Pathfinder University - A home for new players to learn for their first 90 days

PFU Hoffman
About the Pathfinder University – PFU

Pathfinder University (PFU) is a company and home for new players (in their first 90 days) that provides support, training (including regular classes) and fun for those who are just learning PFO. A player can only be a member of the Pathfinder University for their first 90 days. After their first 90 days they need to move to another company in PFO (they are welcome to leave at any time). The intent of the Pathfinder University is to give people a place to grow, try things out, and then move to the right company/settlement for them. Pathfinder University will be a collaborative (sharing in resources and supplies) and will have regularly scheduled events and classes.

PFU holds daily classes or events. All of them meet on the university mumble: port 3093. You can download the mumble client at The class schedule/list is at and recordings of some of the classes are available at

Pathfinder University holds University Commons as a training grounds for those who want to try out settlement mechanics and the like. University Commons is an unaligned, neutral settlement located East of Thornkeep [5,1]

Pathfinder University will have an officer structure to allow people a chance to lead the company but will ultimately report to PFU Faculty. In this way the PFU Faculty are the only ‘permanent’ officers of the

To join PFU, click on the tower icon in the top left, put PFU in search bar, hit return, select Pathfinder University and then click apply.

Rules of the Pathfinder University
• No PVP within University Commons or the six core hexes surrounding University Commons unless it is in a tower pvp window or a Pathfinder University sanctioned event (i.e. a class on PVP).
• Pathfinder University is not allowed to take any towers, unless as part of a class.
• We follow the two rules of University Commons: 1. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you and 2. Don’t be a jerk.
• Pathfinder University members are not allowed to make or sign any treaties or long term agreements. Trade agreements or the like must be time limited (i.e. no more than 90 days).
• Donate what you don’t need to others. PFU takes donations from everyone and tries to give them items they need in return. (pay it forward)
• Being part of Pathfinder University is a privilege and subject to following the rules above.

Pathfinder University Faculty staff the help channel, University Commons and the University mumble.

Golarion/University Mumble Server
Port: 3093
Join the Pathfinder University channel

If you haven't tried Mumble it is a voice chat program that can be downloaded here. You do not have to have a microphone for your computer as you can still type, but at least you will be able to hear the conversations. If you have trouble with mumble, their support page is here.

If you cannot get on Mumble, we will also be providing support in the Help channel (just click on the help tab and it should come up). Keep in mind that when you are in help you cannot see any whispers, so occasionally look in hex or local. To send a whisper type /w charactername, message (the comma is important) and to reply you can just type /r message.

Additionally, I (and others) will be in and/or around University Commons to help players. That means if you need gear (FREE to new players), want to go exploring, or just want to meet someone in game, come to University Commons. To get to University Commons, Press M for map, look towards the East for University Commons. Double click on University Commons and that will drop a pin that you can follow on your minimap and start running. To continuously run hit R and you can then sprint by hitting Ctrl.

As a side note, most everything is in the encyclopedic 'Cheatle's Guide'. This guide is both a guide itself and a guide to guides. For those who prefer more pictures and a prettier guide, check out SSpitfire's guide. There is also a guide for your first 15 days here.

If you have questions about PFU, please feel free to contact Hoffman Dean of PFU.

Pathfinder University also accepts companies as members.

If you are an unaligned company and looking for a home, you and your company can join PFU for 90 days. This will give you a settlement to work out of (University Commons) along with advanced training. You need to abide by all university rules but there are opportunities for you to build your company before finding your final ‘home. Contact Hoffman Grand Master of PFU.
Pathfinder University - A place for new players in their first 90 days.
PFU Hoffman
Pathfinder University has been lucky to have wide server support. We crowdforged the following requests/rules of the University and our territory. They have been publicly supported by The Aeonian League, Everbloom Alliance, Emerald Lodge, Free Highlanders, Empire of Xeilias, High Road Covenant and Nation of Kathalpas. We at PFU truly appreciate their support and know we need earn their support everyday and we will strive to do just that.

Rules and requests of PFU (of other companies):

  • Anyone having trouble with a student should first PM Hoffman. Students will be given 1 warning and then kicked from PFU. Please do not publicly attack students in the forums as they sometimes don’t know better.
  • PFU would like to hold 6 towers (as were ceded to us by Aeonian League and EBA)
  • PFU would like to claim the territory two hexes from University Commons as university grounds (i.e. the core six and any hexes that directly connect to a core six hex, even though a few of those are off the map right now). Within the claimed hexes:
  • Please NO PVP in the University hexes unless as part of an exercise (i.e. PFU sanctioned class). Also please do not camp outside the hexes or try to trap members to come out of the hex (i.e. don’t set yourself up on a route with the INTENT of getting new players. If new players are outside of the University hexes, or trespassing on your territory, feel free to follow your own rules.)
  • Feel free to help with our escalations, but please take a couple students with you. Any loot from the escalation that you don’t need or want, please donate to the University.
  • Please leave the resources (nodes) in these hexes for University gathering. If you have to gather in these hexes (for some reason) please donate anything you do not need to the University.
  • Please do not place any holdings in these hexes unless you are a member of the University. When a member leaves the University they should take their holding with them (i.e. take your small holding to where you go).
  • Husks will most likely be from a student, so no looting husks unless you already have contacted a student or faculty to turn the stuff into.
  • Use the University mumble ( port 3093) to reach people in the University if you need anything (such as students to go on escalations). Everyone in the mumble should have a company tag. Please do not use the Pathfinder University channel for things that go against the PFU rules.
There is one RULE NOT REQUEST: The University hexes, resources or the like (including the mumble) may not be used for ‘staging’ a war or otherwise using the land for PVP purposes (i.e. don’t all meet up in PFU hexes to go take out another place).
The intent of the above is to make a semi-safe area for new players to grow.
Side note PFU Faculty have agreed upon a pact that if any time PFU becomes a political power, not neutral or the like, it will implode. Namely Foxglove (among others) have agreed to assassinate Hoffman (or anyone else in the Dean position) should the power be abused.
Pathfinder University - A place for new players in their first 90 days.
As many of you are aware, PFU is relocating to 'old Kindleburn' straight east of Thornkeep in a few days time. Hoffmann will update the above if needed.
Foxglove - of Pathfinder University (PFU/Riverbank)
Silkworm - of Phoenix Industries (TEO/Brighthaven)
On these boards I never speak for TEO, only for myself or PFU. Contact me if you want to hold a guest lecture for PFU
PFU Hoffman
Pathfinder University - A place for new players in their first 90 days.
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