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<center>Avlis is implemented as a [[Wikipedia:Persistent world | persistent world]] for the [[Wikipedia:Neverwinter Nights | Neverwinter Nights]] (NWN) role-playing game.</center>
 
<center>Avlis is implemented as a [[Wikipedia:Persistent world | persistent world]] for the [[Wikipedia:Neverwinter Nights | Neverwinter Nights]] (NWN) role-playing game.</center>
  
 
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==Getting Started in Avlis==
 
==Getting Started in Avlis==
  
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===Step 1: Make sure your NWN game is Avlis compatible.===
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===Step 1: Register as a member of the forums and the authentication server ===
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* Please follow these [[Player Registration | instructions for registering with the forums and the authentication server]]. 
  
As of this writing Avlis uses not only the original NWN game but also the Shadows of Undrentide (SoU) expansion pack and the Hordes of the Underdark (HotU) expansion pack as well. All three of these pieces of software will be necessary to play on Avlis.
 
  
Avlis is currently running on the 1.69 version of Neverwinter Nights so you might need to download the patch first.
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===Step 2: Get the custom content and check compatibility.===
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* Avlis uses the Shadows of Undrentide (SoU) Hordes of the Underdark (HotU) expansion packs with the [http://nwn.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page Neverwinter Nights] game.
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* Avlis is running on the 1.69 version of Neverwinter Nights and relies on custom content [[Needed Files|custom content, which you will need to download before playing]].
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* Check whether your computer configuration is compatible with the [[System Requirements | system requirements]] for NWN, as well.
  
Check whether your computer configuration is compatible with the [[System Requirements | system requirements]] for NWN, as well.
 
  
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===Step 3: Acquaint yourself with the rules and guidelines. (IMPORTANT) ===
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* It is very important that you read and understand the '''[[Rules | Rules ]]'''.
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* [[avlisdocs:Player_Guide | The Avlis Player Guide]] provides helpful guidelines on how to have a positive experience when playing.
  
===Step 2: Download the necessary hakpaks.===
 
  
Avlis uses custom content such as original items and creatures as well as special files that allow one to explore tree cities, drylands, and hillocks. None of this content is in NWN – the game must be supplemented with special files called ''.hak'' files that are placed in the directory NeverwinterNights/NWN/haks. The easiest way to jump into Avlis is to go to check the [[Needed Files]] page of the Wiki.
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===Step 4: Make a character.===
 
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===Step 3: Register as a member of the forums and sign up for the newsletter.===
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The Avlis forums at [http://www.avlis.org www.avlis.org] offer a wealth of information as well as the chance to meet and game with other players. You can gain a lot of useful information in the forums that will further enhance your Avlis experience.
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Don't forget to [http://avlis.us13.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=22b1b9a054c1a56534a9c8590&id=3e00ce01c6 sign up for our newsletter], '''The Avlissian''', to receive news, rumors, game updates, player interviews, contests, and announcements about special events!
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===Step 4: <font style="color:red;">Acquaint yourself with the rules.</font>===
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Before creating your character, read the [[Rules:Summary | Rules Summary]]. A detailed breakdown of the rules pertaining to Avlis can be found in the [[Rules]] article. Another document that will assist you as a new player on Avlis is the [[avlisdocs:Player_Guide | Avlis Player Guide]].
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The [[Rules]] are mandatory, while the [[avlisdocs:Player_Guide | Avlis Player Guide]] is essentially an introduction to the specifics of the world of Avlis.
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===Step 5: Connect to Avlis.===
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: '''IMPORTANT:''' In the absence of the Master Server, Avlis uses its own authentication server - the Alpha Server. You need to authenticate with the Alpha Server before you can log on to Avlis. Please visit the [http://www.avlis.org/viewtopic.php?f=134&t=129258 Alpha Server FAQ] forum topic for more information.
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To connect to Avlis, start NWN and press Play, followed by Multiplayer and then Join LAN Game. After that click Direct Connect and type the address for the server you wish to connect to. As of this writing, there are nine servers. You may also use Direct Connect in the Join Multiplayer option, which will save each server you join to your History tab to make future connections easier:
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{{:Servers}}
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Passwords have been removed from Avlis. The world is now open to all that wish to join. However, you are still required to initially register on the Alpha Server, read the rules, and commit to the philosophy of play on Avlis.
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It is highly recommended that you start on [[Le'Or T'Nanshi]]. This server has been intentionally set up with special areas for starting characters. [[Mikona]] and [[Elysia]] are also good starting locations. After you have gained some experience and learned a bit about the world of Avlis, then trips to the other servers will be more survivable. All of the servers now share the same hakpaks, which can be found on the [[Needed Files]] page of the Wiki. You will not need to download more content when changing servers.
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If you have trouble connecting directly by typing in one of the above addresses, then replace '''world.avlis.org''' with the numerical IP address: '''198.101.12.59'''
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===Step 6: Make a character.===
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You can make as many characters as you want on Avlis. You might play the same character all the time, you might begin with one character, decide to retire him and start another, or you may rotate between a multitude of characters as suits your fancy. Before making a character it is recommended that you read [http://neverwintervault.org/project/nwn1/other/role-players-guide-multiplayer-neverwinter-nights Gruush's guide to roleplaying in multiplayer NWN] as well as "[[Character Creation]]" section of the [[avlisdocs:Player_Guide | Avlis Player Guide]].
 
You can make as many characters as you want on Avlis. You might play the same character all the time, you might begin with one character, decide to retire him and start another, or you may rotate between a multitude of characters as suits your fancy. Before making a character it is recommended that you read [http://neverwintervault.org/project/nwn1/other/role-players-guide-multiplayer-neverwinter-nights Gruush's guide to roleplaying in multiplayer NWN] as well as "[[Character Creation]]" section of the [[avlisdocs:Player_Guide | Avlis Player Guide]].
  
  
===Step 7: Log on and play!===
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===Step 5: Connect to Avlis and Play ===
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* Follow [[Servers|these instructions on how to connect to  Avlis' servers]].
  
Tip: Looking for party? Check the [http://www.avlis.org/viewforum.php?f=4 Avlis General Discussion] forum, as well as the [[Avlis Calendar | Avlis Event Calendar]] on the bottom of the forum page, and by all means stop by on [[Avlis Chat]].
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: '''Tip:''' Check the [http://www.avlis.org/viewforum.php?f=4 Avlis General Discussion] forum, as well as the [[Avlis Calendar | Avlis Event Calendar]] on the bottom of the forum page, and by all means stop by on [[Avlis Chat]].
  
  
===Step 8: Have your questions answered.===
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===Step 6: Have your questions answered.===
  
 
You may come up with some questions when trying to log in to Avlis, or when something happens in Avlis that you do not understand. Worry not! The answers may be found in the [http://www.avlis.org/viewtopic.php?t=42866 FAQ thread] on the Avlis forums. Alternatively, you can always visit our '''[[Avlis Chat | IRC channel]]''' and get directions to the relevant forum/wiki section. See also: [[Communication]], [[IC]] and [[OOC]]
 
You may come up with some questions when trying to log in to Avlis, or when something happens in Avlis that you do not understand. Worry not! The answers may be found in the [http://www.avlis.org/viewtopic.php?t=42866 FAQ thread] on the Avlis forums. Alternatively, you can always visit our '''[[Avlis Chat | IRC channel]]''' and get directions to the relevant forum/wiki section. See also: [[Communication]], [[IC]] and [[OOC]]
  
  
==Need to Know==
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===Step 7: Sign up for our newsletter!===
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Don't forget to [http://avlis.us13.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=22b1b9a054c1a56534a9c8590&id=3e00ce01c6 sign up for our newsletter], '''The Avlissian''', to receive news, rumors, game updates, player interviews, contests, and announcements about special events!
  
This all is useful information, but not essential. Be advised, we will expect you to know the rules that pertain to your character!
 
  
[[Rules]] - Rules of Conduct. All Avlis players are expected to know these rules.
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==Additional Useful Information ==
  
[[avlisdocs:Player_Guide | Avlis Player Guide]] - A good place to start for learning more about Avlis.
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Other useful information:  
 
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* [http://avlis.org/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=131882 Avlis Player Character Goal] - If you have spent some time on Avlis, you might have plans for your character's future. Send them to the staff!
[http://avlis.org/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=131882 Avlis Player Character Goal] - If you have spent some time on Avlis, you might have plans for your character's future. Send them to the staff!
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* [[:Category:Systems | Custom Avlis Systems]] - There are numerous Avlis-specific customizations constantly being added, which enrich the existing systems and tools available in the original NWN game.
 
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* [[Player Feedback]] - The Avlis environment is in no small part dependent on the Avlis players, who can contribute by [[Player_Feedback#Bug_Tracker | reporting bugs]] and [[Player_Feedback#Player's_Idea_Box | suggesting ideas]].
[[:Category:Systems | Custom Avlis Systems]] - There are numerous Avlis-specific customizations constantly being added, which enrich the existing systems and tools available in the original NWN game.
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* [http://www.avlis.org/viewtopic.php?t=42866 FAQ thread] at the Avlis forums - Frequently Asked Questions about the ''World of Avlis''.
 
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* [[Using the Avlis Wiki]]; [[Avlis Player Wiki FAQ]] - Create a wiki account and home page.
[[Player Feedback]] - The Avlis environment is in no small part dependent on the Avlis players, who can contribute by [[Player_Feedback#Bug_Tracker | reporting bugs]] and [[Player_Feedback#Player's_Idea_Box | suggesting ideas]].
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* [[How to search the Avlis Forum]] - How to find the answers you are looking for.
 
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* [http://greenwichmeantime.com/gmt-converter.htm GMT Converter] - Tool to help you be on time.
[http://www.avlis.org/viewtopic.php?t=42866 FAQ thread] at the Avlis forums - Frequently Asked Questions about the ''World of Avlis''.
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* [[Abbreviations]] - Used throughout this wiki and in the Avlis forums.
 
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* Neverwinter Nights Online Detailed Player Information
[[Getting Started on the Avlis Wiki]]; [[Avlis Player Wiki FAQ]] - Create a wiki account and home page.
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** [http://neverwintervault.org/project/nwn1/module/gameworld/world-avlis The World of Avlis - Neverwinter Vault Page]
 
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** [http://www.gamebanshee.com/neverwinternights/ Neverwinter Nights @ gamebanshee] - Use this instead of the NWN users manual. Much easier.
[[How to search the Avlis Forum]] - How to find the answers you are looking for.
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[http://greenwichmeantime.com/gmt-converter.htm GMT Converter] - Tool to help you be on time.
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[[Abbreviations]] - Used throughout this wiki and in the Avlis forums.
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== List of Dungeons==
 
== List of Dungeons==
 
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* [http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=rILSaaeUDaW7S_Ku7HQKkjg&single=true&gid=0&output=html Dungeon List]
[http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=rILSaaeUDaW7S_Ku7HQKkjg&single=true&gid=0&output=html Dungeon List]
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* [[List_of_dungeons | Wiki - List of Avlis Dungeons]]
 
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[[List_of_dungeons | Wiki - List of Avlis Dungeons]]
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== Neverwinter Nights Online Detailed Player Information ==
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[http://neverwintervault.org/project/nwn1/module/gameworld/world-avlis The World of Avlis - Neverwinter Vault Page]
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[http://www.gamebanshee.com/neverwinternights/ Neverwinter Nights @ gamebanshee] - Use this instead of the NWN users manual. Much easier.
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Revision as of 14:10, 4 November 2016

| Getting Started | Player Registration | Custom Content Files | Rules | Server List |

A world of steel and magic where no one race or philosophy predominates,
and heroes from all perspectives battle to further their cause and make a name for themselves.


Avlis is implemented as a persistent world for the Neverwinter Nights (NWN) role-playing game.


Getting Started in Avlis

Step 1: Register as a member of the forums and the authentication server


Step 2: Get the custom content and check compatibility.


Step 3: Acquaint yourself with the rules and guidelines. (IMPORTANT)

  • It is very important that you read and understand the Rules .
  • The Avlis Player Guide provides helpful guidelines on how to have a positive experience when playing.


Step 4: Make a character.

You can make as many characters as you want on Avlis. You might play the same character all the time, you might begin with one character, decide to retire him and start another, or you may rotate between a multitude of characters as suits your fancy. Before making a character it is recommended that you read Gruush's guide to roleplaying in multiplayer NWN as well as "Character Creation" section of the Avlis Player Guide.


Step 5: Connect to Avlis and Play

Tip: Check the Avlis General Discussion forum, as well as the Avlis Event Calendar on the bottom of the forum page, and by all means stop by on Avlis Chat.


Step 6: Have your questions answered.

You may come up with some questions when trying to log in to Avlis, or when something happens in Avlis that you do not understand. Worry not! The answers may be found in the FAQ thread on the Avlis forums. Alternatively, you can always visit our IRC channel and get directions to the relevant forum/wiki section. See also: Communication, IC and OOC


Step 7: Sign up for our newsletter!

Don't forget to sign up for our newsletter, The Avlissian, to receive news, rumors, game updates, player interviews, contests, and announcements about special events!


Additional Useful Information

Other useful information:


List of Dungeons


Interviews, Comments and Accolades about the World of Avlis

Wiki Map

Categories