Nodes are locations on the map. Nodes can be connected, using Contribution Points, to give you bonuses such as more loot drops or higher profit when trading. They are also used to send workers to bring back resources for you.
Types of Nodes
There are currently two types of Nodes. These are: Adventure Nodes and Production Nodes.
These are the icons for each adventure node. From left to right these are: City, Town, Village, Gateway, Trading Post, Connection and Dangerous node. These nodes have a “Node Manager” NPC which is used for navigating nodes.
These are icons for the production nodes. Production nodes are places you can send your workers to gather materials for you. The names of each of these productions nodes, from left to right are: Farm, Forest, Mine and Management Office.
Each of these production nodes are connected to an adventure node and need to be invested in to be used. Farms, Forests and Mines are connected to Trading Posts, Connection nodes and Dangerous nodes. While the Management Office can be found at Villages.
How to connect Nodes
When connecting nodes it is best to start from Cities or Towns you have discovered then work your way out. Adventure Nodes that can be connected will have a white line from one to the other. Nodes that are currently connected will have a yellow line joining them together.
To connect nodes you must first go to the Node Manager NPC. To find the node manager you can right-click the node icon to set a pathfinder. Once you are at the node manager, speak to him/her and press “Check Node”.
This will open the map and show any production nodes that the adventure node also has. If there are nodes you haven’t discovered that can also be connected to the node you are at, the locations will be shown on the map.
In the top left corner a window will appear showing all the node information such as whether the node has a trade administrator, the country, territory, node managers name, which guild is currently controlling the node and the amount of contribution points it will cost to invest in the node.
To connect the nodes, click “Invest”.
To cancel the connection between nodes you can open the map at any time, click on the node icon, then click “Withdraw”. You can also further invest in a node using energy. This will increase the nodes level. The higher the level, the more loot drops you will get from monsters in this area.