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Signposting racial specialisations to newbies

FavoniusFavonius Posts: 77Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
Racial specialisations are first available to newbies at level 10. However, there is nothing that happens when you reach level 10 to tell you how to do this, or even that it exists.

Suggestion 1: When you reach level 10, the game should pop up an OOC message along the following lines:

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Racial specialisation now available!
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Now you have reached level 10, you may now further customise your character's
stats by choosing a specialisation from RACE SPECIALISATION LIST and typing:

RACE SPECIALISE AS [NAME OF SPECIALISATION]

For further help on this, you can read HELP SPECIALISATION.
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Suggestion 2: Add an additional task to the newbie TASKS to remind you to choose a racial specialisation. (Periodic in-game reminders to newbies about the existence of the TASKS feature might also be a good idea!)
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Comments

  • RispokRispok Posts: 695Member ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    If doing this, add Traits too.
    Sylvance
  • KatzchenKatzchen MhaldorPosts: 2,000Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I disagree. With it not being particularly easy to fix, I think this is one of those choices that is better waiting till you have more information, can get advice from others on it, etc. What about the newbie who might not realise that his class doesn't need int/str/etc, or who realises shortly after that they don't like their class, and their new specialisation chosen for the one they switch to is useless or even harmful.


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    VaehlBeya
  • SenaSena Posts: 3,921Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I also think that it's too important and semi-permanent to encourage newbies to choose as soon as possible. The stat changes don't make a big enough difference for newbies that it needs to be rushed.
    VaehlKatzchen
  • KatzchenKatzchen MhaldorPosts: 2,000Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I'd rather see a newbie prompt that pointed newbies to information on how to write a basic description, and how to use emotes. You can min max stats in any game, but you only can't roleplay. (well, without getting laughed at :P)


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                                                                     Necromanctic to the core,

                                                                                             Dance with death forever more.



    Beya
  • FavoniusFavonius Posts: 77Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Yes, it should have a warning about it being permanent - or, even better, @Vaehl's suggestion:
    Vaehl said:
    Unlimited specialization changes until X hours of game played or something, then? Maybe even with a short cooldown. I don't want to see a newbie Knight specialize as Grook Scholar because he wanted to be a very intelligent strategist or something.
    Good call.
    Sigge
  • TrillianaTrilliana Posts: 1,986Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Katzchen said:
    I'd rather see a newbie prompt that pointed newbies to information on how to write a basic description, and how to use emotes. You can min max stats in any game, but you only can't roleplay. (well, without getting laughed at :P)
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    ACHAEA ORIENTATION TASKS
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    Task #2: Set a personal description.

    To complete this task, read the scroll HELP DESCRIPTION, then use that information to set an appropriate description for yourself.

    meh


  • AchillesAchilles Los AngelesPosts: 2,433Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Level 10 too low. Wait for 30 (that's when you get ranked right?). By then they have a house and someone to answer questions
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    Sigge
  • KatzchenKatzchen MhaldorPosts: 2,000Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Trilliana said:
    Katzchen said:
    I'd rather see a newbie prompt that pointed newbies to information on how to write a basic description, and how to use emotes. You can min max stats in any game, but you only can't roleplay. (well, without getting laughed at :P)
    ------------------------
    ACHAEA ORIENTATION TASKS
    ------------------------

    Task #2: Set a personal description.

    To complete this task, read the scroll HELP DESCRIPTION, then use that information to set an appropriate description for yourself.

    Is there an actual thing that points out tasks? I was definitely not a newbie when I made Katzchen, though I was pretty darn rusty, and it took me ages to work out the INFO TASK # or whatever it is, to explain what the hell you're supposed to be doing.


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                                                                     Necromanctic to the core,

                                                                                             Dance with death forever more.



  • EilonaEilona United KingdomPosts: 61Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Katzchen said:
    Is there an actual thing that points out tasks? I was definitely not a newbie when I made Katzchen, though I was pretty darn rusty, and it took me ages to work out the INFO TASK # or whatever it is, to explain what the hell you're supposed to be doing.
    There's no actual prompt given by the game, if I remember correctly, but Romeo and Juliet mention them pretty often when giving out hints and tips.
    Katzchen
  • KatzchenKatzchen MhaldorPosts: 2,000Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Ah, I always turn newbie off right away, so would have missed that.


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