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General => Player Collaboration => Topic started by: Incognito on January 12, 2009, 04:41:08 PM

Title: The Concise Guide to ArmageddonMUD for New Players
Post by: Incognito on January 12, 2009, 04:41:08 PM
Foreword: This brief guide, is meant in no way to derail/undermine/disrespect the detailed and obviously well-thought-out Guides posted and still being posted by other players.
 
Moving on....
 
Arm gets 2 kinds of new players (newbies) : the first category are those who've heard of ArmageddonMUD through word of mouth and the second category are those who haven't.
 
The first category would probably consist of players who've heard something "good or interesting or unique" about this MUD, and who are actively making an effort to start playing this game. They might have a brief idea of what to expect on Arm,  if they have heard of Arm, by word of mouth. They might possibly be hardcore RP enthusiasts who are looking for the niche that only Arm can provide. For practical purposes, I call them players with "discerning taste", and these players will probably take the time and put in the effort to peruse the documentation and Beginner's Guides and FAQ's etc, before foraying into Zalanthas.
I would term these new players as Referred or Active Newbies.

The second category would mainly consist of players who're experimenting, using various MUD recommendation sites, or, just randomly looking for a new game to get "hooked onto". These might be players who have little-to-no concept of RP, and might even hail from pure Hack-and-Slash (HnS) MUDs. Despite being based off Diku Code, ArmageddonMUD is unique, and not easy to grasp, initially. When you couple this with the fact that most newbies are looking for "immediate gratification" or "an insta-fix" when they try out a new mud, it doesnt take a detective Lirathan to deduce that these players are not the kind who're gonna take the time and effort to familiarize themselves with the Arm Documentation and the Roleplay Documentation.
I would term these new players as Non-Referred or Passive Newbies.


The following Guide is meant to cater exclusively to new players of the latter category. The sole purpose of this Guide is to retain these new players.
 

The Concise Guide to ArmageddonMUD for New Players



Good luck and happy mudding!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Title: Re: The Concise Guide to ArmageddonMUD for New Players
Post by: Ampere on January 12, 2009, 05:25:31 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Out_of_character (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Out_of_character)