VulcanVerse 101: Gameplay
4 - 6 minutes
Ready to meet the mortals who roam in the lands of Vulcan? Let's learn about character setup, game controls, and other tasks in VulcanVerse.
Topics to read before diving into this lesson:
At the end of the lesson, you will be able to learn the following:
How to play VulcanVerse
How to earn EXP
How to forage
How to battle other Vulcanites
How to trade
How to build
How to complete quests
There is much to do inside the VulcanVerse! Once you have installed the game, created a MyForge account, and obtained a plot, you may follow these steps to start playing and earning:
Step 1 - Adjust game settings#Copy URL to this article section
First, you need to adjust the in-game settings depending on your system’s performance. Click on “Settings” and change each one of the in-game settings. To learn more about system requirements, you may read about how to get started with VulcanVerse.
Here are the recommended graphics settings for PCs with minimum requirements:
Window Mode: Fullscreen
Resolution: Native or lower
Resolution Scale: 1 or lower
Limit FPS: 60/30
Post Process: Off
Texture Quality: Low
Overgrowth Quality: Of
Step 2 - Sign in and set up your character#Copy URL to this article section
Type your preferred username, and start setting up your character. You may choose an outfit and edit your character’s physical appearance. You get to be creative in choosing your character’s physical attributes! Once you are done, select a Plot from the dropdown menu. When you are ready, click Enter.
Step 3 - Enter the VulcanVerse#Copy URL to this article section
It’s time to get inside the VulcanVerse! You will first be spawned on your Plot. You can start trying out the different controls of the game using your keyboard and mouse. The following guides will help you.
Game controls and shortcuts#Copy URL to this article section
The following table shows a summary of the keyboard controls in the game: Note: You can rebind any of the shortcuts below in Game Options (ESC) > Input
Camera Controls#Copy URL to this article section
Game Interface#Copy URL to this article section
VulcanVerse game controls
Key UI Shortcuts#Copy URL to this article section
Step 4 - Play the game#Copy URL to this article section
Now that you are already familiar with the controls and interface, it is time to play the game! You can earn XP and $LAVA by accomplishing certain tasks in the game such as visiting landmarks, foraging, battling, trading, building, and completing quests.
Landmarks#Copy URL to this article section
You can start by exploring all four quadrants and earn XP for every landmark that you visit. There are a total of 16 breathtaking landmarks in the entire VulcanVerse. These are indicated in the map below.
Note: 10 XP per landmark. Daily max: 160 XP
Viewing the Landmark map
In VulcanVerse, in order to build structures on your plot and trade with other players, you need resources. You can get these resources, as well as find NFTs, by foraging.
Once your Vulcanite has spawned, you can press “2” on your keyboard or press the forage in the hotbar to see the blue crystals on your screen. Click on one of these crystals to command your Vulcanite to forage. Every forage takes 90 seconds to finish. These materials will show up in your inventory.
Note: Up to 4XP per forage, 25XP after 10 forages, Daily max: uncapped
Aside from visiting landmarks and foraging, you can also engage in friendly battles with other players around you. During a battle, your Vulcanites will battle each other until one of them dies. You can do this by selecting the opponent’s Vulcanite, then pressing “1” on your keyboard or clicking the Battle button on the hotbar. If your Vulcanite dies, don’t worry! You can still revive them by pressing “4” on your keyboard or clicking the Rest button on the hotbar.
Note: 1XP per win, 50XP after 10 wins, Daily max: uncapped
At the Vulcan City, players can trade resources from their inventory with other players. To do this, you need to click on the player and click on the “Trade” button on the hotbar. Players who own Hermes (God) can trade outside of Vulcan City.
Once the trading screen shows up, drag an item from your Inventory into the trading boxes on the left. Click “Lock” then “Confirm”. Then, wait for your trading partner to lock and confirm their items.
Note: 10XP after 5 trades, Daily max: 10XP
Using resources that they have foraged or traded, players can build their own structures in the plots that they own or are renting. These builds can be Appreciated by other players. To do this, you simply need to click on “Appreciate Land” once you visit the plot.
Note: 10XP after playing for 1hour, Daily max: 10 XP
Completing Quests#Copy URL to this article section
Aside from the tasks mentioned above, you will also earn XP by accomplishing in-game tasks found in the quest book (Hotkey: J). These quests give XP only once, but every once and a while, the developers reset/add new quests.
Note: One-time, occasional XP indicated in each quest.
Completing Quests in VulcanVerse
Now that you know how to play VulcanVerse, you may learn about how to earn and cash out.