Some minor newbie suggestions

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Some minor newbie suggestions

Postby cnl » Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:46 pm

HI. some newbie suggestions

1) consolidate isnewbie and newbie mode.

newbie
Newbie mode is now off.

isnewbie
Is_newbie mode is now off.

I don't really know what the difference is other than isnewbie makes the hints go away - if they're both needed perhaps a rename to clarify the difference.

2) starting spellbooks in guild - suggest make them single time read

I've started several characters to try out the different classes. but then I spend half an hour or more reading spellbooks in the guilds after getting the first couple of levels. In part it takes so long because I start doing other things while waiting for it to complete.

The other spellbooks you can carry I don't mind, you can read them while doing regen, but perhaps the starting spellbooks could all be at least single reads. I ended up just watching a movie and sometimes typing read 2.spellbook. I tried to automate it via script and I'm sure folks have working scripts but the variety of names and messaging meant I just ended up typing it for the most part. I realize once I stick with a character this won't be an issue but coming in and not knowing which class you want to play this takes a lot of play time away up front.
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Re: Some minor newbie suggestions

Postby Insomnia » Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:08 am

I think reading level 1-3 books straight to 95% is a really nice suggestion, should help newcomers a lot.
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Re: Some minor newbie suggestions

Postby *Breeze* » Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:20 am

Good ideas
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Re: Some minor newbie suggestions

Postby *Idjit* » Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:14 pm

We might have done better to refer to straight newbie mode as what it is, not a mode but a -channel-.
something like 'newbie channel turned off'
And then back-change the older channels to channel instead of 'mode' on their on off message as well e.g. gossip.
That's likely causing the conflation of concepts.
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Re: Some minor newbie suggestions

Postby cnl » Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:26 pm

Ah, I see. I was toggling the newbie channel on and off. Funny. I should have picked up on that but it was telling me I could get rid of the hints by turning off Newbie Mode and typing newbie was telling me it was changing "newbie mode". I do think the renaming you suggest would help because I was looking for ways to turn off "newbie mode" and so keyed in on that.
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