Once you start the game, open a new tab (or window) with the Glitch Home Page . From there, click on Account (top right of the page), then scroll down to Update Your Preferences (under the "Human" category).
UNCHECK both boxes unless you want your email to be flooded with updates! One selection is to receive notifications of new friends, the other notifies you when you've finished learning a skill. Early on, both of these things happen very fast, and you can reset them at any time.
OK, on to game play!
The beginning of the game can be a little overwhelming, since you get so many items early on, so the
FIRST THING YOU WANT TO DO IN-GAME
(once you finish the tutorial area)
is to find a hardware vendor and buy a bag, preferably a "bigger bag". It costs twice as much, but you can fit 17 kinds of items in there.
HOW DO I FIND A HARDWARE VENDOR?
Easy! Click on the street name you see on the mini-map (top right of the play-screen) to bring up the area map. There are (usually) two small icons underneath the names of each street. One will show you which Giant's shrine is on the street, and the other will show you what kind of vendor is there.
When you find a street with a hardware vendor, click on the street and select "Set as destination". Now you will have GPS-like directions showing you exactly which way to go, and which street sign(s) to take.
Take your time and explore along the way. Gather any coins/quoins you see (the little floating bubbles), as they will give you extra experience, currants (in-game money), happiness, energy, etc. Sometimes you find items, too, so it's always good to look around!
I HAVE A BAG... NOW WHAT?
Once you organize your belongings a bit, you can start focusing on doing quests.
HOW DO I GET QUESTS?
You get quests as you progress through the game, but especially as you learn new skills, so be sure to keep your magical rock learning!
The route you take with your learning is up to you, but keep in mind that the more you learn, the longer it takes to learn it! Try to get Better Learning in there early on - it will help you a lot in long run.
MY GLITCH IS SO PLAIN... HOW DO I CHANGE IT?
Another easy one (we love the easily-answered ones, don't we? )
From the Glitch Home Page , choose Wardrobe or Vanity (there next to the picture of your Glitch)
There are a bunch of free items in the Wardrobe - I recommend going through and putting them all in your cart and "buying" them before you start choosing your clothes. If you want the fancy stuff, you'll need a subscription, which will get you Credits that you can spend on new clothing items (and give you access to all of the subscriber-locked vanity options.)
GENERAL TIPS coming up in the next post!