Where do i start?
Whether AthensPS is your first custom server, or you have a history of playing custom servers each server has a different way to begin. As you first Spawn into Athens, you are presented with a starter gear set, and some basic supplies. These will be used to get those first few combat stats up to 99, and only be used for a short amount of time.
After you have chosen your game mode (normal,Iron, Ultimate Iron) you will be greeted with the ::home area.
I would suggest that the first thing you do, is get yourself some frost dragon bones, from other players, or from mystery boxes. Mystery boxes can easily be obtained from spending a short amount of time at the ::afk zone. With these bones get yourself to level 99 prayer by using the bones on the ::altar at home, and afterwards make sure to switch your prayer book on the chaos altar so you have access to soulsplit. Once you have soulsplit unlocked you want to head over to the training zone at ::train. This is where you will spend the first hour or so of your athens experience, getting your combat stats up, and getting the required kills for a number of later game bosses.
The ::train zone is laid out in a way that is easy for players to understand the difficulty of the npc's there, being numbered from 1-5. After slashing and firing your way through zones 1-3 you will meet your first npc that you want to camp for a little while, The dark squall. I would reccomend staying here for at least 100 kills, or more and see if you can snag yourself some doom armour pieces, or a doom minigun, this will make taking on the next npc even easier! After you have spent some time getting some kills here, we move to an ironmans favourite starter npc, The Untouchable.
The Untouchables, are a great way to progress your early game gear, as they drop the golden minigun, and also are a requirment for killing more later game bosses. In the case of this NPC i would suggest getting a minimum of 100 kills which is needed for custom slayer. While on your journey through the ::train zone, i would suggest picking up all clue caskets, cash caskets, and mystery boxes as these will be great early cash, and help you on your way to upgrading your gear.
Once you have finished up with your 100 Untouchable kills, head on back over to ::home and open the mystery boxes that you have acquired. From these boxes you will get dragonkin lamps, which will be a great way to level up your skills in order to start making money, and get a max cape! Max capes are one of the easist Drop rate boosting items to obtain, and require 99 in all skills. Once you have all your skills levelled to 99 head to king lathias at ::shops and purchase the max title. By purchasing the max title, you will then be able to speak to the veteran at ::home, to buy your first max cape!
At this point, you will have a good basis to start yourself on Custom slayer, once you are 99 slayer, type ::changebravek into your chat bar and hit enter. Doing this will change your slayer master to bravek, Athens custom slayer master. to quick teleport to your slayer master click on the slayer skill in the levels tab, and then teleport to slayer master. Now fair warning, although you are maxed, Bravek does not take into consideration that you are new, and have low level gear, so some of the potential tasks he can assign, may still be a little tough for you to complete, but worry not there are plenty of ways to get yourself some gear upgrades that does not require too much work.
If Bravek gives you a task, and you find yourself really struggling to get through and get the kills, i would suggest taking a step back, heading over to bloodhounds on the boss teleports, and camping there for a while. Bloodhounds are a relatively easy npc to kill, and have the chance to drop your first drop rate increasing pet, the bloodhound! The bloodhound pet gives a +5% drop rate bonus, and is great for newer players. While on your pet hunt, you will get some weapons that can be sold to the 1b ticket shop at ::ckey, aswell as cash caskets, and clue caskets. Killing 100 bloodhounds is a requirement to kill its superior version the undead hound, aswell as ganodermic warlocks. After having done 100 kills, i would suggest moving to ganodermic warlocks, as these can be a great way to get some early game boosts, with their uncommon drop of ultra boxes, which can give you the sought after limey bow! Limey bows are commonly bought by players for a good price, as they have the chance to be upgraded at the upgrader into a 10$ bond!!
After having killed a number of ganodermic warlocks, with the weapins and armour they drop, you should be able to sell this loot to the 1b shop, and if you were lucky enough to get a limey bow, have enough money to upgrade your gear to be able to take on most custom slayer mobs!!
Gear and what to aim for as a lower level player
At this point you should have plenty enough money to start working on gear upgrades, my personal suggestion to you, would be to get yourself a dragon minigun which is commonly sold by other players. This dragon minigun will be your staple weapon for your early slayer grinds, as it does good damage and has a fast attack speed! The ammunition that you require, is hand cannon shots, these can be obtained from the range shop at ::shops, or if you have spent some time at the ::Afk zone, then you will have a good amount of ammo from your ammo boxes the Atrox shot (e).
For a detailed weapon and armour guide you can see these posts here
Before you start Bravek slayer make sure to set the difficulty using one of these commands;
Now the difficulty does not change the monsters that you will encounter on your journey, however what it will do is increase the number of NPC's that you have to kill to complete the task. By increasing your slayer task difficulty, you will gain a bigger bonus for 10 slayer tasks complete in a row. For easy tasks, a 10 task streak will give you 8 slayer boxes, for medium 15, and for hard tasks you will get 25 slayer boxes for a streak.
Slayer boxes can be a great way to make money on AthensPS as they are commonly bought and sold between players for their possible loot!! The current average price at the time of this post is between 350-500b per slayer box. The loot of the slayer box can also be worth a lot more than this with the advanced slayer helm, selling for 50t+. If your feeling lucky, you can open the boxes yourself, but for newer players i would reccomend selling them.
Frequently asked questions from new players
What ammo does the minigun use?
Hand cannon shots from the range supply store at ::shops, or atrox shots (e) from the ammo boxes obtained from ::Afk
What should i do to make money?
Custom slayer is a huge money maker for both newer players, aswell as veterans of the server. This also enables you to see a lot of the NPC's that the server has to offer. If you dont feel like slaying, there are a number of other ways to farm cash and buy upgrades. A number of lower level NPC's drop Ultra boxes, which has a chance of giving Limey bows as loot! Limey bows are used at the upgrader to make into 10$ bonds, so are always in high demand by players! for a full detailed guide on how to farm these follow this link -
Whats a good way to increase my drop rate?
The most simple way to increase drop rate for a newer player, is to get yourself a max cape and a bloodhound/hulk pet. Both relatively cheap options that give the player a great start for their drop rate. This alongside a collectors necklace and a 25% dr ring will show a significant difference when killing NPC's.
Are cluescrolls worth doing?
In short absolutely, with the release of the mimic boss, clue scrolls have become a great way to potentially get a new bis pet!! The mimic pet provides the player with 150 drop rate and looks epic! However if you dont feel like grinding out the mimic boss yourself, clues can be sold to other players, for a great price considering how common they are!
See my mini mimic guide here -
What weapon should i get next?
As a new player, your first path of progression should be to keep upgrading through the miniguns until you reach rainbow! At this point, you can ditch the range gear, and get yourself a hellfire battlestaff, along side some darkblue mage armour, or infernal virtus! this is a great combination, that will show you a huge increase in your dps. After this you will be changing up again to the melee combat style, and using a hellfire shadow sword which can be obtained from upgrading lit swords at the upgrader!
Is (item from super/ultra box) better than a minigun?
Most items from ultra boxes or from super boxes, are inferior to miniguns throughout the early game! This mainly because of the miniguns speed of attack, although you may see yourself hitting a 400 with a sea devil bow, a minigun would out dps it on speed alone! with the majority of wepaons from super/ultra boxes being bows, the first bow you will probably use is the animal bow, which can be bought from players, or from the boss points store for 53k boss points.
Useful in game commands.
Teleports you to the crystal chest where you can spend your Crystal Keys. Instead of the over used rubbish crystal chest loot that you see in a number of servers. Athens has a unique way to make use of your crystal keys, by offering you small, medium, and large cash caskets, as well as Golden keys in exchange for them.
Teleports you to the burnt chest, where you can spend your golden keys. Golden keys can give some good starter supplies, as well as some mid game goodies like the collector necklace. Alongside these rewards, the gkey also gives you a chance to get your hands on some super and ultra boxes, an easy way to make some extra money from the ::afk zone.
This teleports the player to the Training area, where you will find 5 different types of starter monsters! This area is great for new players to find their feet, and get that starter money they need to progress.
Teleports the player to the altars at ::home, a place to change your spell book, prayer book and to offer bones to level prayer.
Teleports the player back to the last Monster, boss or skilling teleport that you used from the teleports menu. This command comes in extremely useful when fighting instanced npc's such as saggitare.
Theres no place like it, this teleports the player to the home area, where they can fins shops, altars, and more. Most players meet here when buying/selling loot.
This teleports the player to the main hub of npc's who sell things. From here you can access a number of shops including; Donator shop, loyalty rewards shop, boss points shop, and the player owned shops!
Opens the players internet browser and takes them to the Athensps donator store. This is where you can make purchases for the server, including boxes, armours, weapons, and limited time items! After you have made a purchase you can type ::claim in game and your items will arrive!
::vote / ::voted
A great way to show your support for Athens, by typing ::vote into your chat bar, your internet browser will open and allow you to vote for the server! by voting for Athens not only do you increase the ability for the server to get seen, you also can get some great rewards in game by typing ::voted
This command will open the players internet browser, and take them directly to the forums! this is where you can post your suggestions on how to imporve the game, and also interact with other users, and enter forum giveaways!
Typing this command in game, will open a link to the official AthensPS discord. This is a great place for players to communicate and sell goods, while they are not online! Within our discord you will also have receive the latest news and updates about future content and patches, aswell as be able to enter discord only giveaways.
Drop Rate Boosting items
Like any custom server Drop rate is a great way to increase your chance at getting loot! for a in depth guide on which items give the best drop rate follow this link.
Clue scroll help
Stuck on where to dig for your cluescroll? This guide will show you all of the locations to help you farm your mimic teleports quickly and easily.
Looking to try your luck at upgrading your items, but not sure how the upgrader works? This guide will teach you all you need to know about how to use the upgrader, and how to forge gear together.
Bloodshot slayer helm
If your a dedicated slayer, you need a helmet that tells everyone! To find out how to create the bloodshot slayer helmet, and obtain all the blood you need click here-
Want to see your idea in AthensPS?
Everyone has an idea they would love to see, and your ideas help shape and change the future of the game! If you have a suggestion that you think would make the server better, whether it be new content, or changes to existing content feel free to post here -
Want to be part of the AthensPS Team?
If you think you have what it takes to be part of the great staff team at Athens, and have the knowledge and aspirations to become a staff member, post your application here -
Do you need help with something related to the website, the client or in general, and cant find where to ask? follow this link, and someone will be there to assist you as soon as possible - https://athensps.org/forums/forum/24-general-support/