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We probably won't see very many "newbies" to Warships or just WG in general, but as time marches on we will see some brand new faces filter in as we approach, and go past, the launch of Legends.  We can't just expect the not-actually-related-to-each-other Brother Phils to act as guide to the new players.  No, this I believe this is the responsibility of the people showing up here and now with the same enthusiasm as a flock of seagulls on a dropped funnel cake.  However, I know most people here aren't actively social creatures and while most of us know each other here and are at a level of comfort with each other, talking to and guiding people who are brand new to all of this just isn't comfortable to you, and that's perfectly fine.  

What I'm asking for with this thread is for a group of volunteers to actively step forward as those who will be willing to actively welcome, aid, and purge the sins of answer the questions of the newcomers.  Also, we will need people to actively keep the "community spirit" (it's not vodka) alive and flowing for this new game.  So who wants to put on their smiles and work to build a new community.

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24 minutes ago, dieWildkatze said:

:Smile_honoring:

That's volunteer #1 representing the EU contingent....and cats....

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i am always willing to help others out, if they have problems.

i think that we are going to see new players and they will need help to not end up as border huggers and long range snipers. 

:tea_cap:

Edited by KaLeuWillenbrock

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Got a good group going so far.  Loving it. 

@KaLeuWillenbrock I agree 100%, a big part of our job will be teaching appropriate tactics and preventing bad habits.  We should always keep a few low tier ships in our port to division with people when they need help learning...and to club seals in the meantime, but that is neither here nor there.

@Crimson Alucard Glad to have you on board.  Though, we are probably going to keep you away from the...younger, more easily frightened new people.

@Peppa Chan ....agreed.

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This is quite a commendable initiative, gentlemen! A lot of onboarding is understanding whether you mix in with the player well, and here's hoping we can be as friendly and inviting as possible :tea_cap:

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17 minutes ago, Philigula said:

This is quite a commendable initiative, gentlemen! A lot of onboarding is understanding whether you mix in with the player well, and here's hoping we can be as friendly and inviting as possible :tea_cap:

Gentlemen and Ladys :tea_cap: ...... and fishs :happy_fish: 😸

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18 minutes ago, dieWildkatze said:

Gentlemen and Ladys :tea_cap: ...... and fishs :happy_fish: 😸

My apologies, m'am! :hide_turtle:

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1 hour ago, Philigula said:

This is quite a commendable initiative, gentlemen! A lot of onboarding is understanding whether you mix in with the player well, and here's hoping we can be as friendly and inviting as possible :tea_cap:

That's what we hope to do, show the new players that they are just as welcome into the community as the veterans.  Personally, I've dealt with too many toxic communities that just want to kick new people in the teeth because they aren't coming to the game already skilled and well-versed in its tactics and systems.  Which is why I'm also glad to see @Peppa Chan starting his Beginner's Guide initiative.  There are good people here and hopefully we can pass that good along.

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17 hours ago, WastelandMadGod said:

Also, we will need people to actively keep the "community spirit" (it's not vodka) alive and flowing for this new game.

If not vodka then perhaps the tears of our enemies? :Smile_trollface: 

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Just now, FOXSTONE87 said:

If not vodka then perhaps the tears of our enemies? :Smile_trollface: 

If you can distill those tears into a spirit then yes.  Do so and drink deep of their sorrow.

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I'm in for this. Wargaming titles can have a steep learning curve, so having vets around who are willing to have some patience and offer guidance can only help improve and grow the community, and make overall game play better. How many people quit WoT because they didn't understand why they couldn't see the guys shooting them, and the answer on the forums was "git gud skreb"? I think this game (like it's PC counterpart) will be a bit of a niche market, so we need to be willing to be friendly, inviting, and helpful when new folks show up.

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1 hour ago, RagingxMarmoset said:

I'm in for this. Wargaming titles can have a steep learning curve, so having vets around who are willing to have some patience and offer guidance can only help improve and grow the community, and make overall game play better. How many people quit WoT because they didn't understand why they couldn't see the guys shooting them, and the answer on the forums was "git gud skreb"? I think this game (like it's PC counterpart) will be a bit of a niche market, so we need to be willing to be friendly, inviting, and helpful when new folks show up.

I will still assume it will happen here as it did there but I like to be proven wrong and hope that it doesn't.

if given the chance to get into the alpha, it will be spent learning as much as possible so when the full game comes out, I'll understand how to play and hopefully, will be able to educate others.

Wishful thinking but I also go into games on WoT with the assumption that my team know what they are doing 😛 ( as well as me )

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like i wrote before.

 

i am always willing to help, discuss tactics, teach basics and sail with new players. I have apr. 3k games on EU and i know how hard it is to even learn the basics in this game. Let alone advanced stuff like overmatch, plunging fire, aimed disabling shots, map awareness, positioning and so on and so forth.

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Alright we are getting a good group together.  Now what we will eventually need is a specialist network. Basically, if someone is new and advances beyond general advice or comes across a language barrier (I know English isn't a first language for everyone or comfortable to wield if it's not) we will know exactly who to send them too.  This forum will be where we develop this network.

 Right now we can definitely start work on our foreign language since this won't be server specific.  We look like we have English pretty much covered.  We will also need Spanish, German, French, and Russian and a few others but we will focus on those for right now.  If anyone has another language they speak and they want to volunteer for this you are more I welcome you to throw your hat in the ring.

The next thing we will need are ship specialists.  We won't have a clear idea of how any of this will actually work until we get into alpha and beta, but if you're a veteran of the PC version it should be a much less steep learning curve to get back in the swing of your class with the new controls.  If you already have specialized on the PC then go ahead and throw your name up, but understand doing so means that the people here will sending new people your way and you may teach the same lessons dozens of time over (to different people hopefully, but some are slower on the uptake).  If you have a tendency to get short with people who don't learn quickly or "just get it", then I beg you not to apply.  Be good at what you do and have fun, but we are looking for guides and tutors here and that requires some patience and friendliness.  Oh yes and don't be deterred if there is already someone who is a certain specialist, we will need multiples.  All rounders are fine, but we are looking for people who have played a majority of their games in X class and are at least average to good in them.

If this hasn't scared anyone off, and you still want to be one of the communities specialists, please  volunteer below.

 

Also:  If you are a specialist, it is also assumed that you have a grasp of the basics of the game and can give the shiniest of newbies the basic rundown of the game.

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good ideas.

thing is. We are having a new game here. We know how wows on PC works and we might a good chunk of our knowledge to help other people bit its still going to be a new game and we have to learn its quirks and specialties as well.

all we can do right now, is to build up and form a "helping spirit" towards new players. 

also: Keep in mind, that some people simply don't want to listen. We have that a lot on the german subforum. people who are willing to learn, post their problems in the beginners section of the board and people try to help them - all fine and good. Some people however, post on the main board and try to tell others, that the game is full of cheaters, because he got deleted on his cruiser, while showing broadside to a warspite.

 

we can pledge to help the ones that need and want help but we need to find out what the new game actually is and how it works before we can assign people.

 

however. If it looks like its a slightly different version of the PC version, that shares a lot of similarities, i am on board. My native language is german but my English is quite ok.

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17 minutes ago, KaLeuWillenbrock said:

good ideas.

thing is. We are having a new game here. We know how wows on PC works and we might a good chunk of our knowledge to help other people bit its still going to be a new game and we have to learn its quirks and specialties as well.

all we can do right now, is to build up and form a "helping spirit" towards new players. 

also: Keep in mind, that some people simply don't want to listen. We have that a lot on the german subforum. people who are willing to learn, post their problems in the beginners section of the board and people try to help them - all fine and good. Some people however, post on the main board and try to tell others, that the game is full of cheaters, because he got deleted on his cruiser, while showing broadside to a warspite.

 

we can pledge to help the ones that need and want help but we need to find out what the new game actually is and how it works before we can assign people.

 

however. If it looks like its a slightly different version of the PC version, that shares a lot of similarities, i am on board. My native language is german but my English is quite ok.

Helping the ones who seek help is all I ask. And you're right, we will need to learn first no matter how long we've played WoWs, and we will not really have any kind of cohesive ship specialists together until I'm guessing around Beta, but we will get the gist of it in Alpha, and even now the PC veterans should have some idea of what to expect.

All we can do right now, realistically, is find outgoing volunteers and plan.

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Oh dear, this has grown more than I thought it would. 

Y bueno, mi idioma natal es el Español, así que por esta parte, está cubierto hahaha.

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5 minutes ago, Peppa Chan said:

Oh dear, this has grown more than I thought it would. 

Y bueno, mi idioma natal es el Español, así que por esta parte, está cubierto hahaha.

Gracias Peppa.

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I'm not sure if I can be any kind of specialist, but I'm definitely here to help!  Count me in as being committed to offering help and advice to those who need it!  You can also count me in to help foster and maintain a positive environment!  I'm looking forward to having actual, factual stats and ships to work from so we can offer relevant and accurate assistance specific to this new game.

I will always find the time to give advice when asked.... I can only hope my advice is any good! Lol!

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Can't say that I'm a specialist per se (never played WoWS on pc), best I can do is provide emotional support.

the_doctor_is_in.jpg

I also provide coping with arty seminars for WOTC for a small nominal fee :Smile_veryhappy:

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On 6/21/2018 at 1:59 PM, WastelandMadGod said:

Got a good group going so far.  Loving it. 

@KaLeuWillenbrock I agree 100%, a big part of our job will be teaching appropriate tactics and preventing bad habits.  We should always keep a few low tier ships in our port to division with people when they need help learning...and to club seals in the meantime, but that is neither here nor there.

@Crimson Alucard Glad to have you on board.  Though, we are probably going to keep you away from the...younger, more easily frightened new people.

@Peppa Chan ....agreed.

Lol!

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