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SHAKES & FIDGET - THE GAME: MANUAL
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General Information & Controls

General Information

Shakes & Fidget - The Game is a browser game. You do not have to download any software but you play the game in the browser of your choice.
The game is completely free to play and even ad-free if you disable the Flying Tube.
Shakes & Fidget - The Game's continued development, support and server costs are funded through the in-game currency of mushrooms (). You can buy them in-game to progress faster. For example, you can get additional Thirst for Adventure to complete more quests every day, spend them on items or skip the waiting timer in the arena or in dungeons.



The screenshot above displays the city overview.

1: Click on a building or on a menu button to view the related screen.

2: The gear next to the logo displays the game options while clicking on the "?" lets you contact supoort, open the forum and displays terms, privacy policy and the imprint. Moreover, server and country are also displayed.

3: Your gold (100 silver = 1 gold) and mushrooms. You can have up to 1,000,000,000 gold. Hover your mouse over the mushroom icon to see the maximum amount of mushrooms you can donate to your guild.

4: Facebook icon

5: Guild chat

Controls

Esc or X button (under griffin head) -> closes active screen or ends your game session in city overview
Spacebar -> opens guild chat (Esc closes chat again)
O -> options (sound volume etc.)

T -> tavern
A -> arena
Z -> city guard to zzzzzz...sleep
W -> weapon shop
M -> magic shop
S -> stables
C -> character
I -> inbox (mail)
F -> friend list
G -> guild
H -> hall of fame
D -> dungeons

After clicking on a player in the hall of fame you can use your numpad to...

1 invite this player to your friend list or remove him/her again
2 invite this player to your guild
3 demote player or remove player (if normal member) from guild
4 toggle character/attributes display
5 compare player to own character
6 ignore this player
7 display or hide game options
8 send a message to this player
9 attack him/her in the arena

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Registration & Account Management

Registration



1: Register a new account or select an already registered hero
2: You can also log in as guest without saving your account information



Enter your hero's name. If the name is still available...



you have to select

1: gender and class of your hero and
2: the race

Take your time and choose wisely as you won't be able to change your selection later.

Classes & Races:


3: You can roll the die to let the game select a random in-game appearance or...
4: create your appearance yourself



Finally, either use a password and email address to log in to the game or use Facebook.

Account Management



Account management lets you access all your characters on all servers. Click on "Manage" to change your email address or password, remove a character from account management or completely delete it. Attention: deleted characters cannot be restored!
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Tavern & Arcane Toilet

Tavern



1: Thirst for Adventure. This is your endurance bar which displays how many quests you can still do today as every quest costs TfA points. The bar refreshes once a day at midnight (depending on your server).

2: A lady, adventurer or orc offers you three quests. Select one of them to win XP, gold, honor and sometimes an item or even a mushroom. Every quest reduces your Thirst of Adventure depending on the quest duration. Want to travel faster? Visit the stable and lease a mount.

3: Click the barkeeper to drink beers, up to 11 a day. By doing so you can use up to 300 Thirst for Adventure instead of the default 100. Moreover, the barkeeper also tells you if there is a weekend event.

4: If you are level 100+ you can go upstairs to the Arcane Toilet.

5: Visit the gambler to play a game of luck and win or lose gold and mushrooms.

Hint: red quests are more difficult but the rewards a better.

Hint: during Happy Hour you can spend 1 to skip the waiting timer of a quest. Some servers have Happy Hour between 11 pm and midnight whereas others have it all day long.

Hint: if your backpack is full you cannot get an item as quest reward.

Hint: every completed quest rewards you with 10 honor.

Arcane Toilet

If your level is 100 or higher and you've already found the toilet key on your quests you can click the WC sign in the tavern and enter the Arcane Toilet.
Most heroes usually hoard tons of useless things in their backpacks and the best place for their stuff is...the toilet.

You can sacrifice items to the Gods by throwing them into the Arcane Toilet (drag and drop the item). As a result, the toilet's Mana Tank increases once per day. Hover your mouse over the tank to display the amount of mana points required to flush the toilet.

As soon as the Mana Tank is full, you can pull the chain to flush the toilet and receive a new random item. There is also the chance to get one of the epic items that can only be found in the toilet. In addition, your Aura increases by 1. Aura improves your reputation in the shops: the higher your Aura, the better items you are offered by the merchants.

Although the toilet's Mana Tank increases only once per day you can still sacrifice any number of items. The Gods are merciful and they immediately give an item back for each sacrifice they receive. Such items are not generated for your class but for your followers in the Tower because the Gods have a heart of gold for these little helpers.

Hint: you don't receive gold for the Arcane Toilet items you sell in the shops!

Hint: if you sacrifice an item and receive both mana points and a new item, you don't get mana points for the new item the next day again!

Hint: epic Tower items cannot be sacrificed!

Hint: the Gods prefer epic items! Standard item: 25 mana points, epic item: 50 points, potions: 10 points. The points required to flush the toilet increase with each flush.

Hint: if a sacrifice exceeds the Mana Tank's current maximum the remaining points are lost.


What is Aura? Aura improves your reputation in the shops. Each time you flush the toilet your Aura increases by one, up to level 66. The higher your Aura, the better items you are offered by the merchants.
The special WC epics that are generated in the toilet are toilet-only. You cannot find them in the shops or get them as quest rewards.



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Arena



Enter the arena to fight against other players. Select one of three suggested opponents and accept the challenge in the popup window.
If you win you are rewarded with honor and gold. Moreover, you also get scrapbook stickers of your opponent's items if you don't already have them.
If you win you receive XP for the first ten wins of the day but only if you win a minimum of 100 honor and/or the opponent is up to 20 ranks lower than your character.
You can manually choose an opponent in the hall of fame but without getting XP.
You can save fights by ticking the box in the fight window. You can watch saved fights again in the fights tab of your PM box.

Hint: if the honor gap between you and your opponent is too high you won't win or lose anything.
Hint: the chance of getting the first strike is 50%. Both players start with their default damage but it increases each fight round.
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City Guard



Everybody needs money, even the mightiest heroes.
You can work as a city guard for up to ten hours straight. It’s not the most glamorous job in the world but you get paid well.

Hint: do not cancel your work as you won't get any gold.

Hint: the higher your level, the more money you will be rewarded, up to 1 million gold per hour.
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Weapon Shop



Visit the Weapon Shop to buy weapons, hats, breastplates and shoes. They are randomly generated based on your level and Aura (Arcane Toilet). Drag and drop an item from the shop into your backpack. Then drag and drop it onto the free matching character slot. You can also swap items between your character and backpack.
The shop is refreshed once a day. You can also spend 1 to immediately get new offers.
You can also sell items but keep in mind that sold items will be lost.


Blacksmith

You unlock the blacksmith at level 90 but of course only heroes with pets can enter the smithy. That makes sense, right?



Visit the blacksmith by clicking the smithy next to the weapon shop (city screen), clicking the weapon shop menu button a second time or clicking the "Obscure pommel" in Shakes' weapon shop.



The blacksmith has a total of four actions that either cost or give you metal and arcane resources. Drag and drop an item onto one of the actions to use them.

List of actions:

1) Socket upgrade: adds a gem socket to an item.

2) Attribute upgrade: you can improve an item up to 10 times. Every upgrade 3% of the item's current bonuses. How many times an item has already been improved is displayed in the upgrade box or when you hover your mouse over the item.

3) Dismantling: dismantles (and destroys) an item into a random number of metal and arcane resources. This action can be used up to five times a day. Hint: dismantling a mage or scout weapon adds twice as many resources but counts as two actions. *

4) Gem extraction: extracts the gem from a socketed item and destroys the item. The gem is sent to your backpack , ready to be used in a different item.

* added for balancing reasons (shield compensation and other warrior-related weapon specifications)
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Magic Shop & Witch

Magic Shop



Visit the Magic Shop to buy rings, amulets, talismans and potions. They are randomly generated based on your level and Aura (Arcane Toilet). Drag and drop an item from the shop into your backpack. Then drag and drop it onto the free matching character slot. You can also swap items between your character and backpack.
The shop is refreshed once a day. You can also spend 1 to immediately get new offers.
You can also sell items and potions but keep in mind that sold items will be lost.

Witch

You will find the Witch's hideout by clicking the Inconspicuous Book next to Fidget in the magic shop if you are level 66+:

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The Witch secretly concocts her mixtures for the spell scrolls there but she needs some ingredients.
Hover your mouse over the cauldron to display the ingredients needed every day and how many of them have already been provided. The requirements are indicated in points.
Don't worry! The indicated amount the Witch needs is the combined goal of all players in your world.
When the required amount has been reached the Witch is ready to start her ritual. She needs 24 hours to complete a spell scroll.
Your unlocked spell scrolls are attached to the wooden beam. You can buy them by clicking them.
Use the spell scrolls to enchant your items with different bonuses.

Hint: when used as ingredients, epic items add the same number of points as normal ones.
Hint: every item can be enchanted only once.
Hint: the enchantment bonuses only affect your character but not your tower companions!

FAQ

Q Where is the witch?
A Magic shop -> click the Inconspicous book next to Fidget if you are level 66+.

Q What does the witch do?
A She brews spell scrolls in her cauldron. She needs ingredients in order to complete her ritual. Once complete (=the cauldron shows 100%), a random spell scroll becomes available. You can directly buy it here: magic shop -> Inconspicous book -> click on the scroll you would like to buy and the equipped item the scroll matches will be automatically enchanted with it.

Q What does the witch need for her ritual?
A She needs many ingredients. The type of ingredients changes every day and it resets at midnight. For example, on day 1 she needs belts, on day 2 she needs rings, on day 3 she needs weapons. Note: the progress of the cauldron does not reset! Of course the goal of 100% does not have to be reached in only one day. The cauldron only resets once the ritual is complete and a new spell scroll is available.

Q Type of ingredients?
A Take a look! She needs all types of items except shields!


(thanks to fr4Xt3r of the German forum for the image)

1) Headgear
2) Breastplates
3) Gloves
4) Shoes
5) Weapons
6) Shields: only warriors have shields! The witch never needs shields!
7) Talismans
8) Rings
9) Belts
10) Amulets

Q How many items should I donate?
A As many as possible. The more items you donate, the faster the witch will complete her ritual.

Q What should I throw into the cauldron? And what's not recommended?
A Good: normal items of the type she needs. Not recommended: epic items. It's possible to donate them but they only count as normal ones. Also possible: enchanted items (but also not recommended).

Q Am I obliged to donate items? What is my reward?
A You do not have to donate items but it is highly recommended. The goal will be reached more quickly if a lot of players donate a lot of items. The reward is the spell scroll...but it will become available to all players, no matter if they donated items or not. Note: you get some gold for throwing an item into the cauldron! The witch is even more generous than the shopkeeper! Exception: Arcane Toilet items.

Q The witch needs different ingredients on different servers and the progress is different?
A Yes, it's random what the witch needs every day. The goal is to reach 100%. The point total needed to complete the ritual varies from server to server. It depends on the number of active players. If a server has fewer active users the point total is lower and a single donated item adds more points. It does not matter if the server is an old or new one as everything is still fair and balanced due to the percentual goal.

Q The cauldron has reached 100%. What now?
A A spell scroll is unlocked. You can directly buy it here: magic shop -> Inconspicous book -> click on the scroll you would like to buy. It costs only and no .
Q What's the purpose of a spell scroll?
A Enchant 1 item your character has currently equipped with 1 spell scroll. There are 9 different types of spells - one type for each item type. If the spell is a weapon spell you can only enchant your weapon with it. Using it is final so it is not possible to disenchant the item. The enchanted item adds a bonus but it does not increase your character attributes. It is not possible to enchant an item twice.
Note: you can also enchant epic items!

Q What about the Arcane Toilet and the Tower?
A It is possible to throw enchanted items into the toilet. Your companions in the tower are able to wear enchanted items but the bonus will have no effect.

Spell Scrolls

1) Sword of Vengeance:
Enchant your weapon to increase the damage of critical hits in combat.

2) Mario's Beard:
Enchant your breastplate to find mushrooms more often on adventures.

3) 36960-Feet Boots:
Enchant your footwear to shorten traveling time on adventures.

4) Shadow of the Cowboy:
Enchant your gloves to draw first in battle more often. The person with the highest reaction score starts.

5) Adventurer's Archaeological Aura:
Enchant your hat to earn extra experience points on adventures.

6) Thirsty Wanderer:
Enchant your belt to stomach an extra beer once in a while.

7) Unholy Acquisitiveness:
Enchant your amulet to find items at the path's edge on adventures more often.

8) The Grave Robber's Prayer:
Enchant your ring to find extra gold on adventures.

9) Robber Baron Ritual:
Enchant your talisman to increase the chance of loot when holding up other players.
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Stable



Don't want to walk? - Get yourself a mount! It will reduce the amount of time it takes to complete a quest.

The mounts are:

Griffin, Dragon Griffin: -50%
Blue Tiger, Raptor: -30%
Horse, Wolf: -20%
Cow, Pig: -10%

Hint: You can extend the rental period by booking the same mount again. The duration of the rental will be increased.

Hint: You can replace an existing mount with a faster model but the old mount will be lost.

Hint: The mount selection varies for the two factions but prices and stats are the same.

Hint: The "environmental award" can only be collected once.

Fox & Flying Tube

Playa has found a temporary solution for the deactivated Flying Tube. Every player who does not have a mount or only one with -10%, -20%, -30% travel duration has access to this temporary solution. The Flying Tube will appear and show an ad video. For every video you watch you get a new mount: a fox.



The fox temporarily replaces your current mount and shortens your travel duration by -50% (similar to a dragon griffin/griffin dragon) for three quests.
Your normal mount will return after the fox has expired.
The fox is stackable. You can have it for 9 quests for example (after watching three videos).
Your current mount still expires even if you have the fox. Example: you have the tiger with 5 days left, then watch videos to have the fox for 5 days. The tiger will still run out after 5 days although you have the fox.
Basically, the fox is only a boost for your mount...your tiger puts on a fox fur that makes it go faster but it is still a tiger.
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Pets

Link: Official Pet Collecting Guide

Pets enrich our lives. In Shakes & Fidget pets are divided into 5 elements and colors: water (blue), light (yellow), earth (green), shadow (pink) and fire (red) - with 20 pets each (14 common, 4 rare and 2 epic ones).

If you are level 75+, you can find a nest with precious eggs on every quest that does not have an item reward displayed. The nest contains 5 pets out of the total of 100 creatures. At first, you do not know much about these strange creatures. Therefore, you are familiar with only 3 per element, which means you can only find those as quest rewards.

If you want to find and collect more pets, you have to defeat them in habitat fights.

Habitat fights

5 elements, 5 habitats!

The pets of each element live in a special habitat. Pick one of the pets you already own and send it into battle! Bear in mind that every pet has different attributes, levels and classes (warrior, mage, scout) and has certain advantages over and disadvantages against its opponents.

Defeat a pet in a habitat fight to unlock it (you can find it on a quest then) and get rewarded with XP, gold and pet food for the element you just defeated.

Hint: You can start a habitat fight once an hour. Habitat fights use the dungeon and tower timer.

Upgrading pets

There are three ways to upgrade your pets:

1. The power of the pack

The more pets of an element you have, the better they feel among their own kind. Every pet in a pack raises all of their attributes by +5%.

2. Pet food

You can find pet food on tavern quests (unless an item reward is displayed) and for winning habitat fights. Every pet of an element has its favorite food it can be raised and upgraded with - up to level 100. Feeding pets works like drinking potions (drag and drop gesture). You can feed a pet up to three times a day. Dots next to displayed level indicate the pet's hunger. If the creature is not hungry anymore, the level will be grayed out.

3. The habitat

Every element consists of 20 pets. You start the game with a knowledge of 3 of them. The further you venture into a habitat, the more native creatures you discover. Keep in mind that a common upgraded starter pet might be less strong than a level 1-pet of the same element you unlock later in the game.

Fighting against other pets

Click the bottom-right option in the pets menu to tell your pets to attack other players in the game. Your whole pack of a certain color will attack the whole pack of your enemy then.

Every day you are matched against a random opponent and element. You have to decide which of your packs you want to send into battle. Choose wisely!

Certain elements have the edge over others. Water is good for fighting fire, fire has a bonus against earth. Earth fends off light, light repulses darkness and darkness is effective against water.



The screenshot shows the opponent's element and your pets' level total. The example has 3 level 2-water pets, which is a total of 6 and therefore being the strongest pack.

You can use every pack/element only once a day, which limits battles to 5 a day. Defeat another player's pack to gain honor and win food for the color you just defeated. If your attack is not successful, you lose honor.
If you are the defender you can only win or lose honor but no fruit reward.

Hint: You can send your pets into battle every 15 minutes or use 1 mushroom.

Pets & bonuses

What is the benefit of pets apart from being cuddly?

The 100 habitat fights give you gold and XP. Moreover, the packs boost your hero's respective attributes by 1% per pet.

Water pets: strength bonus
Light pets: dexterity bonus
Earth pets: intelligence bonus
Shadow pets: constitution bonus
Fire pets: luck bonus

Having 2 water pets will boost your strength by +2% for example.

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