Tutorial Confusion

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Tutorial Confusion

Post by Scooby » Sun Sep 15, 2013 12:24 am

"First Rule: Tell everyone about Ground Pounders" !lol

I just started checking out the demo, but I'm having a difficult time to follow the tutorial. The overall game mechanics seem fairly simple but still I'm confused.

I think the information given in the tutorial is sufficient but a few small improvements would probably help quite a lot to break the entry-barrier to the game. The modeless dialog is in the way. It is hard to understand what the text is describing when I can't see the play field. I also didn't find a way to recall the tutorial text which after a couples slides, I was already completely lost because I could not relate the tutorial to the play field.

I essentially gave up on the tutorial and reverted to good ol' exploration. Not to complain, just sayin'; I'm not a novice gamer by any stretch and I found it difficult...
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Re: Tutorial Confusion

Post by BlueTemplar » Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:50 am

Same here, had to run the tutorial, play a mission, then run the tutorial again to understand all the logistic mechanics. Actually, they're explained clearly in the tutorial, but not being able to experiment is probably preventing understanding and assimilation?

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Re: Tutorial Confusion

Post by Vanish » Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:53 pm

I've thought along the same lines but, I felt reserving technical suggestions for when the beta forums open was probably the best way to go :P Besides I couldn't quite put the finger on what to suggest.

I've heard word from some long-time users that SotS1/2 were a bit difficult to get into as well, but after that stuff "clicks" into place quickly. Personally I find that philosophy refreshing, intentional or not.
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Re: Tutorial Confusion

Post by Mecron » Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:58 pm

Actually this very wordy tutorial is us trying to respond to people's problems with more sparse explanations ;)

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Re: Tutorial Confusion

Post by Scooby » Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:59 am

@Mecron, I wouldn't say that the tutorial is very wordy. You guys are doing a fine job. The information is quite succinct and covers pretty much everything. I just have a hard time to follow it when I can't switch between the tutorial dialog and the game screen to make comparisons and I can't recall the dialogs that I have already passed without restarting the tutorial.
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Re: Tutorial Confusion

Post by Mecron » Fri Sep 20, 2013 1:06 am

yeah that troubles me as well...words vs screen real estate is tricky with this one.

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