After you start Parallel Kingdom, you will probably notice a circle surrounding your character. This is your circle of mobility. To move around within the circle, just double tap the screen.
When you first begin, your circle of mobility and your character are centered at your GPS/WiFi location. PK allows your phone to show you the parallel world, and your current location determines where your spotlight shines. If you want to move your circle of mobility and access new areas, move in real life and tap Menu > Relocate. This will recenter your circle of mobility on your new location.
These are two of the most important ways to get around:
- Double tap to move your character within your circle of mobility
- Move your circle of mobility by moving in the real world
"But I'm sore from the 10k I ran for charity last weekend. Is there any other way to get around?"
Absolutely. There are a bunch of other ways to get around…
Your Dog -- Everyone's Best Friend
Every player begins the game with a Hunting Dog. Your Dog's primary use will be bringing you to fresh territory. All you have to do is tap your Dog and select "Walk Dog." This will cost 3 Roc Feathers and then your Dog will bring you to some fresh territory great for hunting. After traveling, you should tell your Dog to "Stay" so it doesn't follow you into battle and get hurt.
After a bit of hunting, your Dog may have to go home and rest for a bit. This will happen when the Dog's timer is all used up or when its HP reaches zero. As it ages, it will need longer and longer resting times. If your Dog goes home to rest, you can look at your Dog Whistle in your Items list to see when you'll be able to call it back. When your pooch is all rested up, use the Dog Whistle to call it back to you.
Dogs can also be leveled up and refreshed so it can fight by your side. Here's more info on that.
Hints for Beginners:
- If your dog is able to find unclaimed territory for you, use it often when starting out to find creatures to hunt and maybe a place to build a log cabin.
- If you start out in a very crowded area, occasionally the dog will not be able to find unclaimed territory. In this case, try to "Request Passage" from the nearby flag owners, or use your City Ticket to hunt on the black flags of the city.
White Flags -- Using Public Transportation
If you are fortunate, in the beginning you will find some white flags nearby. These Flags are actually owned by other players, but they have chosen to leave them open to everyone for travel and hunting. Simply tap the Public Flag and select "Visit." Hopefully you'll find slow, lazy monsters ready to give you their gold and not an angry Dragon.
Fly Like An Eagle -- Roc Tracking
Rocs are giant flying creatures, long thought to be extinct. If you encounter one, attack the Roc, and watch it fly away... Now tap the Roc Shadow and choose "Track Roc" and SHAZAM! You are in a new area along with that blasted Roc you are tracking.
Visiting Others' Buildings -- Right of Passage
When you start out in Parallel Kingdom, you won't have many resources to build your own flags so you might want to use those of other players. Don't worry, most people are friendly in PK - you just have to reach out to them first. A good strategy is to tap on your neighbor's flags and send them a short Private Message. Just introduce yourself, tell them you're new and could use a little help getting around. Then follow the short instructions below to get Right of Passage so you can use their flags for travel. Just make sure not to attack their flags or cut down their trees - that's just bad manners.
To Get Right of Passage
- Tap somebody else's structure.
- Select "Request Passage" from the menu
Visiting Your Buildings -- Benefits of Ownership
There are two main ways to visit the buildings that you've built. If the structure is visible on the map, you'll be able to tap it, and select "Visit" for 2 Roc Feathers. This option is available for any building that you can see including Flags, claimed Caves, and other buildings. This also works for Public Flags, City Flags, and the buildings of other players that have given you Right of Passage.
Using this method, most players choose to build chains of flags that are close together so they can travel from one to the next. Using this method, you can secure a lot of great hunting territory and travel through it very easily. Build your Log Cabin out there and use your Estates menu to get out there whenever you want.
The other way to visit your buildings is through the Estates menu. Just go to "Menu" >> "Estates" and you'll see a list of buildings that you can visit anytime from anywhere. Only certain buildings that you've built or claimed will make it into this list. These are:
- Log Cabin/House/Manor
- Your City Center
- Roc Shrines
- Guard Towers
- Oil Wells
- Your Library
- Other Cities You've Visited
If you don't have any buildings in your Estates list, build a Log Cabin or use the City Ticket in your Items list already. What are you waiting for?
This is really cool. You can visit any distant friend and form a hunting group -- or just hang out and party! To get someone to visit you, just send a Private Message to any other player and select the "Invite" box. Now send the message and wait for them to accept. If your friend outstays their welcome, you can just tap their character and select "Kick Out" to send them back where they came.
If you want to visit someone else, get them to send you an invite. Then go to "Menu" >> "Inbox" and tap their invite message. Then select "Visit Player" and pay the Roc Feathers.
"But I don't have any friends!"
Sucks to be you ... er, I mean, why not hang out, chat and try to make a few?
Water Travel -- Yarg!
To a land lover like yourself, water will look like a dark shaded area. If you want to venture out into the deep blue, tap anywhere in the shaded area and choose to "Make a Raft." If you have the resources, you'll soon see yourself out in the water with a brand new raft under you. Keep in mind, to travel further out to sea, you still need to build some Buoys or use someone else's. Also, as soon as you go back to land, your raft will disintegrate, so if you don't like wasting resources, don't make hasty decisions.
Raft: 3 Wood, 3 Crude Oil, 2 Silk
Buoy: 3 Crude Oil, 5 Wood