InfernityFan wrote:One possible explanation is maybe, just a maybe, they don't want the newbies to get overwhelmed by the large amount of cards. I do get overwhelmed when I first played Magic and its jaw-dropping amount of cards... though the point is kinda moot since it's only ~40 different kind of cards here.
Alteil is a big game and has a lot to take in, so we don't want to overwhelm new users. We also want to reward users when the reach level 10 - so new users should only be able to choose one starter and get all 10 when they hit level 10.
If you think we should give all 4 starters in a different way, then we'll take that into account and do something about it.
The sprint after next should have a new registration screen where you can choose your avatar and starters off the bat without having to click many of times as well as instructional videos.
The problem is that a lot of newbies currently playing received a starter switcher (and already had one) before reaching lvl 10, so the lvl up was kind of pointless. I'm not sure if new lvl 1s start off with a starter switcher still either, I could be wrong.
But personally starting everyone off with the 4 starters isn't problematic imo. Players are only provided with 4 options, and getting to lvl 10 for a new player takes around 25 wins from what I've seen (which can be anywhere from 25-75+ games depending on the player's skill level). Within that time, having some options to experiment would be really appreciated by a new player, especially since we're talking about a lot of games here.
If you want to make lvl 10 really rewarding while making the starter switcher useful, maybe the starter switcher can be replaced with a "prebuilt voucher." The prebuilt voucher lets a player cash it in for any prebuilt of their choice. Not only is getting a new file really exciting, but prebuilts are a pretty good introduction towards more advanced file types. They would also let new players be a bit more competitive in folrart. I'm sure they'd be much, much more likely to stick around if this were implemented.