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23 days, 14 hours, 53 minutes ago
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blufox
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Hello all.

New player here with a question.

I totally understand why so many new players like me leave and will continue to as the learning curve is steep, which is not a problem in and of itself, but as the guides are verbose, which no doubt is suitable for current and veteran players, they are not helpful to us new players.

Is there a series of videos where there is the game in the background and a player talking through what they are doing, as from seeing this done in other games this is the most engaging and simple way of getting new players up to speed, who with this base knowledge can then read the finer details at their own pace later as the foundation of knowledge is already there?
23 days, 14 hours, 38 minutes ago
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frostriese
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Hi - very good feedback from your side ... once you got it, you forgot how it was before :)

Here my post from a Mentor vs Midshipmen game regarding videos how to play :)

Try out these video tutorials about the user interface

http://www.planetsmagazine.com/category/gettoknowplanets/interface-knowplanets/

and for playing the game more effectrive here

http://www.planetsmagazine.com/strategy/vga-turns-in-30-minutes-or-less-part-1-three-techniques-to-slash-turn-taking-time/

http://www.planetsmagazine.com/strategy/strategyguides/vga-turns-in-30-minutes-or-less-part-2-next-turns-actions-now-time-saving-missions-and-friendly-codes/

And last but not least ... how to play like a big guy (videos from the Site Admin) about how to plan and master this game

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU4Aus1D-axHBTiRHP0fp8A
23 days, 14 hours, 36 minutes ago
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blufox
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Awesome, thank you for your help.
23 days, 14 hours, 30 minutes ago
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frostriese
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You can try to find your confusing technical terms / labels on this list

http://help.planets.nu/index

Or drop here a list of unknown labels and we will help you to define / explain them
23 days, 14 hours, 6 minutes ago
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mcnimble
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@Commander+Koski is making videos for his MvM.

https://planets.nu/#/sector/306911/activity
23 days, 13 hours, 54 minutes ago
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commander koski
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I maDE videos from the first 10 turns - after that life started to be too busy again... :D

But maybe after this MvM game ends, I could do another set of videos, another 10 or more turns with more detail on these very basic issues. And use only mobile there (in my present video set I made a few videos first with desktop and the rest with mobile: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLO2zDEMtV0ZZw-_Z7eNllbvzPoM1-wvNl )
23 days, 13 hours, 43 minutes ago
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blufox
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If you have the time that would be great.

A lot of the guides refer to desktop, but a lot of us new players are on mobile as this is a perfect game for long work commutes!
23 days, 13 hours, 40 minutes ago
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blufox
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Also maybe your videos could be in a pinned newbie section or with a link in new joiner emails. Which we could watch first before we delve into the finer details?
23 days, 11 hours, 17 minutes ago
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gnerphk
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Documentation editor. Following. Not promising anything, but following.
23 days, 3 hours, 20 minutes ago
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glynsalternate
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-wraps a blanket around Gnerphk-

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