Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


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Special thanks to Billy Saurus for writing this FAQ!

What is Lost Relics?

Lost Relics (LR) is an ARPG (Action-Adventure role-playing Game) powered by Unity and utilizing Enjin blockchain loot for provably rare and valuable items.

How do I play?

Head to Play Now page and download the installer (available for Windows and Mac).

How do I link my wallet to receive blockchain items?

Download the Enjin wallet and create a new wallet. You will need to link this wallet to your FA account via the FA Account page in order to receive blockchain items.

Can I try the game out for free or do I have to pay?

You can totally try the game out before paying!

Download the installer and launch the game and visit the Practice dungeon. You will find it south west of the Town centre.

In order to keep any valuable items (blockchain and virtual) items you find, you'll either need to play one of the other 3 dungeons, which requires Adventure Stones to play. All of them are to the north and the Easiest dungeons are in the North East. (North is up)

Adventure Stones can be found in all modes (yes, Practice mode too). They will be hidden in crates, barrels, etc. They will take some time to find but you will be able to try out the game without them, the only thing missing is the ability to take out the valuable items with you and use them in future adventures.

Adventure Stones are virtual non-blockchain items, so if you find these in Practice mode, you can play the other modes in order to keep your found loot.

If you like and enjoy the game then you can purchase Gold Coins and other items from the Shop. You will be then able to purchase Adventure Stones from the Shop vendor in the game. By doing so you will help ensure the ongoing of success of the game!

Why isn't this game Free to play?

When performing operations on the blockchain, 'Gas' needs to be paid using ETH (Ether). Think of it like shipping fees when sending a parcel to someone. This is sent to miners who verify transactions. Gas is paid by the person sending the item.

When you collect Blockchain items in the game, and want to send them to your wallet, you will need to pay a fee to cover the costs of sending the item to you (i.e the Gas). The items themselves also have value within them which costs ENJ to create (Games can't create items for free)

Lost Relics is an item heavy game, relying on valuable items to give you skills and powers. The blockchain items are limited in supply, truly scarce and can be traded with other players or found in the dungeons and you can earn an income by trading them with other players or upgrading them through Quests in the game.

What do I need ETH and ENJ for?

ETH (Ether) is used to pay for 'Gas' to process your transaction on the Ethereum blockchain. Think of it like shipping fees when sending parcels. This is sent to miners who verify your transaction.

ENJ (Enjin Coin) is used to pay for 'Transfer' fees when sending items (To other players). Think of it like handling fees when sending parcels. This is sent to the game developer to support further development, server costs and pay wages, etc.

What are Adventure stones, and how do I get more?

Outside of finding Adventure Stones within the dungeons, you can purchase Gold Coin packs from the Shop and then purchase Adventure Stones from the Shop Vendor in the game.

Adventure Stones help limit the amount of items that players can take out of the dungeons (items are truly scarce, not unlimited like other traditional games) and help pay for the Gas fees when sending your items to you.

Okay, I'm in. How do I play?

Movement and keys

Move around with the mouse, left click for move to/primary attack, and right click for pick up/secondary attack.

Secondary attacks use energy (the blue bar on the bottom right) and replenishes over time.

Your health is the green bar on the bottom left.

Hold shift to finish running to a position and then to hold fast, or CTRL to stop in your tracks.

Tab will show you a full screen view of the map, while the keyboard arrow buttons and mouse wheel will manipulate the camera.

Town

The center of the Town is your current starting point and has your Trunk of Outfits and Pets and your Weapon Rack to change weapons and loadout. You can interact with each of them by clicking on them.

There's a practice dungeon South West of the Town which allows you to test out weapons, pets and outfits you have. You can only take out Adventure Stones with you. Any weapons and items you find will have to be left behind. You can occasionally find Adventure Stones there to allow you to go to the other dungeons which give you valuable loot. If you enjoy practice mode, you can buy some Adventure Stones on the Store. This directly supports the future development of the game and allows you to take out any valuable blockchain items you find.

There are NPCs around town which have Quests for you to complete. To find the requirements you will need to venture into the dungeons.

The dungeons with valuable blockchain loot can be found North East (Easy), North (Medium) and North West (Hard). Different items spawn in different dungeons, chances don't change between the dungeons.

Additional

Traverse the dungeon and find the room with the exit. Chests and monsters contain valuable blockchain items so make sure you attack all monsters and open all chests!

Crates, Barrels, etc contain potions, Adventure Stones, Gold Coins and other items.

The blue/white stairs up will take you out of the dungeon and once exited and you'll keep all the valuable items (blockchain and virtual) you found and put in your inventory (providing you are playing any other dungeon, other than practice).

The red stairs down will descend you to the next level of the dungeon allowing you to find more loot.

I looted some items but they're not showing up in my wallet. Help!

Don't worry, all looted items will be transferred to your linked wallet. Transfers are dependent on Ethereum network gas prices. When they're high, the game will wait to send items until the fee is lower (sometimes minutes, sometimes hours).

In the mean time, all of your items are available on the Account Item Queue page. When they appear in the Queue they're usable in game immediately and will eventually be sent to your wallet.

If I take an item into the dungeon and die, do I lose it?

No. All owned items in your wallet are safe and would require you to sign a transaction contract in order for it to be moved.

You won't lose your blockchain wallet item if you die or toss it into the lava if you've previously successfully exited with it once.

Can I have a free item to try out the Wallet?

Sure! Scan the QR code here with your Enjin Wallet. Once you've received the item, play the game to see and use your item!

So who made this game?

The sole developer is Cliff Cawley who has over 20 years of industry programming experience, 12 of those were in the video games industry. Over the years he's created apps and games for Windows, Xbox, Playstation, Wii, Android and iOS. He's a full stack engineer but also loves to dabble in art and design.

Cliff is currently a one man army creating Lost Relics after deciding to venture on his own and into the blockchain space.

What happened to Forgotten Artifacts?

Forgotten Artifacts was renamed to Lost Relics to ensure the name was more impactful and to better represent the expanded direction of the game.

I love it! How can I support this project?

As Cliff spends most of his day developing, hosting, and building this game, the best way to support this project is to buy items through the shop.

Adventure stones, pets, outfits and other items can be purchased in order to assist Cliff with future development.

Spreading word of this game and introducing it to other gamers will help the community grow too!

Wait! I have more questions!

Head on over to the Telegram group or the Discord Server.

We're very friendly and most questions can be answered by players on there!