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Slagpit Game profile

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Oct 22nd 2010, 6:28:31

Everyone will be able to view this shortly. We've created an ingame system that provides tips and advice based on what page you are on and your current country state. The idea is to guide new players in the right direction and to provide useful information even for lazy old players.

We're still in the process of building it up and fixing bugs, so please let us know if you have grammar/style suggestions, content suggestions, or if you feel like your country is receiving incorrect or poorly explained advice.

Edited By: Slagpit on Oct 23rd 2010, 0:10:55
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Havoc Game profile

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Oct 22nd 2010, 6:32:33

I don't see anything about it in FFA..?
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Fooglmog Game profile

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Oct 22nd 2010, 6:47:07

I don't see it anywhere...

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NukEvil Game profile

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Oct 22nd 2010, 13:37:33

I see it, but probably because I'm a mod?

Anyways, I suggest the tutorial should have things spelled out, like Construction Sites instead of CS, for the n00bs that will undoubtedly come flooding into the game when the facebook app goes live. Not everyone's going to spend hours looking over the game's wiki pages just to figure out what a well-known abbreviation means...
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Pang Game profile

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Oct 22nd 2010, 21:29:18

It's up now for real!

Enjoy! :p
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dantzig Game profile

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Oct 22nd 2010, 21:30:39

Why doesn't my general have a face? It's creepy!

Also, these tips might be a little too helpful!

Research focus
The following techs have the highest average public market prices: Military, Military Strategy and Medical. If the market will bear it, we can focus 100% of our research efforts on these techs and simply buy any other techs that we need. The 0% market commission bonus we have as a democracy makes this easier to do.


That's true but I would consider that pretty advanced gameplay!

Edited By: dantzig on Oct 22nd 2010, 21:35:32
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snawdog Game profile

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Oct 22nd 2010, 21:39:52

I see the lil' feller!
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Pang Game profile

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Oct 22nd 2010, 21:55:10

Also, if you have better images for those tutorials, please let us know!

This is just temporary :|

You can also turn this off in country preferences if you don't like it.
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dantzig Game profile

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Oct 22nd 2010, 21:59:48

How about a sexy lady general instead? I'm at work so I can't search for sexy military ladies right now but I'll definitely do it later!
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Ruthie

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Oct 23rd 2010, 2:10:02

Well some of us ladies would prefer sexy fellas :P
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Fooglmog Game profile

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Oct 23rd 2010, 2:26:29

That's what preferences are for Ruthie.... to decide if you want sexy ladies or sexy men.

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NOW3P Game profile

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Oct 23rd 2010, 2:35:53

I agree - this is extremely cool, but you REALLY need to change the icon. That thing creeps me the fluff out!

Perhaps different icons for different types of information would be useful?

Ya know, something like this for financial advice:

http://investingincanada.info/...12/Investment-Advisor.jpg


Something like this for military advice:

http://t2.gstatic.com/...o_4Rdg_KipYnLP2RfgXwaoWA=


Something like this for Infrastructure:

http://t3.gstatic.com/..._fivjnQLh4b5-jy9hZOL4Fq8=




etc, etc, etc. The possibilities for it are actually pretty expansive. You could do them for the 3 items above, plus specific tips w/ individual images.

If you want any extra graphics help, I am happy to lend a hand.


Overall though, very awesome feature. Will help the facebookers to get more farm la.....erm, I mean enjoy the experience more.

Slagpit Game profile

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Oct 23rd 2010, 2:38:27

Right now the tips are divided into three categories: military, economy, diplomacy. The faceless military person is just a placeholder, but we don't have any pictures to put there.

Fooglmog Game profile

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Oct 23rd 2010, 4:09:52

I just put together some images for you Slagpit... I made them all so that neither dimension is larger than 48px (the size of the current image).

I went with easily identifiable icons, rather than some kind of avatar. All of the images I based them off of were things that I already owned the commercial rights to, so no fear of legalities.

http://www.letskillstuff.org/file.php?name=eemoney
http://www.letskillstuff.org/file.php?name=eewar
http://www.letskillstuff.org/file.php?name=eedip

If you don't want to use them, that's fine. I only spent about 20 minutes on them and didn't spend any money. But I think they're pretty good for the purpose.

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Edited By: Fooglmog on Oct 23rd 2010, 4:35:02
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LittleItaly Game profile

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Oct 23rd 2010, 5:02:46

"Gain more acres
Without an empty acre we cannot construct buildings. We need to gain more acres or to destroy less useful buildings before building more."

Should be:

Gain more acres
Without an empty acre we cannot construct buildings. We need to gain more acres or destroy less useful buildings before we can build more.
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LittleItaly Game profile

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Oct 23rd 2010, 5:16:25

Benefits of friends!
Ingame alliances can be crucial to our success. Offensive and defensive alliances send up to 25% of their units to help us with attacking and defending. Research allies send us part of the technology they produce with research labs. Intelligence alliances send us some of their spies to help us with spy operations. Finally, trade pacts allow the sending of foreign aid packages.

There should be a note that all pacts can be used to send FA to other countries. that last line is misleading.
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Requiem Game profile

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Oct 23rd 2010, 11:55:09

There should be a user preference to turn it off...

iZarcon Game profile

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Oct 23rd 2010, 12:38:14

+1 @ requiem. I havent seen it yet, and im pretty sure i dont want to.


Along the lines of advanced gameplay... I agree with dantzig that it should be basic information rather than game theory and actual strategy being shown.
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iZarcon Game profile

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Oct 23rd 2010, 13:42:38

haha. logged in from a PC.

Work is moving slowly!
Consider building more construction sites to increase the number of buildings you can build each turn!

my SPAL is over 60 as a non-theo...
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iZarcon Game profile

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Oct 23rd 2010, 13:45:40

Mass message received!
We received a mass message, which means that multiple copies of the same message were sent to our clanmates or to allies or our ally. We can send mass messages if we're the leader of a clan or have more than one ingame ally.


i haven't received any mass messages :o/
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Pang Game profile

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Oct 23rd 2010, 14:36:11

Originally posted by Requiem:
There should be a user preference to turn it off...



Originally posted by Pang:

...
You can also turn this off in country preferences if you don't like it.


right now, we're debugging this info and getting opinions from the community. Once we have some more items added, we'll give different support levels:
-Basic
-Advanced
-Alerts Only
-Off

Edited By: Slagpit on Oct 23rd 2010, 15:43:31
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Fuzzy Logic Game profile

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Oct 23rd 2010, 16:37:19

If alerts includes the same alert about how many turns you can play because of food/money on the advisor page, I will always at least have that turned on.

deepcode Game profile

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Oct 23rd 2010, 17:42:59

Like it.

Also like the ingame market history tool, very good idea.

dantzig Game profile

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Oct 23rd 2010, 18:46:23

Could the alerts actually stop a player from making a stupid move without confirmation from the player? e.g. "Playing that many turns will cause you to run out of money or food. Are you sure that is what you want to do?" I think we've all run out of money and/or food before just because of a typo which isn't very noob-friendly. Other ones could be "You are about to destroy over 10% of your buildings, are you sure you want to do this?" and "Are you sure that you want to sell all of your tanks on the PM or did you mean to sell your bushels?"
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iZarcon Game profile

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Oct 23rd 2010, 21:14:54

hmm. Dont want to make the game too easy :-(
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KeSSie Game profile

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Oct 24th 2010, 2:20:21

I agree with Zarc on that one. Even a nub will come to understand to not make those mistakes after he/she has done them a time or two.

Basic tips are very helpful for the new ppl...but too much hand-holding will just make things boring before long. If hand-holding is what they want; then a nub should be joining a clan for that. I actually have a friend that I've finally convinced to play Earth. She's going out on her own in Tourney I believe. I'll have to ask her what she thinks.

Oh..also..If this isn't already included in one of the messages; There should be one about building CSs in multiples of 4 and to always build a full turn's worth of buildings according to what their BPT is. A LOT of new ppl don't know little things like that.

**On a side note that has nothing to do this thread's topic...I really hate how the "el" of my nick drops down to the next line..just sayin. lol**

Edited By: KeSSie on Oct 24th 2010, 2:23:35
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NOW3P Game profile

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Oct 24th 2010, 2:53:03

shorten your forum nick? :-P

KeSSie Game profile

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Oct 24th 2010, 3:08:26

Gosh, Now3p...I already felt dumbed down when I had to substitute "Da" for "The" cuz my regular nick is one character beyond the limit. Now you're tellin me to shorten it even more? lol :'-(
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ZIP Game profile

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Oct 24th 2010, 12:01:24

I wish they had a stupid move feature. The other day i sold 600k + turr on the private when i thought i was selling food.
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Marshal Game profile

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Oct 24th 2010, 17:53:39

could you move it away from country settings to portal setting? if plays at all servers its alot clicking to disable those.
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PraetorNLS Game profile

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Nov 15th 2010, 23:58:49

You say the advice is based on my countrys stats and tyhe page im on, so i just think this was a odd advice to get :

"Watch food and cash
Our explorers stop working if we experience a food or cash shortage. Be certain that we have enough food and cash to fund any exploring that we attempt. "

Might just be a general advice shown when im not close to a exp acre drop ? but im playing a farmer and had about 450mill $ , so regardless of my bushels at hand (582k), i just find it odd, just a memo, not a complain or anything :P

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qzjul Game profile

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Nov 16th 2010, 19:05:05

Yea, sometimes it's just generic advice if there's nothing pertinent at the time I believe
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lincoln

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Nov 27th 2010, 20:41:27

there is one piece of advice that i very much appreciate getting from sergeant wilko

when you are dropping land at set end in express, he tells you how much land you may drop before you denude the land of buildings

this is an improvement because the news does not include ghost acres which you have accumulated over the past 24 hours
i found this bit of advice from HAT TOO BIG very helpful
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