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As a general rule, pink buttons are “Ok/Confirm/Proceed/Retry (Connection)” and blue buttons are “Cancel/Close/Back”. Brown buttons often give you extra information.
9 March update: Check the New Interface Guide together with this page.
Starting the game
Click on Start Playing.
Data will download and you will choose a starter character out of Nami, Zoro and Sanji, which binds you to one of the three starter islands. You will then go through the tutorial, and get one free play in the Gacha, and be prompted to enter your name (max 6-character), this cannot be changed later on.
Shortly after, you will be asked to enter your date of birth, which affects what you can access in the game. This also cannot be changed once registered. You can press the blue button to skip for now but you will face some restriction in gameplay and you will be prompted to register again if you try to use the cash shop.
Completing these steps will bring you to a random plaza on your starter island.
Island, Plaza and Getting Around
The plaza is where you will spend most of your time and most menus are accessible from here. Even if you and your friend are on the same island (e.g. Fishman Island), you may not find one another. This is because each island has multiple public (and private) plazas, and each plaza can hold a maximum of 100 players at one time.
All players begin in public plazas by default. If you check the Plaza Menu, you can see the list of players in the same plaza, with the total number in the bottom left. You can also invite a friend to the current plaza you are in with the button in the bottom right.
Use the Change Plaza menu to move around plazas. If you want a plaza with more or fewer players, try Plaza Hop to go to another plaza on the same island, or View Plaza Invites if someone has sent you an invite to their plaza (which may be on another island). If you had a friend bring you to a starter island you cannot access yourself, Plaza Hopping is a good way to find more rooms to farm in.
Tip: Sometimes, you may find that you cannot enter a public plaza your friend has invited you to. From our experience, it is usually because the combined stats of your 2 active characters is too low for that plaza. Each public plaza seems to have a hidden minimum stats requirement, which is why when you play in public plazas you seldom see players whose stats are much lower than yours.
Private Plaza is ideal for people to play with friends and allies. Simply make one and send an invite through the above-mentioned Plaza Menu, or friend menu, or tell them the plaza ID. There are no stats requirement for private plazas but there are age restrictions depending on the plaza owner (who created the plaza).
Tip: Even if the private plaza (e.g. on north island) is empty and thus expired, using the expired plaza ID will still bring you to a public plaza on the island it was on (in this case, north island). This is how most players access all three starter islands.
Choosing Change Island brings you to the following menu. Normal is a list of permanent story mode islands, while Special is where the limited-time event islands are. You can preview the main loot available on the island.
At times, you may find that you cannot join multiplayer rooms. Go back to the Plaza and if the you are alone in the plaza and the Plaza Menu has become a yellow button, you have been disconnected from the server. Click on the yellow button to reconnect. If it fails repeatedly, try restarting your app.
Edit – Character, Party and Scene Cards
Choosing Edit on the menu lets you make changes to everything you own. Character Medal will have a “!” if you have enough medals to acquire or evolve a character. You can also change party member here; the character standing in front is the main party member (affects Lucky Bonus).
In Equip Cards, you can use Auto-Equip to fill up the 10 slots, then choose Manual Equip to choose which of the 10 cards you want to swap out. If you’re changing the character out, choose Unequip All. If you want to unequip every character, choose Unequip All Char.
In the Scene Card menu, you can level the cards and skills level in Strengthen, then Evolve them, or Sell unwanted cards.
The button at the bottom right of this screen brings up a menu that allows you to filter/sort your cards.
Whenever you try to start a quest when your bag is full, you will get the following menu:
Each Quest page will have a few tabs depending on the difficulty. If it’s a limited-time event stage, it will also show the remaining time in days, hours, or minutes.
Choosing a stage will show you the boss, his/her level, and stamina cost. The first time you clear a stage, you will receive the First-Clear Bonus. Once you have done so, the item will have a red stamp over it to show that it’s been claimed. Above that is the Ichioshi Treasure. This means that this stage is the recommended to farm for these loot. Note that you can get other loot that is not shown here.
Community is where you manage your Friends and Alliance.
In Friend List, you will see all your registered Friends and you can use the button on the bottom right to sort them:
The second tab in Friend List are Friend requests you can accept or reject.
Use Player Search to locate a player using their ID and add them as a friend. If you cannot find them in the search and did not type the ID wrongly, it’s probably due to your registered age.
For Alliance interface, please check this post.
The Mission screen has three tabs: Daily, Regular, and Cleared. Daily mission resets every day at 05:00 JST, while Regular missions are one-time only. Check our Mission posts for what the Missions are about.
In Menu, you can read Announcements, check your Presents and Profile. Change Device is where you do the all important account backup.
Under Presents, you can find all the login gifts, compensation, campaign gifts and more. You can Collect them one by one or just Collect All. Note that while login gifts usually don’t expire (marked in blue box), other gifts such as campaign gifts have an expiry date (marked in red box; in this case, 14-days) so make sure to take those out ASAP.
Under Settings, you can change the volume, graphic level (use low standard if you want to save battery), and turn push notifications on/off.
You may have seen some of these while playing.
1. Error code S2/D0: Retry Connection is the most common of all. The server is not very stable, hopefully temporarily. If “Retry” does not work, try restarting the app. If it still doesn’t work, it might be your connection’s problem.
2. Error code S123: New app version available. Update via AppStore or Playstore to continue playing.
3. Warning: If you delete the app, your data will be gone. Make sure to get a backup code if you need to reinstall. Check the checkbox for the warning to go away for three weeks. The warning will appear again after 3 weeks. It appears every 3 weeks whether or not you have backed up your account.
4. Game is under maintenance and you’re shown the estimated ending date and time in JST.
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