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Guike Player-Rank: 1
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Hey all! I've joined the CS community with some friends a month or two ago and thanks to Sygor we could jump in a private Galaxy and learn the game together.

I really like the game, but I've noticed that there aren't many players out there.
However, there seems to be a quite steady stream of new profiles, but most of them do not come back / post on forums / join galaxies.

I would like to act as a sort of "Newbie Community Manager" for those new players.

The problems I see are these:
- While the manual is good, it is not perfect and also quite big
- You really can only learn the game by playing it
- There's not that many galaxies out there, and most of the time the settings are advanced or there are special game modes
- It is intimidating to join a random galaxy by yourself

I know War_Cross sent me a welcoming PM (I don't know if he does it for everyone) and people like Sygor got me set up with a private galaxy pretty quick, but I think it should be streamlined.

My idea is this:
- There should always be a new galaxy waiting for newcomers to join
- There should be someone welcoming you and informing you of this
- There should be someone guiding you through the game

I would like to do this for newcomers, and see if it leads to better engagement.

Thoughts ? Big Grin

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Sygor Player-Rank: 4
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Sounds great
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Guike Player-Rank: 1
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Do you think letting me create galaxies for newcomers could be an option? Or should I go through you or War_Cross (or anyone else?)

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Sygor Player-Rank: 4
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Do you think letting me create galaxies for newcomers could be an option? Or should I go through you or War_Cross (or anyone else?)


I think for now you will need to go through me or War_Cross to create galaxies. If it looks like everything is working out after a couple of week, we can ask Erwin to give you the power to create galaxies.
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Guike Player-Rank: 1
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Alright, do you think you could create a galaxy similar to Guikinator ? But maybe with 2 or 3 hours ticks? I'm not sure what's fast enough for new players since 1 hour ticks was too fast for my friends.

2x3x3 is a fine size.

We can call it Newcomers Galaxy 1

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Sygor Player-Rank: 4
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Below are the settings. The turn time can be changed. So can what ranks are allowed.

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Guike Player-Rank: 1
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Can you change the start date ? I don't really know how long it'll take to fill it up, 3 days seems tight. Maybe just put it far from now and then we'll change the date if we get people in?

I guess we'd allow only players of rank 0 to get in ?

Also, can you change the regular planet sizes / commodities to 300-600 and 40-60? I found that some planets were so bad in some systems that some players were favored by their neighboring systems.

And planet count 5-8, same idea.

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Sygor Player-Rank: 4
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Changed it to rank 0 and 1...Are you sure about having just rank 0?

Moved start date to the 19th.

Changing the planet sizes / commodities will require a reshuffle by Erwin. So before I make the changes and ask for the reshuffle, I need you to think of any other changes you may want.


Note: Some changes don't need a reshuffle while others do. Any change that changes a planets attribute or the number of planets need a reshuffle.
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Ok here's a more thorough list of changes:
  • Max Allowed Player Rank: 1
  • Planet Count Per System: 5-8
  • Regular Planet Space: 400-600
  • Regular Planet Commodities: 40-60
  • Homeworld Planet Space: 600-600
  • Homeworld Planet Commodities: 60-60
  • Homeworld Juicy Planets Count: 5
  • Homeworld Juicy Planet Space: 500-500
  • Homeworld Juicy Planet Commodities: 50-50
  • Number Of Colony Ships: 5


Here's the ideas:
  • Having played enough games to be rank 1 pretty much guarantees you an advantage over players who never played. However, if some people would like their rank 1 friends to join, or haven't played in a while that's probably acceptable.
  • Reduce the gap in planet count to reduce luck factor of neighboring systems
  • Guarantee at least 6 planets in home system. I had 5 planets in my home system, while others had 8-9. Makes a pretty slow start.
  • I want your home planet to be a good planet, while your juicy planets are average
  • I felt like planets with less than 300 space were borderline useless in the end game
  • Have colony ships count match your home system juicy planets count, reducing your advantage if your home system is big


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Sygor Player-Rank: 4
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Changes made and I've asked Erwin to reshuffle the galaxy.
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Thanks a bunch! I'll start sending out invites and hope for the best ! Big Grin

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Sygor Player-Rank: 4
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Galaxy has been reshuffled and the start date has been moved to 26 June.

If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask.
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we used to have unranked games that was overseen by an administrator who checked in and could answer questions but wouldn't participate. this was useful when I first joined in on the game.

that Might be fun and I would love to do that if we are starting up unranked galaxies.

Pommie

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