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31st March 2016
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While this might seem a little odd, there is a problem we have with many new players: they really don't know where to start once they completed the quiz!

The players & mods have been giving instructions to the new players using /msg or the public chat untill this very day. But sometimes it seems like the newbies simply ignore that, overwhelmed by the info room and the spawn area. Therefore, I suggest adding some new captions and /titles that are triggered once the player gets teleported to /spawn after completing the quiz! I thought of the following. These are only examples, of course.

- /title saying "Welcome to the server", then "Visit /warp fb1 - fb9 for free land"
- Message in chat saying something like "Welcome! For free land, use /warp fb1 - fb9!"
- And so on and so forth

As you might know, there is an automatic reply from the server in the public chat once you use the word "stuck". It advices the player to use /trapped. Why don't we use the similar technique once a player says the word "free land" or something comparable!

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31st March 2016
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Cubemaster02 said

As you might know, there is an automatic reply from the server in the public chat once you use the word "stuck". It advices the player to use /trapped. Why don't we use the similar technique once a player says the word "free land" or something comparable!

I agree with this. Even though I'm sure people most likely read most of the things given to them at the info room and spawn, I think it could easily be shortened to a few concise instructions that people (especially young children) can easily comprehend.

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31st March 2016
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Also, add "go inside the pokemon arena you see at spawn" for free items.

I'll be waiting to "help" them get started.

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31st March 2016
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MoldySoup said

Also, add "go inside the pokemon arena you see at spawn" for free items.
I'll be waiting to "help" them get started.

What a splendid idea! >:]

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31st March 2016
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That is a great idea, and we can consider it as we work on new things. Allow some time for discussion of the topic.

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31st March 2016
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this is a really good idea but it should show them what to do!

Auzzie

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31st March 2016
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y

MoldySoup said

Also, add "go inside the pokemon arena you see at spawn" for free items.
I'll be waiting to "help" them get started.

LOL YES

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4th April 2016
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MoldySoup said

Also, add "go inside the pokemon arena you see at spawn" for free items.
I'll be waiting to "help" them get started.

Not happening. Let's also make sure the intro says "Don't trust the Moldy clan."

4th April 2016
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TheEssemCraft said

Not happening. Let's also make sure the intro says "Don't trust the Moldy clan."

lol

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4th April 2016
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TheEssemCraft said

MoldySoup said
Also, add "go inside the pokemon arena you see at spawn" for free items.
I'll be waiting to "help" them get started.

Not happening. Let's also make sure the intro says "Don't trust the Moldy clan."

Haters gonna hate hate hate. Have fun with your life. Wink

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5th April 2016
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MoldySoup said

TheEssemCraft said

MoldySoup said
Also, add "go inside the pokemon arena you see at spawn" for free items.
I'll be waiting to "help" them get started.

Not happening. Let's also make sure the intro says "Don't trust the Moldy clan."

Haters gonna hate hate hate. Have fun with your life. http://elementanimation.com/wp-content/sp-resources/forum-smileys/sf-wink.gif

i agree! but it would be be cool having go to pvp and see the "mody clan"

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5th April 2016
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AuzzieCreeper said

MoldySoup said

TheEssemCraft said

MoldySoup said
Also, add "go inside the pokemon arena you see at spawn" for free items.
I'll be waiting to "help" them get started.

Not happening. Let's also make sure the intro says "Don't trust the Moldy clan."

Haters gonna hate hate hate. Have fun with your life. http://elementanimation.com/wp-content/sp-resources/forum-smileys/sf-wink.gif

i agree! but it would be be cool having go to pvp and see the "mody clan"

It already is happening Laugh

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6th April 2016
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😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀

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8th April 2016
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Your suggestion is appreciated.

How many messages are on your screen that appear and you don't pay attention too. Maybe after you've seen them once or twice you just ignore them altogether. Anytime someone types the word "stuck" or "trapped" a message does come up to help you get out of it on your own...alas, most people ignore that as well.

All new players are spawned in /warp info where we have all the information they need to know to get started. Most new players ignore all that information except the rules and proceed directly to the quiz. People just don't like reading. Confused

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18th April 2016
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That is also what I am getting at.

Many other servers (won't advertise) have short instructions. It's this "too long, didn't read"-effect on players: I've watched some new players joining the server by now, (I followed them, to be exact, I know, that's not very ethical) and most of them simply saw the sections of the info room, stared at them for a second before they would take the quiz. You could really see the "Nah, screw reading all this" in their actions.

Or how about the quiz is made larger to ensure that the players read /warp info? Maybe some new questions as "How do you protect your house from griefing?" with the options "Use the claiming tools", "They are automaticly protected" and "Use /faction".

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18th April 2016
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Cubemaster02 said

That is also what I am getting at.
Many other servers (won't advertise) have short instructions. It's this "too long, didn't read"-effect on players: I've watched some new players joining the server by now, (I followed them, to be exact, I know, that's not very ethical) and most of them simply saw the sections of the info room, stared at them for a second before they would take the quiz. You could really see the "Nah, screw reading all this" in their actions.
Or how about the quiz is made larger to ensure that the players read /warp info? Maybe some new questions as "How do you protect your house from griefing?" with the options "Use the claiming tools", "They are automaticly protected" and "Use /faction".

I see how the players don't read the rules. When they get banned for something and their excuse was "I didn't know", it's really pathetic. I support your idea for a more thorough quiz.

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20th April 2016
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How about including a Minecraft tutorial in this tutorial, suggesting you complete this tutorial just to learn how to minecraft, since alot of people who join this server are nooblets

28th April 2016
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MapleJava said

How about including a Minecraft tutorial in this tutorial, suggesting you complete this tutorial just to learn how to minecraft, since alot of people who join this server are nooblets

True. It drives me nuts when people go "How do u braek dirt plz sum1 tell me" or "Help! Dis cow is attcking me sum1 help me kill it!!!!!1!"

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Perhaps a revision to "/warp info" is in order.

Instead of being like 3 or 4 basic fundamental questions each question actually takes you to a inescapable room where there are questions you must answer after having evaluated what is in the current room. This re-enforces the player at least gave some sort of effort to the looking at everything. I expect a lot of players will be annoyed and log out almost immediately but we get that with a lot of new players anyway. I think for those who actually want to play on the server they will go through the quiz, get a small bit more knowledge on the "how to's" etc and thus alleviate some of the repetitive conversations in chat.

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y0 said

Perhaps a revision to "/warp info" is in order.
Instead of being like 3 or 4 basic fundamental questions each question actually takes you to a inescapable room where there are questions you must answer after having evaluated what is in the current room. This re-enforces the player at least gave some sort of effort to the looking at everything. I expect a lot of players will be annoyed and log out almost immediately but we get that with a lot of new players anyway. I think for those who actually want to play on the server they will go through the quiz, get a small bit more knowledge on the "how to's" etc and thus alleviate some of the repetitive conversations in chat.

Yeah, I agree. After the 2+2 = potato question, we should have buttons for

Q: How to claim land?
A1: I hack
A2: /kit protect

Q: Where to find new land to build?
A1: I hate this server and my life
A2: /warp fb1 to /warp fb10

Q: Will mods return lost items under any circumstances?
A1: Give me op
A2: No

These are just examples.

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