Sorry, I'm not too good with words. Just a sec; safety rules say we have to do a quick headcount to make sure everyone made it out, so let me count...One. Alright, looks like you're all present and accounted for.
What about Frank? Did you see him leave the train?
Ordinarily I'd be giving you a lecture on the importance of being an informed citizen, but the truth is, nobody really knows what's going on.
Here's what ew do know: not too long ago, random objects started coming to life: hats, dolls, furniture... all kinds of stuff. That's weird enough on its own, but these things were also attacking people and multiplying like crazy.
Nothing seemed to hurt them. we tried stomping them, burning them, and whatever else we could think of, but no dice. Luckily, G-Corp labtechs started handing out rings, so now we can fight back.
They look like normal rings, but they pack some serious heat. They produce amazing effects... best of all, they can actually neutralize the Animated. I can't really explain it, so how about I just show you?
A 'boomer' is a ring that makes stuff go 'boom.' Get it? And with the way things are going, you'll probably be making a lot of stuff go boom. I've got three to choose from: Mantis, Solar Rays and Hot Foot.
I wish somebody would get in there and wipe out that mess, so to speak. I have to hold my post at theses stairs, but maybe some responsible citizen who's just been given a free ring could take care of it.
Now, before you go out there again, I think you should learn a little about pacing yourself. You don't want to get exhausted in the middle of a fight.
Using your rings is tiring. Some rings are more tiring than others. If you keep using them constantly without resting, you'll really sap your Stamina, and when you're completely worn out, you can't focus to channel the energy of your ring.
No, just the opposite: your emotions affect the rings. Whenever you use your rings or get hit by enemies, your rings capture your combat stress. We guards call this 'Rage,' since it's usually built up in the heat of battle.
You can use this Rage energy to charge up your rings for an extra-powerful burst once in a while. You'll have to focus for an extra moment or two to channel your Rage, but these bursts won't exhaust you any more than usual.
If you start to get exhausted, it might be a good idea to use your Rage to smash an enemy with a charged-up hit. With any luck, you might finish off your foe and get a chance to rest.
To power up your attack to use a bigger Rage Rank, select a target and then click and HOLD the left mouse button (or one of the '1-8' ring hot keys).
You Rage Meter begins to fill while you hold the mouse button of hotkey. release it at any point to trigger the ring effect at a higher Rage Rank.
There are four Rage Ranks for almost every ring, so try out the various effects...and remember that using a ring at a higher Rage Rank does *not* add extra Stamina cost, so it's a very efficient thing to do.