I just picked up CE on XBOX about a week ago. Been looking for a new MMO where I could get in on the ground floor. I’ve just been playing solo for now, learning how to do/kill/craft/build things on one of islands in the Noobian River. I’m mostly learning the new controls since the patch, but in May I’m considering starting out on a server with others. I have some questions and was hoping some of you who have been around a while could answer:
What is the general objective when playing as part of a clan? Do you just work on a city, gang up on the NPCs, PvP? Is it different depending on each server? If so, how do you evaluate them to make a decision about which one to join?
How are the mechanics set up in multiplayer? Is it free for all? Are there settings where allied players are immune to your damage? I thought I read somewhere that it was free for all. If so, I’m wondering how admins maintain order.
What is the etiquette when requesting to join a server? Should you reach out first? Do people just join at random? Should I get on the “unofficial discord” that was announced?
What should someone still playing at my novice level expect when moving into multiplayer? I know combat just changed for everyone, but are different weapons more effective in PVP?
Anything else you’d like to add would be welcome. I’m finding info difficult to find with this game, but that’s part of getting in at the start, figuring it out together, I guess.