The Interface

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The Interface is basically everything you interact with to make things happen within SWC. There are a couple of main areas of the interface that you should understand.

Contents

Top Bar

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This top-most series of links provides shortcuts to some of the main areas of the site.

  • News - this link takes you to news from the developers and administration
  • Members - this takes you to the start page
  • Rules - this takes you to the rules pages where you can get in-depth information on various aspects of SWC
  • Forum - this gives you access to the SWC forums
  • The Guide - takes you here
  • Community - opens a page where the sidebar provides links to various OOC community areas
  • Contact Us - Gives a list of the various people that are involved in SWC, and what aspects they look after
  • Live Chat - provides access to the IRC server where you can talk with other players

Icon Bar

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This bar that stretches across the entire page holds some crucial information.

  • Time - this is the current SWC time, which is based upon US Pacific Standard Time (GMT-7hr)
  • Member count - this is the total number of members that have been active in the last week
  • Online - this is the current number of players that are online at the moment
  • Icons - these are icons that link to various sections of the website
  • Logged in - this tells you who you are logged in as, as well as the logout button
Nothing New New events/messages/news Icon type
Sim News
Galactic News Service
Messages
Personal Event
Faction Event
Inventory Event
Combat Event
Room Event

Sidebar

This allows you to access the majority of pages that have a direct influence on your character.

General

  • Avatar - this is the image that portrays your character




  • Name (Ellias Aubec) - this is the name of your character
  • Faction (ReRunRecycling) - this is the name of the faction you are currently in (Freelancer if you have no faction)
  • HP - your current/maximum hit points
  • XP - your current XP number and progress to next level
  • Level - your current level
  • CP - your current number of CPs (will be green with a + at the end if you have voting sites left to vote on)

Location

  • Gives your current location (if inside an entity will give the name and type, if outside in a city or on Terrain will give your co-ordinates)

Control

  • Position - access the Position page, allowing you to move your character around either in a city/Terrain or inside an entity
  • Equipment - access the Equipment page, allowing you to equip items at your location to you, and see items on the floor
  • Party - access the Party page, allowing you to add NPCs/Droids/PCs to your party or remove them
  • Enter Cockpit - access the Cockpit page, allowing you to access the movement and other abilities of the ship/vehicle/spacestation you are in
  • Building Management - access the Management page, allowing you to access the abilities of the facility

Manage

  • Account Settings - change various things about your account and OOC information
  • Character - view your skills, change your biography and history, edit your signature and others
  • Faction - allows you to view various abilities you may have to manage your faction

Inventory


Production

Comlink

  • Search - search function to search the SWC website
  • Report Bug - link to the bug report page where you can inform the administration of bugs you have encountered
  • Contact Support - allows you to send a ticket to the administration if you have a problem with your account or another player

Video Tutorial

Here is a YouTube video tutorial, explaining these various features:

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