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Before game play is even attempted, it is necessary to create an account. You can click the Image: register.gif button on the Gpotato.com homepage. It is very important that you fill out the correct information, not only to make your account usable, but also due to any problems that might occur in the future (such as lost passwords).

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Accessing the Game

Login Screen

After running the patcher, click the "Start" button. This will open up a black screen. This is called the GameGuard patcher. It helps prevent things such as hacking, cheating, and so on. This screen will take a variable amount of time to get past, depending on connection speed. (Once it downloads the first time, until it is updated again, its load time decreases significantly.)

Login Screen
Login Screen
The login screen allows you to access your account (and their associated characters) and the game itself.
  • The account field is where the name, selected at registry, is put. This is also e-mailed to the e-mail provided in the registration.
  • The password field is the password, chosen by the user. There are no automated passwords. Make sure to write the password down, it is not e-mailed in the verification e-mail.

It is very important to make sure the account is activated, or upon logging in, it will claim it does not exist.

Other than the Login button, there are several other buttons.

About Flyff gives information such as current version, and copyrights of the game.

Prologue tells the background story of the game, in chapters, to make the game flow a little bit easier.

Quit closes the game client completely.


Clusters and Channels

Cluster and Channel lists

Once you log-in, you'll be taken to the Select Server window. Here, you will find a list of available Clusters (or Worlds) that are available for play. Each Cluster is a separate world where your characters will live. Once a cluster is chosen, a channel can be chosen. Currently there is only one cluster that allows world PvP, and it's marked with (PK) after the cluster name.

It is very important to note that, when selecting a server to create your character on, this character will only be accessible on this server. You are allowed 3 characters per cluster per account. If a player wishes to switch clusters, they must start over. Additionally, all items (including cash shop), are not capable of being transferred. Please do not e-mail asking for items to be moved, the request will be denied. Characters will not be switched upon asking.

Channels however, can be switched as frequently as the player wants. When switching, all items remain where they were, there are no penalties.

Once a Cluster and Channel are chosen, hit the Next button to continue.

Character Creation

Upon logging in, for the first time, there will be three open slots for brand-new characters. Just click on one of the slots and then click "Create" to begin personalizing your very own character.
Empty Account
Empty Account
The character creation window is very simple. Just follow these four simple steps:
  1. Give the character a name. If you are curious if something isn't allowed, or why a name isn't capable of being selected, view the list of Forbidden Names. Names are also case-sensitive.
  2. Select a gender for your character.
  3. Select the hair style. There are several default hair styles that are allowed, but then can be changed in game. You can change the color and the styles in game.
  4. Give your character a face. There are a few faces, all different. These, as of right now can not be changed!
Character Creation
Character Creation
After you click Accept, it will return you to your account window, where it will show your newly created character. This character will always be in the selected slot.
A Newly Created Character
A Newly Created Character
To start playing, click on a character and click the Accept button. This will open the pin window. The order of the numbers are random. Enter the bank pin you used in Character Creation Window. It will log that character onto the game.
Logon Character Pin Window
Logon Character Pin Window
To Delete Your Character- At the character selection window, select the character that you wish to delete and press Delete. While characters can be restored, their banks will be cleared. Please do not delete characters just to ask them to be restored.









First Step into the FlyFF World

The first time a character logs on, it will be asked if it wants to follow the guide. The guide is a small penguin in the corner of the screen. This penguin, named Pang, helps teach players how to do things in the game. You can switch off this guide if you wish as everything will be reiterated here, however it is recommended that you keep it for your very first character.

Adjusting Your Options

To access your Options Window, just click on Start [bottom left] and select Options [2nd from the bottom]

Please note, this was recently changed. The options may be arranged a bit different. Sound now has its own tab.

First Tab (Video/Audio Tab)
First Tab (Video/Audio Tab)
Setting Description Recommendation
Video Option - Field Detail Adjusts how much detail the landscape will have. Low
Video Option - Object Range Adjusts how far away an object will appear on your screen. Low
Video Option - Object Detail Adjusts how much detail the landscape will have. Low
Video Option - Shadow Detail Adjusts how much detail the shadows will have. Low
Video Option - Glow A special effect that slightly blurs and lightens the graphics Off
Sound Option - Voice No Effect as of Right now On or Off
Sound Option - SFX All spell and fighting sounds are considered SFX. This also includes sounds made by monsters and your character. Preference
Sound Option - BGM Most areas of the FlyFFWorld has its own customized music that will play when you fight. There is also music for flying. Many players highly enjoy the FlyFF BGM's. Preference
Effect Duration Buffs, Status Effects (will be further explained) and other things with timers appear as icons on your screen. This option allows you to be able to view their remaining time duration. Checked
Env Mapping N/A Unchecked
Display Damage Allows you to see the damage dealt by other players and by monsters to other players. Checked
Off SFX Certain Spells and Skills have a special graphical effect when used, checking this will turn this off. Checked for lower-end processing power computers
Window Mod Brings you out of Full-Screen Mode, and allows you to play FlyFF while viewing other applications. You have to restart FlyFF to activate a change. Preference
Show My Name Allows you to view your name and HP bar. Checked
Show Others Name Allows you to view the names of other characters Checked
Show NPC Name Allows you to view the names of NPCs, including monsters and pets Checked
Control Option - Mouse Se Changes your mouse sensitivity Preference


Second Tab (Etc.)
Second Tab (Etc.)
Setting Description Recommendation
Window Effect - Transparent Makes windows on your screen semi-transparent. Unchecked
Command Broken English
Guide Option This option when used brings up random tips in yellow by [Help] every so often. There are options to change where these tips show up. Use Full Option
Dealing Slang Change the usage of epithets to either ***** or Hidden completely. Change
Help Option - Beginner Help This is what "Pang" is. Checked
Interface - Versions For the purpose of this beginner's guide, we will only be using the Ver. 2.0 Interface. For more information about the Ver. 1.o interface, please go here. Ver. 2.0
Interface - Fixing a camera Fixing the camera causes your view to follow your character as s/he turns. Unchecked
Interface - Flying Effect Broken Either


Third Tab (Game Tab)
Third Tab (Game Tab)
Setting Description Recommendation
Trade State On Refuse, players attempting to trade you will automatically be rejected. Approve
Whisper & Messenger On Refuse, players attempting to whisper or private message you will automatically be rejected. Approve
Messenger Stat On Refuse, players attempting to add you to their messenger list will automatically be rejected. Approve
Automatic P.K. Read further information about PK. Off
Approve PvP On Refuse, players attempting to duel you will be automatically rejected. Read more about PvP and Duels PvP. Further explanations will also follow in this guide. Approve
Party State On Refuse, players attempting to join you to a party will automatically be rejected. Approve
Shout State On Off, players will be unable to use the shout function. On
Inform Messenger When turned on, you will be alerted when a player on your messenger comes Online. On
View On Approve, allows players to view your character's equipment. Preference
Automatic Attack When turned on, it allows you to attack a monster continuously with two clicks. Further information will be in Combat and the Leveling As A Vagrant section of this guide. On



Getting Acquainted with the Interface

The interface is very user-friendly. It is comprised of a short-cut bar, messaging box, and various windows that can be toggled with shortcut keys to access game features.



Short-Cut Bar

Menu One Click to activate Press appropriate function key or F key 1-8 2 Click Consecutive Skills
FlyFF Interface

The short-cut bar is split into 3 sections. (View the interface at the right for reference).

  • The section to the left - is a click-bar. You can place equipment, items, and skills into each slot, distinguished by the dot. To equip or use the items, just click on them once.
  • The section in the middle - is your F-key bars. There's a total of 8 bars available, and you can switch between them by pressing the numbers 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 and 8 on your keyboard. Essentially this bar works exactly like the click-bar, however this time your slots are associated with an F-key indicated right above the slot. This means easier access. Many players use these bars for often used items and skills.
  • The section to the right - is your Action Slot. This is used only for skills with no cool-down (further explanation of cool-downs in Leveling as a First-Class). By using the action slot, your skills will be cast in succession faster than their normal casting rate. The maximum amount of skills you can put in it is 5. However, the action slot has a cool-down. The more you use it, the more area becomes greyed out. The greyed out skills cannot be used at all. Thus, usually it is recommended to not have 5 skills in the action slot unless you have an Activition Scroll. Note that you can also place the "S" icon into a a click-slot or F-slot to use the action slot that way. The Action Slot can also be used if you press "C" on the keyboard when you aren't chatting.



Messaging Box

The message box is your primary tool to really interact with players. To use the message box, just press enter and a cursor will appear in the text field. If you do not wish to have to press enter to enter into the text field, just depress the button Lock on the right side of the message box. While you can use the message box for various in-game functions, we will just concentrate on communication in this section.

There are essentially 5 available chatting channels. Each channel has its own colored font, and using the filtering options you can choose which channels you wish to view and talk in. To switch between the channels, just click the blue buttons along the pink strip. Additionally, you can still input messages into other channels with the use of certain commands (listed below) which you place before your message. While you are in a particular channel the command is automatically inputted for you when you enter into the text field.

Message Box
Message Box
  • Chat - This channel is for public chat. With this option open you'll see all the other options too if they occure.
  • Whisper - One of the private ways to communicate with an individual. The command for the whisper channel is /w, to utilize this command just type:
    /w PlayersName YourMessage.
    The font for whispers is yellow
  • Shout - The shout channel expands the range of your message to areas far beyond that of public chat. The command is /s With the use of a Full Shout 15 (Cash Shop Item), you can expand your range to that of the entire server. Many players use this channel as a marketplace and also to look for potential fighting partners. The font for shouts is pink
  • Troupe - The troupe channel is where you can contact your party members. The command is /p. You can communicate with your party no matter where they are. You can only use the option if you are in party. If you aren't in a party, you'll get a message that you aren't in one. The font for shouts is green.
  • Guild - The guild channel is where you can contact your Guild members. The command is /g. You need to be in a guild to see and join the guild chat. You can communicate with your guild no matter where they are. The font for shouts is light pink


Chatting Filter
Chatting Filter

To adjust the filters of any particular channel, just select that channel and press the button Filter at the right side of the box.

  • Chatting Channel - Here, check box the channels that you want to be able to read in this particular channel. Notice that you cannot un-check the original channel that you are adjusting the filter for. (ie. In the Chat channel, you cannot General (or public chat) is greyed out.
  • Game Message - Game Messages are messages which notify you of certain game events such as acquiring an item or casting a buff, etc. By default, these game messages are displayed in the middle of your screen, however you can change this to your Chat Window (or Message box) via this option.
  • Notice Message - Notice messages are normally used either by GM's to communicate with the all 4 Server Channels on the server, or by the PK system to display bounties. The options work the same as for Game Message
  • Help Message - This option is to choose where, if at all, you wish the tips to be displayed that can be turned on or off in Options. View the Adjusting your Options section of this guide for further clarification.






Accessing other Game Features/Windows

All game features on FlyFF are accessible via the Start Menu, and most are accessible via Hot Keys. Please view the Hot Key page for information about the windows accessible with this method.
The Start button is on the bottom left-hand corner of your FlyFF Interface. All items in the listing with a letter on the right hand side are available by Hot Key. We will only be talking about the ones not available by Hot Key in this section.

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Moving Around

After you learn to move, you can start learning to fight. Visit the Combat page to learn how to fight against monsters. Killing monsters gives you experience, which allows for leveling

The Geography of the FlyFF World

The city your character first starts in is called Flaris. The large light is called a Lodestar.



Leveling as a Vagrant

The first monsters many people fight are Aibatts. As you level, you can insert points into the Character Stat window. This is accessable by hitting H.

Level 1-15 Guide and Choosing the right class are good guides to look at.

There are many Hot Keys players can use to increase, and monitor game play. Click, or search Hot Keys to view this list.




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