Modpack Installation Guide
The above is a link with instructions on getting the modpack installed, a list of the all the mods, and the download for the latest Resource Pack! If you still need help you're more than free to ask, there's a #tech-support channel on the discord.
Toro is an EST (Eastern Standard Time) based server! A decent chunk of players and staff are on EST or at least close to it, so we normally mean this if not specified for an event; we try our best to note it though. There are still a decent amount of people who are out of the US or who are night owls to interact with though!
Maxing out IVs
One of the things Toro offers is maxing out the IVs of your Pokemon for free,
or near maxing them out (for Hidden Power use). To do this, go to the Battle Tower in Aurelia and use the appropriate NPC to up it
. If you don't know where this is you can ask other players. If a specific 31/30 spread for a specific Hidden Power is needed feel free to ask the GMs!
There are a few ways to get shinies on Toro, and all of them are free (in terms of real life money). You could trade with another player, catch them in the wild, or purchase them.
If you catch a wild shiny Pokemon, congratulations! Before you train it, check if you like it's size. Natural, wild caught Shiny are able to get their size changed for free - if you contact a staff before training it!
However purchasing them has some rules. In order to get a Pokemon turned into a Shiny, you’ll need to have 100,000 Pix
(The in game currency), and the Pokemon in question must be freshly hatched
(AKA: Level 1). What this means is Egg Moves, Natures, Abilities, Size, and Gender are all on you to get. Once you’ve bred that perfect Pokemon and have the money, contact staff/make a ticket to get you all set!
Toro has a Dynamic Map, or Dynmap to help you navigate the somewhat confusing region. Check out http://server.toro-league.com:8123/
to use it.
While we do have a Dynmap, it’s a good idea to go more in depth with methods of getting around. Looking at the map, you can see it’s kind of big. Maybe not as big as some servers, but it’s pretty big, and can get pretty confusing. You have your typical methods of transportation, such as the use of Pokemon for land, air, and sea travel, but we also employ the use of Subways for basically teleporting between cities. All cities have a subway, with the exception of Adamas, and all Subways lead back to Aurelia, which is the Grand Central Station.
In Toro, the Gym Challenge is open for people of any age or level to participate in- eventually leading up to Toro's Pokemon League and becoming the Champion if you so desire! All of those involved- the Gym Leaders, E4, and Champion- are all other players to try and make it as engaging as possible. If you're interested in fighting the Gyms more information can be found at the following link: http://toro-league.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=3038
Lore Team & Lore Channel
Lore Team is a group of select players and staff members who are dedicated to helping Toro make sense, but we can’t think of everything to define. As such, we have a channel in the Discord called #lore-questions
. This channel is where you can post a question, or browse through the index to see if it’s already answered. Please make sure to follow the rule for that chat though, it’s not a discussion room. We have an entire section on the forums dedicated for Lore as well, right here: http://www.toro-league.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=115
If you want to talk directly to Lore Team we recommend opening a Lore Team Ticket! Otherwise members of Lore Team can be found here: http://www.toro-league.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=115&t=2770
If you wish to create a new character on a new account, post a thread in the Character Profiles subforum with your new character’s profile. You have two characters per account, and you must wait for the new character to be accepted before playing them.
Where it says to put your Minecraft Name please let us know if it's a new account so we know to whitelist it. There is also no need to create a new forums account for the new Minecraft account, please keep all of your minecraft accounts on the same forums account.
If you wish to replace your old character you can either soft-reroll or hard-reroll your character. To do this create a new character profile and specify that you want to re-roll, what type of re-roll you’re doing, and the account you’re rerolling. You can more information on this under 2.6 in the server rules.
Building in Toro
While you can't build wherever, you can rent and decorate a home in one of the towns by talking to their mayor(s) OOCly & ICly! You can view a little bit of information about towns and their homes here
. Otherwise, if you're interested in building anywhere else, or want to build something from scratch, you can ask a GM about it! Though, unless it's something like a small camp or a tent, it likely will not be accepted without good RP reason and until time put into the server. Even then we're cautious about people wanting land for personal use rather than a public area.
The reason for that is that we want to make sure builds fit within the setting and actually contribute to roleplay rather than have random buildings that stick out all over the place, possibly ruining one of our carefully crafted environments. Due to the fact the region is contained to a continent (and surrounding islands) rather than constantly growing with exploration like most servers, we'd rather it be filled with more interesting things to find that is approved rather than abandoned homes from people who have come and gone. Another benefit is that having people stick within cities also leads to more roleplay and opportunities!
Despite that, the map isn't static! Since it was made the map has changed and grown so much- cities changed over time, fascinating caves have opened up, islands have appeared, and even entire biomes and environments have been changed! With the limits on random building, we can make it so when people and events leave it truly meaningful.
, you must follow the rules of the town or location you’re allowed to build in. Generally, you’re not allowed to change the exterior of your home too much, if at all, without asking permission. Gardens and yards are okay to decorate as you wish with small things, but building a structure- such as a shed or gazebo- would require approval.
Finding Pixelmon / Object
We encourage players to ICly ask other characters if they’re looking for a specific Pixelmon for object. There are many nesting areas for Pixelmon on specific areas of the map, but we encourage players to ICly ask other characters or to explore! If you're looking for an object be sure to check the Aurelia Department store before asking!
Helping with Lore / Building / Events
Player input and suggestions are encouraged by the GMs, and if you want to help with lore you can fill out one of the forms in the appropriate thread in the Toro Lore subforum
! We suggest you speak to a GM as you work on the form. If you wish to help with anything staff related such as applications, building, coordinating events, or more, you can find the applications for different staff positions here
to fill out after staying with the server for some time!
Alternatively, if you only wish to do small one-off mini-events you think of, you can just contact a staff about it. We’re open to helping you create events, and a guide on creating such mini-events can be found here