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Newbie command/help

Post by rqx on Tue Apr 07, 2009 2:12 pm

To help the new players I think there should be a help command or tips of sorts. There are always humans coming from other vampirisms wondering where we got the loot/gold from. The command could be simple such as a -gold command to say and ping where the demonic merchant is to buy gold; it could also be an all out -help function that documents how to base, gather wood/gold etc.. but most players know these basics.

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Re: Newbie command/help

Post by !|cff0000ffClue on Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:28 pm

It would be better that it just ping out at the middle by 3 minute saying Gold is now purchasable at the middle of the map.
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Re: Newbie command/help

Post by Gippal on Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:18 pm

i kinda agree with clue there...
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Re: Newbie command/help

Post by Greg on Wed Apr 08, 2009 12:04 am

Yea but the -help could help with more then gold... Could say you want to line the outside of your base with Gold Mines...

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Re: Newbie command/help

Post by rqx on Wed Apr 08, 2009 4:39 am

!|cff0000ffClue wrote:It would be better that it just ping out at the middle by 3 minute saying Gold is now purchasable at the middle of the map.
This would work but some people just don't read it.. Also the slayer pool is pinged in a similar fashion.. An on-demand -gold function might serve as an anti-cheat method as well

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Re: Newbie command/help

Post by GosuSheep on Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:25 am

My personal experience is not that users don't necessarily read help messages, it's that the help messages do not attract attention to the players!!!

The easiest way to bring up these kind of messages is blinking messages and bright bright bright colors.
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Post by NightWish. on Wed Apr 08, 2009 2:56 pm

or or or or hay who gives a shit about them if they don't whant to read it let them nub out
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Post by !|cff0000ffClue on Wed Apr 08, 2009 4:55 pm

If they don't read, just let it be. Serves them right for ignoring in-game tips display.
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Re: Newbie command/help

Post by GosuSheep on Thu Apr 09, 2009 5:05 am

The 2 comments above me are appalling.

It's not necessarily true that the players don't WANT to read tips and information. It might just be that they don't see the text. A friend of mine had no idea why everyone went to the slayer pool. He played many many times and never saw the announcement and pings on the map about the pool. I agree with him; it's not hard to miss.

Furthermore, I'd imagine that players would much rather try to stay alive in a somewhat quickly paced game. Maybe some players believe they can't be arsed to read tips when they have to take so much care in defending themselves.

Lastly, even if the new players don't want to read, we shouldn't shun them. We should be encouraging them to read. The more players, the more room this game has to grow. I understand that I say this a lot, but coming from a person who watched a game evolve over 7 years, I know that there is HUGE room for development of the game and of the abilities of the players.

In other words, be nice to the newbies. Help them along.
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Re: Newbie command/help

Post by SaMmM on Thu Apr 09, 2009 5:14 am

I got an idea.

When they type -help.

It will show:
Visit www.vsportal.tk to read strategies and tutorials for vampirism speed.

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Re: Newbie command/help

Post by Greg on Thu Apr 09, 2009 5:18 am

That is a great idea... Or they could read the characters also... I see lota new people looking at them...

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Re: Newbie command/help

Post by GosuSheep on Thu Apr 09, 2009 5:52 am

They will not know to type -help... Those kind of messages should be bluntly available without looking for it.

For example, in the loading screen; wait! it's already there!-.-
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Re: Newbie command/help

Post by Greg on Thu Apr 09, 2009 5:54 am

I love your sarcasm...

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Re: Newbie command/help

Post by Silversong on Sun Apr 12, 2009 5:18 pm

There is and always has been plenty of knowledge available for those who are looking for it. I didn't start out as Pro, the first thing I did when starting vamp was reading guides online. If people can't be bothered to do even the smallest amount of legwork and follow a link *that is provided for them before every match even starts*, then they can go keel over for all I care. Ping the merchant at minute 3 if you must, but a good vamp will eat whatever you send to go buy gold.

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