Players Guide/Interface

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When you first click the Guild.png toolbar button, you have the option of creating a new guild. If you are already a member of a guild, you will instead see the guild window. If you are the leader of the guild you will have many options for promoting and configuring your guild.

Creating a guild requires a large amount of money, plus a minimum number of members.

The Guild Window has four separate screens:

Guild Settings


The guild settings screen allows you to set the message of the day that guild members will see when they log in, edit the name of your guild and set your guild's web page.

If you make your guild secret on this screen, it will not be shown in any public lists of available guilds.

Guild Members


The guild members screen allows you to see all the players who are members of your guild, their current guild ranking and their guild points.

You can promote or demote members, invite new members and leave the guild yourself if you wish. For each member, you can create public notes for other members to read, and private notes just for yourself.

Guild Permissions


For large guilds, distributing authority is important. On the guild permissions screen you can set the privileges that guild members have at certain levels of the guild hierarchy.

For example, you might choose that all guild members at level Master or higher can invite new members into the guild. How you organize your own guild is entirely up to you!

Guild Alliance


An Alliance is a way of declaring your guild's support for other guilds.

First, you can create an alliance. Once the alliance is created, you may invite other guilds to join the alliance. At any time you can disband the alliance, or declare another guild to be the leader of the alliance.

Of course, your guild can also be invited into an already existing alliance. You must be the guild leader in order to accept an invitation to join an alliance.

Each guild may only ever be a member of one alliance. If your guild wishes to change alliances, it must first leave its current alliance before joining a new one.

Quest Log

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As you encounter NPCs in the game and talk to them, you will be given quests. These quests will be recorded in your quest log for your reference.

Completed/Uncompleted Quests

The top left area of the quest window displays all of your quests. You can use the Uncompleted and Completed buttons to show only your uncompleted and completed quests respectively.

Quest Description

If you click on a quest, you will see the full description of that quest appear in the top right area.

Quest Notes

In addition, you are free to record your own notes on each quest. To do this, enter some text in the notes section at the bottom of the window and press Save to save it.

Discard Quests

To give up on a quest, click Discard Quest when the quest is highlighted. Discarding quests only works if the quest is not one time only.

Event Log

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In in the Event section of the quest window you can see any events you have been in by pressing completed or uncompleted, For now you can not Discard a gm event.

Spell Book


Your Spell Book is where you can view and create spells. In addition, you can click the Combine Glyphs button to view your combine them into spells.

At the top of the screen are the icons for Combine Glyphs Cast Spell. Below that is a box where the full description of your currently selected spell is shown. At the bottom of the screen is a large list of all your spells, their glyphs .

See Magic for detailed information on spells and spell casting.

Buddy List


As you get further in your adventures in PlaneShift, you will meet many other players, some of whom will become your friends. You can add these friends to your Buddy List.

Adding or Removing a Buddy

To add a player to your buddy list, click Add, enter the character's name, and then press OK. To remove another player from your Buddy List, select his or her name in the list and click Remove. Add Buddy.jpg Remove buddy.jpg

Sending Tells to Your Buddy

You can send messages quickly to your buddies by double clicking their name in the list. This is just a shortcut for the /tell command.
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Editing Your Buddies Name

Click on the Buddies Name, then click Edit and you can change how the name appears in the buddy window.
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How to Tell if Your Buddy is Ingame or Not

When your buddies are logged in, their names appear in green. If they are offline, their names will appear in red.



For adventuring as a party, you can form a Group. To create a new group, open the group window and invite another player into your group. A group will be created automatically, with you as its leader.

At the top of the group window is an indicator of the number of players in your current group. Below that is the hit points and mana of each of the group's members. Double-click on a group member to send them a message.

You can use the Invite button to add more players to your group, or use the Leave button to remove yourself from the group. If the leader of the group leaves or logs off, then another player in the group will become the new leader.

If you are the leader of the group, you have the option of disbanding the entire group. Click Disband to make this happen.

You can use the Group chat channel in the Chat Window to talk and listen exclusively to your group.



Your character's Status Window is perhaps the most important window to keep visible while playing the game. Primarily, it displays your current health, mana and fatigue levels. If your health ever reaches zero, you will die!

The first three bars in the status window show you your hit points, mana and fatigue respectively.

Colors in the status window

Status Window
Phys. Stamina
Ment. Stamina

  • HP (red)
Health Points are associated with blood
This is an indicator of your Health and is a combination of Strength + Agility + Endurance
  • Phys. Stamina (green)
Physical Stamina is associated with walking on earth
This is an indicator of your Endurance walking long distances
  • Mana (violet)
Mana (from Hawaiian word for might) is associated with mysticism
This is the spellpower or amount of magical energy used to cast spells
  • Ment. Stamina (grey)
Mental Stamina is associated with brain
This is an indicator of your Fitness of digging ore or fighting

Combat stances

Below that, the six combat stance icons allow you to control your aggression level while fighting. From left to right the icons mean: stop attack, bloody, aggressive, normal, defensive and full defensive.

Spell Power

Spell power allows you to control how much extra energy you want to put into casting spells .


The target area shows you what character you currently have targeted, and that character's hit points.



Sometimes there is a problem in the game that you require a Game Master to fix. This might include reporting a player who is cheating or being abusive, or if you get stuck in a wall and cannot move. A petition is a request to a GM from a player. Your petitions window shows you all your current petitions and the GM assigned to each.

Create a New Petition

To create a new petition, use the /petition command. Once you have created the petition, it will appear in this window. You can use the Delete button to remove petitions that have been solved or are no longer relevant.

Chat Window


All messages from the server and other players will appear in your chat window. By default, the chat window is visible and is in the bottom right corner of your screen. It is also transparent, so you need to hover your mouse cursor over it to make it become opaque.

Across the top of the chat window are all the message channels that are available. By default, you are listening to all the channels, but you can click on a particular channel to only see messages from your group, for instance.

Under the main area is a text input line where you can click to start typing [reference.html commands]. You can type just the first few letters of a command and press Tab to automatically complete the command name, or display a list of all commands that begin with those letters.



Every item your character picks up appears in your character's inventory screen.

In the middle of the window is your character. This image of your character will change to show you holding weapons or shields. This is how other players will see you.

Surrounding your character in the middle are slots for putting weapons and armour onto certain parts of your character's body. From top middle in a clockwise direction, these slots represent: head, neck, shoulders, hands, weapon, knees, feet, waist, shield, forearms, torso and cloak.


In the top left corner is your money . The money icons represent how many Trias, Hexas Octas and Circles you are carrying. Underneath those icons is a representation of your total money in terms of Trias, the total weight of all the items you are carrying and the maximum weight you can carry.


On the middle left of the window are two slots: left finger and right finger. You can put various rings in these slots.


In the bottom left corner is the Mind slot. In this slot, you can equip trade skill recipes or procedures that you can use when you are working on a trade.

Equipping Items

To equip an item that you have found or bought, click on it then click on the relevant body section. You will now be wearing or using that item.

Lastly, the two columns of slots on the right represent your entire inventory of objects you are carrying.

Examining Your Inventory

Just above these slots is an Examine icon. You can drop items on this icon to view them in more detail. You can also right click on them to get the same description.