Author Topic: Newbie Area and Shops  (Read 877 times)

Adhira

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Newbie Area and Shops
« on: September 18, 2010, 10:08:31 PM »
We've implemented phase 1 of a project that has been underway for some time.

When starting the game you will notice that the Ancient Hall of Kings has a new description that provides information, rather than atmosphere.

There is a new option amongst the starting locations of 'newbie'.  Pointing to newbie will take characters to a basic starter area that consists of a tavern room with a board of helpful posts and a communication room that explains the basics of communication.  We expect to implement other rooms over the next month.

For those that are starting in Tuluk they will first enter through the starter shop area for Tuluk.  The shopkeepers here have a variety of goods, some that are sold on various shopkeepers in their starting location and others that have been created specifically for the starter merchants.  There will be cheap equipment that will hopefully add a little flavor to your starting characters as well as provide cost effective weapons for your first weeks, till you can garner enough coin to buy better equipment. We will be looking at providing a rotating stock and the occasional tasty item to keep this area from becoming too static.

Shops for other starting locations will be implemented once we've had a chance to observe how the Tuluk shop is utilized.

All players are welcome to enter the newbie area and take a look around. We will be monitoring this area, it's not designed as a place to hang out or meet others.  Please do not use it in this way.

This is an experiment for us all, it's not perfect but it will hopefully help newbie integration and give us some information to work with when we implement newbie schools in Arm 2.
"It doesn't matter what country someone's from, or what they look like, or the color of their skin. It doesn't matter what they smell like, or that they spell words slightly differently, some would say more correctly." - Jemaine Clement. FOTC.

Adhira

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Re: Newbie Area and Shops
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2010, 10:38:44 PM »
I should add.  This project has been in the works for a long, long time.  It's been through a number of different people who were working on it.  I'm merely just the last Admin who picked up the project and decided to get it implemented. Thanks should go to Thistle, who worked out the project needs, and a big thanks to all our new STs  Talia, Rathustra and Rahmi who have undertaken to make new starting items for the merchants and rallied around today to help me fix a few things and make some additions so we could finally get this live.  And thanks to Oleupata for getting in to fix grammar and spelling mistakes as needed.

A small amount of rooms for what was a decent amount of work for a bunch of people.
"It doesn't matter what country someone's from, or what they look like, or the color of their skin. It doesn't matter what they smell like, or that they spell words slightly differently, some would say more correctly." - Jemaine Clement. FOTC.