|How do I play games?|
|Every game is different; they often have different rules or appearances. However, you can almost always check for Entry Text, signs and NPCs that will give you instructions. Often bumping things and "getting" and "using" items is how you interact with games in Furcadia. You may need to find someone to play with -- or the game may be single player. There's no way to "lose" in Furcadia, so just try things out and have fun!|
|How do I explore?|
|To explore Furcadia, simply try going through glowing portals to find new and interesting places to visit. By reading the text over the portals you can learn a bit about the Dream before entering. To get to other sections of the game world, called "Main Maps", you can use the Maps Button located to the left of the Text Input Box. There are great adventures and whole worlds awaiting you!|
|How do I get back to where I was before?|
|In the upper left corner of the Maps Screen is a Last Map Button which will take you back to the last map you were in. The Lake Resort Button on the Maps Screen will take you to the start area for iPhone users.|
|What are Dreams?|
|Dreams are what we call the maps or areas that you go to in Furcadia. Main Maps are the Dreams that are official and controlled by the game staff. Most Dreams you visit are wonderful player created areas that are controlled by the Dream Owner or the person who uploaded the map. Dreams can be homes, games, puzzles, clubs, businesses, hangouts, or whole new worlds to explore and enjoy.|
|Who owns dreams? Can I make one?|
|Dreams that are not Main Maps are created by other players in Furcadia. These Dreams belong to the Dream Owner and visitors should be respectful and follow the rules of the Dream. You can create as many dreams as you want on your PC or Mac and upload them to the world for free. By downloading our free PC client, you too can be a Dream Owner!|
|How many Dreams are there?|
|There are at least a thousand Dreams loaded to Furcadia at any given time. Each of these are unique, and all are there for you to explore. Dreams do, however, go away if no one is in them, and might occasionally move their portal to a different spot. To find a dream you've visited before, you can contact the Dream Owner or "join" a friend that is already there.|
|What are the Main Maps?|
|Main Maps are the Dreams that are created and controlled by the game staff and the Beekin volunteers. These Dreams constitute the core world of Furcadia. Each Main Map has a theme, such as chatting, RP, or gaming. Player Dreams are uploaded to the Main Map that best matches their theme. You can see some of the Main Maps on your Maps Screen. (If you have an issue while on a Main Map, you can always contact Live Help.)|
|What are the Dreams on the Maps button?|
|Lake Resort is the starting area for new players and has many games and socializing features.
Naia Green ("Naia") is the Community Center where you can meet other players and get help from the Beekin volunteers.
Imaginarium ("Imag") is an OOC staging ground for Roleplay. You can find many RP Dreams uploaded there.
Meovanni ("Meo") is the original map of Furcadia and is a village for Persona Play and Chatting.
Allegria Island ("AI") is the original Upload Map and has many Persona Play and Socializing Dreams loaded there. Often you can find Dreams with active communities to join in AI.
Challenges is the games and puzzles map; you can often find interesting game dreams loaded there!
The Wylde is a mountain island that was created as a place for our Ferians to dwell. The Dream has many biomes that you can move between to find Player Dreams with a wilder theme.
Acropolis (Acrop) is for socializing. This Upload Map often has more contemporary themed Dreams.
Showcase is a jungle map that was created so Silver Sponsors could show off their Dreams. Be sure to ride the giant tortoises while you're there!
Festival Grounds is the place where the six annual festivals are held seasonally. You can always find furres, fun things to do and many amazing contest Dreams to explore.
|Why are some Dream Portals different?|
|As you are exploring you come across many glowing Dream Portals that take you to other worlds. The green portals are regular Player Dreams and blue ones are loaded by Silver Sponsors. Red portals are Dream Package Dreams, which are generally well organized and are often looking for new members. More elaborate portals go to other Main Maps.|
|What is Lead/Follow?|
|Lead and Follow allow one furre to lead one or more people around a map. It's a great way to tour or just have fun! You can lead or follow someone by "looking" at them and then selecting the appropriate button from their Furre Screen. You must be on the same map to initiate this action. To stop the action you can type •stop.|
|What is Summon/Join?|
|Summon and Join allow you to teleport to other furres wherever they are in Furcadia. You will find the buttons for Join and Summon on their Furre Screen. This is the easiest way to meet up with friends!|
|What are these furc:// links I see?|
|Those are Dream URLs that take you directly to Dreams by tapping them. On your PC or Mac, if you click one on a webpage, it will open Furcadia and take you to the Dream. You can see the Dream URL of any dream you are in by typing dreamurl in the Text Entry Box. You can use these to return to a Dream at a later time, even if you can't find the portal.|
|Why was I ejected?|
|Dream Owners and their staff are in charge of their own Dreams. The Dream, in some cases, is like the dream owner's home or business. If the owner is unhappy about something you have done in his/her Dream or he/she just wants privacy, the owner can eject you or kick you out of the Dream. If you are removed from the Dream, don't worry about it! There's a thousand other places to enjoy.|
|Are there mini-maps of Dreams?|
|In the Entry Text of many Main Maps, you will see a link to an overview picture of the map you just entered. Tapping the link opens the overview, and you can scroll around to see the general layout of the Dream. You can stretch and shrink these mini-maps as well.|
|Are there games to play?|
|Lake Resort, the Dream you start in, has many games to play. There are also several Dreams in Lake Resort which have more games and activities. The Festival Grounds and the Dreams there also have plenty of things to do! Even beyond this, there are Dreams scattered all over Furcadia with games to play. Read the titles of Dreams to find potential places for these activities.|
|Can you go on quests?|
|While there is no over-arching quest system in Furcadia, many Dreams contain quests, mysteries and kingdoms to save! You can always find a quest or two in the Festival Grounds as well.|
|What is a Build-a-Home?|
|Often referred to as BaHs, these are Dreams set up like small communities where you can "buy" a house and decorate it however you like, all without needing to use a Dream Editor. Build-a-Homes are a great way for you to build your own space without leaving the iPhone. These are generally temporary spaces though-- if you leave your home, it will often be cleared for someone else to use.|
|What if I like wild animals?|
|The four-legged animals you see running about are called Ferians. Whole sections of the community prefer to play these avatars, and there are many Dreams that are home exclusively to Ferians. The Wylde is the Main Map dedicated to this genre, but you can find "feral" dreams spread throughout the world. Many of these Dreams will have all the avatars "patched" to be Ferian style, but you can be a Ferian anywhere by purchasing one from the Digo Market.|
|Are there other Realms or Worlds?|
|Furcadia is really a world full of other worlds. Almost every Dream you enter will be a new and wondrous realm to explore. There are fantasy kingdoms, galactic space ships, Arabian empires, Japanese tea houses, modern metropolises, elven forests, night clubs, haunted mansions, forgotten ruins, historical timescapes, parallel universes and so much more! There are worlds made by fans of many books, movies, bands, games and all sorts of media. Furcadia is truly an explorer's paradise.|
|Where are some good Clubs or Hangouts?|
|You can find clubs, guilds, families, packs and groups of all types spread throughout Furcadia. To find one you'd like to join, try the Groups & Guilds section of the Furcadia Forums or attend the quarterly Groups & Guilds Day!|
|What are Dream Standards?|
|Dream Standards are self regulated "ratings" that you can view when you enter a Dream. These standards tell you not only what content you might expect to find there, but also what behavior is expected of you while visiting. While connected from the iPhone you cannot enter a Dream with a standard higher than T+.|
|What are some Dream Hopping survival tips?|
|It's dangerous to go alone, take a cute kitten.|
|The Dream Owner is always right.|
|Don't feed the trolls, it only makes them bigger.|
|Look both ways before crossing the Dream Portals or you might fall in.|
|Yes, you can get there from here but it's easier if summoned.|
|Watch out for kiwis!|
|Yes, that is a flying toaster, but it's not polite to stare at its butter.|
|Take the time to stop and sniff the Flox.|
|There's not always wisdom at the Wisdom Tree.|
|Friends can be found in strange Dreams; good friends can be found in really strange Dreams.|
|The Dream Owner is STILL always right.|
|Always remember where you left your pillow.|