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How did you learn/want to learn WarPlan?


I Read the rulebook only
  14% (3)
I Used the "?" feature to learn the game only
  4% (1)
Rule book 1st, "?" 2nd
  23% (5)
"?" 1st, Rule book 2nd
  0% (0)
There is a help "?" menu item?
  4% (1)
Screw the rulebook and help key real wargamers learn as they go
  9% (2)
I prefer rulebook tutorials
  19% (4)
I perfer video tutorials
  23% (5)
I prefer "?"
  0% (0)


Total Votes : 21


(last vote on : 6/8/2021 4:43:51 AM)
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How did you learn/want to learn WarPlan? - 5/27/2021 2:02:02 PM   
AlvaroSousa


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I am doing some research on in game help and help files. We have rules, in game help, tutorials. I want to better instruct for the next game. While a game like Strategic Command is very easy to pick up (I never read the rules unless I needed a game mechanic) WarPlan is a more intricate game that uses various keys to simply moving many units. So there is a difference between the ease of play for the two.

So the question is how did you learn WarPlan
AND
What have you noticed

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One thing I am not doing because it is way too time consuming and difficult is in game video walk through tutorials. There is too much to cover.

< Message edited by AlvaroSousa -- 5/31/2021 3:14:02 PM >


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RE: How did you learn/want to learn WarPlan? - 5/28/2021 8:45:17 AM   
sillyflower


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Always read the manual 1st: even the 800 pages of WiTE 2.
Then play the tutorial (don't care about format: only the quality ) and refer back to the manual as and when. From memory (which is fast fading) there wasn't a tutorial for WP, but that was OK because I have played lots of similar games.

< Message edited by sillyflower -- 5/28/2021 8:51:09 AM >


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