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    Default Talk to the Team: Loading Screen Tips

    When you load in Istaria, the game will give you one of many randomly chosen tidbits from a list of potential tidbits. These have been unchanged for many years - leaving a lot of outdated or outright incorrect information in the game.

    For the next client update, we have reviewed all of the lines that can cycle onto the loading screen. We have removed ones that have run their course, fixed some grammar and spelling issues, and updated a few messages that had slight inaccuracies. Additionally, we have pulled lore that is still considered correct from the old Patcher Tips file; they can now randomly rotate into the loading screen.

    Outside of what we can come up with as a team, however, we would like to see more variety in the time of advice given to players through the loading window. No better advice can be given to players than what is given by other players, so we reach out to you - if you wish to help out, feel free to submit a tip by replying to this thread or the thread on Discord!

    Some guidance:
    • Please keep your tip under 250 characters if possible.
    • All tips will be credited to the person giving them; please give us a name we can refer to you by. If you are submitting it as a group, feel free to give us your guild name or refer to multiple people (within reason).
    • Try not to refer to things that are transient or player-made, such as guilds, plots, and chat channels.
    • You are welcome to be silly, but we are unlikely to include very many funny or joke tips unless they truly stand out.
    • You are welcome to come up with a 'tip' that is a lore or game tidbit that you find interesting and feel would be enticing to see on a loading screen.

    We will not be using everything given to us, depending on volume, but will likely be choosing the most helpful and unique comments. This is not a contest with any sort of placement or promised rewards!

    If you do not wish to submit a tip publicly, feel free to send in a ticket at

    For the new list of all loading screen tips, please see this document.

    Have fun!

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    Default Re: Talk to the Team: Loading Screen Tips

    This does not apply directly to the text you're talking about, but when first logging on to the game, some of the pictures have images in them that are not found in the game at all. Been like that for years. I should abstain from commenting on your gnome slander. But of course I can't keep my squeaky little gnome voice quiet. I have never bit anyone, I have other means of attack, thank you.
    Last edited by Ming; April 7th, 2022 at 06:16 PM.
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