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War_Cross Player-Rank: 3 War_Cross is a male
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We welcome new players and ask experienced players to go easy on them. We all know this game takes time to learn. If new players would like too, they can name their HQ system as " New Player " and am asking other players to not attack your home system for the first 100 turns in order to allow you to build some defense.
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We welcome new players and ask experienced players to go easy on them. We all know this game takes time to learn. If new players would like too, they can name their HQ system as " New Player " and am asking other players to not attack your home system for the first 100 turns in order to allow you to build some defense.


This is a off Topic Thread/forum. This is where we can discuss/talk about other interest outside the realm of Cosmic Supremacy. Let's keep it that way.
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Smile You sound like your buddy Chris. Welcoming new players IS off topic.
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Smile You sound like your buddy Chris. Welcoming new players IS off topic.


A off topic thread is about talking about other subjects that have no bearing on the game.

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War_Cross Player-Rank: 3 War_Cross is a male
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What do you think is better for CS ...

(1) Advertising other strategy games that may draw people away from CS ?

(2) Welcome new players ?

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I agree with Sygor, Add the welcome to the newbie tab.

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We welcome new players and ask experienced players to go easy on them. We all know this game takes time to learn. If new players would like too, they can name their HQ system as " New Player " and am asking other players to not attack your home system for the first 100 turns in order to allow you to build some defense.


If I was a new player, I would be interested in learning the game. So I would look into "Newbie FAQ" for tutorials, basic guides and other information for new players and start reading there. Once that is covered I would proceed to read threads in "General" and "Game Mechanics". Tens of hours spent on reading forum posts later, if there's nothing else left and I am really bored, I might look into "Off Topic".

When I joined CS, relevant information was easy to find: Informations for new players in "Newbie FAQ", discussions of upcoming/ongoing galaxies in "General", in depth discussion of game mechanics in "Game Mechanics", ... and "Off Topic" was really just for when I was bored.

Novadays the forum is just a mess. If I'm looking for specific information I need to look into every sub-forum because it might be anywhere. Discussions of upcoming/ongoing galaxies spread across "General", "Sugesstions" and "Game Mechanics", information for new players in "Off Topic", ... IMHO this makes it a lot harder for new players to get into CS.
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I agree with you to the point that new players will tend to search the category they are interested in at the time. But once they've burned out their brain trying to absorb enough info to start playing, they will resort to mostly just reading the visual topics like everyone else. Some categories should have more available post lines so real time information can readily be seen.

The other thing is that although posts may start out in a labelled category, it seldom ends up that way and most always wonders off. And although he will usually oppose any of my ideas, Sygor is about the only one that will take a shot at being on topic and even give detailed information to back up his claims. Other then that you have a few people who have nothing to say other then to poo-poo the idea.

One thing we don't need is forum police, unless bad language or personal attacks are involved.
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