Taichi Panda 3: Dragon Hunter is a somewhat familiar kind of MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online) RPG from Snail Games. Much of what you’d expect from an MMO is here, right down to the not quite knowing what to do when you first start playing. Fortunately, Gamezebo’s Taichi Panda 3 tips, cheats and strategies will help you on your way.
- Make sure you’re connected to wifi. This is a simple and silly recommendation, but necessary as the game is going to need to download a lot of additional files even after you install the app on your mobile device. Plus it’s an MMO so having a strong internet connection is also important.
- Pick your faction. You can join the Lion Empire or the Panda Alliance – but you’ll get lots of bonus gold (regular currency) and diamonds (premium currency) if you let the game randomly choose a faction for you. Just tap the spinning icon in the center of the screen if you’d like to go random.
- Each faction has comparable classes. They go by different names, but basically you’ll get to choose between making a Fighter, Spell Caster, Healer, or Rogue/Thief type class.
- You can make minor changes to your character (hair styles, hair color, face decorations, skin color, and a few outfit variations), so if you don’t like a particular look for the class you want to play check it out anyway and see what you can tweak.
- Don’t panic. Once you finish making your character and start playing the game proper, you’ll be unceremoniously dumped into your factions starting town. There will be icons and names and other players EVERYWHERE, and the mini-map won’t be of any help. It’s okay. Take a minute and breathe, then start looking around.
- Look for large punctuation marks. Characters with “!” or “?” over their heads are definitely worth talking to as they tend to be the ones to give you quests..
- The most important thing starting out is the Quest log. You’ll find the glowing icon along the left side of the screen (it looks like a scrolls with a “!” on it). Tap on this and select the different Story and Plot icons to see what you have to do next. If you don’t know where you need to go, or just don’t care enough to wander around on your own, tap the Go button and your character will automatically run to wherever it is you need to go next.
- You can auto-move without using the Quest menu. If you have an active quest, just tap on the text box describing your current objective (on the left side of the screen, connected to the icon) and your character will start moving.
- Tap on the mini-map to get a much more useful area map. Here you can toggle different settings to (hopefully) find what you’re looking for. You can also type in specific X and Z coordinates to have your character walk to a specific spot on the map.
Behind the Scenes Basics
- If you’re having trouble with performance or battery life, you can adjust the graphical settings and interface options in the Settings menu.
- Always check your rewards. At the top of the screen, right next to the mini-map, are icons representing special events and bonuses. Tap these to be taken to menus where you can see what special tasks you can complete for extra goodies, as well as claim rewards from things like signing in for the day and completing specific objectives.
- Check your character screen. By tapping on your character portrait in the top-left corner, you can access the main menu. From here you’ll see things like Character, Equipment, Hunting, Story, Settings, and so on. As a general rule, any icon with a little red notification dot on it is worth checking because it usually means you’ve acquired or unlocked something new.
- Upgrade your abilities. You can pay to improve your character’s skills as they level up (and as you earn more money). It won’t be super important right away, but you’ll definitely want to make your abilities stronger as you leave the beginner/tutorial areas.
- Each class has a specialization. Fighters are best at up close combat, spell casters should keep their distance, and so on. You can get away with ignoring this stuff in the early areas, but before long you’ll end up getting creamed if you don’t start catering to your class’ particular strengths.
- Get to know your character’s skills. Each one serves a different function and some may even cause effects other than raw damage. Being familiar with things like range, area of effect, and so on will make it easier to handle encounters with strong or numerous enemies.
- Maintain situational awareness. As with many MMOs, enemies are everywhere. If you aren’t careful while going after a target you could find yourself surrounded and outnumbered.
- Your mount can be used in combat. Once you acquire a mount (which doesn’t take long) you’ll be able to use their special ability while in battle by tapping on the mount’s portrait icon that appears just above your attack and skill buttons on the right side of the screen.
- When comparing the stats of your equipment, the item you currently have equipped will be displayed on the left and the unequipped item will be on the right. This seems like a pointless tip but a lot of the icons for your gear look identical.