a street. Is there asphalt underfoot? Are you surrounded by burned out cars? If you are in the middle of a street, move to a building. Note that this also applies to parks, wastelands, parking lots, and any other location that is not a building.
  • The door may be closed. You cannot walk through doors. Look for an "Open Door" button below the map view. (Note that Zombies without the Intellect skill cannot open doors)
  • The building may be barricaded to the point that you cannot enter. Humans can enter areas marked as "Lightly Barricaded" and "Barricaded" for 1 AP, and "Heavily Barricaded" and "Extremely Barricaded" for 10 AP. Undead have to remove all barricading to enter.
  • You may be a corpse. If you're not currently standing, you cannot walk through a doorway. Check to see if you are a corpse. A sure way to tell if you are a corpse is by seeing if you are lying down and not moving. Look for a "Stand" button in place of the usual options.

How come I get killed after I sign out? Edit

Hell Rising is a 24 hour real-time live action browser game. When you sign out, your character stays where you left them. It's best to get them inside when you plan to sign out, maybe with a group of others of your race. If you're human, it's best to hide in a barricaded building, preferably with other humans.

How do I see my character's stats? Edit

Click on your character's name in the right hand frame below the map.

Why do you call them "Clips" instead of "Magazines"? Edit

To better draw the line between reading material and ammunition.

Troubleshooting Edit

Why do I repeat actions when I hit "Reload"? Edit

Due to the nature of a browser-based game such as this, in most cases hitting "Reload" on your browser tells the game to repeat your last action. Instead of using "Reload", please use the "Game View" link at the top of the game page. It might just save your life.

Glossary Edit

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