This is the guide that will allow you to understand more on how the mailing system works in Defenders of the Cross. In DOTC, some Mails are received by other Defenders; however, you can also receive Mails from an Unknown Sender, or a Campaign that was given to you. In order to understand how to read your Mails, we’ve created this Guide.
The Community Window
This is the window you access by pressing Alt+C while in the game. In it you can see the mail that has been sent you you by people on your friend’s list. However, throughout your time in Defenders of the Cross, there may be documents or messages sent to you from the MOB in the form of messages directed to you by NPCs, SNPCs or a variety of groups or organizations. These messages will also be stored in your community window in the form of mail. An issue that you may run across when it comes to the messages sent by the MOB is that they are not convenient to view, as shown in the example to the right. Furthermore, due to the nature of how these messages are sent, you will also find that erasing them does not work.
So how do you deal with this? You check your messages at the source! All of these messages are stored in your computer, here is how to access them:
Go to your main disk – typically Windows (C:) – on your computer, in it you will find the Raxan folder.
In the Raxan folder, enters Games then DefendersOfTheCross:
Once in this folder, find the Rose.db file:
And open it! The first time you try to open this file your computer may ask you to choose a program with which to open this type of file, we recommend you select programs like Notepad or WordPad to open it, since it will be the easiest to read in. In this folder, you will find your Mail messages, as displayed below. The order of information displayed is: name of recipient (Player), name of sender, title of message, message.
When you find this folder, access the following link:
When you do, just choose the Rose.db file and let it convert the said file. Afterwards, you will create a folder with the name of your choice. At the moment of opening the file, make sure you “Open with EXCEL”. When the file opes in the Excel sheet, you will find this order of information displayed as:
How can I delete my Mail?
As previously mentioned, mail in-game is pretty stubborn. However if you want to remove these messages you can do so by one of two ways: Changing the name of the Rose.db file or deleting it.
You may delete the file if you just want to get rid of it, but changing its name or moving it to another folder allow you to preserve the message. You can choose to preserve it if you want to pass it on to a personal document where you may be keeping your notes or just to keep it as a reminder of information you’ve been given.
Keep track of your mail! All sorts of useful info will be posted there that will help you better understand the missions your character has undertaken, any important tasks an organization or group you belong to may have undertaken, if an NPC has an important update for you and wants to meet, details of the knowledge contained in a document you may have run across, or even a list of materials the want you to get for all sorts of projects. We hope this information has helped you understand the value of, and how to, manage your mail in Defenders of the Cross.