13.15.3 Instances

Instances are, essentially, special areas in the game that generate a copy of that area private to you and anybody that decides to join you. They last only for a limited time - dependent on what instance - and will kick you out and reset when that timer expires.

Entering most instances is as simple as going to the entrance room and entering the command that you get prompted with there. Many instances will also allow other people to join you in them. This is done by having a designated leader enter the instance first, and everybody else can append their name to the instance entry command to join them. e.g. if the command to enter is "TOUCH SEAL", everybody else needs to do "TOUCH SEAL <leader's name>" in order to get into the same instance.

Some instances will also have further restrictions, such as restricting the number of people that can be in your group, or denying you access to it without having the prerequisite quest. Some will also record the time it takes to beat the instance, known as a speedrun.

There's also several commands you can use for managing your instances:

WREST <target>
When standing at the instance's entrance, you can use this to violently wrest someone out of the instance to you. Usually for purposes of murder. This gives the target a 5 minute cooldown that will prevent them for entering any instance again.

Shows you all the instance cooldowns you currently have.

You can only have one instance open at a time, this will close it and let you enter a new (different) instance. The closed instance remains on cooldown and you can cannot enter it again until it expires.

Sometimes you muck up and enter your own instance instead of a friend's. It happens, but don't worry! This command will completely wipe the instance so you can join the right one. Some caveats:
  - It can only be reset within the first 90 seconds, this is the 'Grace Duration' on the INSTANCES output.
  - If you kill any NPC while inside the instance, the grace duration instantly expires.
  - If you move further inside the instance (i.e. away from the starting room), the grace duration instantly expires.
  - You will have a short 2 minute cooldown before you can enter any instance at all after using this command.

View a list of instances that support speedrun timekeeping.

SPEEDRUNS <instance>
View the leaderboard of speedruns for that instance.

View the specified speedrun entry in more detail.

A partial list of current instances and their locations can be found below:

Instance                 Location   Notes
The Shade of Xaanhal     v36688
Beneath                  v50798     3 players max. HELP BENEATH.
Flintbeard's Lair        v18093     3 players max. Only available at certain
Ylem Mines               varies     Refer to HELP YLEM MINES.