Herrow. This forum is full of information that is deeply buried under the daily influx of hundreds if not thousands of players, and it is hard to find the many guides, addons, tips & tricks people spend a lot of time compiling. To facilitate finding these often well-written threads, here's a compendium. It will be expanded as the library goes. This compendium list all threads pertaining to the summer milestone of July 2012 and ongoing. A quick link to this guide: http://tinyurl.com/ff-compendium If you have written or found a guide you would like to see in this list, please shoot me a PM or write it on my profile wall. If you could like the thread so it gets some recognition so it becomes stickied, that'd help, too. ______________________________________________ Welcome to Firefall! - by NeverDT Never takes you by the hand and leads you into the game. Let's Chat About: First Steps & Orientation - by Ced23Ric A rough overview about what's what and the first quests in Firefall. Firefall's Lingo - by Ced23Ric A pseudo-dictionary about the game's language. Let's Chat About: Known Issues - by Ced23Ric Let's Chat About: Known Issues v2 - by Ced23Ric Let's Chat About: Known Issues v3 - by Ced23Ric 1st, 2nd and 3rd iteration of issues and problems that are common with the current Beta. Let's Chat About: Leveling - by Ced23Ric Let's Chat About: Leveling v2 - by Ced23Ric Let's Chat About: Tier 1 & Tier 2 - by Ced23Ric A multi-chapter guide on how and why to level your character - and the whole Tier1/Tier 2 shebang. Let's Chat About: Resources - by Ced23Ric (1st Nov '12: updated) A brief introduction into resources & gathering. Advanced Thumping Guide - by Bolverker (17th Oct '12: updated) Extensive guide on how to optimize your resource acquisition. Blending & Gathering for Dummies! - by Phatrick An outcry for help answered by all. (1st Nov '12: decommissioned) Snippet: How to split stack of minerals (workaround) - by Bolverker A quick fix to resource stack splitting being absent in the game. Let's Chat About: Crafting - by Ced23Ric (1st Nov '12: updated) A rough overview over the crafting mechanics of Firefall. Basic Crafting Guide - by Hotel6 Another simple tutorial on crafting. RAWR: An In-depth Crafting Guide - by Kryyss (24th Oct '12: updated) Kryyss amazingly detailed thread on how to craft like a baws. Purple ore does not always give you better crafted items! - by Aggras Read this. It may change your Firefall experience for the better. Let's Chat About: World Events - by Ced23Ric Quick overview about what could happen out there. Assault Let's Build: The MIRV Firecat by Ced23Ric A mobile, short-range AoE spam Assault for PvE. (Durrrr.) Biotech Dreadnaught Let's Build: The Mammoth Bomber by Ced23Ric A fast and agile dreadnaught build for PvE. Rhino Dreadnaught Guide by zoidbergenstein A guide on the Rhino for PvP. Nima's Rhino Build by Kaguya A brief build summary for PvE. Engineer Recon Nima's Nighthawk Build by Kaguya Pew, pew, I'm a Recon. Hoversprinting - by Kama_Blue A new way to cover long distances. (1st Nov '12: may not apply anymore.) The current WorldMap /wo Melding - by heretic marine In case you are curious what's under the veil. (1st Nov '12: decommissioned, map has changed) InGame Commands - by SpringField Stuff you can type when you hit enter, into the chatbox. Console Commands - by Pulsar More technical stuff, for which you need to press Alt+F1 to open the console. Switch to Windowed Mode - by Sevenix Firefall hates you for tabbing out. With this, you can just have it as a window. Easy trick to take down the Incursion - by DrSNAFU Interesting tidbit about the Chosen Warbringer. (1st Nov '12: decommissioned, doesn't apply anymore) 6k XP in 6 minutes - by Leeche Another angle on the Warbringer and his crew. (1st Nov '12: decommissioned, doesn't apply anymore) How to change the GUI/HUD color - by Mavoc Be careful, altering of system files ahead. About Latency - by evilm3nace Ermergerd, an explenertern of lag/latency. Real World Ores - by AishaLove A compilation of real world counterparts to the Crystite Hybrids in Firefall. How to change Camera Offset - by electricsheep Quickie on how to change the camera offset to make 1st/3rd person view give a bit more overview. Thumping 101 - by Kappus A helping video on how to thump, with loads of hints and tipps. (1st Nov '12: doesn't reflect current gameplay, general hints still apply) Crit Spot on the Giant Melding Spawnling - by BlackDove They can be headshotted. Here's a video how to. (1st Nov '12: mob is currently removed from game) Tips on how to improve in PvP - by Snowday A compilation of tips on how to get better at shooting people. Battleframe Comparison Spreadsheet - A spreadsheet that tracks unlocks for frames. The Challenge of Panda Island - Fight for the right to own a magical place. Close/Awesome Matches - Share your match IDs with others. Brontodon Brawl #1 - Community tournament - it is on! Brontodon Brawl #2 - Here we go again, baby-babies. NECRO LGV Race - That's a positive, ghostrider. Chosen Collusion #1 - It's good to be bad. Chosen Collusion #2 - And we still haven't found what we're looking for. Firefall uses LUA and XML and as such, can be expanded with Addons of all kinds. Addons are downloaded as packed files and then unpacked into: Program Files Path\Red 5 Studios\Firefall\system\gui\components\MainUI\Addons If you never used Addons before, you probably have to create that folder. Keep in mind that every patch will empty out that folder. While your settings for all Addons preserved (elsewhere), the actual Addons need to be installed again. A much more convient way of managing your Addons is Melder. Melder - by RadthorDax A Addon installer/deinstaller tool. Nifty. Not all Addons support Melder yet, but I highly suggest, if you want to get into making Addons, support this great tool and make your Addons compatible. Important: If you experience problems with any Addon, don't just deinstall it, but provide feedback in the respective threads. It'll help the coders out greatly - thanks! World Alert - by Hanachi Informs you about SIN Uplink & Watchtower statusses via HUD markers. Visible Coordinates - by Hanachi Displays your coordinates in the HUD. Glider Helper - by Hanachi Tells you about your gliding angle. Glider Graphical - by Hanachi A alternative gliding assistant Addon. Weapon Range - by Hanachi Gives you a readout how far the point you are aiming at is. Goals - by Hanachi Set XP/resources goals and get notified. SpeedTracker - by Hanachi Shows your current and average speed. Accuracy Meter - by Hanachi Accumulates data on your shooting and gives you accuracy values. OmniTrack - by livervoids, now Hanachi Information Tracker for loot. Thumper Status - by Hanachi Tracks information about Thumpers. _ Reactor Bar - by Lemon King Complete UI replacement. Personal DPS Meter - by Lemon King Displays your effective DPS. Big Brother Team Frames - by Lemon King Tracks multiple players. Strawhats everywhere! - by Lemon King Really, the Tidal Scavenger creeps me out. Illuminated Focal Plane Reticule - by Lemon King Now that's a fancy, glowing reticule. Taste the rainbow. _ Ammobar - by thanto_ Displays your magazine as a bar like health & energy. InGame Clock - by thanto_ displays the ingame time. Scope Sensitiviy - by thanto_ Adjustable sensitivity while scoped. _ ProxMe - by sammichofdoom Health bars of others without being squadded up. Serverstatus - by sammichofdoom Displays server status in the login screen. _ Surveyor - by Chanticrow Tracks scanhammer results on the map and archives them. Site - by Chanticrow Add multiple waypoints to the map, allows grouped waypoints. _ Reticulator - by thiconZ Alternative reticules & How to install Addons video. _ x003 Reticules - by Cryptis Midnight Alternative reticules. _ PingMe - by Godofdrakes Quick command to communicate coords in that chat window. _ Twitterfeed - by ArkyChan Adds a Twitter ticker to your Firefall, can be configured for multiple accounts. Ingame IRC - by ArkyChan Allows you connect to an IRC server and chat on IRC using the Firefall client chat. _ Damagizer - by RadthorDax Alternate displaying of damage numbers. _ Damage Tracker - by Angel of Mercy Tracks damage and healing dealt. Lootify - by Godofdrakes Gives pop-up info on picked up items. Prior Player List - by Lemon King Lists people you played with before. "Turret-Chan" (working title) - by Hanachi Tracks turret kills and behaviour. Loot Chat Fixer - by Omen964, continued by Hanachi, then Abyll, now Ced23Ric Seperate loot window. Killstreaker - by andidymion Adds UT-style killstreak stuff. Headshots! - by endidymion Coounts headshot kills. Addon Repository - by Mukan Chatting away about building a database system for Addon development. Learn to make a UI Addon - by Godofdrakes What the titel says. A tutorial. HTTP Logging Example - by sammichofdoom Another tutorial on using the LUA engine and handle HTTP requests. SuperBestFriends - by RadthorDax Sorts friendlist by online status and alphabet. Implemented into core game. Autojoin Squad Leader - by thiconZ Allows you to join your leader with a simple mouseclick. Implemented into core game. ______________________________________________ If you think that there is a guide that hasn't been written yet, but like to read, post here - maybe someone gets down and dirty. Same goes for Addons - if you have an idea, feel free to post it up as a request, and it shall be added to the list.