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#1 inderekt

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Posted 09 October 2016 - 23:00

Note: A newer revision is in progress to reflect new content.  This post (and document) will be updated as soon as possible.

UPDATE: 10-Oct-2016
PDF now available for download in link provided below.
 
Guide Revision................1.0
Compatible Game Version.......1.3.x


 
Hello fellow New Earth citizens!
 
I have been working on a guide for players to learn the main concepts of the game.  The guide is 64 pages in length with a cover page.  The hope is that it can ease the learning curve that new players experience when playing this game.  Through asking questions and getting some tips from my fellow alliance members of The Hive, I was able to create this finished product.
 
The guide took me numerous hours to complete over the course of a couple of weeks, with most of it going towards research, screenshots, editing and formatting, and of course the composition of the document.
 
I welcome feedback on the guide and will keep the major components of it updated as changes are made to the game through updates.  Keep in mind that I did not receive any sort of assistance from the developers in creating this guide nor any sort of monetary contributions.  I did it in hopes of helping new players (some veterans may find it of interest as well).
 
The PDF is around 8MB in size.  It's a good thing I am providing the PDF as the Word document was around 77MB in size. wink.png
 

>> Download the guide in PDF format here.

Note: the table of contents may not be clickable when viewed in browser.  It is recommended to download the PDF to enjoy the capability to click on the section you want to go to via the table of contents.

 
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Developers:  Thanks for allowing me to share the PDF with fellow players!
 
Thanks and enjoy!
 
- Derek Campbell (inderekt)


Edited by inderekt, 14 December 2016 - 04:53.


#2 Mojawk

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Posted 10 October 2016 - 13:08

This is awesome! Feel free to share the PDF for sure!


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#3 inderekt

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 00:16

The guide has been published and is available for view or download via the link in my edited, original post.  Thanks, Mojawk!



#4 Mojawk

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 09:27

This is awesome work, would you like us to share it on the official facebook for the game?


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#5 inderekt

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 13:31

This is awesome work, would you like us to share it on the official facebook for the game?

Sure!  I'd be happy to see it accessible to everyone.  Please let me know if you see anything in the guide that may need to be tweaked.  I will be working to keep this guide updated as major changes are implemented in the future that affect what I have written.  :)



#6 Mojawk

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Posted 09 November 2016 - 12:45

Ok thanks for creating this, it's really great :)


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#7 Zath

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Posted 23 November 2016 - 15:56

This is the kind of thing that would be better placed on a wiki so it can be updated more easily, and by more than one person, so that it remains current. Also, more contributors can be a good thing.

#8 inderekt

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Posted 14 December 2016 - 04:50

Ok thanks for creating this, it's really great :)

Thanks!  I will update it soon to reflect 1.4.  1.5 may be out by the time I get it completed.  Having school and work and holiday season makes it difficult to update it at the same time as a new release.

 

This is the kind of thing that would be better placed on a wiki so it can be updated more easily, and by more than one person, so that it remains current. Also, more contributors can be a good thing.

Yes.  A wiki would be good for something like this.  I wouldn't mind having more people contribute to it as it would eliminate what we call a "single point of failure".  If something happens with me, I won't be able to update it.  I'm a bit behind at the moment so I plan on working on this soon to reflect some new changes, such as nukes.

 

Thanks for the feedback.



#9 Mojawk

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 12:05

Hey inderekt,

 

Did you decide how you were going forward with this? I just wonder if it would be worth sharing with the steam community?

 

http://steamcommunit...40/discussions/


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Posted 10 February 2017 - 20:55

The Prophet thinks he should write a help section.  The Prophet knows much.  




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