Forsaken World: Gods and Demons continues to cement its mark in the mobile gaming industry, particularly the MMORPG genre with its mix of top-notch graphics and sound combined with massive content and broad gameplay. It has become a common feature of most modern day mobile MMORPGs to provide its players more than enough activities to fill their need for adventure on a daily basis. Forsaken World: Gods and Demons is at the very least at par with other MMORPGs in that department, bringing all the usual elements RPG enthusiast look for in a game and adding more unique elements of their own as well.
If you have just started playing Forsaken World: Gods and Demons, then be sure to read our Forsaken World: Gods and Demons beginner’s guide as it comes with loads of basic tips and strategies to help you level up and raise your hero’s combat power faster and more efficiently. The volume of content and features in Forsaken World: Gods and Demons relative to the pace at which you unlock each of them can be an intimidating experience, which is why focusing on the more critical ones is important to ensure a more solid and sustainable pace of growth and progression.
To be honest, casual players may not be able to complete all the daily dungeons and events in the game consistently each day, especially in the early game where most main quest objectives can be completed one after another. At some point, however, and depending on how much time you are able to invest in playing Forsaken World: Gods and Demons on a daily basis, you may spare more time on other activities that should be left to those who completely run out of dungeons and events to partake in.
Now, we will be continuing with where we left off in our Forsaken World: Gods and Demons beginner’s guide. Some of the tips and strategies we will discuss may be fit for beginners as well but can each be parked initially, considering the plethora of more basic and critical activities that each player should familiarize themselves with.
1. Manual Mode In Combat Is Always Better
Auto mode in any MMORPG is always a welcomed feature. Being able to head directly to people you need to talk to or places you need to be to initiate and progress a quest is not just convenient. It saves a lot of time especially for players who are not familiar with the game’s world entirely and also prevents mishaps caused by getting lost in the vastness of the game’s open world, like in traditional RPGs.
When it comes to fighting, auto mode has the advantage if you are going against easy enemies. Not only does it enable targeting enemies one after another, but it also automatically uses special skills as soon as they are available. In essence, auto mode in combat can finish a task at a much faster rate than it would if you choose to engage enemies manually, but then it has its own set of limitations that make it less and less appealing as the challenges before you grow stronger.
To star off, auto mode activates a skill based on their availability, which is okay to some extent as we mentioned earlier but totally devoid of any strategy. Likewise, auto mode in combat will not trigger some of the more powerful skills, in which case, utilizes only about half of the arsenal of skills your hero possesses. Potions are definitely out of the question, so if you are losing health in a tough battle, then you have to tap on the health potion yourself as well.
As far as offensive prowess goes, manually activating skills can have you deal at least twice as much damage to the enemies than the A.I. in auto mode. Even if you are a total beginner still getting used to all those buttons, you can surely do a better job than the A.I. Beyond using potions when needed, heroes also have a dodge ability that you can use to evade enemy attacks, most especially special attacks that can deal massive damage.
One of the more critical aspects of combat that made us appreciate manual controls is when you engage an enemy at least the same level as your hero or the recommended CP is higher than what your hero has. These challenges can be very intimidating and most players may simply opt out of it and settle for lower level challenges. However, you can still make it through tough battles on manual mode and this is all thanks to being able to run around the arena as you wait for your HP to regenerate or wait for some skills and the potion to finish their respective cool down times.
Using manual controls in combat, especially with a switch button that showcases more skills can be a little tough for the uninitiated. With a bit of practice, though, you will come to realize its benefits and how much your performance in combat can improve by mastering it.
2. Take Pictures And Complete The Gallery
Forsaken World: Gods and Demons certainly provides an astonishing battle system with each hero sporting flashy skills and combos that mix perfectly with the battle effects. Beyond the plethora of game modes that revolve around combat, though, Forsaken World: Gods and Demons comes packed as well with numerous activities outside of combat.
One of these activities will be introduced to you as part of the main quests, where you need to head towards a specific location, take a photo, and share it with everyone.
Main quests, as well as side quests, take you through every bit of content and activity you can revel in the world of Forsaken World: Gods and Demons. The photo shoots aligned with quests are but a small fraction of the entire gallery of memories you can collect as you travel across the world and discover new locations. While it can be a fun experience on its own to take screenshots of your adventure here and there, actually adding more pictures to the gallery has its own incentives.
To start off, be sure to visit the gallery through its icon at the upper right side of the screen. Photos are categorized into locations you can travel to and scenes that relate to your growth. Each photo you take in relation to completing the gallery earns you great rewards, which may include bound diamonds, decoration boxes, as well as dyes and pigments for outfits.
Keep in mind that personal decorations in Forsaken World: Gods and Demons are not all for show as each new one unlocked can provide you with a small boost in combat power.
Sometimes, you may see a red dot indicator on the gallery icon. It just means that rewards are waiting for you to be claimed as taking photos, again, forms part of some quest lines. As you run out of other activities to engage in, you want to take a closer look into the gallery and check on all the missing photos from the collection.
Each missing photo in the gallery provides a photograph clue, which are actually dead giveaways given how specific the descriptions are. The location in relation to the structure or area you need to take a photo of is also specified within the details.
Most of these feats can be accomplished in just a matter of minutes. Although the power boost you directly get out of it is not that much, it can still help you grow and be better prepared for upcoming challenges.
You may not have tried it before as the quests and challenges will not require you do so, but you can actually tap on the mini map at the upper right corner of the screen. There are drop-down lists at the right side of the map to help direct you towards where you want to go and the map itself can be clicked on as well.
You can also click on the world icon at the bottom left side of the map page to see the world map. You can travel to different areas or regions you have unlocked and for purposes of completing gallery photos, this feature can be very helpful.
3. Engage In Crafting And Hunting
You will not be experiencing a shortage of equipment as you make progress through your journey in the world of Forsaken World: Gods and Demons. As you complete quest objectives and dungeon runs, as well as accomplish achievement and event feats, you will obtain gears that are typically better than the ones you have depending on the level of the challenge you completed.
While you will have an abundance of gears that you can freely dispose you may notice at some point that there are still empty slot on your character and even on your pet. The belt slot, for example, which is the fifth item slot from the top in your equipment page, can never be filled up simply by looting or partaking in events. The only way to equip an item on it is through crafting, which you might not even heard of at this point in your adventure.
When you check your bag and see a “+” sign on the belt slot, it means that you are ready to craft one even if you still have yet to gather the resources. Tapping on the empty slot takes you to the crafting menu, which you can also access through the “Life” icon on the menu at the right side of the screen. You can choose leatherworking for this instance and check the required materials to be able to craft a belt for your hero. You will need to gather Boar Bones before you can craft, which means you need to go on hunting first.
A quick tap of the “Go to Hunting” button can take you to where you need to be. Chances are you still do not have the items needed for you to hunt but you can also instantly purchase hunting knives and proceed to hunt. Once you have enough materials to craft, you can simultaneously craft your first Darkstar Belt.
There is always a chance of being able to craft a higher rarity item which is why repeating the process is not a complete waste of time and resources. Note, however, that life activities consume vigor, so be sure to keep an eye on it as you engage in life activities.
4. Expend Vigor On Other Life Skills
Just like crafting gears for you and your pet, as well as hunting creatures to farm needed materials for it, Forsaken World: Gods and Demons provides various life activities that are both enjoyable and rewarding to each player, most especially those who want to take a quick time off from battles and dungeons.
Although engaging in life activities consume vigor and you only have a limited amount of it, the best way to go is expend it as it comes rather than have it wasted at the end of the day. You can also increase your vigor by partaking in some events. Within the life skill menu, you can see how much vigor you have in stock, as well as the maximum amount you can hold at the upper right section of the page.
The activities under the collecting part and the crafting part of profession skills are connected in pairs. You need to mine for ores to be able to forge orbs, pet clothes, and pet weapons. Herb gathering is the prerequisite of alchemy, where you can concoct various potions to take with you on your many adventures.
You need to spend some time hunting creatures to craft belts, pet helmets and pet weapons through leatherworking. Last, but not the least, Fishing is a needed activity for you to engage in cooking potions as well.
Every bit of profession skills you engage in earns you experience points for each category and as you reach new levels, being able to gather higher grade materials becomes a possibility as more new items can be crafted as well.
5. Take Advantage Of The Trade Feature
Given that there is RNG involved in how items are obtained in various ways, it cannot be helped to occasionally end up with items you do not need. Likewise, there will naturally be instances where repetition will still leave you little to no luck in obtaining the gears you want for your hero. To some extent, you may be content with the gears your hero currently has as you hardly have an idea about how much more powerful other available gears are.
Although you are bound to continuously get better equipment over time as you progress through quests and engage in higher level events, some gears will simply be beyond reach for you through these options. If not, then the time it could take to finally have the best gears your character can obtain will be a lot longer if left to chance alone. If you have not yet done so, be sure to check for some gears or items you may need from Forsaken World: Gods and Demons’ trade option.
On the other hand, your numerous engagement through boss battles or other events may net you gears you do not necessarily need and while there are other options available on how to dispose these items, getting the most out of losing them is the best option to consider.
In the same manner, the materials you obtain from gathering activities through the use of profession skills can also lead to an abundance of some raw materials beyond what you need. You can also sell those items off through the trade feature.
You can access the trade feature from its icon at the upper right side of the screen. From there, you can purchase or bid for gears and items other players are selling or put up your own items or gears for sale. As a beginner, you can always go for selling unwanted gears and items at the suggested prize. Once you have gained experience in trade, or in dire need of fast gold, then feel free to lower the price to attract more patrons. Keep in mind that some gears can be sold for Soul Crystals, so be very careful when buying or selling such items.
6. Explore And Perform More Side Quests
It is going to be quite a feat for any player, beginner or otherwise, to actually reach a temporary halt on all pending quests, expend attempts on daily dungeons and events, use up all his and her vigor, and still manages to have free time to spend in the world of Forsaken World: Gods and Demons.
In addition to all these activities, spending time looking into the trade system in search of good buys or investments can also be a productive means that can indirectly benefit you but other than that, there is a huge world within Forsaken World: Gods and Demons that you can freely explore.
As we mentioned earlier, one of the aspects of the game you might initially not notice is the map feature, which can give you a broader perspective of just how huge the virtual open world is in the game. If you have just stopped progressing in your main quest, most likely due to not meeting the next level requirement, then you can freely explore the area of land you are in.
On the map that you can access by clicking on the mini map, you can actually check enemy types within the vicinity of where you are. The strongest mobs of monsters are typically at the bottom of the list.
Like most modern RPGs, the amount of XP you gain from killing mobs is hardly worth the effort given that quests and events can earn you so much more just by completing them. If you have nothing to do, you can actually use auto mode on locations where your hero can survive an unending supply of monsters that spawn one after another. You may have to initially keep watch as your hero battles through the initial mobs to determine if he or she can survive indefinitely on full auto mode.
The map feature in Forsaken World: Gods and Demons makes it a lot easier to travel from one place to another. Although side quests can mostly be viewed in the left sidebar, you may still notice some NPCs along the way with more side quests for you to accomplish. Side quests are generally a lot simpler and easier to accomplish than main quests so if you have spare time, it is a good idea to clear these quests whenever you chance upon them.
Although we have already gone through the photo gallery earlier in this guide, it can happen that you will set their completion far below your priority list. Travelling to different points of the map in pursuit of taking phots and sometimes even sharing them is not a cool activity for every RPG enthusiast. Even without directly trying to pursue the completion of your photo gallery, there are instances when you will pass by areas where you should make a quick stop and take a photo.
It is understandable for most players to be inattentive to their device’s screen when traveling especially with auto mode turned on. If you pay attention as you hero travels, though, you will easily notice the camera icon pop up at the center of the screen in some areas. This means that you can take snapshots in that area and add another picture to your gallery. It only takes a minute to stop by these spots to take a quick photo so be sure not to let any of it pass you by.
Relative to this, some quests and time-limited events will give you extra rewards for sharing some of the photos on social media. After taking a snapshot, you can readily share the picture on Facebook or Twitter. While you may be hesitant to share your gaming life to contacts in either social platforms, you can actually still earn the rewards without doing so. Simply follow the steps all the way to the last one where you will actually share the photo. Click back without actually sharing and the rewards from the events can be earned.
And this ends our advanced guide for Forsaken World: Gods and Demons. We hope you have learned a great deal from each item we discussed and that each one can help you sustain progression from mid to end game. If you have spent a considerable amount of time traversing the world of Forsaken World: Gods and Demons and stumbled upon something we have yet to discover, be sure to share them with us through the comment section!