|Since Anathema Online is very different from most simple roleplay forums, you're going to see a lot of different controls on the navigation bar. Don't worry, you need not fuss with them too much. The darker red areas (on the left side) that show up once you've logged in are the main parts that I'm going to go over. The lighter red area to the right is just a few helpful links.|
The darker red area is divided into three lines;
1: [Character Name] [View Memories] [Currently In: ...]
Character name - The character you have selected currently. It is also a link that takes you to view your character's profile.
View Memories - A handy feature that we've included is the ability to look over everything your character has seen since it has been created.
Currently in: - This shows where your character is at the moment. It is structured as Town>Building>Room. When the room is hilighted in white, it means the last person to post there was not you (so you should probably take a peek). When the room is hilighted in red, you are being attacked. When it is yellow, someone is fighting in the room. When it is orange, the room is on fire.
2: [Character Control Panels] [Edit Profile] [You have -- messages in your OOC inbox]
Character Control Panels - This is where anything involving your character's inventory or anything he or she owns is managed. This is actually a drop-down menu that reveals a series of other links.
Avatar Control Panel - Where you can wear/remove/adjust the clothing your character is wearing. This is set up in a sort of dress-up game fashion, where you can select the clothes and then move their position in a stack of layers.
Character Status - This shows the main RPG elements to your character, like their combat rolls, as well as various skills. It also shows your current levels of intoxication, fatigue, hunger, health, etc.
Inventory Control Panel - This is where you can manage the items your character is carrying. It presents a panel filled with all your different items, and different actions you can perform with them.
Assets Control Panel - This is a list of links to pages where you can manage everything your character owns, including NPCs, slaves, buildings, towns, etc.
Account Control Panel - Here you can manage your account. You can make new characters, view over your current character roster, as well as alter password information.
Edit Profile - Here you can edit your character's description, age, species, etc. as well as select your bonus/civic/personal skills if you did not select them when you were creating your character.
You have # new messages - This will show you if you have any new messages; it is also a link to your private message inbox. You can send messages to any other character, but remember, it is against the rules to use information transferred through this medium. That's why it is an OOC inbox. (Out of Character)
3: [Character name] [Create an Item] [Buy an Item]
Character name - This is a dropdown menu from which you may select which character you would like to activate. If you have not reached the maximum number of characters, you may also create a character from here.
Create an Item - In Anathema Online, we allow our users to create clothing, hairstyles, tattoos, etc. for their avatars. You can use this menu to navigate to the proper page so you can upload your creations.
Buy an Item - Here, you can purchase hairstyles, tattoos and transformations made by other users for your own character's avatar.