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Mandatory player tutorial
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Submitted By babag on 09/06/20
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This Feature Request originally posted in the "Mars Explorer" Group

I had an idea which i think would improve the game enormously. Each player must go through a mandatory tutorial on all the gameplay and proper manners of the game. Hopefully reducing foolishness greatly. I just joined a game where i spent at least 5 minutes teaching a player how to change the lava alt. He then proceeded to mess around with all the settings, turning things every which way. This is because the server settings are very complicated and numerous. We need a tutorial to set people in the right direction. Thank you.

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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
1 week - 17,200v
Posted 2009/06/20 - 16:47 GMT
Yes, please.
A Mars Explorer Academy would be great.
Brilliant idea!
 
Now where do I sign up? :O)
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
5 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2009/06/20 - 19:56 GMT
On the back of my head :P
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
1 week - 17,200v
Posted 2009/06/20 - 20:38 GMT
*Finds hammer and chisel and prepares for the 25 page sign up procedure* :O)
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
17 hours - 1,754v
Posted 2009/11/19 - 23:21 GMT
*Waits behind MacDane with a jackhammer*
 
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
5 minutes - 4v
Posted 2011/11/21 - 22:49 GMT
eu gosto muito da mars explorer por isso que eu vou jogar
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
1 day - 4,262v
Posted 2009/06/20 - 21:42 GMT
Aubrey is the one who said he removed the tutorial for a reason, not just to put another one up.
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
5 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2009/06/20 - 22:21 GMT
Hey, hi, im baba, and you are...? He said he took it off momentarily, not forever bud. Stop being a thorn in my *thigh* *bud*.Thaaaank yoouuuuu.
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
1 day - 4,262v
Posted 2009/06/20 - 22:22 GMT
What did I do?
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
5 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2009/06/20 - 22:26 GMT
What did you do? You made it to my instant boot list, congrats!
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
1 day - 4,262v
Posted 2009/06/20 - 22:37 GMT
I am confused.
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
17 hours - 1,754v
Posted 2009/11/19 - 23:24 GMT
First off, baba, calm down.  He made a mistake, that shouldn't mark him as an insta-noob.  Don't be so critical!  =P  Second off, you posted on something that you happened to be wrong about.  It's not your fault, just please try to get it right next time. 
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
5 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2009/11/20 - 0:22 GMT
-Whistles-
 
I've never actually banned anyone instantly.
 
Quote from Aubrey on his 1.9.76 post:
 
"Instead of rewriting the (single player) tutorial map to work with all the new (multi player) networking code, I just removed it. It will probable make a comeback when I get an opportunity."
 
I think i got it right. Feel free to prove me wrong though.
 
Also, please try to not comment on things like these in the future, being that what you commented on was written months ago and long forgotten.
 
Good day.
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
3 days - 10,490v
Posted 2009/06/20 - 22:37 GMT
babag thats a bit harsh.......i love the idea!
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
1 day - 3,120v
Posted 2009/06/21 - 1:51 GMT
Ah, baba's jus' givin' ya a hard time. He's probably quite tired. El Maize. BabaG, that is a brilliant idea! I think Aubrey could be able to set the difficulty level, depending on the plyer. Or, the player could set his own limits.
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
5 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2009/06/21 - 3:09 GMT
YEs i am tired, tired of noobs. There is no difficulty level, its all the same. I dont want half baked newbs around, i want full bakes ones.
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
5 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2009/06/21 - 3:10 GMT
i plan to release my book "Cooking the perfect newb-omelet" later in the year.
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
1 week - 16,808v
Posted 2009/06/21 - 2:05 GMT
*shakes head in a laughing matter*
 
 
Instant b00t list haha
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
21 hours - 3,209v
Posted 2009/06/21 - 4:54 GMT
anyone notice that the noobs are the only ones here with a life?
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
5 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2009/06/21 - 5:09 GMT
Pestering others for the purpose of self gain shows that they have a life and 'we' dont? uhhh huh...
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
2 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2009/06/21 - 5:12 GMT
love the idea Baba, where about's on the back of your head do i sign up
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
5 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2009/06/21 - 5:21 GMT
Oh, anywhere i suppose.
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
1 day - 4,262v
Posted 2009/06/21 - 16:32 GMT
I'm sorry. I simply can't stay up too late after being at a swim meet all day. I believe I misunderstood this post. That is a really good idea.
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
2 days - 7,497v
Posted 2009/06/21 - 16:57 GMT
*takes out knife*
 
Baba, so i scratch my name on the back of you head?
 
wouldn't that hurt...?
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
1 day - 4,262v
Posted 2009/06/21 - 16:59 GMT
I would too, but I'm dead clumsy with sharp objects.
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
5 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2009/06/21 - 21:03 GMT
Who said you were invited?
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
5 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2009/06/21 - 21:04 GMT
Yea sure, i dont feel pain, im a noob.
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
1 day - 3,120v
Posted 2009/06/22 - 0:19 GMT
You are tiredof yourself then. Eh, this very probably WOULD lessen the noob "problem" somewhat.
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
4 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2009/11/19 - 6:42 GMT
The first twenty times a newbie tries to play and before being allowed the privilege of a name or game play, they must first listen to Stinky_The_Talking_Bot's audio discussion on behavior VS consequences on Mars Explorer.
 
Content of Stinky's talk would include, but not be limited to;
* If you make a name like "imcoolandurnotsoshutup", no one but you will think you're clever for it.
* If you must post on the site about rockets and explosions, be prepared for verbal rockets and explosions.
* If you become a nuisance, kruncher will hound you, TheDude will ban you, babaG will tell you to be respectful and flyclub will lecture you ad nausiem. (we're talkin' PAIN here mister!)
 
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
1 week - 24,177v
Posted 2009/11/19 - 20:04 GMT
You forgot "And Tigerstorm will chew you up and spit you out, including in a dogfight". :) That's a good idea though... maybe it (the bot) could have a more complementary name? Like sesnsai? :P
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
2 days - 7,304v
Posted 2009/11/19 - 20:14 GMT
  That may scare away players. And remember this is a family friendly game. If there child is lets say 7 and gets verbally hurt by the bot some one could sue Aubrey.
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
5 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2009/11/19 - 22:09 GMT
I never mentioned anything about a hurtful bot. There used to be a player tutorial, it was not mandatory and it was brief. No one is getting sued. As for scaring away people, it's sad but perhaps if they didnt have patients to sit through the tutorial, they may not have had anything to contribute to the community anyway.
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
17 hours - 1,754v
Posted 2009/11/19 - 23:30 GMT
Hey, guys, LAY OFF THE NEWBIE'S ALREADY!!!  REMEMBER THAT AT ONE POINT YOU HAD NO IDEA WHAT THE STATUS QUO FOR MARS EXPLORER WAS!!!  NEWBIES ARE NOT BAD, THEY ARE JUST UNKNOWLEGABLE ABOUT THE CUSTOMS ON THIS SITE AND IN THE GAME!!!  REMEMBER THAT NEXT TIME YOU GO ALL-OUT ON SOMEONE WHO YOU KNOW IS NEW OR HASN'T POSTED MUCH AT ALL!!!  I can accept if you can't accept newbies and noobs alike, but at least treat newbies with respect!  I really hope the tutorial covers the unwritten rules of posting on Mars, because that could solve a whole bunch of problems.
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
5 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2009/11/19 - 23:33 GMT
Not at all what the post is about.
 
The tutorial would give insight to newbies and future pros.
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
17 hours - 1,754v
Posted 2009/11/20 - 2:46 GMT
Ur right, I'm sorry, just sort of lost control there for a sec.
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
1 day - 2,223v
Posted 2011/03/10 - 4:27 GMT
I agree, respect the newbies!  I'm sort of a newbie, I still have a lot to learn, and I think a tutorial would be a great idea!  It would've helped me be not so clueless when I first started! 
(on another note, I'm still a little clueless now, but not as much)
Anyway, I don't like it when people use the terms "newbs" and "n00bs" interchangebly.  They are 2 different things!  "Newbs" (like me) are very willing to learn for the most part, and appreciate any insights that are given to them.  "n00bs", on the other hand, can be newbies but do not care about anything except making everyone else's lives miserable and ruining the experience for everyone, and think they're so cool for doing it.
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
1 day - 6,320v
Posted 2009/11/19 - 23:34 GMT
I like it.
Let's face it: Tutorials=instructions= :) for us all. 
It is my opinion, though.
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
5 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2009/11/19 - 23:36 GMT
Yes i agree, it gives everyone an advantage. We all get a jump start on becoming good members of the community.
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
1 day - 6,320v
Posted 2009/11/19 - 23:37 GMT
Yeah. I would take it.
Would everyone have to take it?
It seems like a good idea if everyone took it.
(If it's in the original post, then whoops)
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
5 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2009/11/19 - 23:45 GMT
I didn't mention that specifically but yes, i think everyone should take it. It's not like some big test or anything, jsut a good amount of info to have.
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
5 hours - 649v
Posted 2009/11/20 - 0:07 GMT
What about a mandatory tutorial for all non-members (might be someone different playing on the same computer login) and a tutorial for all members the first time they log on to that version?
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
2 weeks - 18,835v
Posted 2009/11/20 - 0:42 GMT
Nice idea.
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
4 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2009/11/20 - 1:14 GMT
My above comment was so outrageous that I didn't really think anyone would take me seriously.....
I was not serious, of course.
 
Now, given that explanation, I do believe that a talking bot has a better chance of holding a person's interst than them just reading text.
 
If a mandatory tutorial was initiated, I would suggest it apply to everyone, including all account holders and the most experienced players.....absolutely everyone.
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
4 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2009/11/22 - 5:27 GMT
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Bamming a good thread
2 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2010/01/24 - 6:39 GMT
Aubrey and other fellow Marsxplr community members,
 
I am not bamming this thread to just waste time,
I'm bamming because Marsxplr and soon Sy3nh needs a tutorial, and a mandatory one at that.
 
I remember back when I first started the game on 1.9, and had no clue what to do,
I was told to go to the tutorial instead of being given a lecture.
 
I believe a mandatory tutorial would greatly improve the gaming atmosphere for everybody,
and in doing that, improve Marsxplr, and it's reputation.
 
I believe that the mandatory tutorial should be made into a game itself,
giving you moving targets, one of them being green, and every time you don't hit that green target,
you have to restart the tutorial all over again until you hit the green target continuously.
 
Flying, how to fire your lasers, some general items in Marsxplr should all be included in it as well.
 
Also, why not make a couple tutorials like myself and others are attempting to do for the forum?
Like when you first join, you should be redirected to a screen that answers all the basic questions and explains stuff.
 
Aubrey, please consider all the above ideas in the comments above this one, and the ideas in this comment.
 
Most importantly, consider brining back the Player tutorial, then reforming it.
 
Thank you, and have a great night.
 
With sincere kindness ~ The Dude
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Re: Bamming a good thread
2 days - 7,898v
Posted 2010/01/24 - 6:50 GMT
I completely agree!
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Re: Bamming a good thread
9 hours - 1,121v
Posted 2010/01/24 - 19:55 GMT
Having a good tutorial would be logical indeed, dude.
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
2 weeks - 18,835v
Posted 2010/01/24 - 6:46 GMT
Yum!
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
2 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2010/03/01 - 2:30 GMT
BAM!!!!!
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
4 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2010/03/01 - 8:16 GMT
How about a mandatory, time interval-driven character cap for each forum member?
I believe each person's perceived value of the privilege of posting would quickly be on the rise.
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
3 hours - 307v
Posted 2010/03/01 - 22:47 GMT
wonderful idea
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
2 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2010/03/07 - 4:33 GMT
This is so badly needed now, it truly isn't funny, perhaps a forum tutorial as well.
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
4 days - 10,400v
Posted 2010/03/07 - 6:57 GMT
I think this would be useful, and result in a more educated community. In fact, perhaps there should be a terms of use agreement for when people sign up, and any violations result in the banning of their account temporarily. (I can think of a few people who need that.)
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
2 days - 7,898v
Posted 2010/04/13 - 19:49 GMT
Bam!
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
1 week - 24,177v
Posted 2010/04/13 - 19:56 GMT
Double bam!
 
I restate my argument from above, and agree with the assorted comments of TheDude, Kruncher and our dear ol' sheep BabaG.
 
:D
 
In seriousness, we do need this. Now, I think, more than we did when BabaG first posted this insightful post. Could someone actually approach Aubrey about this...? Just a thought.
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
5 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2011/03/11 - 22:02 GMT
I may be wrong but i believe that a while back i PM'd him about it and said it was in the works, don't quote me on that. 
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
1 week - 24,177v
Posted 2011/03/11 - 22:40 GMT
:)
 
Aight, I won't.
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
5 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2011/03/12 - 7:29 GMT
Do what you want, just sayin' ;)
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
3 days - 10,293v
Posted 2011/03/10 - 11:49 GMT
Yeah we need it. I wouldn't mind making a tutorial but it would be a while....
 
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
11 hours - 1,102v
Posted 2011/03/11 - 20:12 GMT
And Willzahk said ... let there be tutorials!
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
1 hour - 154v
Posted 2011/03/12 - 4:23 GMT
Some kids don't even know how to type. How do you expect them to go through a rigorous tutorial?
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
5 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2011/03/12 - 7:33 GMT
It doesn't need to be so tough, the game shouldn't bore or aggravate players before it starts. This game should be easily accessible, but it should at least teach basic controls, etiquette, and server settings and such.
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
1 week - 24,177v
Posted 2011/03/12 - 15:06 GMT
So give 'em lessons on typing instead. :P
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2011/11/22 - 1:43 GMT
@Antones:
Thanks, but please, try to speak English!
And don't bam old posts.
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2011/11/22 - 1:57 GMT
What did he say?
 
I taste very of mars to explorer therefore that I go to play?
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
5 days - 26,111v
Posted 2011/11/22 - 2:30 GMT
Lol. I saw his comment too!
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2011/11/22 - 3:14 GMT
"I really enjoy Mars Explorer so I'll play".
 
The trick? Click here.
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
1 week - 31,378v
Posted 2011/11/22 - 3:23 GMT
Even so if its bammed, why criticize someone when they say they love and play Mars Explorer? You guys want more people liking it even so, why criticize? Its still Mars related. I say Mars Explorer is getting more popular and actually happier!
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2011/11/22 - 3:25 GMT
I wasn't criticizing him (on purpose) rudely.
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
20 hours - 2,223v
Posted 2011/11/22 - 15:15 GMT
I really like this idea!
Maybe a basic tutorial, to teach the basics (such as switching vehicles, controls, hitting a target, chat).
Then after, they can play, but they can also go through secondary tutorials that teach them about things such as making their own servers and customizing the settings, specialized and more in-depth tutorials for the different vehicles, ect.
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Re: Mandatory player tutorial
1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2011/11/22 - 16:58 GMT
...and then teaching them about manners, is what I think they should have too.


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