Things new players don't know that should rotate through the daily message

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  1. Vladamir Begemot

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    I know there are over 100 hints, but that means the important ones for new players have a very small chance of being seen while they are most important.

    However if the daily message was automated with just a few hints, when not set up for a specific event or something, it might save me a lot of time explaining things to people.

    • You can hold down a skill to charge it.
      • (if this is in the new tutorial, it's not getting through to them yet, none I talked to this weekend knew about charging)
    • Red wagons/boats exit to the world map.
    • Play all three Outskirts for the best early game experience.
    • Talk to the Oracle daily. Tell her "Test" and answer correctly for 500g and 1000 XP.
    • Other Avatars (and their Vendors) pay far more than NPC's for raw materials like wood and ore.
    • Turn off skill training for some of your skills. Do it by clicking the Green Arrow next to its icon in the Skills Window ("K" key).
    • To fish, drag worms to the Utility Bar, then click it.
    That's it, that gets new players through many of their early difficulties (including being broke) that haven't made it into the tutorial yet.
     
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    Just added these to the loading tips! Feel free to send me some more directly if you want!
     
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    That's what inspired it. I don't think the loading screens will help sufficiently, message of the day would be better.

    I was just putting two things together, which is MOTD needs updating sometimes, and I get tired of having to say the same thing over and over to new players. I'll keep doing it, but when we know the sticking points, put the answer somewhere visible.
     
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    @Chris @DarkStarr

    Another loading tip:
    • You can save 24 decks, 12 of which can be hot-keyed.
     
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    Can you get 11 and 12 hot-keyed? I can't.
     
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    I’ll check also.
     
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    Is pointing at signs to read in the tips?. I can't tell you how often I've heard my directions throughout Wizards rest are not even seen because players don't know to do that.

    Also a big request to devs to make paper on bulletin boards much more noticeable. I have game tips posted and you can barely see the Flyers.
     
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    Is the Deed after the storylines in the tips mix?
     
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    Yes... but no matter what key I assign them too, I cannot get them to work, so was wondering if you had. I bug reported it, when they first put it in. However, I thought you had it working and why I've seen no movement on it.
     
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    Nope, no luck either. I tried 2 combinations to hot-key, and they did get assigned, but no swapping of decks is happening. Where is your bug report?
     
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