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Instructional Videos for new X players.

Post by Gosnell » Sat, 16. Feb 13, 02:30

As we all know the X series is a bloody tough game to learn,and many new players rapidly become frustrated at the games learning curve.Thus i have an idea,A series of short instructional videos,That explain the basic mechanics of the game.Hopefully getting stickied If the feedback is psoitive.
http://youtu.be/RGBfMU_Jlo0 Equipping Your Weapons
http://youtu.be/0IjONlKdvYc Weapon Information Explained
http://youtu.be/M_bEHF66HaE Covering Accelerating and Decelerating and the use of SETA.
http://youtu.be/xyttvJ9zsGI Docking and Undocking Manually.
http://youtu.be/rx2c2YUGcaI The Basics of Trading
http://youtu.be/I_de0PlzsGs Claiming Ships
http://youtu.be/RkW5LiAJJMg Asteroid Scanning
http://youtu.be/dnPbw9TPhCg Ship Information

So my question is do you think this is a worthwhile endevour.
@Moderators and admins i would love to discuss this with you guys aswell.
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Post by Lea Flamma » Sat, 16. Feb 13, 16:35

You wouldbe a hero for me :)

I still learn a lot and I rather felt dumb asking about obvious things here on the forums :(

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Post by Gosnell » Sun, 17. Feb 13, 01:42

Well I have free time Monday so i will work on the basics then.
If people have request or recomendations let me know.

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Post by kizito » Sun, 17. Feb 13, 06:00

It's a great idea as there aren't many video tutorials out there. I would suggest working on things that are easily confusing to new players though, like how to trade and earn money, a run down of ship classes & weapon types, and general stuff like that.

In your video you showed something with the exception of SETA that is easy enough to figure out that it doesn't need a video, plus to learn that you have the flight school (which yes, is very very very basic, but teaches how to move around). Awesome start though :D
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Post by DrBullwinkle » Sun, 17. Feb 13, 07:46

Suggestion: Video that teaches people how to bookmark and use this link: Advanced Search of EgoSoft with Google

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Post by Gosnell » Mon, 18. Feb 13, 18:16

2 new videos now up.
Trading basics and Docking/Undocking manually

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Post by Vayde » Mon, 18. Feb 13, 20:45

Video tutorials are a fantastic way to learn how to play the X series, that's why this definitive collection was produced. http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=297924

Are you trying a different approach?
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Post by Gosnell » Mon, 18. Feb 13, 20:59

Well mine are for Albion Prelude as oposed to Terran Conflict.
Also i wasnt aware those videos existed. :headbang:
However my style will be in depth detailed included user interface and keyboard usage.
At least now people have a choice :wink:

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Post by Gosnell » Mon, 18. Feb 13, 21:10

actually that is something I would like to point out about the website,smart guides such as that chaps videos should be stickied,i am a frequent user of this forum and i never knew about those,imagine a new player actualy finding them.

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Post by Alan Phipps » Mon, 18. Feb 13, 21:14

They are Stickied; under Complete Guides section, X3TC in this Sticky thread.
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Post by Gosnell » Mon, 18. Feb 13, 22:37

Yes but in fairness the guides arnt really used tahat much hence the oft repeated wquestions on the general forum.whereas if you jusk had a sticky of vids perhaps it wouldnt happen

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Post by Alan Phipps » Mon, 18. Feb 13, 22:46

The fact that people don't read about the guides is echoed by the fact that some don't ever read the Index Page, Rules, Announcements, Stickies, FAQs, etc, etc. The way the forum does its business now is meant to save every forum user having to wade past 3 pages of Sticky threads before getting to the community threads. It may not be the best and be showing its age now, but it is what we have.

Also I suspect that a simple forum Google (as recommended above by DrBullwinkle) for 'X3TC Video Tutorials' might have turned it up fairly quickly. Try it - oh yes, 1st thread hit!.
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Post by Gosnell » Mon, 18. Feb 13, 22:54

yes but once again do you think a new player would see that search feature.

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Post by Alan Phipps » Mon, 18. Feb 13, 22:58

Circular discussion there - that is why DrBullwinkle thought it important enough as a novice learning need for you to make a video tutorial about it. I think he was right too. Maybe that tutorial could also quickly cover the forums available, Announcements, Stickies, FAQs and Guides thread, etc.
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Post by Nanook » Mon, 18. Feb 13, 23:12

GOSNELL wrote:yes but once again do you think a new player would see that search feature.
Alan is correct. Most forum users, and that applies especially to new users, have 'sticky blindness'. And adding more stickies for individual topics just makes people 'blinder'. IMO, there are already more than enough stickies and announcements on the main forum. Besides, if a new player can't already see the Ultimate Resource and Guides sticky, what makes you think they'd see a separate one on video tutorials? :wink:
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