This guide a comprehensive guide on many aspects of playing HP and is aimed to help newcomers get started more easily on Hidden Project, as well as provide useful information in various in-game topics for anyone who may need such help. I've been working on this guide little by little for over a month now, hopefully even if you're a older player you'll be able to get something out of this. In all honesty, I intend to help people in learning to help themselves rather than begging or depending on an external source. This guide will be constantly updated and I will be adding screenshots in the future.
After playing through the tutorial, you may want to buy a house at /join buyhouse, "Saffy's Kingdom" is a good choice for all new players because it is completely free and costs 0 gold. Once you've gotten some more gold or coins, you can always buy a new house.
The game can get laggy during combat or PvP, and sometimes it's best to set the game quality to "Low". It may also help to turn off Pets from displaying in-game to reduce lag, as some pets have pretty taxing animations. You can do this from the options menu of the game. Game quality can be found in "General", and turning on or off certain displays can be found in "Gameplay".
To enhance Classes, Capes and Helms are found in /join faroffmart. There will be enhancements for levels 1-100 offered all here to be purchased with gold, the top-tier level 100 enhancements require 100 coins to purchase.
To enhance weapons there are a few locations, the most popular one is /join darklights. Here you can choose between light and dark weapon enhancements up to level 70.
Once you reach level 100, you may want better enhancements for weapons. There are a few options, /join oldfirefall offers level 100 dark weapon enhancements for 500 Legacy tokens and 200 coins, though you require rank 10 in Legacy Reputation. /join dark swamp offers level 100 Slytherant enhancements, though you require VIP to access the shop.
To level up, /join fratrials will be good for leveling up the initial 10-15 levels. After that, /join nulgath will be suitable for leveling up the next 15 levels up to level 30.
Then I would recommend farming the monsters in the map /join donstabius until around level 50-60. After the initial 60 levels or so /join nostromo becomes the best location for leveling up.
To farm gold, good maps are /join nostromo and /join sheol,
To rank up classes, /join nostromo is also great. And /join donstabius is good for weaker classes.
Though be aware that at lower levels, you may need someone to help you when farming at nostromo
or sheol since the monsters there are tough.
The HP Wiki is a good source for information related to HP in more detail. Such as specific items and quests, many of which will not be covered in this short but comprehensive guide. Though the HP Wiki is huge, it is still very much in-complete and is constantly being updated, you are very welcome to apply for a wiki account if you are interested in helping editing and progressing the wiki.
During most weekends and special occasions, there will be increased server rates for Gold, EXP, CP, and Reputation.
Server rates can be either:
- Normal - Which means that there is no increased rate.
- 200% - Which means that everything will be x3, so if a monster normally drops 100 gold, it will drop 300 gold.
- 500% - Which means that everything will be x5, so if a monster normally drops 100 gold, it will drop 500 gold.
Farming is always best and most efficient when there are increased server rates.
In addition, it is a useful piece of knowledge to know how to use what is commonly known as "quest glitching", which allows you to keep your quest tab open while you move into different rooms and maps. This is very useful as it allows you to turn in your quest anywhere, without having to go back and fourth between maps and therefore farm much more effectively. I will explain briefly how to do this, you can also search up a tutorial on Youtube. To quest glitch, simply accept the quest you want to do and keep the quest tab open, then open your inventory keeping the quest tab open, and select a Rc item and press the delete icon, the message saying coins items cannot be deleted will show up, now you can close your inventory, and as long as you keep this message open (means do NOT click "Ok"), your quest tab will remain open with it when you /join other maps or move around in your current map.
To speed up farming, you can also use boosts. There is a daily login reward for logging in each day, and you will have a chance to win a 30 minute boost. Boosts can also be purchased for coins from "The Medieval Gems" from the game menu, and a EXP boost is also given when you spin the wheel of Doom/Destiny.
The wheel of Doom and Destiny is a feature of the game that allows you to win either:
- A 1 hour EXP boost + Meat (Temporary Damage Booster) + Worthless Item
- A low chance of a 1 hour EXP boos + Meat (Temporary Damange Booster) + Exlusive Item Prize
The wheel is updated frequently, usually at least once every few weeks, and can be accessed at /join wheel which leads you to either /join doom or /join destiny. Both have the same odds and drop the same items. Each month every normal player is given a free spin. While VIPs have daily free spins as well as the monthly free spin. Fortune or doom tickets can be purchased for coins for additional spins, giving you a higher chance to win an exclusive item prize.
Royal Coins (RCs) are the special currency in HP besides from Gold. RCs can be used for a variety of purchases, including buying special RC items and expanding backpack and bank space. There are a few ways to get RCs on HP. You can buy RCs for real life money from the website. You can also trade with other players. And every 30 minutes a random player currently online on HP will win 500 free coins.
Every month, there is a monthly raffle which you can enter on the "News" page of the HP website, and the grand winner of that contest can choose between:
- 7 Days Free VIP Membership
- 'This Class is Redeem' exclusive class
- 25x RoyalCoins Mystery Boxes
- 30x Wheels Spin Tickets
Due to the rarity of the 'This Class is Redeem' (TCIR), it is worth quite a large amount of coins, which is why it is the prefered choice of many players to pick this as their reward and trade it away.
HP has a in-game guild system. VIPs may create a guild for 2k coins. Guild ownership can be transfered, and this way non-VIPs can also own their own guilds. Guilds come with 10 default member slots, and the guild leader may purchase additional member slots for 200 coins each for up to 75 member slots. The guild can also be renamed for 2,000 coins, and a custom in-game guild tag color can also be bought for 1,000 coins. There are 4 ranks within the guild system. The guild leader is able to summon members, rename the guild, buy member spaces, change the color of the guild, and transfer ownership of the guild to another member, as well as use all other guild commands. Officers are able to set the guild. Message of the day (MOTD), request guildwars with other guides, promote, demote and remove members. While all members are able to use the guild chat, view the guild panel and view the message of the day. Duffers have the same previliges as members but are 1 rank lower.
Champion Arena is a feature which allows players to compete in group PVP for Arena Titles and public ranking. Clicking "p" in-game will open a window which will allow you to select a Arena to queue for.
There are three different Arenas, each slightly different. Achieving among the top three amount of points for a particular week, will grant you a special title as well as a character page achievement, Arena Warlord for 1st place, Arena Champion for 2nd place, and Arena Knight for 3rd place. It also grants you a purple name-tag in-game. And a prize of coins. 5k coins for Arena Warlord, 2.5k coins for Arena Champion, and 1k coins for Arena Knight. Everyone else on the top 10 weekly ranking will recieve 100 coins. You get to keep your purple name-tag and title, though if you re-participate in Champion Arena, your new ranking and title will replace your old ranking and title.
VIPs are players who have contributed to HP via purchasing a VIP membership with real money (Paypal, Credit Card, or Mobile PayGol), anyone can do so by clicking on the "Upgrade" link on HP's website. VIP each package comes with a amount of coins, and VIP status in-game which grants acccess to exclusive maps, quests and items. As well as a character page badge, and Blue name-tag with "VIP" title in-game. VIPs also get free daily spins on the wheel of Doom/Destiny.
If you see a player with a Green name and "Ambassador" tag on top of their name, they are part of the Player Support Team (PST). Ambassadors are here to answer your questions and help you with your battles. But remember that Ambassadors are just like normal players and they do not have the power to ban players, ambassadors also will not give you free items.
If you see a player with a Golden or Red name and "Staff" tag on top of their name, they are part of the HP staff. If you have found a bug in the game, and you're able to explain exactly what the bug is, you may tell a staff member about it. And if you have found a particularly serious problem with another player, such as another player hacking, and you have sufficient evidence, you may report that information to a staff member.
Be aware that scamming on HP alone, is not applicable for a Ban, the trade system on HP is already secure and it is simply a matter of being careful with trading. Read the section on trading for more information.
If an Ambassador or Staff did not help you the way you wish they had. Or if you did not get a reply, they may currently be busy or doing something else. Just remember that everyone contributing to HP are unpaid and do what they do as volunteers. They are all people, just like you and they have a life.
Classes and Reputations
The quests and resources for the popular class Black Knight (Bk) as well as Chrono Breaker (CB) can be found at /join gravelmine, and certain items for Black Knight can be farmed at /join darkcemetery. While Chrono Breaker is merged in /join salewilderness. It may take a while to figure out where everything is, but you'll get a hang of it.
Legacy Reputation quests and items can be found at /join oldfirefall as well as /join maxval, along with some pets which can be bought for coins or traded. Such as Dark Paragon Pet and Hardcore Paragon Pet which both have quests that give Legacy Reputation.
Fiend Reputation quests and items can be found at /join elurxam. And this is also where the class Legendary Dreadfiend can be merged.
For semi-new players, it is highly recommended that you save up for a Chaos Orb Pet and Bright Paragon Pet, both of which can be traded from other players, Chaos Orb can be used to farm Champion of Chaos class. And they are also useful for farming resources and tokens needed to merge later-classes such as World Ender (WE) and a variety of other classes.
It is commonly agreed that the fastest way to rank up Cultist Reputation, is by doing the quest "Slaughter of the World Enders" from Valtrith in the map /join castle valtrith. To complete the quest you've got to kill Lucas (the boss) in /join livingloredon. This quest is not daily and can be done as many times as you like. Cultist Reputation is needed for several classes, including World Ender and Evil Sentinel.
The quest for Morph Reputation can be found at /join beach, where you turn in Doge coins for reputation. Doge coins can be farmed at /join doge and are used for a variety of items and Morph reputation, which is an reputation needed for some of the more rare and pricey items in the game such as Revontheus (new), Dark Caster X, and Platinum Naval.
Many thanks to those who helped me in-game with various skill combos, which I then re-analyzed and tested.
Here is a description, Skills Breakdown and the Effective Skill Combos for some Popular Classes:
Black Knight (BK) - Black Knight is one of the most important and popular classes in the game. It can be used as a Team boss fight damage dealer, solo boss class, team PvP class, solo PvP class, champion arena class and a farming class. Aside from The Witcher, it is probably the most well-rounded class in the game. It's damage buff very important for boss fights and is effective in dealing massive amounts of damage against bosses with a lot of HP. Skills Breakdown: Skill 3 is a accuracy boost, you will not miss. Skill 5 is a agility buff, you will doge all attacks. Skill 2 and 4 are damage buffs, will allow you and your teammates to deal massive damage.
PvP Skill Combo: 3, 5, 3, 5, then 2, 4, 2, 4 and Boss Fight Skill Combo: 3, 5, 2, 4 and repeat.
Chrono Breaker (CB) - Chrono Breaker is a classic support class. It can be used as a Team boss support class as well as a team PvP support class. Skills Breakdown: Skill 3 is a stun and damage buff, which will allow you and your teammates to deal more damage. Skill 4 is a Stun. Both skill 2 and 5 are multi-target heals for you and your teammates. Although skill 2 has a much shorter cooldown.
General Skill Combo: 4, 3, + 2 & 5 when you or your teammates are hurt.
Master Mystic Ninja (MMN) - Master Mystic Ninja is a very effective support class with many debuffs which makes you stronger and your opponents weaker. It can be used as a team boss support class, team PvP support class, and due to it's efficiency in dodging attacks, it can also be used in solo PvP. Skills Breakdown: Skill 3 is a critical and dodge buff, all your hits will be critical and all your opponents attacks will be dodged. Skill 5 is a doge debuff and stun, your opponent will be stunned and unable to dodge your attacks. Skill 2 is a debuff and high damage attack, it deals high damage and applies a debuff on your opponent which increases your damage by 400% and prevents the opponent from dodging any attacks. Skill 4 is a multi-target debuff, which decreases all opponent's damage by 80%.
PvP Skill Combo: 3, 5, 2, 4 and Boss Fight Skill Combo: 5, 2, 4, 3 or 3, 5, 2, 4
Dread Lord (DL) - Dread Lord is one of the most popular PvP classes. It can be used as a team PvP class, solo PvP class, champion arena class and farming class. Dread Lord has a very effective skill set that is designed for Pvp and it's auto-attack applies a Damage over Time (DoT) on the opponent. Skills Breakdown: Skill 4 is your multi-target Stun, which hits and stuns 2 targets. Skill 2 is your multi-target debuff, which hits 2 targets and debuffs the opponents allowing you to deal more damage. Skill 5 is your single-target high damage attack, which deals massive damage when used after Skill 2. Skill 3 is your single target heal, Heal over Time (HoT) and Buff, this heals and applies a Heal over Time to yourself and buffs you with 20% increase in Dodge.
PvP Skill Combo: 4, 3, 2, 5 and General Skill Combo: 4, 2, 5, +3 if you need to heal.
Ancient Dreadlord (ADL) - Ancient Dread Lord has a very similar skill set to Dread Lord which is even more powerful. Like Dread Lord, it can be used as a team PvP class, solo PvP class, Champion Arena class and farming class. Dread Lord has a very effective skill set that is designed for PvP and it's auto-attack applies a Damage over Time (DoT) on the opponent. Skills Breakdown: Skill 4 is your multi-target Stun, which hits and stuns 2 targets. Skill 2 is your multi-target debuff, which hits 2 targets and debuffs the opponents allowing you to deal more damage. Skill 5 is your single-target high damage attack, which deals massive damage when used after Skill 2. Skill 3 is your single target heal, Heal over Time (HoT) and Buff, this heals and applies a Heal over Time to yourself and buffs you with 20% increase in Dodge.
PvP Skill Combo: 4, 3, 2, 5 and General Skill Combo: 4, 2, 5, +3 if you need to heal.
Supreme Dark Lord (SDL) - Supreme Dark Lord is another very popular Pvp Class. It can be used as a team PvP class, solo PvP class, champion arena class and a farming class. It is known for being used as a "spamming" class in PvP, this is because it's skills are effective, multi-target and have a relatively short cooldown and low mana usage. Skills Breakdown: Skill 2 is a multi-target Damage over Time (DoT) and stun, this stuns your opponents making them volunerable to more damage. Skill 3 is a multi-target high damage attack and debuff, this attack deals high damage and weakens your opponent for you to deal more damage. Skill 5 is also a multi-target high damage attack and debuff, this attack weakens your opponent more allowing you to deal more damage and when used with skill 3 deals massive damage. Skill 4 is a full-heal and Heal over Time (HoT) which only applies to yourself.
General Skill Combo: 2, 3, 5 or 2, 5, 3, + 4 if you need to heal.
Supreme Dark Lord (Old) (SDL Old) - Supreme Dark Lord (Old) has the same skill set as Supreme Dark Lord. It can be used as a Team Pvp class, Solo Pvp class and a farming class. It is known for being used as a "spamming" class in Pvp, this is because it's skills are effective, multi-target and have a relatively short cooldown and low mana usage. Skills Breakdown: Skill 2 is a multi-target Damage over Time (DoT) and stun, this stuns your opponents making them volunerable to more damage. Skill 3 is a multi-target high damage attack and debuff, this attack deals high damage and weakens your opponent for you to deal more damage. Skill 5 is also a multi-target high damage attack and debuff, this attack weakens your opponent more allowing you to deal more damage and when used with skill 3 deals massive damage. Skill 4 is a full-heal and Heal over Time (HoT) which only applies to yourself.
General Skill Combo: 2, 3, 5 or 2, 5, 3, + 4 if you need to heal.
Champion of Chaos (CoC) - Champion of Chaos is an effective class that can deal massive damage under the right circumstances. Quite, "chaotic" for the lack of a better word. It can be used as a team boss damage dealer and solo PvP class. I would not recommend using CoC for team PvP or Farming as most of it's skills are short ranged and single target. Skills Breakdown: Skill 4 is your "chaotic" buff, which buffs you and your teammates with dodge, haste, chance to hit, chance to critical hit by 25% and increases your damage by 75%. Skill 5 is your high damage attack and stun, which will stun your opponent and deal massive damage when used after Chaotic buff. Skill 2 is a multi-target attack which deals moderate damage. Skill 3 is your multi-target heal, which can be useful in boss fights or team PvP.
General Skill Combo: 4, 5, 2, + 3 when you or your teammates are hurt.
World Ender (WE) - World Ender is a very efficient multi-target class. It can be used as a team PvP class, solo PvP class and farming class. It is an efficient class in farming and team PvP due it's multi-target skills and short skill cooldowns. What is very special about WE is that every skill can hit up to 3 targets, even it's auto attack. Skills Breakdown: Skill 3 is your multi-target Stun, which hits and stuns 3 targets in one blow. Skill 5 is your multi-target high damage attack, which hits 3 targets. Skill 2 is your multi-target debuff, which debuffs the opponent allowing you to deal more damage. Skill 4 is your multi-target heal, which heals all allies currently in your room.
General Skill Combo: 3, 5, 2, 3, 2, 5, +4 when you or your teammates are hurt.
The Witcher (TW) - The Witcher is one of the best well-rounded multi-purpose classes in the game. It's main skills are multi-target and it has a very effective damage buff. It can be used as a team boss damage dealer, solo boss class, team PvP class, solo PvP class, Champion Arena class, and a farming class. Skills Breakdown: Skill 2 is your damage buff and multi-target attack, this increases you and your teammate's damage by x10 (that's 1000%) and hits 3 opponents. Skill 5 is your high damage attack, this hits 2 targets and deals very high damage when used after skill 2. Skill 3 is your single target stun and mana regen, using this skill will stun your opponent and regenerate mana. This is important because The Witcher can use mana very quickly.
PvP Skill Combo: 3, 2, 5, +4 if you need to heal. Boss Fight Skill Combo: 2, 5, 3, +4 if you need to heal.
The Witcher (RC) (TW RC) - The Witcher (RC) has the same skill set as The Witcher. It's main skills are multi-target and it has a very effective damage buff. It can be used as a team boss damage dealer, solo boss class, team PvP class, solo PvP class, champion arena class, and a farming class. Skills Breakdown: Skill 2 is your damage buff and multi-target attack, this increases you and your teammate's damage by x10 (that's 1000%) and hits 3 opponents. Skill 5 is your high damage attack, this hits 2 targets and deals very high damage when used after skill 2. Skill 3 is your single target stun and mana regen, using this skill will stun your opponent and regenerate mana. This is important because The Witcher can use mana very quickly.
PvP Skill Combo: 3, 2, 5, +4 if you need to heal. Boss Fight Skill Combo: 2, 5, 3, +4 if you need to heal.
Trading and Business
Nowadays, /join inn is the popular destination for traders on HP. And here you will have your best chances of striking a deal or finding that item you wanted. You will also occasionally see players sending messages on World chat for various purposes. To do this, you need to purchase a megaphone (MP) per message. Megaphones can be purchased in /join inn for 150 Rcs each. And to use one, just type /world (with a space after "world") and enter your message afterwards. To return to normal chat simply type /s (with a space after "s").
When a trading system is in place, there will always be scammers. Scammers on HP can make trading a real hassel. They're not looking to make fair trades. In fact, they're not looking to trade at all, but they use the same system to gain.
With that being said, if all players were careful enough not to fall for scams. Scamming should become near-extinct fairly quickly, since there are no players who fall for them.
There are only three main ways players scam on HP:
- They place the coins in the trade, and right before they press lock they switch the coins to gold and press trade.
- They place the item/s in the trade, and right before they press lock, they switch the item for another item that has a similar name with that item and press trade.
- They place the item/s in the trade, and they also add a lot of random worthless items that you did not agree to taking into the trade, and after you can no longer see the valuable item in the trade window,they remove that item.
Do not be fooled by the above methods.
To avoid being scammed, always look at all the items and currency in the trade after you press "Lock" and BEFORE you press "Trade". Never rush with a trade. If a player keeps saying "fast", and keeps cancelling the trade. It is a sign that they may be trying to scam you.
A fairly new and clever way of scamming on HP I've seen, is a scammer will pretend that they are buying a cheap item for a expensive price. Then they will go in-game with a alt and pretend to talk with the other account, the scammer will then ask you if you want to trade your more expensive item with his cheap item that his alt supposingly wants to buy for a OP amount.
You may be greedy and simply trade with his alt, and afterwards, you find that they have both disappeared and you have been scammed.
Most players on HP choose to use alternative accounts for storing extra items to reserve and manage inventory space. This is completely allowed, and almost everyone does this. Though alts can also be used for various malicious purposes, such as scamming or harassing other players. When you see a low level player with a large amount of coins, or unbelievebly pricey items, they're likely a alt, and if they try to engage in a trade it is obvious that whoever is trading, wants to conceal their identify, while this doesn't always mean they are trying to scam you, there's a good chance they might be trying to do so. On the other hand, if a player is trying to harass you via a alt, a good way to not have to bother or worry about them anymore, is simply by using /ignore player name. This way they will not be able to follow you around, you will also not see their messages in-game.
With all that being said, scamming is actually not applicable for a ban on HP. If it was, the staff would recieve way too many requests, and not all would be even confirmable. This means that if you are scammed, you're scammed. That player is likely not going to be banned and you will probably not get your items back. The trading system set in place is enough if you're careful, to protect you from being scammed. Understand what I have explained in the previous section and you should be fine.
There are many types of items on HP which I hold to be important to be aware of in terms of trading. Normal items have white name-tags in-game in inventory. VIP items have light turquoise/green-ish blue colored name tags in-game in inventory, these can only be used by VIPs. Rc items have a golden "RC" tag next to the name of the item in-game in inventory. Items with dark purple, light green and golden colored name tags are known as legendary items, this actually has no impact on the actual rarity or price of the item. In fact, most legendary items are non-rare and still obtainable, though there are also rare and pricey legendary items.
Non-Rare shop items/classes, these are items/classes that have been in the game for a long time and doesn't look like they are going rare anytime soon. Non-Rare farmable items/classes, these are items/classes that have been in the game for a long time though require extra farming and work to obtain. Reputation items/classes, these are items/classes that require reputation of a certain rank in a certain faction and cannot be traded or used if someone does not have that particular reputation. If you do not have the certain reputation, the item will show in-game when clicked on with "Requires [Reputation name], Rank [Rank Number]". For example, "Requires Dark, Rank 10". On the other hand, if you do have the reputation needed for a item, the reputation requirement will not display to you. To-be-rare shop items/classes, these are items/classes that are not rare yet but may be going rare sometime in the future. To-be-rare farmable items/classes, these are items/classes that are not rare yet but may be going rare sometime in the future, and require to be farmed or merged. Rare items/classes, I will include all general rare items in one category since as soon as a item is un-obtainable, it's price is largely under the influence of 3 factors, the looks of the item/class, the popularity or demand of the item/class and the quantity of that item/class avalible on the market. Very rare/near extinct items/classes, this is a sub-category of rare items which deserve a category of its own. These are rare items/classes that have a very low quantity avalible in-game and are often very costly for this reason, some people
like myself enjoy collecting these items.
Lastly I thought I should cover a fairly debated category of items, Unreleased items/classes. These are items that weren't supposed to be traded in the 1st place, but for some reason (probably greedy players) some of these have ended up on the market and are often very pricey. Unreleased items were given to players (very rarely) by Mods or traded by Ex-Mods, and these items are not obtainble by any other means in-game, which is why they are called Un-released items. Unreleased items can be traded, though "you do so at your own risk". I've heard stories in the past of players being banned for having or trading unreleased items, though I can confirm that players are no longer being banned for unreleased items as far as I'm aware of. Unreleased items that are traded often end up staff-marked and Rep locked. A staff-marked item have a "S" mark next to the name of the item in-game in inventory. They can only be used by staff and cannot be used by any normal player in-game. Rep-locked item refers to a item that has been deliberately added with a unreleased or unobtainble reputation to prevent it from being traded. Please consider the possible consequences before you start your black market career.
It is important to know the item you are buying or trading for before you buy it, that can include the price, or what reputation it requires. When in doubt, always ask another player that may have more experience than you, it really does pay off. For example, the class World Ender (WE) requires Rank 10 in Cultist Reputation. Or the armors Platinum Naval and Revontheus (New), which both require Morph Reputation.
Lastly an important concept I like to teach is that prices exist only as an temporary agreement between the buyer and the seller. The nature of prices is that they constantly change. Understanding this, will be the key to success to trading on HP, learning the patterns of item prices and how they increase and decrease is essential to making profitable trades.
And with all that being said, it's generally a bad idea to dive into a game only with the goal of profitting and getting rich. Completely ruins the game, and I'm speaking from my own experience. If you're a frequent trader, it's healthy to do some farming or hang out with some friends in a private map once in a while. Not only does it ruin the game for you, it also does for others, many newer players would like to farm certain items and classes. By only trading while you're on HP, you're limiting yourself and others to only one aspect of HP while they are many others.
Lastly, this guide is a constant work in progress. So if you see any mistakes in the guide, please feel free to pm gnosis in-game or send me a message request on Facebook. Well, that's all for now fam. Go and play HP, whether it'd be farming for that class you always wanted or trying to obtain it through trading, now you can do so with more confidence.
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