So I was thinking about ways to improve the game for new players and here is a suggestion I came up with:
The thing most new players have problems with are generally very basic/simple things. I remember when I first started it took me forever to figure out the exact times SS were triggered and what the differences between a 1/2/3 lp SS were. It took even longer to actually figure out how to tailor SS to suit my files and counter things they were weak against. Also, when new player post their files on the forum and ask for improvements, there are a lot of common problems with them all, ie - using only 1 copy of magic sword dual wielder, or 1 copy of giant ork, or even using giant ork at all!
I think it would be really helpful to have a "Alteil for Dummies" guide to be available to new players where basic important information is available. Usually new players make the same 10 mistakes all the time and don't realize what they're doing and why it's bad. For example: 1) Gowen rush playing grims early to knock off units when they really should be focusing on pumping out units as fast as possible. 2) Rush files not having 1LP SS early (such as sin) to help deal w/ early commanding things your opponent does (such as 30/30 someone). 3) Not having a proper balance of low level & high level units.
I know there are lots of strategy articles and helpful advice in the forums... but generally the strategy discussions in the forums are too advanced for new players, and the strategy articles are kind of hidden and a lot of people don't even know about them.
So how about we make a "Alteil for Dummies" guide, put basic helpful in it in a presentable manner for new players, and then make one of the quests for them to look at it and maybe answer a short quiz about it?
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