A player volunteer who used to answer questions and give minor assistance in the game. Advocates would wield glowing shields to distinguish themselves from ordinary players. The Advocates and Sentinels program was disbanded in 2001.
The main social system in AC. Similiar to that of a feudal society, character's swear allegiance to other character of equal or greater level, promising their Loyalty (a skill which affects XP Passup) in return for equipment and guidance.
Alternative Character (Alt)
An Alternative Character, or alt, is any character created by a player that is not considered their main character. Alts sub-types include Mules and Crafters.
Retired skills that included Appraise Armor, Appraise Item, Appraise Magic Item, and Appraise Weapon and enabled your character to find out detailed information about them. These skills were replaced with the Tinkering skills.
The main types of player character that exist such as mage, archer and melee. Players can choose to use the premade profession templates at Character Creation or create a custom template and pick their own attributes and skills.
Rules that every player must follow. Violation of the Code of Conduct can result in suspension or termination from Asheron’s Call. Unattended Combat Macros (see below) are a violation of the Code of Conduct.
Combat Macros are automated player characters run by Decal scripting programs that allow to engage in combat. Because of their ability to gain experience without a live player controlling them, combat macros are a controversial topic.
A vanished race of magical beings who once occupied Dereth.
Turbine employees, also known as Admins, that enforce the Code of Conduct and help with serious issues that prevent a player from playing the game such as being stuck in a location. Envoys have a plus (+) sign in front of their names.
A dungeon that links many low level quests, points of interest, and dungeons together to aid players new to the game. NPCs, known as Wardens, can also be found in the hub and provide an experience bonus on completion of each of their quests.
Temporary groups that can be formed quickly by recruiting or "fellowing" up to 8 (9 total) other players. Once part of a fellowship, members can share xp, luminance and loot as well as gain access to fellowship chat, status for player vitals and other interface features.
The blocks of land that the game world is comprised of. Dereth is divided into a grid of 65,536 landblocks comprising a grid 256 blocks wide by 256 blocks high (values 0 to 255). Dungeons are also made up of these landblocks.
Points your character can earn in addition to Experience Points once you have completed a difficult Quest. Unlike standard XP, which is also used to raise your stats, Luminance is primarily used to earn Augmentations known as Luminance Auras as well as fashion useful items.
Plugins are software components that add extra features to the game to enhance gameplay. This includes such features as task macros, inventory and pack management, creature and item identification and more. Plugins require Decal to run within the game.
A swirling energy vortex that magically transports characters from one place to another.
Portal Bots are automated player characters run by Decal scripting programs that allow them to summon portals on command. The differences between a portal bot and a buff bot are 1) portal bots do not buff players, and 2) portal bot programs take advantage of multiple characters on the same account, allowing for much more than the two portal ties a buff bot can provide.
Things that no longer exist or are actively available (retired items can still be acquired through trade) in the game. Many retired items are left behind when the item receives a newer version in an update. These items are also known as pre-patch items. Some retired items are highly valued by players. See also Unique.
Material collected from unwanted items using the Salvaging skill that can then be used to enhance the attributes of other items in various useful ways. Salvage materials are used by the Tinkering skills.
Low-level volunteer game administrators (see Admin) that used to help enforce the Code of Conduct in game. Sentinels had "+Sentinel" in front of their names. The Sentinels program was disbanded in 2001 along with Advocates and now Turbine employees known as Envoys perform a similiar function.
The Town Network is a place which connects many of the towns of Dereth via portals. The Town Network also contains a number of bars with Barkeepers who sell -- in addition to food and drink -- Rumors and Contracts that help adventurers locate Quests and track their progress.
Trade bots are automated player characters run by Decal scripting programs that allow them to sell their wares to other players via the Secure Trade panel. Trade Bots are most commonly found in the Marketplace. On Darktide, where tradebots would be killed if they operated in the marketplace, they instead operate safely from behind their housing barrier.
Items that were limited in number and available only for a very brief period of time - usually as part of a Live Event. These items tend to range from 1-3 per server and are extremely valuable to players. See also Retired.