As any other RPG, Era Online is about developing your character and be proud of the work. However, Era Online discourage power gaming to the fullest. We have made several systems that will make the roleplaying experience better. We dont want people only playing for the simple reason; "Only 100 more experience and im level 8 !". Thats why there is no level system in Era Online. However players gain experience to develop the character. Everytime your experience pool reach a certain level, your health, mana and stamina goes up. You also get 5 training points which you can use at a professional trainer*. * When you have training points, go seek a Professional Trainer , target him and type /TRAIN and a training window will appear. Click on the skill number you want to raise and you will use a training point on this skill. Skills will also improve by repeated use, but ONLY when the skill has 10 or more points. If you have bellow 10 points in the skill, you must use training points to improve the skill. How do you gain experience ? You gain experience from doing almost everything. When you kill stuff you gain experience. When you use skills you gain experience. When you make stuff (tailoring, carpenting,blacksmithing,lumberjacking etc.) you gain experience. Note that killing stuff is where you get most experience, but we hope that players will also make stuff and use skills to gain experience instead of kill kill kill. We don`t want the game to be hack n` slash only. Now, improving your character isn`t just about raising your stats and skills ! Reputation for example, is also an important thing to improve as you play. Read the Reputation section for more information about this. How you look is also important. No one will have any respect for someone dressed in the beginning blue shirt and brown pants ! There is lots of armor, clothing and weapons to buy. As you can afford it, try getting better and better equipment. Remember, not all classes can use all equipment. Equipment is class oriented. Also, weapons, shields and body armor requiers a certain amount of health to wear. So you got to build yourself up if you want to wear that smashing Paladin Armor ! Also, by time maybe you can afford a house ! And if you can afford a house why dont you buy one ? And then you can start a real organisation or guild and use the house as a HQ. Why dont you get alot of followers and build up an army and take over the entire world ? We won`t stop you ! Afterall, this is a real world !