I’ve always been too intimidated to go sit and play poker at a table in Vegas, mostly because I’m afraid of violating a rule or some kind of etiquette. I imagine it would turn into a lecture by the dealer about everything I’m doing wrong: -Don’t put your hand on the table, sir! -Don’t touch your cards yet, sir! -No cash bets, sir- only chips! -Chips must be stacked! -No betting at this time. -Sir, please make a bet. -Are you motioning to be “hit.” This is poker, not blackjack, sir. -You must remain seated while playing, sir! I had similar reservations when beginning multiplayer. So, I thought that if there was a comprehensive list of Dos & Don’ts for beginners to look at, it might decrease their inhibitions and encourage more players to give it a try, which would in turn decrease the odds of us sitting in the waiting queue/lobby by ourselves. 1. Be mindful of the orb needs of the person who follows you. If you need 6 light orbs to activate your leaderskill and kill Monster X, and the person following you also needs 6 light orbs to activate their LS, then do not use 18 light orbs and leave the following player marooned. 2. Similarly, if you need light orbs and the following player is using Athena, and you can finish Monster X without using their dark and water orbs, then you shouldn’t’t use dark and water orbs. Note: Do not be offended, however, if someone needs to use your preferred orbs. Combo leads, usually (in multiplayer) Kushi, Blue Hunter and Anubis devour everything in sight indiscriminately because they need to. 3. Engorging yourself on all the heart orbs (unnecessarily) when you’re at 100% HP and the poor bastard after you just ate a 99% gravity is going to piss people off. 4. If an easy boss is 2 turns away from attacking, it’s often nice (and strategic) to set the board up and conserve the orbs of choice for the following player. It lowers your CD by 1 and gives the next player an easy kill. 5. Learn which mobs have non-attacks their first move. Hera-Sol, Zeus Dios are two examples who just cast a status shield on themselves their first turn. Zeus Mercury casts a Water Skyfall buff. Which leads to the next item on the list. 6. Use Skyfalls carefully. If you are playing with 2 Blue Hunters and Zeus Mercury just cast a 99 turn Blue Skyfall buff and you eliminate it by casting a 1 turn dark Skyfall buff, they will be unhappy. 7. If someone is spamming “Nice” it means they want you to pass your turn. You should do that 95% of the time. It usually means they can OHKO the boss. 8. Do not be stingy with your actives. Use them conservatively, but as needed. I can’t count the number of times all 3 players have been eliminated because 2/3 players refused to use an active regardless of how hopeless the situation was without the use of an active. 9. One of my biggest blunders when beginning multiplayer was failing to account for the lack of the +2sec badge. It makes a huge difference and if you aren’t prepared for it you’ll look like a fool. 10. It’s OK to pass if you’re unsure of your comboing ability. If Monster X is going to absorb any combos of 7 or less, and you struggle with 6, you should consider passing. 11. If you have a really shitty connection, don’t play multiplayer. What often happens is the 3 players start the dungeon and the guy with the shitty connection gets booted, leaving the remaining 2 players to get through the dungeon with a big handicap. (Although there are times somebody is a huge anchor and you’ll wish there were only two of you.) What did I forget? Probably lots.