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Darkside Smart Menu

About the Darkside Menu
The Menu was created to help improve navigation to important game features, as well as to aid you by offering important alerts for ingame features. It is located on the Home page, just above your Combat Feed.

 


Why the Menu is Smart
While the common use of the menu will be to improve your navigation, the menu is also capable of bringing you important information on the fly. The buttons in the Menu can provide up to four different functions (sometimes in combination) depending on the relevance.

The different functions:

  • A simple, direct link to quickly access a Darkside feature

  • A visual indicator notifying you of a currently chosen option

  • A visual alert to notify you of a pending important action

  • A hover-activated tooltip holding important information

Note that hovering over a button will give you a clear, easy to read description of the button’s purpose, regardless of alert or indication status. This is true even with accessing a tooltip.

 

A Deep Look at Each Button

The following explains in detail the functions, indicators, alerts, and tooltip information for each button.

Buy Favors

On-Click Action: Opens up the FP [Favor Point] dialog to make accessing purchases easy and convenient!

Hover Action: Opens a tooltip that displays your current amount of FP.

Note that the looks and placement of your tooltip will vary depending on your browser, browser extensions, and/or applied browser themes.

Buy Instincts

On-Click Action: Opens up the IP [Instinct Point] dialog to make accessing purchases easy and convenient!



Hover Action: Opens a tooltip that displays your current amount of IP.



Note that the looks and placement of your tooltip will vary depending on your browser, browser extensions, and/or applied browser themes.

Buy Fusion Items

On-Click Action: Directs you to Council > Complete, to purchase Fusion Bundles.

Buy Sanctums

On-Click Action: Directs you to Council > Customize, to select current Sanctums or purchase new Sanctums.

Alert Action: Denotes when new Sanctums are available in Council > Customize. Alert is turned off when clicked.



Focus Essence

On-Click Action: Directs you to Sphere of Dark Essence.

Indicator: When the button is in its normal state, your are not yet ready to Focus. This state signifies that your Focus Timer is Gray. No actions are necessary for focusing.

Alert Action 1: Denotes when you are ready to focus. This state signifies that your Focus Timer is Green. Alert is turned off after you focus.

Alert Action 2: Denotes when you are in your last hour of focus. This state signifies that your Focus Timer is Red. Alert is turned off after you focus.



Prowling

On-Click Action: Directs you to Prowling.

Alert Action: Denotes when your Free Prowls have regenerated



Note that Prowling is still being developed. This button currently directs you to a Coming Soon page.

Catacombs

On-Click Action: Directs you to Catacombs > Passage 1.

Invite a Friend

On-Click Action: Directs you to Clan > Invites.

 

Blood Rise

On-Click Action: Directs you to Fight > Blood Rise.

Indicator 1: When the Trinity icon is Gray, you are unaligned.

Indicator 2: When the Trinity icon is Red, you are aligned to Caine.

Indicator 3: When the Trinity icon is Purple, you are aligned to Lillith.

Indicator 4: When the Trinity icon is Orange, you are aligned to Andilaveris.

Note that these indicators are always active, and are intended to help you remember who you are aligned with and when to re-align.

Adopt & Foster

Indicator 1: When the People icon is Gray, you are opted out of being Adopted or Fostered.

Indicator 2: When the People icon is Green, you are opted in and can be Adopted or Fostered.

Alert Action: Denotes when a new Fostering or Adoption offer is received. Alert is turned off when clicked on.

 

Necromancer

On-Click Action: Directs you to Catacombs > Passage 4 (Necromagical Fusion).



Event Scoring

On-Click Action: Directs you to War Boards for scoring of Live Team Events.

Note that this button is inactive and inaccessible when there is no team event. When a team event is live, this button will become active and accessible.

Event Live Example:

No Event Example:



Event Archives

On-Click Action: Directs you to the Story & Rules page of the most recent live gaming event.

 

Alert Action: Denotes when a new Events & Rules page is live. Alert is turned off when clicked on.

Note that the news alert is a priority alert, and therefore visually differs from other alerts.

VDS Fan Page

On-Click Action: Directs you to the Vampires: The Darkside Fan Page on Facebook.

Learn the Game

On-Click Action: Directs you to the VDS Community Support Desk > Knowledge Base.

Contact Support

On-Click Action: Directs you to the VDS Community Support Desk > New Ticket Request Form.

Note that for best support service results, you should always log into the CSD directly or by using one of the social network direct sign-ins.

 

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