The Nexus is the main area of the game and a safe zone from Oryx’s minions. In the Nexus, you can interact and trade with other players, customize your options, purchase Realm Gold and items, and access the Shop. It is also the gateway to your Vault, Guild Hall and Pet Yard, as well as The Tinkerer, the Login Seer, The Arena, and the Realms.
The Nexus changes appearance to match themes seasonally and during holidays or certain events.
The current Nexus has an 8-hour day-sunset-night-sunrise time cycle, with four maps. The map artwork is by Beige.
When the cycle switches in Nexus, the map for the new cycle will overlay any map tiles you have previously uncovered.
Players go here in the Nexus when they escape to safety by pressing the Nexus key, R by default, clicking the temple icon, or entering a Nexus portal.
Six fountains are placed around the Nexus: two by spawn and four by the Realm portals. They are not marked on the map but can easily found near the water.
The fountains will heal a nearby injured player at a rate of +100 HP every 1-2 seconds, though they only heal one person at a time.
The Nexus has eight shops, in which Realm Gold (and rarely, Fame) can be used to purchase items. They can have up to 12 items on display, which appear throughout the day. Prices remain constant until a few minutes before the item sales end, at which point they can be found at a discount. All current rates can be seen here.
Each shop area deals in a particular type of goods:
- West (upper and middle): Dungeon Keys
- West (lower): selected Character Skins
- South (left): Pet Food, Loot Boosters, XP Boosters, Tinctures and Effusions, Backpacks, and miscellaneous consumables
- South (right): Pet Eggs
- East (lower): Ability Items
- East (middle): Weapons
- East (upper): Armor and Rings
Mystery Box Shop
North of the spawn area is the Shop which sells Mystery Boxes, offering the chance to receive a variety of items, along with item Packages. Step on the yellow tiles to see what is being offered. You can also click the Shop button at the top left to access it while in the Nexus. The shop is manned by an NPC also named “Mystery Box Shop”
Cloth Bazaar Portal
Between the middle and lower shops of the eastern and western walls are portals to the Cloth Bazaar, which offers dyes and cloths.
The Daily Quest Room
To the right of the Mystery Box Shop is the Daily Quest Room which leads to the Tinkerer and the Login Seer. The Tinkerer offers rewards for bringing specific items, and the Login Seer offers rewards for logging in daily.
Once you’re ready to return to combat with Oryx’s minions, you come to the northernmost part of Nexus to enter a Realm portal.
The number of realms available changes often, depending on the population of the current server and which realms are sealed off. There can be up to 8 available at once, or there can be none at all (although having fewer than 2 is rare and temporary). Each is named after a minion, usually a god.
Below each portal is some fraction, with a denominator of 85 and the numerator displaying the current number of players in that realm. The numbers in brackets next to the number of players in the realm shows how many players are in a queue to enter that realm. All realms are instances of the identical game; there are no differences in difficulty, skill level, or guild inclusion.
After getting at least 1000 fame, you can come to the northwest wing of Nexus to create a guild by interacting with the guild book. You will need to choose a unique name for your guild.
If you have already joined a guild, you can come here to leave the guild.