Hotkey Update Tips

With the update came the ability to use "special" Hotkeys. These hotkeys are used to control items. By setting a large-area-rune (such as a GFB) to target yourself you can create the effect of a rune-based Ultimate Explosion. For instance if you find yourself above or below a hole with hordes of creatures you can simpley

  • Jump into the hole
  • Hotkey
  • Rope

Within the space of around two seconds. You'll have minimal damage and the creatures will feel your wrath. You can even set your rope as a hotkey!

Another technique with the update hotkeys is this - Mana fluids and Life Fluids. Attaching a fluid to yourself via hotkeys (so you'll drink it on command) will display this text (when used) :
<time> Using one of xx mana fluids...
Now this is very handy for 2 reasons:

  1. You can use fluids without opening your backpacks.
  2. It will tell you how many many fluids you have left ALL TOGETHER. Using this you can guess how long you'll have left hunting, before you need to go to your Depot to restock etc.

You can also attach the Fishing Rod to the hotkey - you'll be able to fish quicker - unless you don't have any worms left.