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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by SuB ZeRo, Nov 5, 2018.

  1. SuB ZeRo

    SuB ZeRo Frostjarl
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    @Andrew @Neilk @Bound @Umberto @MWTaylor @Metalkon

    BPG, Before you go free to play please for the love of god resolve this.

    To the DEVS: I understand you guys have a huge roadmap ahead of you but NPE should be your number 1 priority. A 10 page notepad and some shit gear/weps is a sorry excuse for a new player experience. New players have 0 fucking idea what to do in this game and they always quit because it's so daunting. Hire a designer & developer solely devoted to managing this project.

    Make Seelie a noob only zone. Force a tutorial that goes through all basics of the game.
    - Players will have 48 hours to learn all crucial aspects of the game before getting teleported to their starter cities.
    - Absolutely no griefing in this zone. All players will be auto-rezzed and no one can loot each others pve kills.
    - On screen pop-ups will indicate what they need to do and what their current quest is.
    - When they get teleported out of Seelie a pop-up indicates that can potentially now lose all their gear and they will not be auto-rezzed when killed.

    QUESTS

    - STAT MANAGEMENT: Pull out staff and use all 3 transfers.
    - RUNE / PVE BASICS: Run to PVE spot, mark a rune outside of the mob spawn, farm the mob and learn pve basics (fighting, looting, resting, stats, etc..) Recall and go bank loot. Use rune to get back to PVE spot and kill another round of mobs.
    - POTIONS / FOOD: When at PVE spot and player is low on stats put a big popup reminder that says to use food and potions to restore stats/health.
    - GEAR / BANKING: Give them a full gear bag (full set of bone, full set of scale, R50 weapons etc..) Force them to go to the bank and teach basics of banking. Renaming bags, organizing, splitting, dropping etc.
    - ARCHERY / MELEE / MAGIC: Force them to use all 3 of these on a mob. Will teach them to bind weapons, use hotkeys.
    - MOUNTS: Force them to craft a mount with steed grass, bind it to a hot key, spawn and despawn it.
    - CRAFTING / ENCHANTING: Force them to gather various materials and craft a weapon. Force them to gather the enchanting mats and add an enchant on the weapon.
    - SIEGES / CLANS: This would have to be a short video or slideshow that displays holdings, sieges, clans, etc..


    Overall these quests would greatly improve new player retention. They would quickly learn all the fundamentals of the game in an enjoyable experience.

    PVP ZONE:

    Make a specific zone of the island that is clearly marked for practicing pvp. No ganking and auto-rez and automatically turned on here.

    LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY:

    Allow veteran players to apply for a leadership role. Vets will be telelported to Seelie and tasked with answering questions in the Seelie noob chat. They can also group up with a noob and speed up the learning process. Upon 1 hour of being on the island the vet will be teleported back to their location and given an exclusive starter wep or cool player customization that can't be looted.


    I'm sure there are other aspects that could be changed/added but I haven't touched the game in over a year so my memory is a little foggy.
     
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  2. Lord Zanuul

    Lord Zanuul Fire Elemental
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    This is really great sub nice job
     
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  3. SuB ZeRo

    SuB ZeRo Frostjarl
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    Thanks, I specifically remember you in human lands always helping the new players. You're who I imagined when I wrote the leadership role section.
     
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    Inositol Obsidian Golem
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    Remember when you camped goblin spawns for fresh newb meat?

    Man, times have changed.
     
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  5. SuB ZeRo

    SuB ZeRo Frostjarl
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    Not once did I ever do that lol, if youre referring to the vid that is darth vader on a trial acc
     
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  6. Crunchy

    Crunchy Deadeye

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    That’s actually a really great idea. I endorse this message.
     
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  7. Inositol

    Inositol Obsidian Golem
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    Oh...

    Well then... before right now, you were the same person in my head. Welp.
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    https://forums.riseofagon.com/goto/post?id=260989#post-260989
     
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  8. Khazgol

    Khazgol Deadeye
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    Is FTP actually happening? Or is it just speculation?
     
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    SuB ZeRo Frostjarl
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    Lol I was Darth Invadeher as a noob for a few months. Then I bought Dremlock Straightrocked and renamed to Sub Zero. I quit and gave sub zero to Ghetto Gospel and he renamed it Ghetto MVP. I came back to the game in 2012 and ghetto gospel gave me his old account (ghetto gospel) that I played until the game shut down. Darth Vader was always darth vader though. Really confusing I know. At one point we were all in GPS together and did blue block / tradegank (mainly chinafarmers) though.
     
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    Also make it where you can turn off being attacked so noobs dont camp each other, you know it will happen lol.
     
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    Fengor Obsidian Golem

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    Would really need a duel mechanic though.
     
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    Didn't even see this, beat em to the punch.
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    It's happening.
     
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  13. Leafcrawl

    Leafcrawl Goblin Warlord

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    This would be very good. Darkfall desperately needs a proper in-game tutorial and/or Newbie Island for new players.
     
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  14. koruun

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    Can you point me towards their roadmap for NPE? I haven't heard anything from BPG in regards to plans, they did not expand on it during the Q/A from what I saw.

    Here is my write-up on the importance of NPE:
    https://forums.riseofagon.com/threads/the-new-player-experience.17112/
     
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  15. Andrew

    Andrew Obsidian Golem
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    A tutorial area is part of our NPE plans
     
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  16. Sique

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    It should be implemented as part of Embers of War or before it's released. A lot of new players are gonna be playing when that comes out and they'll be completely lost.
     
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    Andrew Obsidian Golem
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    Maybe I should clarify: Part of our embers of war plans :)
     
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    Bump
     
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  19. Fengor

    Fengor Obsidian Golem

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    Yeah this shit should really be priority
     
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  20. Dim Mok

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    I'm a returning vet and had no idea how the timers worked for sieges, without having to ask someone there is no information on siege timers / mechanics (we just added this info to the wiki). This sheds light on a growing problem, the game wants to be marketable to new people but we still have a very weak NPE and there is still lots of clean up to be done.
     
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