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  • #31
    Originally posted by hp9000 View Post
    I was reminded of another very dumb noob issue doing a daily recently: I spent an inordinate amount of time trying to figure out how to open the barrel in Marcus' Village. Later I realized you don't interact with things that way in this game but it's the third level you hit and when you've been playing all of ten minutes and basing your experience on other games, the fact that a dialog is all "ooh is someone in that barrel?" made me think I was supposed to investigate. If and when you redo those levels, I'd consider removing that dialog. It doesn't add much to the game and is pretty misleading when you're brand new.
    I totally did this too. Also kept trying to find "secrets" in story mode.
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    • #32
      I liked having the prompt to speak with Alarion to start the first couple of quests in the new game set up. Actually, I was sort of disappointed to learn that this was only a tutorial that ceased to function after two quests. However, the first quest should take the player directly to the start of the quest. I took me a few tries to actually find the Ruins of the Dead (partly because I was anxious to try the new Act 4 story mode and thought I would find "ruins of the dead" there instead of in Act 1). A new hero would have to start in Act 1, so maybe it makes more sense for a new hero, but I didn't open a new player to see if hey start at Ruins of the Dead or Shores of Hope?

      After a hero finishes several quests in Story Mode (maybe after opening Heroic level in story mode), there should be another tutorial with Alarion where he introduces the player to Trials. Trials for a new or lower level hero with shoddy equipment and poor battle skills can be really frustrating, so it would be better to open up trials only after a player has some battle experience and better equipment. As a new player, I remember thinking that something must be wrong because I was doing well in Story Mode, but getting totally destroyed by mobs and bosses in Trials. I probably would have given up on the game around that time if it were not for all the good advice available on the game forums. There is a system prompt in trials when you get wiped out in a trial about equipment upgrades; maybe that could prompt a player to check out the forums for advice as well.

      New players could also benefit from tutorials with Gornathan the arms dealer and Ruby the consumables trader, where new players could learn about equipment levels and attributes, using apples and healing potions, and using boosters for gemstones and XP and the role of XP in advancing a hero. New players should learn the added value of the special gear effects on set pieces and that they can store extra weapons and equipment in their stash.

      I agree with the majority of reviewers that there should also be a similar tutorials for Morgan the jeweler to discuss jewelry crafting, so players will get an introduction to collecting and fusing gemstones. I am not sure that a new player would understand the purpose of the stash as a place for stockpiling gemstones and other equipment options, since I am assuming for a new player it would just be an empty box. Maybe even add a "Are you sure you want to sell this?" prompt for a player trying to sell gemstones or setting up the game so that only Morgan can buy gemstones to make sure they get the tutorial.

      New players should not really be prompted to weapon crafting or adding new companions, so maybe those characters & their options should only appear at a later date, such as after heroic or legendary level has been opened by that hero.


      • #33
        I started yesterday, i played on PC platform if that helps.

        I didnt have any major issues working out what to do, i did have a weird bug however (i didn't realise it was a bug at first).

        After about an hour of game-play the keyboard shortcut for immolate stopped working, i carried on for an hour or so before rebooting.
        It was at that point i discovered that the spells should have been displayed on the left hand side of the screen and that there was a mini-map.

        Neither had been displayed before i restarted the game.

        There is also no exit from the training grounds that i can see? I ended up using abandon level, so no big deal- but it was confusing.

        Jewellery crafting is a little confusing as well.

        Hope this helps


        • #34
          Originally posted by Trevor Wilson View Post
          After about an hour of game-play the keyboard shortcut for immolate stopped working, i carried on for an hour or so before rebooting.
          It was at that point i discovered that the spells should have been displayed on the left hand side of the screen and that there was a mini-map.
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          • #35
            Late post on this one, but I think the biggest help to me would have been (and would still be) to have a documented description of all of the Attributes. Right now, you have to do a lot of searching to find the info. The Dev's have done several excellent posts for version upgrades where they went into a lot of detail about the various attributes which were added or modified, but there is no single, easy place to go to read about them all together. All of this documentation should be easily available from a Help icon within the app, without needing to spend lots of time browsing old forum messages.

            For instance, I still forget - what exactly does Parry Rating or Dodge Rating do? They say "nn.n% chance when hit" - chance to Parry or Dodge obviously, but what exactly does Parry or Dodge do from a defensive perspective? I believe that Dodge dodges 100% of the damage when it works, but I'm not sure about Parry other than triggering Blade Furry how much damage does it reduce? They probably could include that in the description in the Attributes window. In fact throughout the Attributes window, there are lots of references to percentages, but it is often not clear what base stat the percentage is applying to. Critical Damage always seemed fuzzy to me. I think I read that it is a percent of the weapon damage - but does it apply to the stat AFTER it is augmented by the Power rating? I know lots of the senior players know all this stuff, but I found it very fuzzy as a begginer, and some of it is still a bit baffling even after 9 months of playing and working my way up over CL2000. A reference document in the app with DETAILED descriptions and examples would be invaluable. And there are probably a number of other help topics which could be made accessible from within the app... The more game documentation the better. There are a lot of us who don't want to spend the time browsing through the forums. And the forum search capability is poor at best, and in my experience rarely finds what I was looking for. Tip: There has been a lot of excellent forum posts by the players...if someone at Making Fun had the time, they could leverage these to build a more consolidated reference library.

            Point of reference: My first experience with Making Fun was playing Dominion. The great thing about Dominion was that there was an extremely detailed Wiki which pretty much answered most common questions. I realize the Wiki was built by users both for IRL tabletop play as well as online play, but I still think there has to be an opportunity for Making Fun to leverage the knowledge and writings of all the long time players to create a better knowledge base for new users.
            Last edited by 7string; 08-27-2019, 04:50 PM.
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            • #36
              I always wondered why it seems that 60% of the maps I play in trials are dark. It is incredibly hard to see on mobile as it is with a smaller screen, and when it’s dark it’s even harder to see. Half the time I end up forfeiting the match because I have a hard time seeing.

              Another thing That I noticed is there is a few monsters that hit really hard for my mage even at beginning trials for the amount of experience they give (chargers, the witch doctor dude that throws flames, and the bow and arrow mobs). A lot of their ability’s are never seen so it causes a lot of deaths being they produce such huge damage and some of them have a ton of hit points. This makes playing on mobile incredibly tough with having a smaller screen to work with and not a PC.


              • #37
                Originally posted by Liana-Daniela (QA Specialist) View Post
                Hello guys, I'd like to know if you (veterans and new players alike) faced any difficulties when you first started.
                Is there anything you didn't quite understand about how the game is played? (I, for example, kept waiting near any gold/gear drop waiting for it to be picked up instead of waiting at the end of the stage) - other players for example used to sell gear with gemstones attached.

                So, is there anything you guys would have liked being warned about? Getting a tutorial on? Something you just didn't understand in the first 30mins-1h of your gameplay?

                Private messages or topic replies are both perfect! Thank you
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