Ideas for the "Help Menu" (Game Instructions)

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Ideas for the "Help Menu" (Game Instructions)

Post by DarkSavant13 » Thu May 24, 2012 5:59 pm

Having quite a bit more information in the "help" section in "about/help" just off the main screen would be great! Come to think of it, I think that the "help" section should be directly on the main screen, maybe called "In-game Help", "Game Instructions", or something similar.

Some things also need a bit of a change in the "help" section. For instance, Each section in "The Hero" needs to be listed with a thorough explanation. For instance, Each line and abbreviation under Overview needs to be explained in more depth, giving the name on the line, the abbreviation, and an explanation as to what each line means to your character and how each line works (ie. AD=Attack Damage: How much damage your hero does before CHS, CM,
ECC, and your opponent's BC and DR). Of course, the other abbreviations will be explained as well to avoid confusion and clarify (as they could look up any abbreviation and know what it means). Or, you could just have each word typed out with abbreviations in parentheses. ;)

Also needed in the "Game Instructions" is something talking about Skills. (ie. Every four levels, starting with level four, you gain a "skill point". These skill points may be spent right away or saved untill you decide what to do with them. Some skills may only be bought at certain levels or when you reach specific prerequisites. Each skill has ranks, the number of skill points you spend in that skill, and some skills have rank limitations.)

Something else that also should be included is the fact that equipment can be of different rarities, listing each rarity and why that rarity of equipment is listed as such.

You get the idea. We should not assume that everyone will come to the forum, post, read, and ask questions. The "Game Instructions" section would be the perfect opportunity to help new players get an idea of how to play the game. It would be the app version of the game manuals that come with PC and Console games and give the game a more professional feel for those starting out. It would also alleviate much confusion, like I felt when I started (and I've been gaming since Pong, lol). :lol:

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*edit* Decided to add things others suggest...
lady black wrote:One thing that should be included is that when the character button turns yellow, it means you can level up.
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Re: Ideas for the "Help Menu" (Game Instructions)

Post by sdevaney » Fri May 25, 2012 1:13 am

Some good ideas here.

The start of this is in v0.6.11

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Re: Ideas for the "Help Menu" (Game Instructions)

Post by Pyrizzle » Fri May 25, 2012 1:19 am

Great Ideas! If you have any other ideas of what should be added please post em.

This has been something I have been wanting to see added to the game.
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Re: Ideas for the "Help Menu" (Game Instructions)

Post by Sarumar » Fri May 25, 2012 6:43 am

+1 some nice ideas here
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Re: Ideas for the "Help Menu" (Game Instructions)

Post by lady black » Fri May 25, 2012 8:18 pm

One thing that should be included is that when the character button turns yellow, it means you can level up. It took me a long time to figure that out. :roll: At least once, I died and lost the yellow glow before I realized what it was. I did not even notice the yellow the first few level-ups, much less connect it with my experience points. (With the progress bar now in the game, I guess this is less important.)
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Re: Ideas for the "Help Menu" (Game Instructions)

Post by Antison » Fri May 25, 2012 8:21 pm

lady black wrote:One thing that should be included is that when the character button turns yellow, it means you can level up. It took me a long time to figure that out. :roll: At least once, I died and lost the yellow glow before I realized what it was. I did not even notice the yellow the first few level-ups, much less connect it with my experience points. (With the progress bar now in the game, I guess this is less important.)
I didn't know that it meant it was time to level-up until I had enough points level-up three times. :D

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58  4/14 131 241 30-43 186 3
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Re: Ideas for the "Help Menu" (Game Instructions)

Post by lady black » Fri May 25, 2012 8:57 pm

I feel less stupid now. I thought I was the only one! I watched my experience points more closely than you, so I never got multiple levels at once. Thanks for sharing that!
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Re: Ideas for the "Help Menu" (Game Instructions)

Post by Antison » Fri May 25, 2012 10:38 pm

I was more focused on figuring out why the rats kept coming back. I didn't know about spawning back then as I played for three months before ever looking at the forum.

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Re: Ideas for the "Help Menu" (Game Instructions)

Post by nyktos » Sat May 26, 2012 3:58 pm

DarkSavant13 wrote:Having quite a bit more information in the "help" section in "about/help" just off the main screen would be great! Come to think of it, I think that the "help" section should be directly on the main screen, maybe called "In-game Help", "Game Instructions", or something similar.

[...]

You get the idea. We should not assume that everyone will come to the forum, post, read, and ask questions. The "Game Instructions" section would be the perfect opportunity to help new players get an idea of how to play the game. It would be the app version of the game manuals that come with PC and Console games and give the game a more professional feel for those starting out. It would also alleviate much confusion, like I felt when I started (and I've been gaming since Pong, lol). :lol:
+1

great suggestions here

i hadn't really given much thought to the next step in the process of developing "Instructions"
this really gets the mind working in the right direction.

nice post!

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