Suggestion - Tutorial Phase

[ 14:09 ] [DE] Saiyan :

I think to attract new players you want to get rid of the entire pre-170 turns phase of the game

[ 14:09 ] pro314 :

For new players it’s more like 400

[ 14:09 ] [DE] Saiyan :

You don’t have to give instant satisfaction like other games, but those first 200 were freaking boring for myself as well

[ 14:10 ] [DE] Saiyan :

follow buildinglist yo thnx bye

[ 14:10 ] sintelion :

it has pros and cons

[ 14:10 ] sintelion :

since it’s somewhat of a tutorial

[ 14:10 ] sintelion :

if those are removed, then we definitely need somewhat of a training server and/or a tutorial where new people can learn the basics

[ 14:10 ] sintelion :

but other than that I agree, those are boring

[ 14:10 ] sintelion :

[ 14:11 ] [DE] Saiyan :

I disagree to be honest. Since the first rougly 200 turns is 1 building at the time, and later on possibly some production. That’s not really a tutorial. Your idea of a tutorial server sounds a lot better then.

[ 14:12 ] [DE] Saiyan :

Here you go, 1 minute turns and 5 enemy planets to conquer

[ 14:12 ] sintelion :

what I do like about the first 200 turns is that those give variety of strategies, though

[ 14:12 ] [DE] Saiyan :

and just create a single AI opponent or something ;p with level braindead

[ 14:12 ] [DE] Saiyan :

You would be able to implement a choice at the start of the game…

[ 14:13 ] [DE] Saiyan :

  • Instant colonisation - Balanced - Ready for war

[ 14:13 ] sintelion :

so, like 3-4 pre-built ones

[ 14:13 ] [DE] Saiyan :

would need some work obviously

[ 14:13 ] [DE] Saiyan :

ya

[ 14:13 ] sintelion :

and the ability to manually select your build order

[ 14:13 ] sintelion :

if you choose to

[ 14:13 ] sintelion :

I would be up for that

[ 14:13 ] [DE] Saiyan :

saves the hassle of 7 to 8 days waiting time

[ 14:13 ] [DE] Saiyan :

I don’t really mind, but we’re going to need a new influx of players which are spoiled

[ 14:14 ] [DE] Saiyan :

with instant satisfaction mechanics

[ 14:14 ] sintelion :

as for the tutorial, you can have two stages: - 1 brain dead AI - Small free-for-all speed server (5 mins ticks) that resets every week or so

[ 14:46 ] [DE] Saiyan :

ya seems fair

I am not sure this is necessary if we have weekend speed games :slight_smile:

I think Speed Games is a far better way to get new people interested.

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