Amia is a server for the PC game Neverwinter Nights. This FAQ will help starters to get familiar with the server. It will mostly cover the first server (Amia Island).
Note: This is an out of character (OOC) guide. If you prefer an in character (IC) guide check out: Drugo Weezlypot's Guide to Amia Island.
Amia is a roleplay (RP) server which means you have to be in character (IC) at all times. You react to other players as if your character is real. Is your character grumpy? Or bold? It's all part of the character creation process. DM's can reward you with Dream Coins if they see some good roleplaying going on. Dream Coins can be used to get money, items or special requests. Of course thats not what its all about, its about having fun.
The server is also action packed (like monsters killing and lvling up) so powergamers (people who like statistics) will also like the server. It's really easy to team up with others using the party advertiser tool and start with the action. The party advertiser tool is an item you get in the beginning of the game.
It is expected you give your character a 'realistic' fantasy name. Bram West will do. --/Thunderstrike/-- doesnt.
Choose a race which will fit your character best. All vanilla races are represented on the server.
There are also a few subraces. (Although it is only preferrable if you know something about the lore.) More about subraces can be found here: Amia Subraces.
It is recommended to start out with a good aligned character. There are more good aligned characters on the server so its easier to get help and form a group.
If you want to roleplay only (for example: a farmer) it is less important which class you choose. Just pick one which fits best.
If you want to join the action too you need a decent build though. Testing a build can be done offline with a module like: Pretty Good Character Creator.
An easy class to begin with is the wizard. The familiars and summons are greatly improved compared with the vanilla game. Once you hit lvl 3 you get the invisibility spell. This way you can stay invisible as much as possible and let your summons do the job.
Many spells are altered on Amia. Be sure to check out the following page when going for a spellcaster: Modified Spells.
Note area of effect spells will hurt your summons and companions. It will not affect your teammates.
You can bind to a god by entering their name in the deity field or by praying at an idol in game (click on an idol for more information). This is especially important for clerics because they can't cast spells without it. They also get the ability to bless a whole group by praying on the go (press r and select pray).
Note: If you found the correct idol and pray at it you have to leave the game and relog before it takes effect.
Praying at an idol
More info about the deity system and its blessings can be found here: Amia Deity System.
- Armor Class (AC) is important for any character. Get it as high as you can.
- A weapon with high enchantment. This will boost both the attack strength as the damage of the weapon. (Elemental, positive or negative damage is less important.)
- A shield if you're in the front lines. You will be outnumbered by the monsters most of the time so you want that extra AC. (Note: Two-handed weapons can have more enchantments on them than one-handed weapons though.)
- Pack yourself up with a lot of healing kits. 40 will do.
- (If you have low strength:) A magic bag to put loot in.
Here's a list of important items in the game:
Did you know you can change the looks of your outfit? Just use the craft skill. Right click -> Special abilites -> Crafting skills. (If it doesn't work correctly, try in another area.) Using this skill generates a lot of lag though. So use it in area's where there are not a lot of other players.
It makes use of the Craft Armor or Craft Weapon feat. If you don't make the roll you'll lose a small amount of money.
Buying and selling
You get best prices when selling to someone of the same race as you. Know that some merchants have a cap though of how much they will pay you.
A lot of people sell their items to Hil'rash in the Golden Lady's Tradehall in Cordor. He has a high cap (and will also pay decent for high level items). It's always interesting to check his wares because you'll find all kind of items there.
Here's a list of some of the basic equipment and where to buy them:
Hint: If you can't equip an item (because you haven't reached a certain level yet) you can choose to downgrade this item (by removing certain properties). This can be done at a Mythal Forge. (You will need a Mythal Reagent for it though.)
You can also craft your own items. You will need a Mythal Reagent and need to be close to a Mythal Forge. Use your Mythal Reagent on one of your items. Crafting an item costs some money and you'll lose the Mythal Reagent in the process. More info about the effects of crafting with mythals can be found here: Mythal Crafting System
It makes use of the Craft Armor, Craft Weapon or Spellcraft feat. If the roll is succesful the item is created. If you dont make the roll nothing happends. (You don't lose the Mythal Reagent though so you can try again.)
Mythal Forges can be found in: Tarkuul, Brogdenstein (Amia B), Fort Wiltun (Amia B), L'Obsul (Amia B).
A Mythal Forge
The map has been split in safe-, 'roads are safe'-, inaccessible- and monster areas. Each area represents one in game screen.
If you're focussed on roleplay only be sure to stick with the safe and 'roads are safe'-areas. If you like to hunt check out the monster areas.
What are decent XP rates?
What monsters to fight on what lvl?
The following monsters can be fought in the underdark: (Its on Amia B and you have to be an underdark race to be there)
Of course when you team up with others you can take on more difficult monsters.
You can rest to regain health points and spells. Once you're done resting it will take a while before you can do it again.
If you rest near a monster spawn point there is a chance the rest gets interrupted. When this happends new monsters will spawn and you have to defend yourself.
If you're playing in a group it is recommended to announce before you rest. This way your teammembers are prepared for any monsters to spawn.
There is a job system on Amia where your character can have a job. Just find the right instructor and have him train you. You will get a Job Log item to keep track which jobs you have. Having a job is mainly for fun and for RP reasons.
More info about jobs can be found here: Amia Job System.
Here's a list of job trainers and where to find them:
(If any of the trainers have been moved, or you know of any other trainers not listed above, let me know.)
Did you knew..
- you could boost the strength of undead summons by casting Negative Energy Burst on them? (Works only a short amount of time.)
- summons are not allowed in the cities?
- you can always rest in the Arena in Cordor?
- respawning in the Arena is without costs?
- you're not allowed to wear a helmet within the city walls of Bendir Dale and Kohlingen?
- there's a cave in the Amia Frontier: Bramble Woods with friendly goblins?
- you can get rid of black (bugged) areas. Add the player tools to your radiant list by typing "/s f_playertools" in the shout channel. There's an option to get rid of black areas.
- you're not allowed to play a child?
- you can have max +12 on an ability from gear + spell effects and max +50 on a skill?
- all armor AC + Max Dex bonus is always a total of 9AC on Amia? For example: Now Half plate is 7AC + 2 Max Dex bonus = 9AC.
- Delilah on the streets of Cordor: West sells items for rogues?
- The tanner in Warftown buys swampgator skins?
- DM's can see Party chat but can't see Tell chat?
- You can shortcut spoken text by adding /tk in the shortcut bar. (For example /tk I found a trap!)
- You can not level up when polymorphed.
- You can not use healing kits when polymorphed. (Use potions instead.)
- You can not counterspell a hasted enemy when youre not hasted yourself.
- Amia has two new familiars: the skeleton and the phase spider. You can choose them once you're lvl 2. (Theyre at the bottom of the list.)
- Locked doors can be unlocked several times by different players? (Rogue 1 unlocks door and gets XP. Rogue 2 closes the door and unlocks the door and everyone gets XP again! etc.)
- There is a merchant (Operator Ofeig) in Ralten's Retreat (Endir's Point on Amia B) who buys unsellable items (like for example spiderwebbing bags).
This FAQ was written by Emiel Ament (a.k.a. Mile83). I thank everyone helping me write this FAQ. (Both on the forums as in game.)
If you got any questions or idea's don't hesitate to mail me.
- Added Spells
- Added underdark monsterlist (till lvl 10)
- XP has now doubled
- Changed map: Kohlingen has burned down, Festival Grounds has undead
- Changed monsterlist: Yuan-ti are no more
- Added cultists to the map and lvling table
- Some minor changes
- Added Quests
- Updated Skills and Feats
- Added Race
- Added Resting
- Updated Map
- Updated Class