Posted - 2009.02.08 11:09:00 - [1
I don't remember seeing anything about this in the commonly posted ideas thread, but if it was sorry.
I've noticed from my first couple days here that two things seem to be very true of the other newbies.
First, is that they either don't read or don't know about any of the optional tutorials in the help menu.
And secondly, that because of this they always seem to ask about the same handful of questions, like how to put ammo in their guns, or how to get more cargo space.
Now, what I was thinking was perhaps it'd lighten the load on the volunteer helpers if you somehow could get the newbies to willingly go through the extra tuts, so they don't have to swamp the helpers in the rookie chat. I was thinking, maybe like give them some sort of minor ISK reward or something for reading through the tuts.
Say, like, 100 ISK for the first optional tutorial, then 250 for the next one, etc. And maybe every 5 or 10 tuts (I think there's like 30, right? I'm still working my way through them all) give them something else, like a low-level skill book, like Nav 1 or an implant or something, so that they have some (admittedly very little) incentive to actually read the damn tutorials.
I just think it'd help the helpers because they always seem swamped in there.
Tear Extraction And Reclamation Service
Posted - 2009.02.08 13:27:00 - [3
have you ever heard the phrase "real men dont read the manual"?.
people dont like doing tutorials. especially in a game, people like to dive right in, and then ask the people who play the game.
and i would prefer that, for two reasons.
1. i can beat the **** out of Aura for providing info any day. a tutorial cant cover every situation, and sometimes people need knowledge, not words.
2. people who cant socialize enough to ask someone how to do something really dont belong in eve. they are the same people who complain when people ninja salvage their lvl 4's, instead of joining a corp and getting someone to salvage for them as they progress through the mission.