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General => Player Collaboration => Topic started by: Xagon on January 11, 2010, 02:19:33 PM

Title: Tutorial Video of Armageddon
Post by: Xagon on January 11, 2010, 02:19:33 PM
Quote from: Nyr
Now--if you have the software (and know-how) to capture video of your screen plus the audio of you giving pointers, I think that would work out pretty well.  If you're interested in this, you may want to join up with the publicity team and tackle it with some staff oversight.

I'm doing this.

"This" is basically the captured input of an Armageddon session on a brand new character, detailing the process one goes through when creating such a character, uncovering syntax clues, and general information about the cities.

What else should be included, or purposely left out? It is to be a tutorial video of sorts to be posted on Youtube (or another public place)
Title: Re: Tutorial Video of Armageddon
Post by: Cerelum on January 11, 2010, 03:23:01 PM
Quote from: Nyr
Now--if you have the software (and know-how) to capture video of your screen plus the audio of you giving pointers, I think that would work out pretty well.  If you're interested in this, you may want to join up with the publicity team and tackle it with some staff oversight.

I'm doing this.

"This" is basically the captured input of an Armageddon session on a brand new character, detailing the process one goes through when creating such a character, uncovering syntax clues, and general information about the cities.

What else should be included, or purposely left out? It is to be a tutorial video of sorts to be posted on Youtube (or another public place)
I would make it privately posted somewhere so that the Staff can approve it before you toss it up on youtube.  Because if you give away anything they don't like, they will eat your brainz.
Title: Re: Tutorial Video of Armageddon
Post by: daedroug on January 11, 2010, 04:22:52 PM
One thing that would be especially needed is a run down of the characteristics of each race, maybe show some of the fan artwork as well as giving character examples of a classic elf/dwarf mindset. I'm sure there have been plenty of newbie that saw the word "elf" and immediately thought tolkien style elves and wanted to play them only to find they're playing the totalling wrong race to be that kind of character.
Title: Re: Tutorial Video of Armageddon
Post by: Thorg on January 12, 2010, 09:20:18 AM
Make sure you elaborate on every little thing from creation to play and try and work in lots of links to things on the website, fanart, etc. It could help that while you discuss things to have choice quotations for the subject (such as elven mentality) appear on screen to be read while you explore ideas. Basically assume the viewer knows nothing about RPI/MUDs except perhaps the basics and try to capture the imagination when you outline all the possibilities that exist.

It might also help to go through the stuff in the walkthrough (http://"http://armageddon.org/intro/walkthrough.html") to give the session a little structure.

Also, if you know the correct wizardry, try to make the video zero-in on events as they happen and provide a commentary. For example, your first line of speech at a table - make it zoom in on the whole chunk of text, then dissect it into what appears in (), [] or whatever. Also to reiterate not to take anything for granted. If someone starts a conversation with you, point out the fact and be sure to put emphasis on that this is another person, playing a unique role and ponder the possibilities. It might seem kind of mundane to someone who talks to PCs everyday, but I remember the first time I met another PC and it was a big deal(TM).

Try making the game itself look especially appealing, perhaps set a custom background/text colour and have a few recolouring aliases (explained and linked to in the vid desc perhaps).

Just generally appear open, accessible, friendly and wonderous!
Title: Re: Tutorial Video of Armageddon
Post by: Reiloth on January 13, 2010, 05:56:04 AM
I think syntax and an overview of the difference between MUDs and MUSHs and MMORPGs and FPS video games. I think that commands we take for granted 'l in 5.pack' are easily the hardest thing for 'mundanes' (People who haven't even heard of MUDs before) to grasp. Beyond this -- Convincing them that it is the best game in the world without any graphics is a tough sell.
Title: Re: Tutorial Video of Armageddon
Post by: adroid28 on April 03, 2011, 11:34:45 AM

Hi there :)

Sorry to bring this old thread to life but, did this tutorial ever get realised?
That would be great help for new players such as my self!
Title: Re: Tutorial Video of Armageddon
Post by: Taven on April 03, 2011, 01:41:05 PM

Hi there :)

Sorry to bring this old thread to life but, did this tutorial ever get realised?
That would be great help for new players such as my self!


I don't think it did, but you should definitely look at Mansa's New Player Guide (http://www.zalanthas.org/gdb/index.php/topic,33512). Also feel free to ask any questions in "Ask the Players", or use the Talk with a Helper (http://www.armageddon.org/intro/helpers.php) function. Welcome to the game!  :)
Title: Re: Tutorial Video of Armageddon
Post by: mansa on April 06, 2011, 11:16:13 PM
join the publicity subforum and post there, perhaps?  it's a bit more private.
Title: Re: Tutorial Video of Armageddon
Post by: Derain on March 12, 2014, 04:57:44 PM
Xagon disapeared. And turned into a jerk face, damn you Harry for not doing this video!!
Title: Re: Tutorial Video of Armageddon
Post by: RogueGunslinger on March 12, 2014, 11:42:39 PM
We still need this. I'm lazy and bad at speaking so it'll probably never be me, but I really do love the idea.

Some ideas for things to put in one:

Logging at peak times. Character application and acceptance. Joining a clan.  Shopping for essential items. Rumors board use and local popular tavern rp. Racial roleplay and Templar/Noble encounters/signet rings bowing or not. A typical day of duties in your clan...
Title: Re: Tutorial Video of Armageddon
Post by: Derain on March 14, 2014, 09:19:28 AM
I would love to put this together like that Sprysffsdfsd guy on youtube. But I am afraid I get told im not following the docs well and I have gotten ALOT better but yeah.
Title: Re: Tutorial Video of Armageddon
Post by: Barsook on March 14, 2014, 11:14:21 AM
For the clan, I think it should be the Byn only.
Title: Re: Tutorial Video of Armageddon
Post by: Derain on March 14, 2014, 11:34:25 AM
Anyone want to work together on a "Storyboard" and put this together?
Title: Re: Tutorial Video of Armageddon
Post by: boog on March 15, 2014, 01:18:46 AM
I'd be down.
Title: Re: Tutorial Video of Armageddon
Post by: Derain on March 17, 2014, 04:07:31 PM
Yay I got Boog support, now nobody can stop us! *looks behind himself for Nyr.*
Title: Re: Tutorial Video of Armageddon
Post by: Barsook on March 17, 2014, 04:41:11 PM
I can help writing it too.
Title: Re: Tutorial Video of Armageddon
Post by: boog on March 17, 2014, 11:56:35 PM
Just send me an email of your guys' ideas; the link is on my profile.

Smooches!
Title: Re: Tutorial Video of Armageddon
Post by: Barsook on March 18, 2014, 08:52:53 AM
Just send me an email of your guys' ideas; the link is on my profile.


Yours is not on it.
Title: Re: Tutorial Video of Armageddon
Post by: Derain on March 18, 2014, 10:33:41 AM
Facebook group that is private for development?
Title: Re: Tutorial Video of Armageddon
Post by: Barsook on March 18, 2014, 10:34:23 AM
Urg, I don't do Facebook but I do IRC if chat is needed.
Title: Re: Tutorial Video of Armageddon
Post by: Derain on March 18, 2014, 10:56:07 AM
Was just a place we could add everyone, I don't have IRC. My email is Derain360@gmail.com. 

Lets start with Documentation then move into races, and then class and subguilds. Then perhaps character creation?
Title: Re: Tutorial Video of Armageddon
Post by: Barsook on March 18, 2014, 10:57:07 AM
IRC can be web browser based...

Sure.  If you want to start with a basic outline, that can work.
Title: Re: Tutorial Video of Armageddon
Post by: Derain on March 18, 2014, 11:27:58 AM
I figure we prepare then make it
Title: Re: Tutorial Video of Armageddon
Post by: Kismetic on March 18, 2014, 03:55:30 PM
I have a small home studio for recording music, I can do the voice-over work if you write a script.
Title: Re: Tutorial Video of Armageddon
Post by: Derain on March 19, 2014, 10:02:31 AM
Awesome! I'm not the greatest to do the filming and editing but I am trying to hopefully get everyone brain storming..


Lets all start here and talk about what to tell new players a general overview of Zalanthas.
Title: Re: Tutorial Video of Armageddon
Post by: Kismetic on March 19, 2014, 03:52:50 PM
Well, first, I think you should decide what client most new players will be using.  We're gonna be showing a lot of screenshots, right?  You'll probably dissolve from your open to the screenshot, and maybe do some cuts to help file text over black.  It's a simple setup, IMO, but content is the most important.

For starters, step by step through the character creation process, including in-depth information about character limits on words, etc.
Title: Re: Tutorial Video of Armageddon
Post by: ShaLeah on March 19, 2014, 04:12:31 PM
Why not use the page client?
Title: Re: Tutorial Video of Armageddon
Post by: Kismetic on March 19, 2014, 04:13:47 PM
The one linked on the website?
Title: Re: Tutorial Video of Armageddon
Post by: Barsook on March 19, 2014, 04:15:13 PM
But how many use that one versus Mudlet, MUSH, and the others?
Title: Re: Tutorial Video of Armageddon
Post by: Kismetic on March 19, 2014, 04:24:43 PM
That was my thought.  I think the majority of people use MUSHclient, or whatever that one is, and during the intro of the tutorial, you can name drop the software, provide a link.  People new enough to MUDs to need a tutorial are not gonna know what a MUD client is.

I would vote for the easiest to install that is free.  But I use a heavily modded CMUD, so geez, you guys pick.
Title: Re: Tutorial Video of Armageddon
Post by: Barsook on March 19, 2014, 04:34:00 PM
I think it should be MUSHClient and maybe, Mudlet.
Title: Re: Tutorial Video of Armageddon
Post by: ShaLeah on March 19, 2014, 05:05:18 PM
The one linked on the website?

Yeah.  Using that one (which is available to anyone and basic) wouldn't really affect what you can do with other clients and we're not talking about MUSH/zMUD/cMUD/whatever tutorials. This is about how to get your groove on on Arm.
Title: Re: Tutorial Video of Armageddon
Post by: Kismetic on March 19, 2014, 05:15:41 PM
True.  The website client works well enough, and it is on the website under "Play!", so ...