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Indova starter guide

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Welcome to Indova!

Table of contents:
1. Account creation
2. Getting to know the place
3. Getting started (Normal)
4. Getting started (Iron-man)
5. Slayer basics

5.1 Rewards
6. Misc. Money making
6.1 Low level money making
6.2 Mid level money making
6.3 High level money making

7. Additional info






I have put together this guide to make joining less daunting for newer players and maybe some older players, First off lets start at account creation.
Account creation:
Upon logging in, you will be greeted with this dialog box asking you to choose game mode.

You will be given 4 options to choose from which are:
(When choosing an exp rate for normal accounts you only get to change it once after your first choice so choose carefully.)

Normal (x1-75):
This account type lets you do mostly anything with no restrictions
(You will also be asked to set an Exp rate between 1-75x the benefits can be found here.
Iron-man (x30):
This account type does have restrictions, you can't trade and you are limited to a handful of shops.
(The exp rate for this account will be x30 by default but you can change it to x15 by talking to Adam.)
Ultimate iron-man (x5):
This account has the same restrictions as Iron-man but you are limited to your inventory as you are not allowed to use a bank.
Hardcore iron-man (x15):
This account type has the same restrictions at Iron-man but you only get one life, if you die you will be reverted to a regular Iron-man
*exp rate benefits will also apply to the Iron-man modes*

Normal players can use ::pvpmode which will let them set stats and get to Pking right away.











Getting to know the place:

Alot of useful information regarding your account can be found in the Indova panel in regards to your points/slayer task and other sorts of fun things.

We also offer various commands to make things a little more convenient,

::home - Teleports you to the home area (Can't be used in the wilderness)
::vote - Opens up the voting page, after voting for all 3 sites you will be rewarded 525k Gp, 30 mins of x1.5 exp and 225 vote points.
(This can be redeemed at the Rewards chest)
::discord - Opens up the servers Discord
::yell - Lets you send messages globally (30 second cooldown between messages which is lowered per donation tier)
::resetxp - Resets exp for a skill (Can not be used on Hitpoints)
::xplock - Locks exp gain for skills (Can not be used on Hitpoints)
::xpunlock - Unlocks skills with ::xplock enabled
::forums - Opens up the forums 

::bugreport - Opens up the bug report section of the forums
::commands - Opens up a list of commands on the server.

In the home area there is most of the npc's that you need to get going, here is a basic map:
*Npc's of interest are color coded throughout the post in the general area*

First off there is a teleporter located in the middle highlighted on the map, This is the main teleportation method to get around Indova.
It is packed with all kinds of teleports, they are split into categories so you can find the ones you need with ease.
(You can also favorite teleport areas so you can right click the teleporter and open up the ones you need)
On top of that you can also pay 50k per hour to use the teleports anywhere. To use them you can either double tap enter or click on the red button were ''Report a player'' should be. 


In the shop area you will find shops where you can buy the basics such as:

Lottery host - Lets you enter the lottery for 5m coins or 1k Blood money
Turael - Low level slayer master
Thessalia - Cosmetic/outfit store
Shop keeper - Basic tools/food
Sigmund - He buys and sells players' unwanted items.
Zeke - Weapon store
Oziach - Armour store
Armour salesman - Range armour/weapons
Wizard akutha - Magic staffs and runes
Horvik - Skilling supplies
Jatix - Herblore supplies
Fred the farmer - Farming supplies
Lesser fanatic - Achievement point rewards
Skillcape seller - Skillcapes

In the Misc. shop area it contains shops that will exchange various points for items and has a few other goodies.

Emblem trader - Sells items in exchange for blood money  
Bandit shopkeeper - Gives free items to be used with pvpmode in the wilderness
Indova guide - Sells items for Indova points (Points you get when you redeem a bond)
Town crier - Sells items for Vote points/PVM points/Skilling points
Rewards chest - Used to redeem donations, vote rewards and referrals
 Security guard - Used to set up 2FA authentication
Dr. Ford - Heals you to full 

The Iron-man guides will sell Iron-men basic items to help them get started.

Adam - Regular Iron-men 
Paul - Ultimate Iron-men
Juan - Hardcore Iron-men















Getting started (Normal)
You initially start off with 1m and other basic items including lobsters and runes, if you came from a stream or a video with a referral code you can use that at the Rewards chest slightly east on home.

Some of the first things you can do is train some combats stats, I would suggest going to Zeke and Oziach to get some better gear for when the levels. You can also pick up some swordfish up at the general store if you run low.
There is also a low level slayer master just west of the home teleport spot, once you complete the task you will be rewarded slayer points and some Gp. Once you get higher levels you can go to the harder masters and get better rewards.

If you want to get right into the money making you can steal from the stalls and exchange the items you steal to the Gem merchant, he will give you Gp for each item stolen.

You can also skill to your hearts content, buy some things from the general store and Horvik, use the teleporter and away you go.
Skilling can be a decent money maker with selling resources and you can also get skilling tasks that will reward you with Gp and skilling tasks from Pontus the skillmaster is just across from the slayer master.














Getting Started (Iron-men)
A great HCI guide has been made which covers alot more in detail which you can check out here.

As mentioned above Iron-men are limited to what shops they can use so for most of your items you will need to make yourself or get them as a drop, This will be really useful for you, You can also access this by doing the command ::Drops in-game.
As for the stores you can use are as follows:
Grace - Located in rouges den will sell you graceful
Team cape stores 
Town crier - PvM, skilling points and vote point store
Adam/Paul/Juan - will sell the basic items
Pardu - used to reclaim untraceable items north-east of the home teleport
Lesser fanatic - To spend achievement points
Gnome robe store - located in the grand tree north of the Gnome agility course
Zamorak mage - Located in level 8-9 wilderness, He is the only place for Irons to buy runes
Thessalia - cosmetics/outfits
Indova guide - This store has some restrictions, you can only buy cosmetics here as an Iron-man
Theater of blood cape store - Used to buy shrouds after you have met the requirements
Tokkul store - It is located south of the Inferno minigame teleport

For starting an Iron-man you will need to kill things to get your gear in most cases so combat is really useful, using your lobsters head to ::train and get some basic levels, maybe 40 attack/strength/defense. After that head over to the Zamorak mage in the wilderness and get some runes to cast damaging spells to safe spot greater demons in the catacombs.
You may also want to get a staff of some sort so you can auto-cast the spells, 
Air wizards located south of falador will drop and air staff, once you have that you can head to the greater demons.

Head to the teleporter and click on slayer>catacombs of kourend.
It's recommended to follow this path to them as just going north will get you killed.

You will be using the stairs to safespot them here is what it should look like.


After getting some drops like rune items/dragon weapons you can move on to some slayer, Fishing and cooking for a good base amount of food is always a good idea as there is no shops you can buy them from. 

Other tips while doing slayer would be a herb sack and pick up all the herbs and secondaries as you will need them later down the line.
With all that said you should be off to a good start.











Slayer basics

Slayer on indova is a really good method for money/supplies, to get started you will need to start at Turael.
Once you start getting more levels using a higher slayer master will be advised, non super donors can only teleport up to Vannaka through the teleporter. However you can still use the other masters by using the slayer ring or teleports that are near by the masters.

Ways to reach the masters are:

Chaeldar (70 combat req):
You will need to use a fairy ring for this one, there is one just by the grand exchange east 

Right click it and select 'Zanaris' 

Follow the lines and it should take you there.

Nieve (85 combat req):
She is located just outside the Gnome slayer cave, the best way to reach her is by using the Skilling>Farming>Tree gnome v. In the teleporter and it should take you a few steps away.

Steve (85 combat req):
Steve is located in the Asgarnian ice dungeon, Using dungeons>Asgarnian ice dungeon teleport in the teleporter it will bring you at the start of his cave.

Then up these steps.

And he is right there.

Duradel (100 combat, 50 slayer req):
You can get to her by using the Skilling>mining>Gem mine in the teleporter and following this map

Upon completing a slayer task you will receive slayer points which will vary per master and a Gp reward, the amount of Gp you get is {Combat level of the monster * 100 * amount killed} So if you were tasked to kill 50 abby demons you will get 620k.
Picking up and alching/selling the drops will also net you a nice bonus.
List of slayer tasks and point rewards can be found here.

Once you have got a task you can either use the slayer gem to teleport to your task or use the command ::task if you are a donor, doing this will cost you 25k.
Slayer rewards:

Useful items can be found in the slayer rewards store by right clicking a slayer master and selecting "Rewards"
Some of the notable ones are:

Slayer ring - 75 points
It has 8 charges which can be used to teleport to masters directly without the use of the teleporter, 1 charge is used per teleport.

Herb sack - 750 points
The sack holds 30 of each grimy herb, it is pretty useful if you are an Iron-man but normal accounts can make good use of it as herbs sell for 1-10k each to Sigmund.

Enchantment scroll - 1000 points
You can use this on rings to make them the imbued version increasing the stats of the rings and can be used on the Salve amulet to make it it's (e)(i) counter part.

Malevolent masquerade - 400 points
Allows you to craft a slayer helm with a black mask and other slayer items.

 Ring bling - 300 points
This will allow you to make slayer rings out of gold bars and enchanted gems, this is really useful in the long term if you are not planning on getting Super donator (Requires 75 crafting) 

There is also countless other rewards that make slayer more enjoyable such as things that make you auto smash gargoyles and task extends.












Misc money making

As mentioned countless times above slayer is a good way to make money, however there is other ways to get some money together.

Low level:
Thieving stalls - they are located just south of home and are a great source of starter cash.

Pick-pocketing - after you have gotten levels in the thieving skill you are able to pickpocket farmers and other npc's, you also may get lucky and get a rogues set which will double your loot from pickpocketing  (High thieving and rogues set is recommended)

Re-selling store items - This one is a rare one as people just buy things themselves but selling bulk items like herbs/secondaries on the g.e could make you some money at the right time. 

Mid levels:
Once you get some combat levels together you are ready to kill things for some nice loot that you can sell on the grand exchange to players, as people can't see offers of items it's advisable to hop into discord and post a screen of your offers in the #Market channel.

Spiritual mages - With some god items like capes/books/symbols you can go kill spiritual mages in the Godwars dungeon, the main item you are going for will be dragon boots which are a fairly good drop rate.

Black masks - Hunting for black masks is easier than mages but with the lower drop rate and the price of the masks it's a safe alternative.

Gargoyles - This are really good for alchs and smithing supplies which can be sold on the Grand exchange, they do require 75 slayer and the auto smashing perk in the slayer rewards store is recommended.

Cannon ball making - This is a slow but afk method. Either getting the bars yourself of buying them and making them to cannon balls.

Kurasks - If you use a ring of wealth, herb sack and alchs these can net you some good Gp.

Revenants - Revs are in the wild so you will not be safe most of the time so you need to keep an eye out, however they drop emblems which can either be exchanged for blood money or sold to Sigmund for a nice stack of cash. The other drops like the bracelet and rev weapons are also great.
Recommended items for this would be: Amulet of glory (4), Bracelet of ethereum (Charged), looting bag and gear you don't mind losing.

Making potions - Making the mid to high level potions such as prayer/super restore/ranging/saradomin brews

Fishing/cooking - Due to the lack of buyable food gathering sharks is also a good choice as people are always in need of some good food. 

Dragon bones - Dragon bones are always in need, buying a anti-fire shield and heading to the wilderness or Taverley dungeon (Donors can also use the donor dungeon to kill green dragons that are in a safe area)

High level:

Godwars dungeon - It really depends if you are lucky or not, if you get a big ticket item like bandos tassets it's fairly good.

Giant mole - Killing giant mole for it's skins is mostly over looked, with the use of Dharok armour and a rock cake kills do not take long and with the Falador shield 3 the skins and claws are noted. Selling them to Sigmund gives a decent amount of money.

Vorkarth - He take a little time to learn but he drops superior dragon bones which can be used for prayer.

Barrows - Not as high level as the others but still a great source of drops (Decent magic level is recommended)

Theater of blood - This requires quite alot of gear/effort and you need to find a team. Completing the Theater of blood will net you about 1-2.9m per run, you will also get some loot with a chance to get a unique item which will sell for alot. 

There is a price guide you can base your prices off. It is meant to be a guide you take with a grain of salt as prices can change very quickly but in general it's pretty on point.









Additional info
With some of the items in-game such as the ones from the Skilling/PvM/achievement stores some have unique effects that come with them that are not on regular Runescape, all of them can be found on this post.

In the event of you find something not right while in-game feel free to use ::help and contact a staff member for further assistance, the help clan chat is also great for asking questions you are not sure about. 

Credits to forummod.png Shadow, admin.png Deluxeadmin.pngFlux, globalmod.gifPeriphery and moderator.pngHci Hawk For external links
The Indova staff team for their help

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