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New player advice - 8/15/2014 1:52:04 PM   
panzer bill

 

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Just got the game, base game, feeling I got more than I expected. That's a good thing! Any one got some pointers they'd like to share?

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RE: New player advice - 8/15/2014 1:55:02 PM   
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There are some absolutely fantastic YouTube videos that give a great intro to the game. I'll post links later if someone doesn't beat me to it.

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RE: New player advice - 8/15/2014 2:16:38 PM   
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Thanks, I found and watched some, Having a hard time finding just basic game vids. Wade and slog time!

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RE: New player advice - 8/15/2014 3:02:35 PM   
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I agree about the slog - Let's Play videos are great but would be nice if there was a "quick tips" write up somewhere - e.g. "how to avoid a complete crash and burn on your first play through" or a wiki of advice/mechanics by topic. Lots of great information on this board and in those videos but it can take hours to ferret out a answer when a few concise sentences would work.

Of course this is no ones obligation to compile (I won't!), but I do feel this is a pain point for new players that is easier to get over with many other complex games due to solid official/un-official wikis.

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RE: New player advice - 8/15/2014 3:43:25 PM   
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Your so right about the vids. I found Matrix games looking for Panzer General. Found Panzer Corps and have played it for year and a half! Thought I'd try DW, there's a lot more to it. Could be a 3 year game to max it out.

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RE: New player advice - 8/15/2014 5:39:53 PM   
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Where to start ..in the galactopedia gives some suggestions when you start the game up.
Not all is documented and you must try out by yourself the gui ..
Handy/necessary is to name of stations, ships etc, by a self choosen name
It is clicking on the excisting name in the leftunder box (selection box) what brings up a screen where can chance a name


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RE: New player advice - 8/20/2014 9:32:26 AM   
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In case anyone else feels that reading consumes less time than watching videos, there's a pinned thread with a collection of guides.


My favorites from it:

beginner level: (that helped me a lot at the start)
http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3508583

rookie: (that got me to use the AI improvement mod, since vanilla difficulties can hardly compete with that strategy)
http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3175652

advanced: (still ingesting that wall of text)
https://sites.google.com/site/lonniecourtneyclay/home/distant-worlds-game

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RE: New player advice - 8/20/2014 10:49:27 AM   
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Thanks Evan85 - had seen the first but not the latter ones.

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RE: New player advice - 8/20/2014 1:12:11 PM   
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I'm just coming out of the noob stage and entering novice.

My advice: don't automate. Go full manual. After a few restarts you'll know so much more than if you try to "wade in" using auto everything.

This thread will change the game for you and make you understand all the happenings of the game:

http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3508583

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RE: New player advice - 8/20/2014 3:36:50 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Skyjack
I'm just coming out of the noob stage and entering novice.

Time for Extreme difficulty with the AI Improvement Mod. Are you a man, or are you a neckbeard!?

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RE: New player advice - 8/20/2014 7:36:50 PM   
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Playing small games and doing everything myself helped me understand the game a lot.

Also Das24680's youtube videos.(Can't link yet, forum rules...)


On the other hand, i play a few weeks, what the hell do i know?


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RE: New player advice - 8/20/2014 8:47:40 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Skyjack

I'm just coming out of the noob stage and entering novice.

My advice: don't automate. Go full manual. After a few restarts you'll know so much more than if you try to "wade in" using auto everything.

This thread will change the game for you and make you understand all the happenings of the game:

http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3508583


Totally endorse that. I started with a lot of auto on, realised i didn't have a clue what was going on, and started again pre-warp following that guide. Changed everything. Neckbeard a distant memory.

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