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[jDN] How-to sign up and play Japan Dragon Nest!

Jun 10, 2014 3:58 am
First off, hello.

This is probably the first guide ever on playing Dragon Nest Japan, but before I start off, I'll give a quick overview on what you'll need to play Dragon Nest Japan.

What you need to play jDN:
A proxy.

What you don't need:
Internet Explorer
A Japanese computer

You will need a proxy to access the homepage and to play the game, this meansthat your latency will probably be horrible but so be it.

A quick overview of this guide:
1. Registering
2. Downloading the game
3. Starting the game (with proxy)
4. Buying "Hancoins"
5. FAQ
6. Events

1. Registering
Don't worry, you won't need a proxy to register. So first,you go to the registering page:

You'll have to insert your e-mail there, when you've donethat, press the orange button and you'll see a confirmation window to see wherethe ''registering link'' got sent to.

Check your inbox, and click on the link.

Now you'll have to insert your information.

Please note thatyour password has to have atleast 1 number in it, and the birthday you insertmust represent you being older than 18 years old. When you've done that, press on the orange button below.

You'll now see this, confirming all the information you'veentered.

But here comes the most trickiest part, a hiragana captcha.

You'll have to use this site in order to enter the rightcharacters for this captcha:

You try to put the right characters as an answer with thehelp of the site above. Should look like this:


When you put the right characters, press the button on theright (red squared one). And if the captcha is correct, you'll finish yourregistration with this:

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Jun 10, 2014 3:59 am
2. Downloading the game

Once again, you won't need a proxy to download the game.

You can download the game here (in parts):


Once you've downloaded all of the above, you can continue to the next part.

[ The post was edited by TheCoasterfreak at Dec 15, 2015 4:06 am ]

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    Jun 10, 2014 4:00 am
    3. Starting the game

    And this is where you'll have to use a proxy. You can choose between 2 different proxies:

    1. Free proxy

    2. Paid proxy

    I'm using a paid proxy for several reasons:

    1. It's more stable (less random disconections)

    2. You get to choose on which program you want to use the proxy, this means that you can do everything you want without the proxy affecting your other business.

    Free proxy

    We'll be using a free proxy for example,  it's called SoftEther.


    Click on the first option to download it.

    When you've installed SoftEther, you start it up and press on ''VPN Gate Public VPN Relay Servers".

    It'll ask you to accept a bunch of stuff, accept all of it. At the end, you'll see a huge list of available proxy servers. Just choose the one with the most amount of sessions (kinda shows how good the proxy is).

    You now connect to that VPN server, if everything goes right you're now connected to that VPN. If you get a bunch of errors, then the fault is at your side and not the proxy.

    Paid proxy

    Now, you'll head over to this site:

    Continue to the ''Buy VPN'' page, looks like this


    Lots of different payment methods to choose from, once ur done with the payment, your account will be activated instantly. You now download the VPN, choose the PRO one for more methods:

    Fast forward to the point where you installed it and logged in.

    You can select from all these Japanese servers, but be sure to select ''specific traffic via VPN'' in the top left!

    You connect to one of them, and you'll see an empty white area below. That's where u will drop the ''programs'' which u want to use the VPN on.

    You go to the place where u installed DragonNestJapan. In most cases it's installed at C:\HanPurple\DNEST. So you head over to there and drag the ''DragonNest.exe'' into the white area.

    1. Click on the dragonnest.exe ONCE
    2. Click on activate

    Since we're using a paid proxy for specific programs, why not add a browser in it too?
    You go to where u have internet explorer installed (C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer), and drag it into the stuff u want to use the VPN on, same way as how u did the dragonnest.exe

    Double click on iexplorer.exe in FlyVPN for it to open with a Japanese connection.

    Now u can continue with the next few steps:

    What you'll see when you try to go to the homepage:


    You'll have to press on ''GAME START'' to start the game, only do this when you're done downloading/installing. When you press on GAME START, you will get an error.

    But don't worry! You only have to accept the ToS and thats it. Just keep on pressing the grey button.

    Once again:

    The moment you press GAME START a launcher will pop up.

    It'll update the remaining 150~ish patches. It'll take some time for it to update so you might wanna do something else in the meanwhile. It is recommended for you to disconnect the VPN for the launcher to update faster. When it's done, press the blue button to start the game.

    I could also post how to play with a paid proxy, but I'll only do this if enough people are interested in it.

    Now, when the game is done updating, press the blue button to start it. There are 2 servers to choose from, they're both exactly the same, but the one is just a little bit more crowded than the other, that's why its recommended to choose this server:

    Once you chose the server, you can then choose one of the 7 characters.

    For example the academic.

    Be sure to choose the correct server at the top right before making the character!

    When selecting your character, it'll ask you to create a 2nd pin, you can either refuse or make one (highly recommended to make a 2nd pin, to gain more EXP).

    Finally, you're ingame!

    [ The post was edited by TheCoasterfreak at Jun 19, 2014 2:40 am ]

    Jun 10, 2014 4:01 am
    4. Buying Hancoins.

    And ofcourse are we able to buy ''Hancoins''. You can buy them with a prepaid card also known as ''WebMoney''. You can buy WebMoney at various places online.





    SeaGM is a lot cheaper, but you decide where you want to buy it.

    Once you bought the webmoney card (for example 1000 yen), you can headover to here:

    Once you pressed that little button, you will have to insert various information before being able to buy anything. Press the white button on the bottom to continue.

    You can just insert crap and you'll still be alright.

    Looks like this when its confirmed:

    Once it's done, press on the option with ''WebMoney'' on it.

    Be sure to select the WebMoney option, then select the amount, then agree with the ToS and press the orange button to continue.

    Once again, press the orange button.

    Now you insert the code you bought at SeaGM / CN-USA and keep clicking on the orange button and it should be fine.

    Jun 10, 2014 4:01 am
    5. FAQ

    Q: Why should I play jDN?

    A: Economy isn't messed up by bots, actual grinding can net you up some good gold and all the equipment is very very cheap (because there is barely any gold circulating in the game). Making you able to gear without much trouble.

    Q: Is there a guild available for us English speaking?

    A: Not yet, perhaps a guild can be made if enough people play.

    Q: Can I buy gold here?

    A: No, RMT (Real Money Trading) isn't allowed, and will be punished on sight.

    Q: Can I just party with strangers?

    A: Unless you know Japanese, you probably can't (unless you're just going to join SD or GD parties, where they can carry you without saying a word).

    Q: Can I buy jellies in the shop / trading house?

    A: No, you can only get them with Dragon Eggs or by doing your daily missions (5 goddess sadness --> 1 box with 5 jellies in it)

    Q: Can I chat English openly?

    A: You can, but nobody will probably give you an answer.

    Q: Why can't I enter a dungeon???

    A: When your FTG reaches 0, you cannot enter any dungeons anymore.

    Q: Should I just grind the dungeons then?

    A: Upto you, if you want to level fast, you can, but taking the board quests/side quests / main quests can give you A LOT of gold (like 1.2k~) which can help you very much.

    Q: My SoftEther VPN doesn't work, what to do?

    A: Restart your pc, reinstall SoftEther, get the correct drivers, connect to another VPN Server.

    Q: How to make gold?

    A: Farm EoL/Apple of life (You don't need to be VIP to enter). Also running lower level dungeons can give you some nice loot (Plates and stuff). Any item under level 50 can be sealed with ''low grade seals'', which can be bought with all the goddess tears you got for free while levelling at merchant pero. And ofcourse the daily missions.

    Q: My client freezes everytime at server select.

    A: VPN isn't connected then (No Japanese connection = you will be booted).

    Q:  When does FTG & Nests reset?

    A: 9 am Saturday (GMT + 8)

    Hope this guide helped you, and if you got anymore questions just ask. ^^

    Jun 10, 2014 4:01 am
    6. Events

    Will try to update this everytime there are new events.


    Please don't forget to participate in the various ''4th anniversairy'' events which are available.

    Once you made a character ingame, you can participate with the event.


    You first press that giant yellow button on the right to be able to claim rewards.

    You get the following 3 gifts:

    How to claim a reward (press the black button under the reward)

    And you repeat this with the other 2 rewards.

    You can exchange the weapon coupons at this NPC:

    But wait, there's more!

    You can exchange ''points'' for various items.


    You see a huge list with stuff you can get, kinda easy so no explaining.

    Being a new player already nets you 10 points, logging in with it gives you another 5 points! Logging in each day will give you 5 points.

    But wait, there's even more!

    Since you are a beginning player, you will get everything you need in order to level up fast and being able to experience the endgame.


    The everyday mission can be claimed each day, so if you mess up your skill build, you can reset it once again. All the rewards you see there can be claimed when finishing certain goals.

    Mission 1: Create a character, get a pig mount.

    Mission 2: 1st specialization, get a fancy tail

    Mission 3: Reach level 24, get minotaur set

    Mission 4: Visit Saint Haven, get 7 day pet revival horn.

    Mission 5: Reach level 32, get cerberus set

    Mission 6: Reach level 40, get SDN set + 4 level 40 plates

    Mission 7: 2nd specialization, 60 goddess tears + 5 costume coins (you can make a costume with it).

    Mission 8: Reach level 50, get GDN set + 4 level 50 plates

    Mission 9: Reach level 60, get 90 goddess tears + 5 level 60 Unique grade plates + 4 level 60 plates + level 60 set

    Mission 10: Reach level 65, get level 70 twisted obsession set (with weapons) +  level 60 GA accessories (Not tradeable) + 4 level 70 jades

    All the gear you get above can be sealed and sold (except for the GA accessories)

    There's also an attendance event ingame.


    Kinda speaks for itself I guess, get the 6 letters and exchange it at irene for prizes.

    [ The post was edited by TheCoasterfreak at Jun 10, 2014 1:06 pm ]

    Jun 10, 2014 4:10 am
    edit: someone made this site to keep track of all the events and what not, no idea who made it but if youre looking for a guild or other stuff, check it out i guess.


    [ The post was edited by TheCoasterfreak at Dec 15, 2015 4:08 am ]

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      Jun 11, 2014 8:52 am
      This is so tempting ... O 3O

      If I add this to my list, I'll have a total of 5 official servers and 4 private servers intalled, making it a total of 9 Dragon Nest servers ...
      oh boi. talk about addiction = =
      By the way, Thanks for your efforts! :) Much appreciated here :D

      [ The post was edited by ikokokun at Jun 11, 2014 9:16 am ]

      Jun 11, 2014 1:10 pm
      Could you tell me if the Japanese Dragon Nest will release the new class Lancer soon?

      My account is locked on Korea DN and i really want to test Lancer ASAP.

      Thanks for the guide.

      Jun 12, 2014 1:46 am
      Reply 8#  DakrAeon

      lancer will probably come soon, together with 80 cap, but i can't say a precize date.

      Jun 12, 2014 7:14 pm
      Cool. Will try when im home

      mobile forum
      posted via cellphone

      Jun 13, 2014 3:49 am
      downloaded and installed. let's hope it works :)

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        Jun 13, 2014 3:51 am
        when will the beginner event end btw

        Jun 16, 2014 10:32 pm
        Loving things so far apart from random DCs.. Is there an english pack i can download? And can't seem to find renegade on the guild application list. Can anyone help me with that?

        Jun 18, 2014 8:52 am
        paid proxy please :I i hope not WTFAST .

        Jun 18, 2014 4:12 pm
        It's gonna be off topic now: Are you Coasterfreak from DNEU?
        (Just curious ^-^)


        Jun 18, 2014 11:20 pm
        Reply 12#  Illuminate007

        25 june .

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          Jun 18, 2014 11:20 pm
          currently 500% exp event (clear dungeon/killing mob)

          Jun 18, 2014 11:49 pm
          Is it limited to under lvl 50? I just reached lvl 50 and it seems my EXP gain goes to normal. RiR seems to give me 30+% but now Mutant Habitant barely gives me more than 10%

          Jun 19, 2014 2:19 am
          Reply 15#  Katling21



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