As this is an online game it is very important to communicate well with one another. This consists of talking about the game on the world forum, but also of sharing ideas about how the game can be improved. Those ideas can also be used by the staff to improve the game. However, the most important communication of all is communication with your alliance mates. The better the communication within an alliance, the better the alliance will perform.
This is the place where you can communicate with your alliance mates by writing short messages that can be seen by your alliance mates.. Everyone in Alliances At War has access to the alliance forum of his own alliance. To get to your alliance forum just click the link on the bottom of your screen called "Alliance Forum". The alliance forum link will sometimes have a different color. This means that there is a new post in your forum.
IRC (Internet Relay Chat)
Alliances At War has an own IRC-channel.
You can access this IRC channel using software, or you can click on "show orkfia chat" at the bottom of your screen. The global tab is this channel. You can also go to Society -> Chat.
The players in this channel can hopefully answer most of your questions.
Orkfian Gods and members of the moderator group are the ones with op status in this channel.
The people who have voice status are heads of other resorts.
These people can help you with just about everything, or help you get in touch with someone who can.
A lot of alliances also have their own IRC-channel. This is because it is much easier to discuss matters with several people at once on IRC.
How to join the #Orkfia IRC channel using software?
Download an IRC client, the most popular client is mIRC, downloadable at
mirc.com/get.html I will use mIRC for the rest of this manual,
but for most clients the settings are the same. You may have to search a
bit to find out what to fill in where.
Install and run mIRC. In the start-up screen press continue. A new window will now pop up, this is the options window. Fill in your name, e-mail, nickname and alternative nickname in case your preferred nickname is already in use. Next, move to servers in the left menu.
Scroll down in the first drop down menu until you find Netgamers, select it. If Netgamers is not in the list press add. Fill in the following fields:
Description: Netgamers: Random Server
IRC Server: irc.netgamers.org
After you have selected the Netgamers network, press ok. Go to file, then press connect. Now that you are connected to Netgamers, a pop up with favourite channels will appear. Enter #Orkfia in the top field and press join. Now you are in the official Alliances At War channel. Have fun!
It is also possible to contact someone personally. This person does not have to be in your alliance. To send someone an Orkfia Mail just go to the alliance the person is in and click on his/her tribename. You will now get to a screen called "External Affairs" where you have the option to "Send Orkfia Mail". Click on this option. Next, type a subject and your message and hit the button below it to send it. The person you send the message to can easily see that he/she has received a new message. You can access your own Orkfia Mail inbox by clicking on "Orkfia Mail" at the bottom of your screen. The "Orkfia Mail" link will also have a different color if you have an unread message. Received and sent messages are stored in your inbox for a long time.
There are several in-game forums:
- Announcements - this is where announcements are made by staff.
- World forum - Discuss anything really
- Game talk - Discuss things about the game and gameplay here
- The Dragon Lair - This forum is only available for those donating money to keep the servers running.
You are able to read the first three without having an account, but you need to register before you can reply.
To report things to staff, go to alliance #1 - #9. Click on one of these tribes. Then press "Submit a report here" if you have something to report. You can also select "Orkfia Mail". This allows you to send a message to that specific staff member. When sending a report, choose the category that best describes what you want to report. This determines which resort receives your report. There are different resorts, each responsible for a part of the game. If you do a "Game Related" report then you do not have to fill in a subject. Now type your message and hit the button to send the message.
Last updated: January 2013