Help Section Update!

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Re: Help Section Update!

Post by nyktos » Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:01 am

so far, this is where i'm at... (it was put on hold for just a moment)
feedback and brainstorming would be greatly appreciated! :D

- give details about AP, AD, AC & BC
[especially how Gear & Skills can increase AP]

- skill points every 4 levels [you can save them for later & some skills have prerequisites]

- death has an XP penalty & you wake up your last bed [warn about dangerous beds in deadly areas]

- how to use the box at home [and other boxes]

- manual saving vs auto saving [advise people to make backups & tell them how]

- kindly remind them that this is a FREE work in progress [we are a small team, busy with real life]

- possibly changing the button on the title screen from "Help" to "Guide"? [whats a better word?]

again any feedback or thoughts would be incredible - thanks in advance! :twisted:


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EDIT: obviously my wording will be more professional & descriptive. :lol:
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Re: Help Section Update!

Post by Zukero » Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:14 am

Good stuff.
I'm thinking we should split the About/Help in two: How to play and Credits.
Lvl: 78, XP: 8622632, Gold: 271542, RoLS: 1, ElyR: -, RoL: -, ChaR: 1, GoLF: 1, ShaF: 1, SRoV: 1, VSH: 1, WMC: 1, GoW: 1
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Re: Help Section Update!

Post by nyktos » Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:26 am

Zukero wrote:Good stuff.
I'm thinking we should split the About/Help in two: How to play and Credits.
that is perfect! so many people said they've never even seen the help section!
when i think Help - i expect to get bumped to the web & some crappy "search" tool...

i think this might get it more attention & in the end - less upset players.
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Re: Help Section Update!

Post by Zukero » Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:31 am

Exactly.
In the same vein, renaming preferences to options would certainly drive more players to look into it.
Gaming vocabulary...
Lvl: 78, XP: 8622632, Gold: 271542, RoLS: 1, ElyR: -, RoL: -, ChaR: 1, GoLF: 1, ShaF: 1, SRoV: 1, VSH: 1, WMC: 1, GoW: 1
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Re: Help Section Update!

Post by nyktos » Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:36 am

Zukero wrote:Exactly.
In the same vein, renaming preferences to options would certainly drive more players to look into it.
Gaming vocabulary...
you're nailing it! 8-)

these small changes in vocab will help the player in the long run,
and us too - since the questions will be answered, or at least addressed "in game"
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Re: Help Section Update!

Post by rijackson741 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:34 pm

Two more thoughts:
The forums should be mentioned in the Help / Guide. The ultimate help is here!
The help/guide should be available from within the game, from the lower right menu (big "?" icon perhaps)
Level: 64, XP: 4734786, HP: 196, AC: 246%, AD: 49-59, AP: 3, ECC: 25%, CM: 3, BC: 127%, DR: 2
Gold: 232355 | RoLS: 1, RoL: 1, GoW: 1
HH: 1, CS: 2, IF: 4, Ev: 3, Re: 2, WP:DA: 1, WP:1S: 1, AP:L: 1, FS:DW: 2, S:DW: 1
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Re: Help Section Update!

Post by nyktos » Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:30 pm

i like the idea of better access to the guide & forums!

i'll make sure there is a link to the forums from within the guide as well...

good stuff!
:D
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Re: Help Section Update!

Post by ace » Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:37 pm

But there is already a link to the forum in game's help section.
the secrets of shadow and light#ace.
https://facebook.com/andorstrail
be happy :lol:

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Re: Help Section Update!

Post by nyktos » Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:38 pm

we were talking about splitting the About / Help section into separate places,
and then having the forum link in each section.

i don't want it to seem redundant or look cluttered,
conversely - i don't want new players missing out.
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Re: Help Section Update!

Post by rijackson741 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:41 pm

There's one on the about page, but nothing on the help page. It also needs more text, such as "if you can't find the help you need on this page please visit the forums at.....".
Level: 64, XP: 4734786, HP: 196, AC: 246%, AD: 49-59, AP: 3, ECC: 25%, CM: 3, BC: 127%, DR: 2
Gold: 232355 | RoLS: 1, RoL: 1, GoW: 1
HH: 1, CS: 2, IF: 4, Ev: 3, Re: 2, WP:DA: 1, WP:1S: 1, AP:L: 1, FS:DW: 2, S:DW: 1
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